Professors Monica Faulkner, Tina Adkins, Rowena Fong and colleagues reviewed years of research to summarize the risk factors that lead to discontinuity in adoption and guardianship. The purpose of this literature review was to understand the risk factors that lead to post-permanency instability, also termed discontinuity, in adoption and guardianship to guide current and future interventions […]
While sexual harassment is a common experience for college students, we know little about incidences in social work field placements and how prepared students and field instructors are to deal with this issue. In an exploratory survey of 535 students, professor Leila Wood found that only 51 percent of them had received training about sexual […]
Former Texas state senator Wendy Davis made the case for embracing feminism and engaging in civic action during the 2017 School of Social Work’s Otis Lecture this past spring semester. Davis recalled that the first time she attended a city council meeting as an advocate she was struck by the scant number of women in […]
This past spring, clinical professors Robin Smith and Sarah Sloan shared U.S. perspectives on teaching social work practice with colleagues at the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile, through Skype sessions. In the summer, they made a week-long trip to Santiago where they met daily with their Chilean colleagues to discuss skill-building lessons in family […]
On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in his fifteenth year as an adjunct instructor, Norton Armour taught in his Loss and Grief course for the last time. With his beloved Marilyn by his side, he lay at home in a hospice bed, his head propped up by pillows. His voice was slightly weaker than usual, but […]
CURRENT POSITION: Lecturer in the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, and I’ve started Daring Dialogues Consulting, which provides trainings on LGBTQ, cultural humility and responsiveness, and social justice frameworks. THREE THINGS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Students, because they keep me vital and current. Community, broadly defined. And nature. If I can’t get outside, I feel weary. A MEMORY […]
Why Your Support Matters: Sandra Olarte-Hayes; Why I Give: Dieter Gaupp; 2017 Class Gift Contributors; Endowments: Alan Silverman and Steve Cadwell Fellowship in LGBTQ Social Work Studies, Ruth G. McRoy Scholarship in Services for Children and Families.