Professor Paula Nurius was recently elected to the board of the National Society for Social Work and Research. Nurius has played an active role in SSWR governance, serving previously as vice-president and working on projects to expand research capacity and advance doctoral training and early career scholar research supports.
Paula Nurius elected to board of national group dedicated to social work research
J. David Hawkins leads national collaborative effort on healthy parenting
School of Social Work endowed professor of prevention J.David Hawkins is leading the Collaborative on Healthy Parenting in Primary Care, an initiative sponsored by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine in Washington, D.C. The collaborative—made up of 90 professionals in pediatrics, social work, family medicine, psychology and mental health—came together following a national workshop on prevention strategies for effective parenting.
Clara Berridge's research on technology and elder care spotlighted in UW profile
Clara Berridge, UW School of Social Work assistant professor, studies technologies that “differ dramatically in purpose and place of use." Her research—featured in a recent Whole U faculty profile—explores the social and ethical aspects of how healthcare technologies challenge, change and enhance care relationships, especially for older adults.
Charlotte Sanders provides critical perspective to course on homelessness
In an historic move, the University of Washington is hosting a homeless encampment on its Seattle campus, the first such public university to do so. At the same time, MEDEX Northwest is offering an interprofessional course, Homelessness in Seattle, to educate UW health science students on how to effectively engage the homeless around their health care needs.
The Artist Within exhibit illustrates vibrancy of those with dementia
The Artist Within—a pioneering exhibit of artwork created by vibrant individuals, 60 to 101 years of age, who are living with dementia—opens Jan. 9 at the UW School of Social Work. This exhibit gleefully illustrates that people living with dementia can live with creativity and joy. The exhibit and its companion activities have reached more than 20,000 people.