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 […]
By Montinique Monroe | Texas Steve Hicks In May, a few weeks before George Floyd’s killing shook the nation, I was the only journalist to attend Michael Ramos’ gravesite ceremony in Austin. Ramos, who was Black and Hispanic, was shot by police officer Christopher Taylor on April 24. Officers, who were responding to a 911 […]
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that Black women in America were three times more likely to die of pregnancy- and childbirth-related causes than white women. Now, the pandemic is compounding inequity even further. Recent data reveals that Black and Latino individuals are twice as likely to die of […]
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Art, community building and change in Mart, Texas.