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 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
UTA School of Social Work in the News
Posted: Feb. 06, 2017 - “UTA Researchers Building App to Predict Emotions” Fort Worth city magazine news story “UTA Researchers Look to Solve Anger Issues” CBS DFW news story and video “UTA Researchers Developing Anger Technology to Help...[Read More]
UTA hosts a community conversation on Youth Mental Health and Substance Use - open to the public
Posted: Feb. 02, 2017 - Half of all mental health issues start by age 14, and 75 percent are diagnosed by age 24, yet mental health remains a taboo in the public even though suicide is the second leading cause of death for 10- to- 24- year olds. Because of this,...[Read More]
Reproductive rights advocate
Posted: Dec 14, 2016 - Professor Vijayan Pillai was recently invited to speak at the Institute of Social Investigations at the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico. Pillai spoke about how ensuring women's reproductive rights in...[Read More]
UTA strengthens commitment to Arlington ISD students in need of mental health services
Posted: Dec 13, 2016 - The University of Texas at Arlington is renewing its partnership with the Arlington Independent School District to provide free treatment for students who show signs of disorders or mental health issues. Guidance counselors who work for the school...[Read More]