"The June 12 anniversary of the brutal murder of 49 people—mostly LGBTQ—in a packed Florida nightclub is not an anniversary we willingly recall. And it’s not because we don’t care. It’s because we can’t make sense of a tragedy that makes no sense," begins UW School of Social Work Professor Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen in a Seattle Times op-ed.
Fredriksen-Goldsen highlights LGBTQ resilience in Orlando tragedy op-ed
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.
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.”
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.
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.