Friday, July 01, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- According to one estimate, there are about 23-million pets in America that have no access to veterinary care. A non-profit associated with the University of Wisconsin is working to do something about that in Dane County, and is helping owners in the process.


Watch the video on NBC15

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

William Heiss, assistant director at the UW-Madison School of Social Work, was recently elected to serve as a member of the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation (COA) for the subsequent three years.


CSWE is the nation’s accrediting agency for social work education, and is a nonprofit partnership between educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens from across the country. CSWE strives to certify the quality of social work education in order to create a professional practice that fosters individual, family and community wellbeing and promotes social and economic justice. 


The COA is responsible for the accreditation of over 750 social work programs in the United States. The COA determines the national standards of accreditation and ensures that all processes and procedures are administered fairly. In doing so the COA serves to maintain and improve the quality of social work education throughout the nation.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Alumna Katy Sorenson, MSSW '80, former commissioner of Miami-Dade County, has led a ground-breaking program, the Good Government Initiative, for the past 6 years, training elected officials to become better leaders. As she moves into the next chapter of her life, she shares her perspective on making change and contributing to society.


Read the op-ed at the Miami Herald

Friday, June 17, 2016

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work graduate student Caroline Miller was selected in November by the Research Society on Alcoholism to receive the 2015 John T. and Patricia A. O’Neill Addiction Science Education Award.


The award acknowledges graduate, postdoctoral, and medical trainees who exhibit excellence in community education regarding addiction research. Miller’s project, titled “Social Support Theory and Stigma: Examining Social Support and its Efficacy for Stigma Reduction for Recently Deployed Veterans”, will receive $2,500 in support from the Texas Research Society on Alcoholism.  


As the recipient of the O’Neill Addiction Science Education Award, Miller will present her project on June 29 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the 39th annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism....

Monday, June 13, 2016

The horror of Sunday morning’s mass shooting gives us pause to try to make sense out of the senseless; to cope with the magnitude of such a violent act. Faculty at this School of Social Work condemn this action and all forms of violence whether they be perpetrated on an individual or a community. In the days ahead, families and friends will grieve and struggle with the loss of a child, a partner, a spouse, a parent, a friend. We offer our deepest sympathies and support to all who are affected by this terrible act in this time of great sorrow.


Across the country June is Pride month; a time when GLBT people and their friends and allies gather in solidarity to celebrate the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and the accomplishments of their quest for equal rights. We stand with the LGBT community in this time of great celebration and great loss. No doubt this act of violence will trigger yet again discussions about gun control and hate speech and other forms of xenophobia directed at Muslims and homophobia directed at gays and lesbians. Hopefully, the way forward will be guided by the humanity in each of us and with the memory of our brothers and sisters who perished Sunday.

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