Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Due to the complexity of the military and the breadth of student veterans’ experiences, their needs are not always understood by those who haven’t served. That’s where John Bechtol and Joe Rasmussen (MSW '12) come in. Veterans themselves, they staff the Veteran Services and Military Assistance Center, which opened in 2014.


Read the full story from UW News

Monday, November 09, 2015

Tova Walsh, Ph.D., MSW, was recently appointed as a scholar with the UW BIRCWH Program, an NIH funded training grant and mentoring program for junior faculty conducting research on women's health. Walsh, a new assistant professor at the School of Social Work, focuses her research on understanding and improving health and wellbeing in multi-stressed families, with a special interest in women service members/veterans and their families.


Through the BIRCWH Program, Walsh will receive mentorship and protected time to focus on her research on the health and functioning of women service members, women veterans, and their families.


Walsh recently completed postdoctoral training in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars Program at UW-Madison before beginning her appointment as a professor in fall 2015.


Read more about Dr. Walsh's work


Friday, October 30, 2015

Couples raising a child with developmental disabilities do not face a higher risk of divorce if they have larger families, according to a new study by researchers from the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


The study, published in the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, also compares divorce rates of couples who have at least one child with a developmental disability to that of their peers who have typically developing children.


The study was authored by doctoral student in social welfare Eun Ha Namkung and social work faculty members Jan Greenberg and Marsha Mailick, and tests the assumption that parents of children with disabilties are more likely to experience divorce. Read the full article from UW News>



Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The annual Connections alumni magazine from the UW-Madison School of Social Work is hot off the presses! Read the latest news, including a story on social work with veterans and military personnel, meet our new director, Stephanie Robert, and learn about the recent awards and accomplishments of our unparalleled faculty, students, and alumni.


If you did not receive a copy of the newsletter, please fill out the Alumni Information Update form with your current contact information and write in the "Class Notes" field that you would like to have a copy sent to you.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Despite increased local and statewide efforts to combat domestic violence, it still puts quality of life — and sometimes those lives themselves — in danger for many Wisconsinites.


Darald Hanusa, a University of Wisconsin social work senior lecturer and founder of Alternatives and Treatment for Abusive Men, said American culture sends negative messages to both men and women, which determine defining characteristics of masculinity and femininity.


Read the full article from the Badger Herald

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