September 19, 2017

Forefront forges surprising partnership to tackle suicide prevention

In a remarkable example of finding common ground to advance social good, the School-led Forefront Suicide Prevention has formed an alliance with the National Rifle Association (NRA), Second Amendment Foundation, and other seemingly unlikely partners to prevent suicide in Washington state.

September 18, 2017

NIH grant, a first to study the impact of dementia-related illnesses on LGBT older adults

Professor Karen Fredriksen Goldsen has been awarded a five-year, $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute to study aging LGBT older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on their caregivers.

September 18, 2017

School partners with UW innovation hub to foster startup mindset for social sector

The School of Social Work and CoMotion, the university’s collaborative innovation hub, speak the same language. It was only a matter of time before they would join forces to apply cross-disciplinary expertise to addressing persistent social problems.

September 16, 2017

School receives major grant for behavioral health training

The School’s Northwest Leaders in Behavioral Health Training Program (NLBHP) has received a grant of $480,000 a year for four years to help fund stipends and specialized behavioral health training for students and field supervisors. 

September 12, 2017

American social work academy names Dean Uehara inaugural honorary fellow

In recognition of her contributions and the impact of the Grand Challenges for Social Work, the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) recently named Dean Eddie Uehara as an inaugural honorary fellow.