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
UTA awards 2016 Interdisciplinary Research Program grants to School of Social Work faculty
Posted: Aug. 31, 2016 - UTA has awarded four seed grants to interdisciplinary research projects that address growing problems such as loneliness among the elderly, the need for sustainable green education spaces, the health crisis among urban American Indians or the...[Read More]
Doctoral student receives prestigious leadership award in Gerontology, third consecutive year for the School of Social Work
Posted: Aug. 22, 2016 - ARLINGTON, Texas - The Association of Gerontology Education in Social Work announced earlier this month, Rupal Parekh, a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work, will be the recipient of the Doctoral Student...[Read More]
School of Social Work graduate program rises from 10th position to 3rd in new ranking
Posted: July 28, 2016 - ARLINGTON, Texas – The University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Social Work moved up seven spaces from 10th in 2015 to now third in the nation according to a graduateprograms.com ranking announced in July 2016. The ranking is based...[Read More]
Social Work Graduate Program Rises in Ranks
Posted: July 06, 2016 - UTA’s School of Social Work graduate program cracked the top three in the nation. The third-place ranking is an increase of its previous ranking of 10th, according to www.graduateprograms.com, with 86 percent of current and former students...[Read More]
MSW Graduate Student Receives $5,000 Scholarship for Mental Health Studies
Posted: June 16, 2016 - ARLINGTON, Texas – Rebecca Liles, masters of social work graduate student at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work, received a $5,000 scholarship June 1 from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Liles received one of...[Read More]