March 13, 2019

School of Social Work child and family welfare expert James K. Whittaker celebrates the 50th anniversary of landmark book, The Other 23 Hours

The Other 23 Hours: Child Care Work with Emotionally Disturbed Children in a Therapeutic Milieu, a groundbreaking publication for care staff working with challenging children and youth, celebrates 50 years in print. 

February 8, 2019

School research study receives $3.6 million to develop an intervention for LGBT older adults with memory loss

A new evidence-based intervention for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults living with memory loss, including those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias was awarded a five-year $3.6 million grant. 

February 5, 2019

Assessing health disparities among Washington state agricultural workers

Washington is the third largest exporter of food and agricultural goods in the country. The UW schools of social work, public health and medicine are conducting a study to assess health disparities among agricultural workers who support this thriving industry.

January 15, 2019

Othello-UW Commons provides home base for School of Social Work community engagement initiatives

On Jan. 16, a new 2,200-square-foot facility known as the Othello-UW Commons opens to the public, connecting South Seattle communities with the University of Washington to promote understanding, engagement and research-based initiatives focused on addressing specific community concerns. 

December 19, 2018

Noted social work researcher Matthew O. Howard, PhD and MSW alumnus, dies

Social work scholar, respected teacher and beloved mentor Matthew O. Howard died Saturday, Dec. 15, in southern Virginia, following a lengthy hospitalization. He had suffered a heart attack and several strokes in early September. He was 62 years old.