School of Social Work

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 »

Students Create Day of the Dead Display

November 19, 2015

In early November, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Social Work Student Organization’s International Caucus, co-chaired by Naomi Broadway, organized a Day of the Dead altar in the School of Social Work’s lobby, in coordination with the Latin@ Caucus. Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated in much of Latin America. “I wanted it… Read more »

Refugee Wellness Initiative Expands with New Partnerships in Durham and Orange Counties

November 13, 2015

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Global Transmigration – Refugee Mental Health and Wellness Initiative (“Refugee Wellness”), a project of the UNC School of Social Work, led by Clinical Assistant Professor Josh Hinson, has recently initiated partnerships with local health clinics and expanded to serve as a field site for five master’s students interested in… Read more »

Meet the New School of Social Work Doctoral Students

August 17, 2015

Erum Agha received her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from NED University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan, in 1998, and her master’s degree in social work from North Carolina Central University in 2015. Agha’s areas of interest are risk and resilience in diverse populations, empowerment of women through education and caregiver needs. Her career goals… Read more »

UNC Hosts International Association for Social Work with Groups’ Annual Symposium

July 7, 2015

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work hosted the International Association for Social Work with Groups 37th annual symposium June 4-7. Over 200 people attended, representing 15 countries and five continents. Two institutes preceded the symposium. One was for field instructors, given by Alex Gitterman of the University of Connecticut, on… Read more »

Meet the Researcher: Michael Lambert

May 4, 2015

As a grad student, Michael Lambert was determined he was not going to be a researcher. Even after earning a master’s degree in social work and another in clinical psychology. And especially while pursuing his Ph.D. in clinical and general psychology. “It was one of the last things on my mind,” recalled Lambert, now a professor… Read more »

Award-winning Professor Chowa Delivers Hettleman Lecture

April 8, 2015

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work associate professor Gina Chowa, a winner of UNC’s prestigious 2014 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty, delivered her Hettleman Lecture on April 7, 2015, in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt building auditorium. Chowa spoke on, “Rethinking pathways for the poor in resource-limited countries:… Read more »

Students, Faculty and Staff Celebrate Culture, Diversity at Annual Harambee

April 2, 2015

Students, faculty and staff gathered on March 31 for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work’s annual Harambee multicultural event, which celebrates ethnic, racial and cultural diversity through food, art and performances. The event showcased a wide array of talents, including dancing, singing and poetry. Participants also celebrated with a… Read more »

Nguyen Aims to Help Military Veterans and Their Families

April 2, 2015

Cathy Nguyen was well into her college career and studying psychology when she first realized that a member of her own family had most likely struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder. The discovery eventually fueled Nguyen’s interest in social work and focus on military veterans and their families. “At the time, I was an undergrad at the… Read more »