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Fueled by Experience, Social Work Student Now Advocates for Others

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Destiny McFall broke through all the depressing statistics that weigh on children brought up through the foster care system to graduate with a master’s degree in social work.

April 23, 2021

Perfectionism Reaps High Rewards, But Can Also Bring Much Pain

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Though perfectionism has helped many high achievers and people with Type A personalities climb to the top of their class, work, sport, or other fields, it also has many downsides that have to be...

March 25, 2021

Social Work Professor Named Distinguished Research Professor

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Fewer than 10 faculty members in the University’s history have been honored with the appointment.

March 16, 2021

Social Work Students Work to End Child Hunger

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UA social work students are working on a new online database that connects Alabama families in crisis with food resources in their communities.

March 8, 2021

Experienced Leader Chosen to Head UA School of Social Work

Doctor Schnavia Smith Hatcher, dean of the UA School of Social Work

Dr. Schnavia Smith Hatcher has been selected to lead The University of Alabama’s School of Social Work as dean beginning Aug. 1, 2021.

December 18, 2020

MSW Student Inspired by Courses to Run for City Council, Wins Seat

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Holly Barnett decided to go back to school to advance her career. Little did she know where it would lead her.

December 3, 2020

Finalists for Dean of Social Work to Meet Campus Nov. 9-12

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Candidates will engage with student, staff and faculty groups and make a Zoom presentation to the campus community from 9-10 a.m. CST each day.

November 5, 2020

UA Team to Build Opioid Prevention, Recovery Network in State

A University of Alabama-led team of researchers is ready to implement a robust opioid prevention, treatment and recovery network in the state.

September 4, 2020

UA Researcher’s Tech-Focused Dementia Care Projects Funded

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A University of Alabama social work researcher's work in advancing technology to improve dementia care receives boost from NIA, NSF.

August 31, 2020

UA Kick-Starts Six Projects Related to COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

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Six projects designed to deepen understanding of the coronavirus pandemic and future pandemics and positively influence society will receive seed funding from The University of Alabama.

May 28, 2020

UA Researchers to Develop Mental Health Training for Police

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Law enforcement officers throughout Tuscaloosa County will soon be better equipped to interact with citizens with serious mental illness and substance abuse.

May 18, 2020

UA Offering Courses on Coronavirus

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Three courses offered this summer at The University of Alabama will allow students to understand issues stemming from the coronavirus pandemic while exploring solutions to a PPE shortage.

May 8, 2020

From Homeless as a Child to Working with Homeless Vets

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Rebecca Koen, who experienced homelessness as a child, will soon begin working with homeless populations and military veterans in Washington, D.C.

May 5, 2020

Q & A: Staying Emotionally/Mentally Healthy in Virtual Academia

Dr. Sha-Rhonda Green

The one constant in these changing times is exactly that, change.

April 8, 2020

UA to Host Opioid Overdose Training, Free Narcan Kit Giveaways

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A March 25 community event at The University of Alabama will provide free Narcan kits and training on how to administer the opioid overdose reversal drug.

March 12, 2020