The number of adults with mental illness is rising nationwide and Washington is no exception. Yet nearly 25% of adults with mental health problems have reported they could not access care.
First cohort under Washington’s Behavioral Health Workforce Development Initiative ready to fill key roles in state’s behavioral health services sector
Four social work students join UW Husky 100 group
Three MSW students and one undergraduate are part of the prestigious Husky 100 cohort for 2022. The three MSW students attend the main Seattle campus; the BA candidate is enrolled at UW Tacoma. All four students will graduate in June.
Michael Spencer and colleagues receive UW EarthLab grant to study how climate change is affecting social justice
Michael Spencer, UW Presidential Term Professor in Social Work at the UW School of Social Work, is part of a transdisciplinary team that received an Innovation Grant from UW EarthLab.
Girmay Zahilay, King County councilmember and social justice advocate, named School of Social Work’s graduation speaker for 2022
Girmay Zahilay, social justice advocate, King County councilmember, and son of Ethiopian refugees, will give the keynote address at the UW School of Social Work’s 2022 graduation celebration to be held Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m. at the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
Interdisciplinary teams involving School researchers awarded Population Health grant
Two innovative and interdisciplinary research projects that include researchers from the University of Washington’s School of Social Work were awarded grants from the UW Population Health Initiative. The projects will examine child maltreatment amid the pandemic and test culturally adapted trauma-informed parenting interventions for the Colville Tribes.