June 23, 2017

Insights from LGBTQ health-and-aging study attracts local and national media

The only study of its kind in the country, Aging with Pride is a UW School of Social Work-led research project that focuses on understanding the aging, health and well-being of LGBTQ midlife and older adults and their families.

June 21, 2017

School-inspired story of MSW student wins top honors in international competition

For the first time, the University of Washington won a prestigious international Grand Gold Award for its multi-media story, “Seeds of Hope,” profiling School of Social Work alumnus Christopher Brown (MSW ’16) and the organization he founded, Growing Veterans, while still a student.

June 16, 2017

Social Development Research Group studies impact of parenthood on marijuana use

Adults who smoke marijuana often cut back after becoming parents, but they don’t necessarily quit—new findings that SDRG researcher Marina Epstein and the research group's director Kevin Haggerty discuss in a recent KING 5 TV interview.

June 10, 2017

Bonnie Duran spotlights historical trauma in article on management of tribal lands

In the June issue of The Atlantic, School of Social Work Associate Professor Bonnie Duran observes that the constriction of tribal lands, among other factors, constitutes historical trauma that affects Indians through generations. Since the 19th century, nearly every Native American reservation has shrunk in size. History may repeat itself if the Bears Ears region in southeast Utah, which numerous Southwest tribes consider sacred, has its status as a national monument modified or revoked.

June 9, 2017

Fredriksen-Goldsen highlights LGBTQ resilience in Orlando tragedy op-ed

"The June 12 anniversary of the brutal murder of 49 people—mostly LGBTQ—in a packed Florida nightclub is not an anniversary we willingly recall. And it’s not because we don’t care. It’s because we can’t make sense of a tragedy that makes no sense," begins UW School of Social Work Professor Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen in a Seattle Times op-ed.