School of Social Work

School of Social Work Gathers to Honor Memory of Slain Students

February 19, 2015

On Feb. 16 at noon in the School of Social Work’s lobby, students, faculty and staff came together to show unity and to honor the lives of Deah Shaddy Baraket, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha. Faculty members Sarah Naylor and Travis Albritton, and student Dustin Rawlings spoke briefly. Then everyone observed a moment of silence, followed by writing… Read more »

Mark Fraser

Fraser to Evaluate Research Proposals for Sweden

January 8, 2015

Mark Fraser, John A. Tate Distinguished Professor for Children in Need, has been asked by the government of Sweden to serve on a 12-person interdisciplinary team reviewing proposals for research on children’s mental health, including the relation to physical health. About 160 proposals are being reviewed by the team, who will select 10 to recommend to… Read more »

At the conference in Shanghai, Dean Jack Richman spoke on “Conceptualizing couple and family development for use in social work practice.”

School of Social Work Explores New Partnerships in China

December 30, 2014

Although China remains the world’s second-largest economy, the country continues to experience an ever-widening gap between rich and poor residents. This growing wealth disparity and the challenges it creates are among the reasons faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work continue to explore possible partnerships with universities in… Read more »

Mark Fraser

Fraser Delivers Keynote Address at Conference in China

November 21, 2014

Mark Fraser, John A. Tate Distinguished Professor for Children in Need in the University of North Carolina School of Social Work, delivered the keynote address at a conference in Shanghai, themed “Visioning the Future of Families: Policy and Practice.” The conference was held in November 2014 at East China University and hosted by the Consortium of Institutes on Family in the Asian… Read more »

Virginia Lewis

Lewis Named FLAS Fellow to Continue Portuguese Study

November 20, 2014

Virginia Lewis, a student in University of North Carolina School of Social Work, is the recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship by the UNC Center for European Studies for the 2014–15 academic year. Lewis began her studies of Portuguese when she went to Portugal for 12 weeks in the… Read more »

Josh Hinson and MSW students Abbie Heffelfinger, Allie Hill and Erin Magee speak about the Refugee Mental Health and Wellness Initiative to the School of Social Work’s Board of Advisors on Oct. 31.

School of Social Work to Contract with State to Offer Mental Health Services to New Refugees

November 11, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work will soon begin contracting with the State of North Carolina to improve access to health and mental health services to refugees in the Triangle region. Starting in January, Josh Hinson, a social work clinical instructor who is leading the “Refugee Mental Health and Wellness Initiative,” and… Read more »