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...

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

A Veteran’s Day Event Sponsored by the School of Social Work and the Center for Child & Family Well-Being


Supporting Veterans by Meeting the Needs of Children and Families

Presented by Dr. Kate Rosenblum and the Strong Military Families Team


November 11, 2016, 12 PM – 1 PM
Fifth Floor – Plenary Hall │ Nancy Nicholas Hall (map)
Complimentary refreshments provided: RSVP Requested

View event poster for more details


When one family member serves - the whole family serves! Military families and veterans with young children are resilient, yet often experience unique challenges around service, deployment and reunification. This lunch and learn session will focus on a description of the experiences of families, factors that promote...

Monday, November 07, 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 article by the Badger Herald

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Stunned. Angry. Saddened. These are just a few of the reactions people are experiencing in the wake of a person wearing a costume depicting President Obama with a noose around his neck at Saturday’s UW football game. The image of a black man with a noose around his neck is horrific and unacceptable. Anyone familiar with US history knows that there is only one way to interpret such an image -- a lynching. The image of a lynching has historically served to instill fear in and dominate African Americans in our country. Lynching represents not only hate, but also murder based on hate. It is hateful and it is violent.


Arguments are taking place about free speech, about stadium officials’ responses at the game, and about campus officials’ responses in the days that followed. Legal minds are now at work searching for a greater understanding of the First Amendment limitations or for precedent that might offer guidance to frame future university reaction and responses.


But as social workers, there is no need for debate -- our core values tell us...

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