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.
Jennifer Stuber shapes national model for suicide prevention 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.
Dr. Michael Spencer joins School faculty with focus on indigenous health and wellness
Dean Eddie Uehara announced today that Dr. Michael Spencer is joining the UW School of Social Work as professor and as director of Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and Oceanic Affairs for the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IWRI).
New report calculates cost of meeting basic family needs up $30,000 in Seattle
A Seattle family of four must bring in $75,000 annually to pay for basic housing, food, transportation and health and child care—an increase of 62 percent since 2006, based on a new report from the UW School of Social Work's Center for Women's Welfare.
SDRG study finds no link between asking youth about drugs and subsequent use
When it comes to asking pre-teens about alcohol, drug and tobacco use, a UW Social Development Research Group (SDRG)-led study finds no evidence that children will, as a consequence of being asked about it, use the substance in question.