Ayuda. This word encapsulates what the coronavirus pandemic has caused so many across the world to need: help. But its Spanish translation highlights the need for a specific community, one to which Diana Anzaldua, MSSW ’17, belongs. A few months into the pandemic, Anzaldua co-founded Ayuda, a collaborative errand service to help members of Austin’s […]
Throughout the pandemic, people found ways to join together and serve their communities in creative ways. Steve Hicks School alums are among those making a difference during this time. Five alums share how they navigated the new normal while continuing to make a difference for their clients. Annie Carroll, MSSW ‘09 Where: United States […]
The coronavirus pandemic forced the world to shift from in-person connections to virtual and clinical social work is no exception. Deborah Sharp, LCSW-S, CGP, offers guidelines, tips and tricks for a successful online clinical practice. Setting up the space It’s best to work from a desktop computer with a camera; cell-phones’ small screens negatively […]
The Steve Hicks School’s food pantry fulfills the spirit of social work The coronavirus pandemic altered the lives of many. Among those forced to adjust were the very individuals the Steve Hicks School exists to serve: its students. Social work students were forced to quickly adapt to a new learning environment while being displaced, laid […]
Steve Hicks School alumna Heather Jones and her work at the Austin Bat Cave to empower youth to find their voices through creative writing.
Against a backdrop of increasing dehumanization of migrating families, Steve Hicks School students and alumni strive to address trauma in a Texas detention center.
A first-of-its-kind Department of Health Social Work at Dell Medical School reflects medicine’s need to see the whole person — and the whole system.
Master’s student Rosa Alvarez Vela interviewed Guatemalan female immigrants who were deported or decided to return to their country.
King Davis’ quest to preserve the records of the Central Lunatic Asylum for Colored Insane in the digital age
How social workers impact capital punishment cases through mitigation.