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School of Social Work


April 24, 2012

Global health priorities should shift to preventing risky behaviors in adolescence: UW professor

As deaths from infectious diseases have declined worldwide, policymakers are shifting attention to preventing deaths from noncommunicable causes, such as drug and alcohol use, traffic crashes and unsafe sex practices.


April 2, 2012

Sex-offender registries list individuals not living in community, UW study

A UW Tacoma researcher has discovered that sex-offender registries include people who are not actually living within the community,such as individuals who have died, been deported, are in jail or have moved out of state.


December 28, 2011

A way to ‘feel human: School of Social Work fosters social justice, joy through art

A way to ‘feel human: School of Social Work fosters social justice, joy through art (3)

The School of Social Work will host a public reception Jan. 11 at 4-6 p.m. to kick off an art exhibit featuring about 20 paintings and drawings by homeless youths in the University District.


November 16, 2011

LGBT seniors face harder old age, national study finds

LGBT seniors face harder old age, national study finds

Aging and health issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender baby boomers face higher rates of disability, physical and mental distress and a lack of access to services, according to a new study by researchers in the School of Social Work


November 7, 2011

Soldiers phone in for help with substance use

Soldiers phone in for help with substance use

The Warrior Check-Up study provides free, confidential help to active-duty service members experiencing problems with alcohol and drug use but who arent already in treatment


October 21, 2011

Housing, health care contribute most to rising costs of living in Washington

Housing, health care contribute most to rising costs of living in Washington

It costs 8 percent more on average than it did two years ago for Washington residents to make ends meet, according to a new report from a UW research group.


October 3, 2011

Community effort brings lasting drop in smoking, delinquency, drug use

Tenth graders in towns using Communities That Care, a prevent system developed by UW School of Social Work researchers, were less likely to have tried drinking or smoking and showed less delinquent behavior.


September 21, 2011

33 percent drop in physical bullying in schools using Steps to Respect

Eric Brown, a research assistant professor at the UW School of Social Work, led the study of Steps to Respect's effect on bullying.

Schools using Steps to Respect saw a reduction in physical bullying and in the number of teachers reporting fighting as a big problem, according to a new study from researchers in the UW School of Social Work.


June 27, 2011

Two talks with teens leads to less marijuana use for at least a year

Two talks with teens leads to less marijuana use for at least a year

Brief, voluntary conversations with a health educator led to up to a 20 percent decrease in marijuana use for teenagers who frequently used the drug.


May 4, 2011

Adult-supervised drinking in teens may lead to more alcohol use

UW researchers show that allowing adolescents to drink alcohol under adult supervision does not appear to teach responsible drinking as teens get older.


March 28, 2011

Mothers abused during childhood at risk for having low birth weight babies

Amelia Gavin is an assistant professor in UWs School of Social Work.

UW researchers report that mothers who were maltreated as children have increased risk for giving birth to low birth weight babies.


February 9, 2011

Working more than 20 hours a week in high school can harm grades, UW researcher finds

Kathryn Monahan is a research scientist at the Social Development Research Group in UWs School of Social Work. Photo credit: University of Washington.

A UW researcher shows that working during the school year can impede high school performance and cause behavior problems, such as drug use and delinquency.


December 7, 2010

International law permits abusive fathers custody of children

International law permits abusive fathers custody of children



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