School of Social Work

December 27, 2017

How will we know if Seattle’s new soda tax, which takes effect Jan. 1, actually reduces the consumption of sugary drinks?

October 23, 2017

One way to humanize the homeless is through art.

Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, a professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work, was principal investigator of the first U.S. longitudinal study of health and well-being of LGBTQ midlife and older adults.

The UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science has launched a program to expand mental health services across the state.

Facebook has worked with Forefront, a UW-borne group aimed at suicide prevention, to create support mechanisms for members of its community who might have severe depression. 

Alaska Native elders who are homeless in Seattle are nevertheless optimistic about life, suggests a small-scale survey conducted by Jordan Lewis, an assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work.

Roger Roffman, a UW professor emeritus of social work and former pot smoker, was a sponsor of Washington state's 2012 marijuana-legalization initiaitive.

The gun-control debate is narrowly framed around criminal homicides and school shootings, which ignores the huge proportion of suicides that involve firearms.

Middle-age white men are particularly vulnerable to suicide and "don't tend to ask for help," says Sue Eastgard, director of training at Forefront, a suicide-prevention program in the University of Washington's School of Social Work. 

Patients who sustain mild traumatic brain injuries can benefit significantly from a 20-minute conversation with a social worker before being discharged from a hospital, according to a recent study led by the University of Washington School of So


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