March 29, 2017

Youth in Focus photography exhibit opens April 4 at UW School of Social Work

Youth in Focus students have shown their work at the Seattle Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, Frye Art Gallery, Benham Gallery and the Washington State Convention Center, among other local venues. Beginning April 4 and ending May 31, these talented youth will be sharing their explorations in photography at the UW School of Social Work First Floor Gallery.

March 17, 2017

Social work student Melissa Galindo calls Husky 100 recognition a “village effort”

MSW student Melissa Galindo was added to this year’s Husky 100 cohort, a UW recognition program that acknowledges 100 outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines from the Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses. Students are chosen for their leadership, passion, creativity and commitment.

March 13, 2017

Putting Grand Challenges into action to support healthy futures for Seattle youth

A new report, published in the “Journal of the Society for Social Work & Research,” examines how the UW School of Social Work, in partnership with community agencies in Southeast and Central Seattle, adopted a model youth development program—created initially by the School’s Social Development Research Group—and implemented it at the local level.

March 1, 2017

Forefront education day in Olympia builds momentum for suicide prevention legislation

On Feb. 16, more than 100 people converged in Olympia for Suicide Prevention Education Day. It was the third year in a row that Forefront—a School of Social Work suicide prevention group—sponsored the event to raise awareness and legislative momentum to reduce the number of deaths by suicide in Washington state. Constituents from 48 districts fanned out across the Capitol campus to meet with legislators. For the second year in a row, the Suicide-Safer Homes Memorial’s color-coded headstones represented the toll of suicide loss in this state—1,129 deaths in 2015. 

February 13, 2017

New findings reveal health, aging experiences of LGBT older adults across nation

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the UW School of Social Work have released new findings this month on the health and aging of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults in the U.S. Approximately 2.7 million adults age 50 and older self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. “It’s important to understand the health and well-being of LGBT older adults so we can take steps to reduce health disparities,” said principal investigator Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, professor and director of the UW’s Healthy Generations Hartford Center of Excellence.