Despite millions of dollars in funding from the Legislature to tackle the problem, the number of nights that foster children spend in hotels and offices has increased steadily over the past seven years. Between Sept. 1, 2020, and July 15, a record 233 children spent 2,016 nights in hotels and offices, according to the Washington State Office of the Family and Children’s Ombuds. A recent federal court order requires the state to finally halt the practice, which, according to advocates, further traumatizes children, leads to worsening behavior, and threatens their long-term mental and physical health.
Aug 18, 2021
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Citing an uncertain future for hundreds of thousands of Dreamers, their employers, families, and communities after a Texas federal judge declared DACA unlawful and closed the DACA program to future applicants, more than 400 CEOs, University Presidents, and civic leaders sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging them to pass the bipartisan Durbin-Graham DREAM Act of 2021.
Jul 22, 2021
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Join us for a professor highlight with Dr. Meg Cristofalo! This event is a chance for prospective and new students to get to know their professors. Bring your questions about the program, social work careers, or anything else you wish to ask Dr. Cristofalo!
Jul 8, 2021
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The University of Washington announced that the School of Social Work and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and the Behavioral Health Institute at Harborview Medical Center are part of a transformational $38 million set of gifts from Ballmer Group to support a broad, collaborative response to the state’s behavioral health crisis. Seattle University is one of a number of colleges and universities in the state participating in this effort through graduate student financial assistance provided by the Ballmer Group gifts.
Jun 25, 2021
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We are excited to introduce our new Social Work Faculty Reading List! Each selection has impacted a faculty member in their social work practice.
Jun 24, 2021
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Congratulations to our 2021 MSW graduating class! The MSW department held an MSW-specific graduation ceremony on June 9, 2021 and University commencement is scheduled for June 13, 2021.
Jun 10, 2021
Congratulations to our BSW and MSW students on their 2021 awards!
Jun 3, 2021
Dr. Anne Farina will host our next MSW Special Lecture on June 23, 2021!
May 26, 2021
Our own Dr. Kang was featured in a recent article highlighting 12 Asian and Pacific Islander Social Workers!
May 13, 2021
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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! We are grateful to the AAPI community as they have made rich contributions to our nation and campus community. Seattle University invites students, staff, and faculty to participate in on-campus and community based events.
May 6, 2021
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Dr. Kang will serve as a panelist at the upcoming webinar: "Anti-AAPI Racism and Violence: Past, Present and a Brighter Future." The webinar is hosted by the University of Washington Faculty Council on Multicultural Affairs.
Apr 29, 2021
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The jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd has spoken, convicting him on all counts. While the verdict is a step forward for justice and accountability, the movement leading to enduring change and true justice continues.
Apr 21, 2021
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