In honor of National Social Work Month, we are highlighting the work and research of some of the best and brightest social workers who also just happen to be UH Graduate College of Social Work faculty members. Join us in celebrating and learning more about this special group of social workers who represent the very best of the profession.
"According to NASW more than half of the country’s mental health services are provided by degreed social workers. The Affordable Care Act creates new and challenging opportunities that can redefine the behavioral health care system in America. Social workers who employ a holistic approach, with a focus on the person within his/her environment (PIE), will be significant players in the new emerging health care system in working with persons with mental illness, substance abuse/addiction or both. Congratulations to all who have chosen this profession and welcome to the field of mental/behavioral health practice. " ― Paul Raffoul
Dr. Paul Raffoul is an associate professor and the associate dean for Administration and Information Technology. His research interests include substance abuse careers, public mental health policy and services, and future issues in social work
Read more about Dr. Raffoul's background on his faculty page.