June 16, 2017

Social Development Research Group studies impact of parenthood on marijuana use

Adults who smoke marijuana often cut back after becoming parents, but they don’t necessarily quit—new findings that SDRG researcher Marina Epstein and the research group's director Kevin Haggerty discuss in a recent KING 5 TV interview.

June 10, 2017

Bonnie Duran spotlights historical trauma in article on management of tribal lands

In the June issue of The Atlantic, School of Social Work Associate Professor Bonnie Duran observes that the constriction of tribal lands, among other factors, constitutes historical trauma that affects Indians through generations. Since the 19th century, nearly every Native American reservation has shrunk in size. History may repeat itself if the Bears Ears region in southeast Utah, which numerous Southwest tribes consider sacred, has its status as a national monument modified or revoked.

June 9, 2017

Fredriksen-Goldsen highlights LGBTQ resilience in Orlando tragedy op-ed

"The June 12 anniversary of the brutal murder of 49 people—mostly LGBTQ—in a packed Florida nightclub is not an anniversary we willingly recall. And it’s not because we don’t care. It’s because we can’t make sense of a tragedy that makes no sense," begins UW School of Social Work Professor Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen in a Seattle Times op-ed.

May 23, 2017

Newly accredited Cambodian social work program highlights impact of partnership

In May, Cambodia's Royal University in Phnom Penh Department of Social Work became the first higher education entity in Cambodia to receive accreditation status from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities—a crowning achievement for a partnership with the School of Social Work that began in 2004. 

May 11, 2017

Forefront joins with local schools to refute suicide myths in popular TV series

“The Forefront in Schools program is helping schools to move from a crisis response to prevent student suicides further upstream to a greater awareness of mental health and social and emotional learning,” says Forefront co-founder and faculty director, UW School of Social Work Associate Professor Jennifer Stuber. Recently, many of the program's partner schools have asked for additional communication strategies in light of a controversial Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.”