Tag School of Social Work

In Wisconsin, 3 in 5 people with Down syndrome diagnosed with dementia by age 55

October 28, 2019

A UW–Madison researcher says the findings "show us areas where we need to invest resources in services, treatment and research.”

UW partnerships take 1st, 2nd in Alliance for the American Dream competition

June 28, 2019

LIFT Dane shared first place for its plan to help Dane County families who are weighed down by fixable civil legal problems and We Care for Dane Kids shared second place with its multi-pronged approach to transform the county's early childhood and after school care sectors.

Maria Cancian named Galbraith Fellow for work on child welfare

January 17, 2018

Cancian and her research have shaped national research agendas and discourse on child support policy, poverty policy and child welfare policy, and generated more than $50 million in grants to the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Social Workers Confronting Racial Injustice Conference to feature Symone Sanders

January 12, 2018

The UW–Madison School of Social Work will host its fourth-annual Social Workers Confronting Racial Injustice Conference on Friday, January 26, 2018. This conference is…

New Faculty Focus: Lynette Studer

November 17, 2017

The social work professor has worked primarily in the community with individuals with severe mental illnesses in a model called Assertive Community Treatment

Training social work students to serve Wisconsin families

November 8, 2017

The School of Social Work’s Public Welfare Training Program prepares students to join the ranks of professionals who assist and advocate for children and families throughout the state.

New Faculty Focus: Pajarita Charles

October 31, 2017

Professor Pajarita Charles' work is concentrated on supporting healthy child development among children of formerly incarcerated fathers. 

New Faculty Focus: Lara Gerassi

October 3, 2017

Social Work Professor Lara Gerassi was noticing sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation on a daily basis as a social worker, and she eventually returned to school to dedicate a career to research in these areas.

New Faculty Focus: Lauren Bishop-Fitzpatrick

September 5, 2017

A new professor in the School of Social Work specializes in helping adults with autism.

Social work graduate: ‘My greatest goal … is to make people see each other as human beings’

May 9, 2016

A 16-year-old boy is shown into the room. There are four tables set up in a rectangle; seven people sit around the ‘“U,” facing him.

Commencement spotlight: Class of 2016

May 9, 2016

Every one of the 6,517 students graduating this week has a unique story to tell about their UW–Madison experience — of challenges overcome, connections forged, contributions made.

New coursework will prepare social workers for aging population

February 2, 2016

New graduate options will be offered in fall 2016 through the part-time Master of Social Work Program offered in Eau Claire and Madison.

Student veterans find another service opportunity in social work

November 11, 2014

Social work is an increasingly popular choice for veterans returning to graduate school. Just under 20 percent of graduate students receiving veteran’s benefits at UW–Madison are pursuing a master’s degree in social work, according to data from the UW–Madison Graduate School, while only 4 percent of graduate students overall are enrolled in the MSW Program.