Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Credit cards can carry more than high interest rates—they actually might increase your chances of depression.

It's common sense that high levels of debt can stress you out. Now researchers have found a statistically significant link between short-term household debt, such as credit card debt and overdue bills, and increases in symptoms of depression.


"Our results suggest that taking on unsecured debt may adversely influence psychological well-being," said Lawrence Berger, the study's lead author and director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Institute for Research on Poverty....


Read the full story on CNBC

Friday, May 01, 2015

May 6, 2014 • 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Vintage Brewing Co.,

674 South Whitney Way, Madison


On May 6, Social Work alumni and 2015 graduates will gather at the Vintage Brewing Company for a FREE relaxed evening catching up with old friends and making new connections. Please join us!


Please RSVP and share the event on Facebook.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Students enrolled in Social Work with Communities and Organizations will be exhibiting social problem themed photography projects on Thursday, April 30 from 4:00PM to 5:15PM in the Wisconsin Capitol Rotunda. The exhibit is free and open to the public.


PhotoVoice is an innovative method which sheds light on social issues and problems through the medium of photography. Photos create narratives examining the issues with the intent of sparking community action. 


Student exhibits will address issues that include: gender and body image, social privilege and racial disparities, public housing, the relationship between schools and the criminal justice system, food deserts, and dementia in the community.

Friday, April 10, 2015

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Odyssey Project helps adults facing adversity get a jump-start on a college degree. Over the past 12 years, participants have journeyed from poverty and incarceration to meaningful work in the community. This year, the new Lisa Munro Next Generation Scholarship is granting $1,000 to an Odyssey Project graduate who is continuing her educational journey by pursuing a master's in social work.


Read the full article from UW News

Monday, April 06, 2015

By Meghan Chua


Photo Credit: NAMI Dane County / Terry Talbot

Ed Erwin, a field seminar facilitator and honorary fellow in the School of Social Work, has received an award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness to recognize his contributions to mental health in Dane County.


NAMI Dane County chose Erwin (BA ’06, MSW ’07) for the Jim Hinsberger Award for Excellence, which recognizes an individual with mental illness who serves as a role model by promoting...

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