School of Social Work

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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.

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

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.

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UA Researchers to Develop Mental Health Training for Police

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

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UA Offering Courses on Coronavirus

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.

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From Homeless as a Child to Working with Homeless Vets

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

Dr. Sha-Rhonda Green

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

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

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UA to Host Opioid Overdose Training, Free Narcan Kit Giveaways

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.

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Social Work Receives $3.2M Grant to Address State’s Opioid Overdoses

The University of Alabama School of Social Work and the Alabama Department of Mental Health’s efforts to stem opioid use and rates of overdose deaths in Alabama have a new focus: first responders.

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Women, WWII Vets Overrepresented in Newspaper Photos

Women veterans and veterans of World War II appear more often in newspaper photos than their make-up of the country’s veterans, according to a study by researchers at The University of Alabama.

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UA to Hold 2019 Fall Commencement Exercises Dec. 14

The University of Alabama will hold its fall commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 14, at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus.