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

Roger Roffman, a UW professor emeritus of social work, has studied marijuana dependence interventions for 30 years.

Suicide prevention in Washington state took a significant step forward March 27 when Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 2315, a bill that requires basic training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management for medical care providers.

Joining a gang in adolescence has significant social consequences in adulthood beyond criminal behavior, even after a person leaves the gang.

A UW survey -- one of the first in the United States to examine attitudes among mental health professionals -- suggests that increased personal and professional experience lead to more empathy toward clients.

Kevin Haggerty graduated from high school in 1977 – among the foggiest, Cheech-and-Chongiest years ever in terms of U.S. teens smoking marijuana, government data says.

All parents want what’s best for their children.

Fewer high school students across the U.S.

It is not uncommon for a woman to flee, with her child, from an abusive spouse, hoping to start fresh elsewhere. Some even seek refuge in a new country.

The University of Washington, in collaboration with Forefront, has been awarded a three-year, $300,000 suicide-prevention grant to launch Husky Help & Hope, a comprehensive suicide-prevention init


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