School of Social Work

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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.

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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.

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

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.

UA Team to Build Opioid Prevention, Recovery Network in State

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.

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UA Researcher’s Tech-Focused Dementia Care Projects Funded

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