Social Work News

Serving Up Social Justice: Aakanksha Sinha's purpose is driven by the greater good.

Dr. Sinha stands at the top of a building and overlooks Capitol Hill

Growing up in India, Aakanksha Sinha, PhD, was surrounded by family members who reinforced the importance of making the world a better place. Since joining Seattle University as an assistant professor of social work and becoming a local business owner, Sinha is ambitiously accomplishing just that.
May 18, 2020

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Tribute to Taylene Watson-2020 University Service Award

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We are mourning the loss of Taylene Watson who passed away on March 26. She has been recognized locally and nationally for her leadership in advancing the social work profession and issues of social justice. You can continue Taylene’s legacy by donating to the Taylene Sumler Watson Excellence in Social Work Endowment.
May 11, 2020

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Body and Mind: Social Workers Treat, Raise Awareness of Eating Disorders

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Today, eating disorders are a serious and widespread health issue from which more than 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer. At least one person dies from an eating disorder every 62 minutes. Social workers are helping through prevention, treatment and policy.
May 5, 2020

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Implications of Coronavirus (COVID-19) for America's Vulnerable and Marginalized Populations

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By this time, nearly all Americans are aware that the country (and the world) is experiencing a pandemic caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). While pandemics are not new to the United States, COVID-19 is emerging as a public health crisis that has the potential to directly or indirectly impact nearly every household in the country.
Apr 27, 2020

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Reinforcing the Essential Nature of Social Work

From the NASW Social Work Blog: The Association of Social Work Boards, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National Association of Social Workers are committed to collaborating on the range of issues affecting the social work profession and the people and communities we serve in this ever-changing and unsettling environment created by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
Apr 21, 2020

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