School of Social Work

Carina Villarreal

Conversations, Culture Sharing Are What Heritage Month is All About

Hispanic-Latino Association President Carina Villarreal said she celebrates her heritage daily in the way she lives.

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Addressing the Opioid Crisis: What Does Alabama Need?

Alabamians face many structural barriers to treatment of opioid addiction, such as access and transportation to treatment facilities as well as hostile attitudes among the public and family members to addiction, according to research led by The University of Alabama.

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UA Leading Effort to Increase Vaccinations in Rural Alabama

In a partnership with community organizations, The University of Alabama is spearheading a project to get 70% of eligible people in the state’s Black Belt vaccinated against COVID-19 over the next year.

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Chatbots for Dementia Patients and Caregivers Need More Work

Systematic review of apps finds need for evidence-based chatbots that have undergone end user evaluation.

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Fueled by Experience, Social Work Student Now Advocates for Others

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.

Wisdom or perfectionism

Perfectionism Reaps High Rewards, But Can Also Bring Much Pain

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 managed to remain healthy.

Dr. David Albright, left, principal investigator for the vitAL initiative, discusses project details with Dr. Paul Moon, vitAL project coordinator, and Shanna McIntosh, vitAL director.

Social Work Professor Named Distinguished Research Professor

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

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Social Work Students Work to End Child Hunger

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

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

Experienced Leader Chosen to Head 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.

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

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