Friday, February 26, 2016

2016 Health, Aging & Disability Lecture Series

Co-sponsored by Oak Park Place


“Sexuality and Aging”


Melanie Ramey, MSW & Executive Director

Hospice Organization and Palliative Experts (HOPE) of Wisconsin


Thursday, March 10th | 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.

Room 300, School of Social Work Building


As a society, we are becoming more aware of the continuing importance of emotional relationships as people grow older. What roles do love and sex play in giving meaning to later life? How is it possible to keep a romance going...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


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In a recent episode of University of the Air, researchers Lawrence Berger, Professor of Social Work and Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty at UW-Madison, and Kristen Slack, Professor in the School of Social Work, explain their research exploring the link between child maltreatment and socioeconomic factors.


Listen on Wisconsin Public Radio

Tuesday, February 09, 2016


Julianne Carbin, MSW '06, has been named one of Brava's 2016 "Women to Watch" for her work as executive director of NAMI Wisconsin.


This year, two new NAMI programs will address youth mental health, and will seek to lower high school drop-out rates in Dane County schools.


Congratulations, Julianne!


Read the Brava Magazine article

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...

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