School of Social Work – University of Texas https://socialwork.utexas.edu School of Social Work Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:52:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Allen: Black communities should have black police officers https://socialwork.utexas.edu/news/allen-black-communities-should-have-black-police-officers/ Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:34:20 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=14188 Read more »]]> Terrence Allen Recent events in Louisiana and Minnesota reflect a long and dark history between African American males and police officers who patrol in the communities where they reside. The fact is that, in many cases, it is a white male officer and an African American male suspect who becomes a victim. This is the legacy of policing in the African American community to the extent that...

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Aronson: We need to stop treating military spouses like children https://socialwork.utexas.edu/news/aronson-on-military-spouses/ Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:18:20 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=14142 Read more »]]> Independence Day celebrates the day America’s founding fathers put pen to paper and outlined the rights and beliefs that would form our values as a new nation. And, like most things patriotic, the Fourth of July has become inextricably linked with our nation’s armed forces. Independence Day also commemorates the beginning of a distinctly American set of cultural values, proudly displayed right in...

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Zayas on suicide attempts among young Latinas https://socialwork.utexas.edu/news/zayas-on-suicide-attempts-among-young-latinas/ Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:11:38 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=14140 Read more »]]> Luis H. Zayas: Pace of suicides among young Latinas is a growing concern Dean Luis H. Zayas The youth survey recently released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that when it comes to the rates of teenage suicide attempts, young Latinas continue to outpace girls and boys of other ethnic or racial groups in the U.S. Nearly 10 years ago, news stories told of this mostly...

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Choi is among 10 best gerontology professors https://socialwork.utexas.edu/news/choi-is-among-10-best-gerontology-professors/ Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:05:42 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=13940 Read more »]]> Namkee Choi Namkee Choi, Louis and Ann Wolens Centennial Chair in Gerontology, has been named among the 10 best gerontology professors in the country by HealthcareAdmnistrator. Their ranking takes into account  quality of teaching,  work experience, research success, and awards. Choi’s research focuses on depression in late life and the development of effective psychosocial interventions for...

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Rountree: Texans will pay twice for refusing to extend Medicaid https://socialwork.utexas.edu/news/rountree-the-price-of-not-extending-medicaid-in-texas/ Thu, 02 Jun 2016 19:04:01 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=13847 Read more »]]> By Michele Rountree and Tonia Wu* The Texas Health and Human Services Commission recently negotiated a 15-month extension of a Medicaid waiver that will finally allow Texans to enjoy a benefit of the federal taxes they pay. Michele Rountree The extension will supply more than $4 billion for health care coverage for uninsured Texans. Texas taxpayers have already contributed to Medicaid expansion in...

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UT Austin bachelor of social work program ranked #1 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/news/ut-austin-bachelor-of-social-work-program-ranked-1/ Thu, 02 Jun 2016 18:00:43 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=13829 Read more »]]> The Bachelor of Social Work program at The University of Texas at Austin has been ranked number one by The Best Schools. “Our high rankings are a tribute to the School’s excellent faculty, staff, and students. It’s gratifying to know that others recognize this excellence,” said Allan Cole, the School of Social Work’s senior associate dean for academic affairs. The Best Schools is...

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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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