Faculty and students from the School of Social Work, along with colleagues at the schools of Nursing and Law, have teamed up with YouthCare to launch The Doorway Project. The goal is to establish a neighborhood hub and navigation center specifically for young people experiencing homelessness in the University District.
Schools of Social Work, Nursing and Law partner with YouthCare to fight homelessness
Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare names Dean Uehara fellow
Edwina S. Uehara, dean of the School of Social Work, has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW). Dean Uehara’s selection was based on her exceptional scholarship as well as her visionary leadership in advancing innovative social work science, service and practice.
Fredriksen Goldsen named fellow by American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare
Karen Fredriksen Goldsen, School of Social Work professor and internationally recognized scholar for her breakthrough research on health, aging and longevity, was recently selected a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.
Jennifer Stuber shapes national model for suicide prevention legislation
As of July 1, all healthcare providers in Washington state are required to take an approved suicide-prevention course as part of their continuing education requirements—a first in the nation. “The law recognizes the key role medical professionals play in addressing the silent epidemic of suicide,” says social work professor Jennifer Stuber, a driving force behind the legislation.
Tina Orwall receives UW School of Social Work 2017 Moya M. Duplica Distinguished Alumni Award
Tina Orwall (MSW ’91) is the UW School of Social Work's 2017 Moya M. Duplica Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. Rep. Orwall is a state legislator for Washington's 33rd Legislative District, with an impressive legislative record supporting tough social, economic and public health issues.