Welcome to The School of Social Work

By AnnaKathryn Kruger


Reliable access to social services is highly contingent on how easily individuals seeking help can obtain accurate and up-to-date information about community programming. HealthConnect, a startup based in Dane County, WI, has developed a community asset database that offers a comprehensive list of public resources to medical practitioners and healthcare professionals, to help them better identify the care options available to underinsured and low-income patients.


“Our formal mission is to create meaningful connections between people and the services that they need in our community every day,” says Kevin Dwyer, President and CEO of HealthConnect. The program is intended to act as a national...

The UW-Madison School of Social Work is committed to diversity and inclusion so that our students, staff, and faculty develop their own potential as well as the knowledge, experience, and cultural humility necessary to address the complex needs of the individuals, families, and communities we work with and serve.


Diversity means having voices at the table that represent many different experiences – voices whose experiences and opinions vary by dimensions such as age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, class, physical ability, nationality, immigration status, marital status, political ideology, religion/spirituality, tribal sovereign status, and the complex intersection of these and other dimensions. Having an inclusive environment is also necessary to promote the sharing of ideas and viewpoints among a diverse group. Inclusion means creating an environment where all members of our school community feel welcome, respected, and supported in sharing and reflecting upon their diverse perspectives and talents....

The School of Social Work will hold Post-Election Processing sessions for students who would like to have an opportunity to process your feelings with others. Below is a list of when the sessions will be held. These sessions are open to all of the School's students: social welfare majors, BSW, Part-Time & Full-Time MSW and Ph.D.


Nov. 10th (Thursday) at 5:30pm in room 300

Nov. 11th (Friday) at 11:15am in room 300

Nov. 12th (Saturday) at 8:00am in room 220 at the Madison Site

Nov. 12th (Saturday) at 8:00am at the Eau Claire site (room TBD)

Nov. 15th (Tuesday) at 12:10pm on the School's 4th floor

Nov. 17th (Thursday) at 12:10pm in room 300


Additionally, students may be interested in additional resources that are available: a helpful document on speaking with others who share different viewpoints than your own, mental health and well-being programs offered by the Multicultural Student Center (MSC) located in the Red Gym, along with...

A Veteran’s Day Event Sponsored by the School of Social Work and the Center for Child & Family Well-Being


Supporting Veterans by Meeting the Needs of Children and Families

Presented by Dr. Kate Rosenblum and the Strong Military Families Team


November 11, 2016, 12 PM – 1 PM
Fifth Floor – Plenary Hall │ Nancy Nicholas Hall (map)
Complimentary refreshments provided: RSVP Requested

View event poster for more details


When one family member serves - the whole family serves! Military families and veterans with young children are resilient, yet often experience unique challenges around service, deployment and reunification. This lunch...

Stunned. Angry. Saddened. These are just a few of the reactions people are experiencing in the wake of a person wearing a costume depicting President Obama with a noose around his neck at Saturday’s UW football game. The image of a black man with a noose around his neck is horrific and unacceptable. Anyone familiar with US history knows that there is only one way to interpret such an image -- a lynching. The image of a lynching has historically served to instill fear in and dominate African Americans in our country. Lynching represents not only hate, but also murder based on hate. It is hateful and it is violent.


Arguments are taking place about free speech, about stadium officials’ responses at the game, and about campus officials’ responses in the days that followed. Legal minds are now at work searching for a greater understanding of the First Amendment limitations or for precedent that might offer guidance to frame future university reaction and responses.


But as social workers, there is no need for debate -- our core values tell us...




  1. Social Work Christian Fellowship

December 7

  1. Mindfulness Meditation

December 8

  1. Radical Social Work Group: "Perspectives on Radical Social Work in Schools," with Julie Incitti, MSSW, President of the WSSWA

December 9

  1. Executive Committee Meeting (includes closed session pursuant to Wis.Stats., Section 19.85(1)(ae))

Part-Time Program

Child Welfare at the School of Social Work

WisCARES: Veterinary Care and Housing Support

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