Formerly incarcerated black men enrolled in an alternative school with arts-based programming — writing, poetry, music — showed healthier social and emotional development and higher academic achievement as they transitioned to adulthood, according to research from assistant professor Charles Lea.
Assistant Professor Christian Miyawaki recently presented the collaborative, international study of Japanese and Japanese American seniors. The study was a response to the loss of a long-term senior care facility that resulted in over 100 mono-lingual Japansese without a home. The results came along with a 10-year proposal to rebuild a new non-profit facility.
September 12, 2019
Theresa Chrisman, a Ph.D. candidate, helps Houston nursing home residents capture their own legacies, showing them and their caretakers the power of reminiscing. It's part of her mission to give a voice to the voiceless.
Jan Leger, Lecturer and Director of Academic Affairs, coordinated a donation drive for the FSU College of Social Work, particularly those at the FSU Panama City campus that were particularly affected by the hurricane.
In recognition of the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day and in support of the united efforts to address HIV/AIDS-related disparities in the Southern United States, the three Coordinating Centers of the Gilead COMPASS Initiative®- announced the 32 recipients of their 2019 Transformative Grant.
November 30, 2018
Dr. Suzanne Pritzker Discusses Voter Engagement on Fox News
Watch the video of Dr. Pritzker on the news using the above link, and learn more about the GCSW's Voter Engagement and Political Justice Initiative here!
October 05, 2018
Isiah Factor Uncensored
Dean Alan Detrlaff and Jean Latting, Professor Emerita at the GCSW discuss A Conversation on Race and Privilege, a Social Justice Solutions event hosted at the GCSW featuring Angela Davis and Jane Elliott.
September 07, 2018
A Conversation on Race and Privilege with Angela Davis and Jane Elliott
Social Justice Solutions invites activists , thought leaders, and the community, to explore action-oriented strategies to affect social change.
September 06, 2018
Examining Mental Health Among Marginalized Young Adults
Dr. Sarah Narendorf and other researchers study the value of mental health narratives.
May 30, 2018
Dr. Samira Ali: The Battle Rejoined
On World AIDS Day, two nonprofits announce a bold new partnership with a UH scholar to help render the still-epidemic virus 'undetectable' in Houston once and for all.
November 17, 2017
Dr. McClain Sampson: Addressing Shortage of Behavioral Health Workers
GLOBE-Team Training to Help Fill Gap in Workforce
November 9, 2017
Dr. Samira Ali: Project CORE Tackles HIV Treatment & Prevention r. EXAMPLE: Headline
Collaboration between Avenue 360, AIDS Foundation Houston and UH Graduate College of Social Work will develop a “Southern Approach” to HIV servicesSubheadline
October 13, 2017
Professor Aabha Brown: Social justice concerns following Hurricane Harvey
In this segment of Viva Houston, Aabha Brown, a professor at the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston, explains how low-income communities were particularly hit hard by Hurricane Harvey.
October 10, 2017
Maconda Brown O'Connor: Hosts "Evicted" Author, Matthew Desmond
A sociologist by training, Desmond shared about the research methodology that became the basis for the book.
October 9, 2017
Dr. Mickey Washburn: Opioid An American Epidemic (50:19)
HOUSTON - Opioid abuse is a growing crisis in America and KPRC Channel 2 is doing its part to raise awareness with our special, "Opioid Nation: An American Epidemic."
October 6, 2017
Dr. Luis Torres: Houstonians Stepping Up To Help Recovery Efforts In Puerto Rico
Just weeks before Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, there was Harvey here in Houston. Is this a two-fold crisis for family and friends, dealing with both Harvey and Maria? We talk with Houstonians who say they’re worried about their family and friends there as the island begins to recover.
September 26, 2017
Dr. Suzanne Pritzker is interviewed about Hurricane Harvey
Dr. Prizker shares her family's personal story about Harvey, including her new GCSW students helping out at her home.
September 1, 2017
Professor Donna Amtsberg: The Pros & Cons of Corporal Punishment
A state lawmaker explains why he’s in favor of corporal punishment, and a sociologist explains why she’s against it.
August 1, 2017
MSW Student Justin Anderson wins a prestigious 2017 Ima Hogg Scholarship
Recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement and their commitment to providing mental health services after graduation.
July 19, 2017
Professor Emerita Jean Latting: UH Magazine Profile
Jean Kantambu Latting seldom shied away from speaking about issues that are dear to her, such as social justice, peace-building and empowerment, during her 37 years at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW).
May 22, 2017
Dr. Patrick Leung: Asian Advisory Committee annual celebration
The Asian-Pacific American Heritage Celebration featured performances, awards, and the traditional dragon dance.
May 5, 2017
Student LGBT Activists Rally at UH to Condemn Host of "Religious Freedom" Bills
LGBT students and allies held rallies across Texas asking conservative lawmakers to stop pushing laws that give Texans the right to discriminate, in the name of religion, against a whole group of already-vulnerable people.
April 26, 2017
Dr. Sarah Narendorf: The Surprising Issue Uniting Left and Right in Texas
Because mental health affects so many segments of our daily lives … it is absolutely one of the most critical areas of concern facing Texas today.
April 18, 2017
Dr. Sarah Narendorf: Leads Research on Youth Homelessness
Social work team leads research on youth homelessness
April 11, 2017
Dr. Suzanne Pritzker: UH Turned Blue in 2016 Election
April 5, 2017
Professor Jody Williams: Nobel Laureate Speaks at Peacemaker Awards
April 3, 2017
Professor Jody Williams: Urging Detroit Crowd to ‘Never Give Up’
April 2, 2017
Dr. Sheara Williams Jennings: HYPE 2.0 Engages Students in Sexual Health Education & More
Dr. Sarah Narendorf: UH Moment – Youth Homelessness:
Study on Youth Homelessness for Texas Legislators
March 8, 2017
Dr. McClain Sampson: Intervention Helping New Moms Battle Postpartum Depression
February 28, 2017
Dr. Sarah Narendorf: More than a Runaway Problem: UH Researcher Tackles Youth Homelessness
Graduate College of Social Work Offers Solutions to Growing Texas Concern
February 20, 2017
Message From the Dean: Standing Together in the Face of Uncertainty
In these times, we must lean even more on the value of our profession, They serve as a guide and a constant reminder to respect the inherent human difnity and worth of all people.
February 06, 2017
Alum Dawn McCarty Featured in the Houston Chronicle
Professor's dedication extends to living with the poor and homeless
February 5, 2017
Message from the Dean
Standing Together in the Face of Uncertainty
Dean Dettlaff: Honored at UHD Social Work Awards Ceremony along with Mayor Turner
January 26, 2017
Dr. Patrick Leung: Caring for elders at home
Emotional costs, balance of support, and other tips from an expert
January 25, 2017