In an online article, Crosscut profiles School of Social Work alum Krystal Koop who launched University District Medicine, an innovative effort to provide health care to the homeless. The story details how Koop’s harrowing personal experiences as a homeless youth and her recent studies in social work contributed to her vision and skill in creating the program. The School of Social Work and the School of Medicine provided early project funding.
School alum Krystal Koop spotlighted for work with U-District homeless
Partners for Our Children develops technology to reduce ponderous paperwork
Partners for Our Children, a group out of the UW's School of Social Work, is trying to solve the problem of Washington state child welfare workers overwhelmed by ponderous paperwork.
Art of Transformation explores trauma and healing among prostitution survivors
The Art of Transformation is a select body of work that represents three years of art created by Organization for Prostitution Survivors participants. The exhibits features a range of visual works and poetic testimonies, reflecting the strength, individuality and collective force of women at OPS.
Nicole Vallestero Keenan named UW School of Social Work 2016 Early Career Achievement Award for workers’ rights and racial justice
Nicole Vallestero Keenan (MSW ’11) has received the UW School of Social Work’s Early Career Achievement Award for 2016. A social worker and champion of racially just, community-centered policy, Vallestero Keenan is executive director of the Fair Work Center, a hub for workers to better understand and exercise their legal rights, improve their working conditions and connect with community resources.
Sue Eastgard receives UW School of Social Work 2016 Moya M. Duplica Distinguished Alumni Award for suicide-prevention leadership
Sue Eastgard (MSW ’88) is the 2016 Moya M. Duplica Distinguished Alumni Award recipient from the UW School of Social Work. Eastgard is co-founder of Forefront, a School-supported initiative that educates and empowers individuals and communities to improve mental health services and suicide-prevention policy.