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Archives for 2016

Dr. Suzanne Pritzker: Political Social Work-History, Forms, and Opportunities for Innovation
Political social work practice, focused on navigating and influencing power and political dynamics associated with social change, is therefore an essential component of our profession.

December 23, 2016

Dr. Luis Torres & Dr. Sheara Jennings: Lead evaluation of community program
The nonprofit AVANCE is partnering with the GCSW for a project that focuses on bettering familial involvement.
November 28, 2016

Message from the Dean:
Post Election Thoughts 
November 2016

Dr. Brene Brown: Featured in Wall Street Journal Article
You Took an Emotional Risk, Now What?
November 7, 2016

GCSW Event: Social Justice Solutions 
Forum devises remedies for police, African-American community divide
October 24, 2016

PhD Student Becca Keo-Meier Gender Infinity Conference
Fostering safe spaces for transgender people and their families 
October 26, 2016

GCSW Sponsored Event: LGBT Panel Discussion Urges Allies to Vote
Discussion urges allies to vote
October 5, 2016

PhD Student Ann Webb's OpEd: Asylum realities are stark against harsh political rhetoric
Five social work students prepared asylum-seeking women and children for credible-fear interviews.
August 29, 2016

Dr. Amber Mollhagen: Federal Grant to Graduate College of Social Work Helps Students 'SHINE'
Four-year grant will fund 26 full-time students in a program called SHINE, Students in behavioral Health INcreasing diversity in Education and the workplace.
August 2, 2016

Dr. McClain Sampson: Latina Moms, Families at the Core of Grant to Graduate College of Social Work
The $500,000 grant will create the Latina Maternal and Family Health Center at UH, an academic -community partnership that joins forces with community agencies to serve children and families in need.
July 20, 2016

Dean Alan J. Detlaff: Staff Among 49 Houstonians Selected to Serve on City’s LGBT Advisory Board
July 14, 2016–Two University of Houston professors join Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s first LGBT Advisory Board. 
July 14, 2016

Dean Alan J. Detlaff: New Book Examines Culturally Responsive Ways to Support Immigrants, Refugees
“Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families, Culturally Responsive Practice," which was edited by Dean Alan Detlaff, details the critical issues facing these populations and the ways future social workers can respond to the challenges.
July 1, 2016

Message from the Dean: Statement on Mass Shooting in Orlando
Dean Alan Detlaff responds to this tragedy. 
June 2016

Dr. Susan Robbins: Awarded 2016 Sol Gothard Award at the NOFSW Conference
This is the highest award bestowed upon an individual by the NOFSW and is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the forensic social work profession, public welfare, and humankind.
June 4, 2016

Students Travel to Havana to Study Public Health
Students will increase their understanding of social justice issues and develop fluency in professional and clinical language in both English and Spanish.
June 2, 2016

UH Students Part of National Program to Train in Interprofessional Collaborative
A team of University of Houston students from different health-related fields joins 30 teams across the country in a program to understand critical issues surrounding high-needs patients, or high-utilizing patients.
June 1, 2016

Dr. Isabel Torres: How Long Have I Got? Influencing Quality Care at End of Life
GCSW researchers are examining the perceptions and preferences of older Latinos with advanced cancer. 
May 31, 2016

Gift of $1Million to UH College of Social Work
This generous gift will further support the next generation of social workers who choose this profession because they are caring, because they are compassionate and because they want to actively address issues of social, racial, economic and political justice.
May 23, 2016

Student Holly Heil Op-Ed: A World Without Recycling
Constant exposure to toxic waste and pollution, chronic illnesses and asthma, are frequently what people suffer from when living near landfills. Recycling is not solely an environmental issue, it is a public health issue as well. 
April 28, 2016

Student Maia McCoy Op-Ed: Immigrant Children Need a Fair Day in Court
Many serious legal issues influence children facing deportation, detention, and more, but they don't always have access to counsel. 
April 26, 2016

Texas Rep. Garnet Coleman Honored for Longtime Support of Legislative Internship Program
College faculty, students, alumni, and supporters of the program joined Dean Alan Dettlaff and other state representatives to recognize Coleman for his support.
May 20, 2016

Global 'calligraffiti' star creates a Houston mural
eL Seed wants to spark a wider conversation about the place of art in a public space, and how you use art to bring people together. Here is an additional story about the mural.
April 14, 2016

Houston couple supports social workers with $1 million donation to the University of Houston
Houston entrepreneurs and philanthropists Victor and Barbara Samuels have long been supportive of the need for social workers, who take on relatively low-paying jobs because they want to protect and address the needs of some of society's most vulnerable members.
May 23, 2016

SMART Cougars Helping More Youth

Dr. EXAMPLE: Headline

Students Jessica and Martha Medrano honored by The George Foundation

Dr. Susan Robbins: Editorial in the Journal for Social Work Education

Nobel laureate & Professor Jody Williams: SepurZarco Reflections

Professor Donna Amtsberg: Houston Chronicle Interview on State Mental Health Resources

Public Policy, Social Work Programs Come Together in New Dual Degree

Dr. Luis Torres: Named New Associate Dean for Research, Strategic Partnerships

Professor Steven Applewhite: Featured in WalletHub study

Dr. Patrick Bordnick: VR work on USA Today

Dr. Brené Brown: Huffington Foundation Endows Chair

Dr. Patrick Bordnick: CW39 Interview on Virtual Reality Becoming Mainstream

Dr. Luis Torres: Discussing border surge on Houston Matters

Dr. Sarah Narendorf: Discussing YouthCount 2.0 on podcasts

Students participate in Graduate Research and Scholarship Projects Day