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)
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 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
Social Work Professor Dr. Vijayan Pillai Appointed Fellow in Prestigious Public Health Society
Posted: Feb. 04, 2016 - Congratulations to Dr. Vijayan Pillai, social work professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, on his recent honor of being appointed Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), an independent and multi-disciplinary charity...[Read More]
Dr. Smith-Osborne Elected Fellow of Prestigious International Society
Posted: Jan. 19, 2016 - Alexa Smith-Osborne, a University of Texas at Arlington Associate Professor of Social Work and expert in resilience research, military and veterans’ health and mental health issues, has been named a Fellow of the Society for Social Work and...[Read More]
Delta Alpha Pi National Honor Society, Alpha Omicron Chapter Induction
Posted: Jan. 13, 2016 - The University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Social Work proudly congratulates its recent student inductees into the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Delta Alpha Pi National Honor Society, an organization that recognizes the academic...[Read More]
Social Work Alumna Receives Doctoral Award for Dissertation Research
Posted: Jan. 06, 2016 - The School of Social Work is proud to announce Dr. Arati Maleku’s recent award from the Society for Social Work and Research. Dr. Maleku, a 2015 alumna from the School of Social Work, received honorable mention for her dissertation...[Read More]
Commemorative Tribute Installed to Honor Veteran Students on Campus
Posted: Dec 17, 2015 - The School of Social Work is pleased to announce the installation of a commemorative tribute for student veterans on the University of Texas at Arlington’s campus. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place in the VetLounge in the Central...[Read More]