To understand how the UW’s transition to online-only classes affected college students’ mental health in the spring of 2020, UW researchers surveyed 147 UW undergraduates over the 2020 spring quarter.
Dreams about unmasked crowds. Getting back to the routines of work, school or the everyday things we used to do. Shaking hands and hugging. Meeting without a computer screen separating the people in the conversation. Mourning the loss of lives. Anxiety about re-entering society as the world continues to grapple with the pandemic is real.
Erica Sirrine, PhD, a grief and bereavement expert with years of building social work programs in academia, will direct a growing program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Sounds like crickets chirping and the taste of warm buckwheat pancakes can spark the senses of people with dementia — a fact faculty and students at WVU used to develop a way for those people to experience parts of their cultural past and to relieve stress for their caregivers.
The University of Georgia has established a new interdisciplinary center to combat human trafficking through research, programming and policy development.
To learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on TV journalists, researchers in the College of Social Work (CoSW) Self-Care Lab at the University of Kentucky conducted a national study.
Social work student Matthew Witt knew early in his college career that he wanted to dedicate his life to helping people navigate through challenges. As an intern with the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, Witt has tracked proposed bills during the 2021 session of the West Virginia State Legislature.
Clendenin native Michelle Richmond arrived at WVU with a lofty goal: to improve the human condition for all West Virginians. Eventually, that led her to social work. Now, she is working with Legal Aid of West Virginia on its strategic plan to improve statewide community access to legal services
For Black girls in the juvenile justice system, attention from a caregiver might amount to too much of a bad thing, a recent study suggests.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service have announced a partnership on a new concurrent degree program. Students pursuing a Master of Public Service at the Clinton School may now earn a concurrent Master of Social Work through the UA Little Rock School of Social Work.
As the U.S. population ages, more hospitals are implementing geriatric emergency department (GED) programs with specialized staff focused on transitional care for older adults. A new study finds that providing specialized geriatric emergency care results in lower Medicare expenditures up to $3,200 per beneficiary.
Domestic violence was already considered an epidemic long before COVID-19 impacted the world, but the pandemic has caused an uptick in abuse cases, creating a greater need for awareness, education and intervention. October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month – a time…
Associate professor weighs in on national debate and calls for funding for counselors and security guards as an alternative As K-12 schools prepare for reopening, coronavirus safety protocol isn’t the only issue that school officials are debating. Schools across the…
Florida State University’s College of Social Work recently launched a new level in its successful Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience online series.
States across the country passed moratoriums on evictions to combat housing insecurity as the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic became clear earlier this year. As the pandemic took hold, the country’s unemployment rate skyrocketed to its highest-ever level since…
August 30th is National Grief Awareness Day, a day created to raise awareness about the many ways we as humans cope with grief. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert shares how cancer patients and their friends and family experience grief and loss around the cancer experience.
As China’s government seeks solutions to social problems related to an evolving society, professional social work is increasingly entering new areas, including migrant and aging services, and is poised to take on a larger role in assisting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, said two experts from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
The $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable researchers to identify interventions that will lead to a healthier, more resilient Native American community.
Patrick Bordnick, dean of the Tulane University School of Social Work, is available to speak about the mental health challenges facing doctors, nurses and others on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. For interviews, contact [email protected] or Barri Bronston…
There is a disconnect between the way some top mental health organizations describe African American mental health problems and the way African Americans describe them, a University of Georgia researcher has found.
With senior citizens making up nearly 20% of West Virginia’s population, one WVU student has committed her career to helping them transition from skilled nursing facilities back into the community.
Master of Social Work student Mariah Martin is an intern with Healthy Grandfamilies, an eight-week training program from the Children’s Home Society for grandparents voluntarily raising their grandchildren.
Holidays, traditions and spirituality help with mental well-being and provide pathways for people to connect. Many are finding ways to maintain these aspects of their lives in meaningful and innovative ways while continuing to practice social distancing and adhere to…
Since transferring to WVU in fall 2017, Connecticut native Déja Fleury has found a home-away-from-home in Morgantown. Nearly three years later, the social work major is helping the local library feel more like home for its patrons.
Michael Zakour, professor of social work at West Virginia University, lived through Hurricane Katrina and studied the vulnerability and resiliency of the community following the disaster. After observing the lack of coordination and communication – which put vulnerable populations at…
Serving in the Army National Guard has inspired one West Virginia University social work student to pursue a career combating stigmas surrounding mental health.
A West Virginia University student is seeking justice for imprisoned individuals who are not receiving adequate healthcare.
Leora Lowenthal, LICSW-OSW-C, manager of the oncology social work program at BIDMC, and Hester Hill Schnipper, LICSW, OSW-C, provide advice on rethinking holiday traditions and celebrations to capture more peace in the face of a long-term illness.
For those dealing with loss — be it the death of a loved one or pet, divorce or unemployment — the holidays can be an especially depressing and even stressful time. “For some, the holidays are reminder of loss and…
UAB social work professor Stacy Moak provides best practices on avoiding abduction during the holiday season and every day of your life.
Making end-of-life decisions for your pet or coping with the loss of an animal is something that no pet owner wants to think about. A program at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center recognizes the importance of human-animal bonds and provides grief support for pet owners facing tough decisions for their animal.
Kathleen J. Pottick, PhD, MSW, MA, LCSW, a core faculty member at Rutgers University’s Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research (IFH) and professor in the School of Social Work, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW).