Three members of the School’s Social Development Research Group were honored in San Francisco last week at the national conference for the Society for Social Work and Research. 

School of Social Work Professor Kevin Haggerty (pictured right, center), who also directs SDRG, was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. Noted SDRG researchers and School professors, J. David Hawkins and Richard F. Catalano, received the SSWR’s 2019 Distinguished Career Achievement Award for their high-impact scholarship, rigorous scientific approach to social work research, and major contributions to the field. Hawkins and Catalano share a 40-year partnership, capped by the development, testing and dissemination of the Communities That Care prevention system, which focuses the national conversation on a community-based approach to positive youth development.

In his remarks at the awards ceremony, David acknowledged the ongoing support he and Rico have received, commenting: “It all begins at home. We are grateful for our supportive home community, the UW School of Social Work.”

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