December 10, 2020

School field instructor named national school social worker of the year

Carrie Syvertsen, a long-standing field instructor at the School of Social Work, was named the 2020 National School Social Worker of the Year by the School Social Work Association of America earlier this year. 

December 3, 2020

Police encounters during middle-school years impact Black and white youth differently

A new study co-authored by Kevin Haggerty, endowed professor for prevention and director of the School’s Social Development Research Group, shows that Black youth who had been stopped and questioned by police as early as eighth grade were 11 times more likely than their white counterparts to be arrested by the age of 20.

November 25, 2020

Inaugural recipients of antiracism faculty fellowships announced

Two School of Social Work faculty—Assistant Professor Jane Lee and Assistant Teaching Professor Justin Lerner—are the inaugural recipients of the Roffman Term Faculty Fellowships for Antiracism, announced this month.

November 24, 2020

Social work students honored with UW scholarships

Two School of Social Work students received scholarships for their dedication to health equity and equality. These students define what it means to have a transformational educational experience and a commitment to community.

November 24, 2020

Seven social work graduate students receive language fellowships

Seven social work graduate students received Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships recently. Six of the seven FLAS fellows received their award for the 2020-21 academic year.