UW School of Social Work prevention scientist and professor, Richard F. Catalano, has played an instrumental role in illuminating the role of prevention in the U.S. Surgeon General’s landmark report Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.
Richard Catalano makes key contribution to U.S. Surgeon General's report on addiction
School research center develops promising intervention for soldiers who abuse alcohol
Alcohol abuse is pervasive in the military, where a culture of heavy drinking and the stress of deployment lead many soldiers down a troubled path. But many in the military avoid seeking help for alcohol abuse, fearing disciplinary action or other repercussions. "That’s a huge barrier,” said Denise Walker, director of the Innovative Programs Research Group at the University of Washington School of Social Work.
School alum Krystal Koop spotlighted for work with U-District homeless
In an online article, Crosscut profiles School of Social Work alum Krystal Koop who launched University District Medicine, an innovative effort to provide health care to the homeless. The story details how Koop’s harrowing personal experiences as a homeless youth and her recent studies in social work contributed to her vision and skill in creating the program. The School of Social Work and the School of Medicine provided early project funding.
Partners for Our Children develops technology to reduce ponderous paperwork
Partners for Our Children, a group out of the UW's School of Social Work, is trying to solve the problem of Washington state child welfare workers overwhelmed by ponderous paperwork.
Art of Transformation explores trauma and healing among prostitution survivors
The Art of Transformation is a select body of work that represents three years of art created by Organization for Prostitution Survivors participants. The exhibits features a range of visual works and poetic testimonies, reflecting the strength, individuality and collective force of women at OPS.