Today, Dean Edwina Uehara—on behalf of the School of Social Work faculty council, staff council and deans—reaffirmed the School's commitment to support and defend the students and the communities impacted by the Trump Administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program if legislative action is not taken in six months.
School of Social Work reaffirms pledge to support and defend DACA
Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen leads new national study on health of lesbian, gay and bisexual older adults
In general, lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) older adults were found to be in poorer health than heterosexuals, according to a new national study led by social work professor Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen. At the same time, however, findings point to areas of resilience, with more LGB adults engaging in preventive health measures.
Center for Education Data and Research joins School of Social Work
The School of Social Work recently added the Center for Education Data and Research, an organization which conducts policy-relevant research on complex education issues, to the School's network of research and innovation centers.
School of Social Work issues open letter denouncing white supremacist violence
In a recent open letter, the UW School of Social Work strongly denounced the white supremacist violence witnessed on the weekend of Aug. 11 in Charlottesville, Virginia. "These types of domestic terrorist acts and hate-based events are against everything we stand for as social workers, as members of the School of Social Work community, and as people fighting for an inclusive democracy."
Taryn Lindhorst speaks on death and dying at 7th annual Death Salon
Taryn Lindhorst, Carol LaMare Associate Professor of Social Work, joins representatives from the national Death Positive community and local death professionals at the 7th annual Death Salon, to be held Sept. 8-10 at Kane Hall on the UW campus.