How community policing is changing a North Austin neighborhood On a bright winter morning, Officer Taber White watches as two squad cars pull up on the opposite side of North Austin’s busy Rundberg Ln., lights flashing and sirens shrieking. The police officers jump out of their cars and move to surround their target: a large black-and-tan […]
Spring 2016 Issue
“I would like to know about what my clinical professor Kathy Armenta is up to these days!” A few variations of this request came with readers’ responses to The Utopian survey last fall. As a member of the clinical faculty at the School of Social Work for the past 19 years, Armenta has accompanied hundreds […]
How does childhood trauma affect health and what can social workers do about it? One evening in the summer of 2006, Seanna Crosbie, MSSW ’00, was sitting in her Austin living room, transfixed by a slideshow playing on her computer screen. “I was so moved that I don’t think I slept for a couple of […]
When Mary Dodson, MSSW ’96, was a social work student, she was set on the clinical concentration. We talked with her about how she declined professor Cal Streeter’s suggestion to switch to the community and administrative leadership track, and how she ended up using macro skills many times during her twenty years in homeless services. […]
By Cal Steeter We are seeing a continuing, worrisome trend across the country: Cities are trying to address the problem of homelessness through ordinances that criminalize life-sustaining activities such as sleeping, eating and even sitting on the street, in parks, on the beach or other public spaces. This is wrong and does nothing to address […]
’69 Leslie “Les” Letulle, MSSW ’69, has enjoyed a twenty-seven year career with the Menninger Clinic after social work professor George Thorman sparked his interest in family therapy. When Menninger relocated to Houston, Mr. Letulle served an additional ten years at the Family Service and Guidance Center in Topeka, KS. In addition to professor Thorman, […]
Endowments: The Elizabeth Ann Adkins Endowed Scholarship in Social Work, The Torbert Family Endowment for Excellence in Eldercare, John F. Yeaman Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Community and Administrative Leadership, Cathy and Morris Bart Endowed Scholarship in Social Work; Why I Give: Pam Lincoln.