School of Social Work

Family Support Program Hosts Visitors from Singapore Hospital

July 19, 2016

The Family Support Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work hosted a group of multidisciplinary early intervention professionals from the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore in June. The team included Sylvia Choo, senior consultant/developmental pediatrician, Department of Child Development; Shujun Oh, psychologist, Department of Child Development;… Read more »

Social Work Professor Teaches Leadership Workshops in Saudi Arabia

June 1, 2016

School of Social Work Professor Kim Strom-Gottfried helped expand the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s influence in the Middle East this spring with a visit to Saudi Arabia, where she conducted training for women who are leaders in higher education. Strom-Gottfried, the Smith P. Theimann Jr. Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Professional Practice, presented workshops… Read more »

Small Receives Grant to Support Research in South Africa

May 6, 2016

Assistant Professor Latoya Small has received a $150,000 grant to support research in South Africa aimed at empowering HIV-infected youth to maintain their medicine regime, avoid risky behaviors and encourage family members to fully participate in their healthcare. The International AIDS Society’s Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research is funding the two-year project, which is… Read more »

Social Work Professors Present, Instruct at International Conferences in India and the Netherlands

March 28, 2016

Gina Chowa and Rainier Masa, professors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work, were recently invited to present at the Fifth International Conference on Building Community Resilience for Sustainable Development in Ahmednagar, India. Chowa, an associate professor, gave a keynote speech entitled, “The Conceptualization and Measurement of Community Resilience Using a Livelihoods Framework:… Read more »

Chowa Launching Interdisciplinary Global Research Center

February 26, 2016

This fall, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work associate professor Gina Chowa will launch a global center dedicated to enhancing the lives of marginalized populations around the world by creating innovative social development interventions, building knowledge, generating new evidence and impacting policies that ensure economic justice for the poor. Known as… Read more »

Refugee Support Group Meets with Lawmakers to Discuss Immigration Issues

January 22, 2016

Resettled immigrants and refugees often face difficulties finding affordable housing, higher-income jobs and educational opportunities and need additional support from federal, state and local officials to successfully integrate into their new communities. That was the message last month from the Raleigh Immigrant Community (RIC), a support group of individuals and families from the Democratic Republic… Read more »

Social Work Faculty to Examine the Impact of Community Programs in India

December 11, 2015

UNC School of Social Work faculty are collaborating with partners in India to examine whether community programs that promote hygienic behavior and financial savings, gender equality, and enhanced mental health are having a positive impact on some of the country’s poorest residents. Over the next year, Associate Professor Gina Chowa and Assistant Professors Latoya Small and Rainier Masa will turn their… Read more »