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August 18, 2014
Kevin P. Haggerty to lead the Social Development Research Group
Following a national search, Kevin P. Haggerty was selected as the new director of the School’s Social Development Research Group (SDRG), an interdisciplinary team of researchers who specialize in prevention science and positive youth development.
August 14, 2014
Lorre Allen, new Human Resources director, co-chairs Olympia event celebrating Civil Rights Act
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, considered by some as the most important piece of legislation in American history, was signed into law 50 years ago this spring. The anniversary was recently celebrated by Governor Jay Inslee with a proclamation and speech at the State Capitol in Olympia
June 16, 2014
A team approach to combatting the wounds of war
Today, almost half of recently deployed veterans get their health care outside the 1,700 facilities managed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. That number of users increases to 75 percent for all veterans, and many female veterans choose not to access care from the VA at all.
June 10, 2014
Richard Catalano, SDRG director, is president-elect of Society for Prevention Research's board of directors
Richard Catalano, director of the School of Social Work's Social Development Research Group and the Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence, was named president-elect of the Society for Prevention Research's board of directors.
May 30, 2014
Walking the Trail of Tears to understand past trauma and promote better health
During each of the last two years, social work professor Karina Walters has spent a little over a week walking through swampland and battling heat and insects along nearly 70 miles of the Trail of Tears. Her goal: to help Native American participants rethink their health by reconnecting with an historical trauma that shaped the Choctaw nation.