December 19, 2016

POC gets $5 million to expand technology for social service delivery

Technology developed by the UW School of Social Work-affiliated Partners for Our Children to improve service delivery in child welfare, foster care and homeless youth systems will soon be expanded to other states through $5 million in new funding. The grant will allow a social service management solution called Oliver to be expanded to five communities in Washington, Oregon and California.

December 5, 2016

Forefront annual event draws more than 725 supporters, raises nearly $250,000

On the evening of Nov. 30, more than 725 people packed Husky Union Building ballroom to support Forefront—a School of Social Work research and innovation center dedicated to suicide prevention—for its 4th annual event called "A Place for Everyone." Advocates from all walks of life dined together, remembered those lost to suicide and celebrated major successes. The event raised nearly $250,000 to support Forefront operations for 2016–2017.

November 29, 2016

Susan Kemp named fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare

The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare has selected UW School of Social Work Charles O. Cressey Endowed Professor Susan Kemp as a fellow in recognition of her distinguished accomplishments as a scholar and practitioner dedicated to high-impact research that advances the social good.

November 21, 2016

Richard Catalano makes key contribution to U.S. Surgeon General's report on addiction

UW School of Social Work prevention scientist and professor, Richard F. Catalano, has played an instrumental role in illuminating the role of prevention in the U.S. Surgeon General’s landmark report Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.

November 8, 2016

School research center develops promising intervention for soldiers who abuse alcohol

Alcohol abuse is pervasive in the military, where a culture of heavy drinking and the stress of deployment lead many soldiers down a troubled path. But many in the military avoid seeking help for alcohol abuse, fearing disciplinary action or other repercussions. "That’s a huge barrier,” said Denise Walker, director of the Innovative Programs Research Group at the University of Washington School of Social Work.