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.
In 2016, researcher Amy Lodge from the Steve Hicks’ Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health administered a survey to staff at Texas local mental health authorities. The goal was to assess providers’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes on culturally affirming care to LGBTQ populations. Lodge found that a majority of providers felt that gender identity […]
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.
A social work alum and her impact on maternal health through music and healing.
Two Steve Hicks School professors tackle maternal health in Central Texas Elaine Cavazos As a mother who experienced postpartum depression and mood disorders first-hand, professor Elaine Cavazos has dedicated her life’s work to reproductive mental health. Cavazos is passionate about serving all parents and is concerned about the barriers that keep marginalized populations from receiving quality mental health services during this […]
By Melina Acosta, MSSW ’19 Are you learning anything in school that could help me?” This was a question my father asked me one weekend in November 2013 during my first semester of college. He was experiencing depression and suicidality and I had no idea how to support him, nor did I understand what it meant to be depressed or suicidal. […]