Friday, February 05, 2016

Federal officials say two million people are victims of workplace violence across the U.S. every year. One of those victims was killed Tuesday night outside a Madison grocery store where she and the suspect in her death both worked. 

Dr. Darald Hanusa, Ph.D. '75, with Midwest Center for Human Services in Madison, specializes in treating victims and perpetrators of workplace violence. As part of his work, he's often asked to help businesses better understand how to deal with these issues.


Read the full story from WKOW

Monday, February 01, 2016

The School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will offer new graduate options to prepare social workers to meet the unique needs of aging adults and their families.


The coursework will be offered in fall 2016 through the Part-Time Master of Social Work (MSW) Program, a time-extended option that holds classes on Saturdays in Eau Claire and Madison.


The curriculum changes are designed to meet the rapidly increasing need for social workers in medical and geriatric social work. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 19% growth in the field of healthcare social work from 2014-2022...

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The type of debt parents accrue might affect their child's behavior -- for better or worse, new research suggests.


Read the full article covering research by Professor Lawrence Berger from U.S. News & World Report.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Jackie Jackson, MSSW '78, is retiring after 32.5 years of helping young students as an elementary school social worker in Beloit.


Despite the increase in challenges students faced, she also saw corresponding increases in generosity, love and courage.


Read the full story from the Beloit Daily News

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A number of UW-Madison School of Social Work doctoral students and faculty will present research at the annual Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) conference in January.


This year’s conference takes place Jan. 14-18 in Washington, D.C. With a focus on “Grand Challenges for Social Work: Setting a Research Agenda for the Future,” the conference provides a variety of presentations and workshops on topics that are vital to contemporary social work research.


Additionally, awards will be presented to several School of Social Work faculty members. Professor Jan Greenberg will be honored as a SSWR Fellow for his individual accomplishments, leadership and contribution to SSWR as a scientific society. Professors Stephanie Robert and Lawrence Berger will be presented with fellowships in the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare for their dedication to achieving excellence in the field of social work through high-impact work that advances social good.


See the schedule below for highlights from School of Social Work...

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