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.
Charlotte Sanders provides critical perspective to course on homelessness
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.
POC gets $5 million to expand technology for social service delivery
Technology developed by the UW School of Social Work-affiliated Partners for Our Children to improve service delivery in child welfare, foster care and homeless youth systems will soon be expanded to other states through $5 million in new funding. The grant will allow a social service management solution called Oliver to be expanded to five communities in Washington, Oregon and California.
Forefront annual event draws more than 725 supporters, raises nearly $250,000
On the evening of Nov. 30, more than 725 people packed Husky Union Building ballroom to support Forefront—a School of Social Work research and innovation center dedicated to suicide prevention—for its 4th annual event called "A Place for Everyone." Advocates from all walks of life dined together, remembered those lost to suicide and celebrated major successes. The event raised nearly $250,000 to support Forefront operations for 2016–2017.
Susan Kemp named fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare
The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare has selected UW School of Social Work Charles O. Cressey Endowed Professor Susan Kemp as a fellow in recognition of her distinguished accomplishments as a scholar and practitioner dedicated to high-impact research that advances the social good.