The School’s Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, in partnership with the Yakama Nation, was awarded a five-year $1,654,728 federal grant to improve access to mental health treatment and support services for Native American youth and young adults.
IWRI receives $1.65 million to improve emotional and behavioral health for Native Americans
College tuition waivers can help level the playing field for foster-care youth
“Without a college degree young people from foster care have limited job opportunities, drastically reducing their lifetime earning potential,” says School of Social Work Assistant Professor Angelique Day, who recently published findings on the topic in Youth Today.
Improving health outcomes after traumatic injury for vulnerable populations
School of Social Work Sidney Miller Endowed Associate Professor Megan Moore, who focuses on health equity, recently started a two-year project supported by a $428,000 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
On the ground at the country’s largest detention center for migrant women and children
In February, five volunteers from the UW School of Social Work and UW Tacoma joined their colleagues from the UW School of Law and the Department of Social Welfare at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs to spend one week providing counsel for the women housed at the detention center in Dilley, Texas.
Journalist and advocate Naomi Ishisaka is School of Social Work graduation speaker
Naomi Ishisaka, a veteran journalist, photographer and communications specialist with a passion for racial equity and social justice, will give the keynote address at the June 13 graduation celebration for the School of Social Work.