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.
Forefront annual event draws more than 725 supporters, raises nearly $250,000
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.
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.
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.
School alum Krystal Koop spotlighted for work with U-District homeless
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.