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 […]
Ask the Expert: Moving your clinical practice online
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 […]
Social Work Strong
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 […]
A writing dreamscape
Steve Hicks School alumna Heather Jones and her work at the Austin Bat Cave to empower youth to find their voices through creative writing.
The power of human interaction
Against a backdrop of increasing dehumanization of migrating families, Steve Hicks School students and alumni strive to address trauma in a Texas detention center.
More than a diagnosis
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.
Stories of return
Master’s student Rosa Alvarez Vela interviewed Guatemalan female immigrants who were deported or decided to return to their country.
Into the archive
King Davis’ quest to preserve the records of the Central Lunatic Asylum for Colored Insane in the digital age
A matter of life or death
How social workers impact capital punishment cases through mitigation.
Healing through lullabies
A social work alum and her impact on maternal health through music and healing.