March 15, 2016

School of Social Work ranked No. 3 in the nation — U.S. News & World Report

The School of Social Work’s master degree program ranked No.

March 14, 2016

Suicide-prevention conference highlights awareness training for gun dealers

In Washington state, nearly 80 percent of gun deaths are suicides. After losing her husband to suicide in 2011, UW School of Social Work Associate ProfessorJennifer Stuber started wondering how that statistic could be changed. Her husband, a 40-year-old attorney battling anxiety and depression, had shot himself with a gun he’d recently purchased. Stuber made a cold call to the National Rifle Association.

February 26, 2016

Oregon minimum wage hike rooted in UW School of Social Work research

The minimum wage hike approved by the Oregon State Legislature has roots in an influential program from the UW School of Social Work. When Gov. Kate Brown signs Senate Bill 1532, Oregon will create three regions each with its own minimum wage rate, representing a win by a collection of unions, civil rights groups and others, along with Democrats in Salem, who have for months pushed to boost the wages of low-income workers.

February 12, 2016

Ben de Haan on how technology can harness change and improve lives

Technological innovation is rare in the human services field, because most service providers operate with limited resources and they are forced to choose between serving more families or investing in technology.

February 9, 2016

Art exhibit explores impact of education on imprisoned men and women

In keeping with its mission to create and improve post-secondary education programs inside prisons, Huskies for Opportunities in Prison Education prison artor HOPE developed I Cry Out: Reclaiming Identities Behind Bars—an exhibit on display at the UW School of Social Work Gallery (first floor) from Feb.,16 to June 1, 2016.