May 23, 2017

Newly accredited Cambodian social work program highlights impact of partnership

In May, Cambodia's Royal University in Phnom Penh Department of Social Work became the first higher education entity in Cambodia to receive accreditation status from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities—a crowning achievement for a partnership with the School of Social Work that began in 2004. 

May 11, 2017

Forefront joins with local schools to refute suicide myths in popular TV series

“The Forefront in Schools program is helping schools to move from a crisis response to prevent student suicides further upstream to a greater awareness of mental health and social and emotional learning,” says Forefront co-founder and faculty director, UW School of Social Work Associate Professor Jennifer Stuber. Recently, many of the program's partner schools have asked for additional communication strategies in light of a controversial Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.” 

April 24, 2017

Immigration rights advocate Jorge Barón is keynote speaker at June 8 graduation

Jorge Barón, executive director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, will be the keynote speaker at the June 8 graduation celecbration for the UW School of Social Work. Barón is an active figure in the national dialogue on immigration.

April 17, 2017

Three MSW students receive Bonderman fellowships to pursue transformative travel

Three students in the MSW program received University of Washington Bonderman Travel Fellowships recently, enabling them to increase their understanding of themselves and the world in which they live. The School of Social Work recipients are: Azaria Evans, Erin Fitzgerald and Casey Murray.

April 13, 2017

Married LGBT older adults are healthier, happier than singles, study finds

Same-sex marriage has been the law of the land for nearly two years and in some states for even longer—but researchers can already detect positive health outcomes among couples who have tied the knot, a UW School of Social Work study finds.