Center for African American Studies (CAAS)
Rooted in both the Liberal Arts and Social Work, CAAS is aiming to redefine the modern model for studying the historical and contemporary issues of race and cultural diversity. Devoted equallty to heritage/cultural studies and social justice, CAAS is designed to enhance and broaden our understanding of Black American's unique social circumstances, political standing, and history.
Center for Addiction and Recovery Studies (CARS)
CARS provides researched, evidenced-based, trauma informed services in prevention, intervention and recovery support services; trains social workers ready to impact changes in oppressed populations; and adds to addiction and recovery practice knowledge through collaborative research. This is accomplished through programs offered in the Dallas and Tarrant counties, instituting a comprehensive student intern training program for BSW, Micro/Macro and Advanced Placement social work interns, and collaborating with researchers from the School of Social Work and the community.
Center for Advocacy, Nonprofits, and Donor Organizations (CAN-DO)
Assists advocacy groups, human service nonprofits, and donor organizations function more effectively and efficiently. CAN-DO's purpose is to improve nonprofit sustainability through research, management training, student recruitment and education, and improving understanding of the unique relationship between nonprofits and donor organizations.
Center for Child Welfare (CCW)
Serves as a research and resource center for Texas, the Southwest, and the nation in the advancement and dissemination of knowledge to improve the conditions of vulnerable children and their families. Research, education, and dissemination efforts address the basic rights of children to be nurtured and protected by their families with the support of their communities.
Center for Clinical Social Work (CCSW)
Provides strengths-based clinical services and culturally-sensitive parenting programs to clients. CCSW also supports post graduate education and training to professional social workers in an effort to continue its tradition of community service. In addition, the CCSW contributes to the knowlege base by conducting clinical research to establish empirically-based practice and effective clinical interventions.
News & Highlights
Student Showcase: October
Posted: Oct. 05, 2015 - Elizabeth Kivlehan What program are you in? MSW Direct Practice in Aging What are your plans following graduation? My plans after graduation are to advocate for those who are unable or cannot remember to advocate for themselves. I hope to work in...[Read More]
Doctoral Student Recognized for Contributions and Service in Social Work
Posted: Sept. 30, 2015 - Bonita Sharma, doctoral student and social work adjunct professor, is one of three award recipients of the 2015 Partners in International Education (PIE) Award presented by the Council on Social Work Education's Katherine A. Kendall Institute for...[Read More]
Social Work Student Awarded Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Posted: Aug. 24, 2015 - The School of Social Work proudly congratulates Hector Ventura for being awarded the Ima Hogg Scholarship. He was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to support his graduate studies in social work. Ima Hogg...[Read More]
Doctoral Student Wins Competitive Award for Research and Service in Social Work
Posted: Aug. 17, 2015 - The School of Social Work is pleased to announce the winner of the Doctoral Student Leadership Award for 2015-16. The Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW) presented doctoral student Brandi Felderhoff with the award for...[Read More]
Social Work Student Awarded Scholarship for Research in Mental Health Practice and Service in African American Communities
Posted: July 31, 2015 - Alletia Smith, a MSW student in the School of Social Work at UT Arlington, is one of four recipients of the 2015-16 NASW Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship. The Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship is awarded to master degree candidates in...[Read More]