School of Social Work – University of Texas https://socialwork.utexas.edu School of Social Work Tue, 24 May 2016 16:19:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Borah on supporting military spouses https://socialwork.utexas.edu/news/borah-on-supporting-military-spouses/ Mon, 23 May 2016 15:27:36 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=13781 Read more »]]> Elisa Borah, research associate with the School of Social Work’s Texas Institute for excellence in Mental Health, wrote this opinion piece on the need provide career support to military spouses so that they can provide essential caregiving to veterans and their families. Elisa Borah “Spouses are vital to veterans’ successful transition into civilian life and in veterans’ recovery...

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Katherine Martin receives Ashworth Fellowship https://socialwork.utexas.edu/news/katherine-martin-receives-ashworth-fellowship/ Tue, 17 May 2016 14:31:57 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=13574 Read more »]]> Katherine Martin Katherine Martin, a student in the master of science in social work program, has been awarded the 2016 Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship. Martin was the only student selected from across the state of Texas for the 2016 award. “I have been consistently impressed with Katie’s academic and internship performance, and her determination of becoming the most effective client advocate...

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Foster youth learn about the Forty Acres through SPARK https://socialwork.utexas.edu/news/foster-youth-learn-about-the-forty-acres-through-spark/ Thu, 12 May 2016 19:05:29 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=13557 Read more »]]> Foster youth on the Forty Acres for the Teen Conference The School of Social Work’s Child & Family Research Institute held its first annual Teen Conference at The University of Texas at Austin on April 23, 2016. The conference was open to foster youth interested in learning more about college and what “Gone to Texas” actually means. More than 35 foster youth with their foster parents and...

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HOPES for prevention of child abuse and neglect in Texas https://socialwork.utexas.edu/news/hopes-for-child-abuse-and-neglect-prevention-in-texas/ Mon, 09 May 2016 20:41:23 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=13533 Read more »]]> The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services has funded the project Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support (HOPES) with the main aim of strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, more than 700,000 children were victims of abuse or neglect in 2014, and young children were at most likely to...

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May 21 and 22: Commencement celebrations https://socialwork.utexas.edu/news/2016-commencement-celebrations/ Tue, 03 May 2016 18:34:52 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=13457 Read more »]]> Commencement celebrations will start Friday, May 22, with the traditional annual graduation barbecue on the front lawn of the School of Social Work. Degree candidates, their guests, faculty, staff, and friends of the school are invited to come. The barbecue is co-sponsored by the Social Work Alumni Network (SWAN). Graduation BBQ Friday, May 20, 2016 4:30 to 6:30 pm School of Social Work, Front...

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Hands-on learning on homelessness https://socialwork.utexas.edu/news/hands-on-learning-on-homelessness/ Mon, 02 May 2016 19:31:53 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=13144 Read more »]]> The UT Austin School of Social Work routinely collaborates with local service agencies to develop and implement homelessness-related projects in the Austin area. In addition to research, evaluation, and consulting efforts, faculty at the school have created community-based learning opportunities that help students translate the concepts and theories discussed in class into  practical applications...

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Lauderdale and Nonaka receive university-wide teaching awards https://socialwork.utexas.edu/news/lauderdale-and-nonaka-receive-university-wide-teaching-awards/ Mon, 02 May 2016 13:32:24 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=13507 Read more »]]> Michael Lauderdale, Ph.D. Professors Michael Lauderdale and Angela Nonaka are recipients of two prestigious, university-wide teaching awards administered by he Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. Lauderdale, who is the Clara Pope Willoughby Centennial Professor in Criminal Justice, is the recipient of The University of Texas at Austin’s 2016-17 William David Blunk Memorial...

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Barbara Jones named to Academy of Distinguished Teachers https://socialwork.utexas.edu/news/barbara-jones-named-to-academy-of-distinguished-teachers/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:40:13 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=13473 Read more »]]> Barbara Jones, PhD Professor Barbara Jones has been named to The University of Texas at Austin’s respected Academy of Distinguished Teachers for 2016. Jones is assistant dean for health affairs at the School of Social Work and co-director of the Institute for Collaborative Health Research and Practice. She holds a courtesy appointment with the Center for Women and Gender Studies, is clinical...

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May 3: CAL Capstone Symposium https://socialwork.utexas.edu/news/may-3-cal-capstone-symposium/ Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:54:34 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=13439 April 30: Veteran Spouse Network Launch https://socialwork.utexas.edu/news/april-30-veteran-spouse-network-launch/ Sun, 24 Apr 2016 13:51:44 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=13424