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March 30, 2015
Jennifer Romich helps lead UW team studying impact of Seattle's minimum wage mandate
What will be the effects on workers, businesses, consumers and families of the city of Seattle's ordinance increasing the minimum hourly wage to $15 by the year 2022? Social work professor Jennifer Romich is teaming up with the UW schools of public affairs and public health to complete a five-year research project on the minimum wage rollout.
March 27, 2015
Annual scholarship breakfast raises record $185,000 for student support
The UW School of Social Work hosted its sixth annual scholarship breakfast on March 11 with Seattle Foundation President and CEO Tony Mestres as the event’s keynote speaker.
March 24, 2015
In editorial, Taryn Lindhorst argues that exposure to secondhand smoke is not child abuse
No one would argue that exposing children to secondhand smoke is bad, but should it be considered child abuse? Taryn Lindhorst, associate professor of social work, says "no" in an opinion piece published online in the Annals of Family Medicine last month.
March 20, 2015
Richard Catalano co-authors study on suspension and pot use among teens
Suspending kids from school for using marijuana is likely to lead to more—not less—pot use among their classmates, a new study finds. "That was surprising to us," said co-author and social work professor Richard Catalano. "It means that suspensions are certainly not having a deterrent effect. It's just the opposite."
March 2, 2015
MSW student Anastasia Mallillin joins research team to understand "super-utilizer" patients
Social and economic hardship explains why some patients return to the hospital time and again, a team of UW students found in a six-month project. Such patient "super-utilizers" make up only about 5 percent nationwide, but their care accounts for almost 50 percent of U.S. health care spending.