Military spouses tell their stories
Tara Powell’s journey to help communities heal after Katrina, Harvey and beyond
Do video statements help prosecute domestic violence cases?
CapCityKids interns serve local campuses with social services Since 2009, CapCityKids has funded internships for social work students in Austin public schools that need extra counseling and social services support. Intern supervisor Kate Amerson and three of the current CapCityKids interns share their views on the program’s impact on the communities they serve. Kate Amerson […]
Tammy Linseisen, MSSW ’89, was one of the main forces behind the inaugural Texas Clinical Supervision Conference, which in Fall 2017 gave a multidisciplinary group of practitioners — from social workers to counselors and family therapists — the opportunity to enhance supervision skills and knowledge. Linseisen, who has been teaching at the school since 1998, […]
By Diane McDaniel Rhodes There was a total eclipse of the sun the first day it was possible to walk around the South Mall without encountering a civil war monument. I’m not much one for coincidence. As Sherlock said, “the universe is rarely so lazy.” There has been debate about monuments honoring Confederate leaders of […]
About 112,000 children and youth in the U.S. foster care system are currently waiting for adoptive families. AdoptUSKids is a national project of the Children’s Bureau that supports child welfare systems and helps connect children in foster care with families through initiatives like a photo-listing website of eligible children and public information campaigns to recruit […]
Last fall, students, faculty and staff contributed time, toiletries and money to create hurricane relief kits. In mid October, JetBlue flew donations to Puerto Rico for free, and they included 50 hurricane relief kits from our school completed with handwritten notes of encouragement.
Professors Namkee Choi and Diana DiNitto analyzed 10 years (2005-2014) of data on all older adults who died by suicide in 16 states, and found that physical health problems and untreated depression are often significant drivers of suicide among older Americans. “Rather than a reason for making suicide acceptable, this is a call to take […]
The C.D. Doyle Clinic in downtown Austin provides free services to the homeless population and a place for students of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and social work to sharpen their professional skills and connect with the homeless community. “We see clients at the end of their visit to the clinic, and help them with any resources […]