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"Social workers are the unsung heroes of the pandemic" - The Washington Post

By Jason Lerner, the 911 portfolio director with the University of Chicago Health Lab and Harold Pollack, the Helen Ross professor at the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice, University of Chicago.
May 10, 2022

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Three Social Work Faculty to Serve as Provost Fellows

As faculty leaders and teacher-scholars, the Provost Fellows will bring their experience and expertise to our strategic effort to strengthen the education we offer in the Jesuit, liberal arts tradition.
May 10, 2022

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Alumni Spotlight: See what our alumni are up to!

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Congratulations to our BSW alumni on their recent career accomplishments!
Apr 29, 2022

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New Telehealth Service for Students

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Seattle University launched TimelyCare, the only student-first telehealth provider that offers a complete care solution, on March 28. All Seattle University students now have access to this new health and wellness resource.
Mar 31, 2022

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Dr. Kang Publishes Co-Authored Book: "Racism in the United States: Implications for the Helping Professions"

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Hye-Kyung Kang, MA, PhD, Associate Professor, Social Work Department Chair and MSW Program Director, co-authored “Racism in the United States: Implications for the Helping Professions.”
Mar 17, 2022

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Seattle U Gives 2022

Seattle U Gives: Your chance to make a difference. February 24, midnight to midnight

One person can make a world of difference in just 24 hours. During Seattle U Gives, every gift made and every story shared makes an immediate, tangible impact in our students’ lives.
Feb 24, 2022

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Honoring Black History Month in 2022

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In honor of Black History Month, Professor Nastasha Martin, JD, vice president for Diversity and Inclusion, recently addressed the university with a letter stating, “Seattle University affirms our Black faculty, staff and students whose contributions and presence enrich and make more vibrant Seattle University’s intellectual community.”
Feb 10, 2022

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Why your local library might be hiring a social worker

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Yanna McGraw works at the Central Library in downtown Indianapolis. A big part of her job is building relationships with visitors and helping answer their questions. But the information she provides is rarely about books.
Jan 3, 2022

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De-Stress with Dogs!

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Join the Health and Wellness Center as they host their annual de-stress with dogs event for Seattle U students!
Nov 22, 2021

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Dr. Williamson presents at CSWE

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Our own Dr. Estella Williamson will be presenting at the CSWE APM this weekend! Dr. Williamson's presentation is titled: Techniques for Developing Skills in Field Education through Anti-racism and Anti-oppression Lenses.
Nov 5, 2021

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Read our Fall Quarter Newsletter

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We are happy to announce the launch of our Fall Quarter Social Work Department Newsletter! This quarter, read about our highlighted BSW and MSW students, current announcements, new faculty introductions and read our first installment of a three-part faculty interview series.
Oct 28, 2021

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Back to School: Social Workers Help Students, Families, Teachers Adjust After COVID

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COVID has created a wave of hiring for school social workers, who not only have needed to help locate missing students but also help all students get resources to regain momentum—both developmentally and academically—and to get them mental health services and grief counseling if needed. But many school social workers see the problems of the “lost year” as a larger opportunity to make schools more welcoming and less punitive so students and school communities can thrive.
Oct 14, 2021

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