Friday, August 26, 2016


Do you know a social worker who consistently goes above and beyond to make a difference, exemplifies the professional values of social work, and makes you proud to be a friend or colleague?


We are looking for nominations for members of the UW-Madison School of Social Work's community - including students, alumni, faculty, agency supervisors, or supporters - and we'll consider triumphing their great successes in our annual magazine, on the web, or by sending a note of congratulations. If appropriate, we'll also consider nominees for awards that the School of Social Work facilitates.


Nominate an outstanding social worker now

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Martha Villegas Miranda defines herself as “a story person.” That’s because she’s not always thinking about the statistics or data. But she can remember each and every one of her students by name – because it is the stories that they tell her about themselves, the stories that remind her all too well of her own childhood, that motivate her to come in to work everyday.


“I believe it’s my purpose and plan in life to work with students and their families, answer their questions, and help them make good, informed decisions about their educational journey,” she said. “I like to change how people see education, show them all the options, let them know I’m here to help, that education can be affordable and accessible, and that they can pursue their dreams. My job is not only about informing but empowering students, families and the community about post-secondary options and beyond.”


Read the full story from Joliet Junior College

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

There's no denying the special bond between humans and animals. In this radio show from August 8, 2016, host Kathleen Dunn and her guests Abbie Steinback, Social Services Director at WisCARES, Philip Tedeschi of University of Denver, and Christine Kim, social worker at The Animal Museum, look into the many ways that animals and people influence each other's lives, particularly those who are physically and emotionally vulnerable.


Listen to the Kathleen Dunn show

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Eun Ha NamkungThe Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Foundation has named University of Wisconsin-Madison doctoral student Eun Ha Namkung one of five fellows of the national Social Work Health Care Education and Leadership Scholars (HEALS) program.


Social Work HEALS is a project designed to provide the next generation of social workers with the tools needed to effectively accomplish necessary structural changes, increase awareness of salient issues in healthcare, and address systemic racism within our nation’s social institutions.


HEALS offers support for practice and policy research through doctoral fellowships, which are administered by the NASW Foundation. The grant allotted to Namkung includes a stipend of roughly $15,000 and is one of five similar fellowships being awarded to doctoral students who demonstrate commitment and whose dissertation research is relevant to the field. These grants are highly competitive...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A series of events focusing on the human-animal bond on August 8, 2016 will benefit WisCARES, an outreach and training partnership forged by the School of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


A lecture and workshop will be presented by Philip Tedeschi, MSSW, LCSW, Clinical Professor and Executive Director of the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the Graduate School of Social Work at The University of Denver. An art exhibit exploring the human-animal bond will also be open to the public.


WisCARES provides basic veterinary medical care, housing support and advocacy, and other support services to Dane County pet owners who are currently experiencing or are at risk of homelessness....

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