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Yang Sao Xiong is an assistant professor of social work and Asian American studies. His research examines the various forms and degrees of assimilation that U.S. immigrant groups confront: socioeconomic mobility, linguistic assimilation, spatial assimilation, political incorporation, and health adaptation. Learn more about Assistant Professor Xiong's work.

Deb McCulloch, currently executive director of Wisconsin’s Sexually Violent Persons Program and superintendent of the Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center, has been named executive director of New York State’s Central New York Psychiatric Center (CNYPC).


This comprehensive mental heath service delivery system provides a full range of care and treatment to persons incarcerated in the New York State and County Correctional Systems.


McCulloch, a recognized national expert in sex offender treatment, will lead CNYPC’s programs, which include a 220 bed maximum security inpatient facility, a statewide network of mental health units comprising 28 outpatient clinics with 15 satellite units providing 205 crisis beds, 781 intermediate care program beds, and clinical services for approximately 8,500 Department of Corrections inmate/patients....

The National Academy of Sciences of India (NASI) and the Elsevier Corporation have named Dr. Subharati Ghosh a 2015 NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Award recipient. More than 600 scholars from leading research institutions across India were nominated and Dr. Ghosh received the only award in the social sciences. 


"NASI Scopus Young Scientists awards are now considered as a premier recognition of hard work, innovations and aspirations of young scientists of India," said Professor Akhilesh Tyagi, President, National Academy of Sciences, India.


Dr. Ghosh, who received her Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work, is an assistant professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai India. Her areas of research include social determinants of health, developmental disabilities, and severe mental illness.


The new "poverty numbers" from the U.S. Census Bureau reflect some good news for the nation's antipoverty efforts, according to UW-Madison experts.


The bureau released its annual survey results on income, poverty and health insurance coverage for 2014 on Sept. 16. The good news is found in the Census Bureau's alternative poverty measure, the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), according to Timothy Smeeding, Robert Haveman and Lawrence Berger, former directors and current director respectively of the UW-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty — the nation's original center for the study of poverty and inequality.

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Carolyn Pierre, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center, provides psychotherapy to adult men who have committed sexual offenses in order to reduce their risk for recidivism.


In this profile, learn about what a day in the life of an LCSW is like, and why she values her UW education in her daily practice.


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  1. IRP Life Course Seminar Series: Start, Start Again: College Pathways of Economically Vulnerable Mothers," with Nicole Deterding, National Poverty Fellow, US Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation

October 13

  1. Mindfulness Meditation, with Cedarose Keeley
  2. Social Work Student Union Study Group

October 15

  1. Mindfulness Meditation, with Mary Paulauskis

Part-Time Program

Child Welfare at the School of Social Work

Field Education

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