Thursday, December 05, 2013

Yang Sao Xiong's family of non-English speaking Hmong refugees were dropped into California in 1987. “I felt my family’s struggle,” Xiong says. “That certainly is a driver of my research.” After spending this year in a post-doctoral fellowship, he'll begin a joint appointment in the Asian American Studies Program and the School of Social Work in what is believed to be the first U.S. tenure-track position in the field of Hmong American studies. Read the full story in English or Hmong.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The School of Social Work at UW-Madison has successfully been reaccredited for another eight-year cycle. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) recently reaccredited the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) programs until 2021.


The multistep reaccreditation process encompasses over two years of activities, including the compilation and submission of a detailed self-study on the School’s curriculum, field program, and the wider School community, along with an intensive multi-day site visit and a Commission on Accreditation review.


During the site visit, the CSWE team met with students, faculty, professional consultative committee members, School administrators, and campus administration over the course of three days, and noted a number of strengths as a result of their conversations.


“Students reported that they felt as though the curriculum was preparing them well for practice,” stated the visitors, and “students identified two areas of programmatic strength: cultural competence and evidence-based practice.” Students also noted that faculty were responsive to their concerns, listened to their points of view, and made adjustments when necessary or appropriate.


The site visitors especially praised the School’s...

Monday, November 18, 2013

Professor Betty Kramer and Judy Koeppl (MSW '78), co-founder of the Center for Life & Loss Integration, explore the concept of grief in this video: how grief can affect an individual's life, how to help and support those who are grieving, and advice on moving through the grieving process. Produced by the WCA Group Health Trust as part of a wellness video series.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Milwaukee is known nationwide as one of the most segregated cities in the country; segregated both racially and economically. A disparity of wealth is visible by race and class and may be linked to location, as well.


On Lake Effect, alumnus David Pate, Associate Professor of Social Welfare at the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at UW-Milwaukee, explores how location can affect access to wealth, causing further stratification between lower- and higher- income areas. 


Pate speaks with Lake Effect host Stephanie Lecci and guest Anne Price on WUWM, Milwaukee Public Radio. Listen now.


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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Join Kathleen Dunn from Wisconsin Public Radio for this hour-long show as she interviews local Hmong activists Mai Zong Vue and Peng Her, who were instrumental in getting the University of Wisconsin to offer one of the first Hmong-American Studies courses in the country. We'll also speak with the the new professor hired for the position, Yang Sao Xiong.


Listen Now on Wisconsin Public Radio

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