Friday, December 02, 2016

Intimate partner violence will affect one in five undergraduate relationships at the University of Wisconsin.


According to a 2015 Association of American Colleges and Universities survey, more than 20 percent of UW undergraduate students reported they had been in a violent relationship since entering college. Of the students who reported, 30 percent did not tell any one about it.


Darald Hanusa, a UW School of Social Work senior lecturer and founder of Alternatives and Treatment for Abusive Men, said intimate partner violence, which is defined as a violent relationship between two people and does not require the two to be in a shared living situation, relies on power and control. Emotional abuse, manipulation, name calling, sarcastic comments, the silent treatment, threats and physical abuse all serve as tactics for the perpetrator to maintain control over the victim.


Read the full article at the Badger Herald

Monday, November 28, 2016

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...

Monday, November 14, 2016

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....

Thursday, November 10, 2016

In her job as the Madison School District’s LGBTQ+ social worker, Sherie Hohs (pronounced “Sh-REE HAAS”) helps teachers, staff, parents and students prevent bullying that is based on bias.


Hohs, 39, conducts training for school staff and support groups for parents, but a big part of her job is staying in contact with student activists who are vigorous in pressing for curriculum that includes everyone.


Read the article from the Wisconsin State Journal

Thursday, November 10, 2016

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 University Health Services (UHS), the...

Printer Friendly Version