June 16, 2014

A team approach to combatting the wounds of war

Today, almost half of recently deployed veterans get their health care outside the 1,700 facilities managed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. That number of users increases to 75 percent for all veterans, and many female veterans choose not to access care from the VA at all.

June 10, 2014

Richard Catalano, SDRG director, is president-elect of Society for Prevention Research's board of directors

May 30, 2014

Walking the Trail of Tears to understand past trauma and promote better health

During each of the last two years, social work professor Karina Walters has spent a little over a week walking through swampland and battling heat and insects along nearly 70 miles of the Trail of Tears. Her goal: to help Native American participants rethink their health by reconnecting with an historical trauma that shaped the Choctaw nation. 

May 29, 2014

Amnon Shoenfeld receives the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award

Amnon Schoenfeld

Amnon Shoenfeld (MSW ’79) is the 2014 School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. A passionate and tireless champion for individuals with mental illness or substance abuse issues, Shoenfeld recently retired as director of the King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division, where he worked for more than 30 years.

May 23, 2014

James Herbert Williams is the 2013 distinguished alumnus award recipient


James Herbert Williams (PhD '94) is the 2013 School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. Dr. Williams grew up in rural North Carolina, one of seven children of a sharecropper father and mother who prized education. His parents died when he was 10, and he was subsequently raised by his grandmother. "When you don't grow up in privilege," says Williams, "you never take success for granted."