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 Student Advocate and Promote Positive Change in Haiti
Posted: May 02, 2016 - The School of Social Work has amazing and outstanding students who are dedicated to academic excellence and creating a just society for all individuals nationally and abroad. Advocates like Nausheen Habib, MSW student, make the School of Social...[Read More]
Social Work Professor Earns Distinguished Scholar Award
Posted: April 26, 2016 - Dr. Maria Scannapieco, social work professor and director of the Center for Child Welfare, has been selected as a member of UTA’s Academy of Distinguished Scholars for recognition of her outstanding scholarly achievements and contributions...[Read More]
Social Work Scholar Awarded Student of the Year
Posted: April 08, 2016 - The School of Social Work congratulates Michael Lummus, MSW student, on his award from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) North Central Texas-Fort Worth Chapter. The NASW is the largest membership organization of professional...[Read More]
Social Work Assistant Professor Launches Testimonial Research Project in Response to Police Violence
Posted: April 07, 2016 - Dr. Anne Nordberg, assistant professor at UTA’s School of Social Work and research associate of the Center for African American Studies (CAAS), introduced her research project entitled The Black Voice Matters on April 1, 2015 at a CAAS Power...[Read More]
Social Work Researchers make News for Groundbreaking Research and Technology to Combat Domestic Violence
Posted: April 01, 2016 - Dr. Anne Nordberg, social work assistant professor and research associate of the Center for African American Studies, and Dr. Peter Lehmann, social work professor, represent an interdisciplinary partnership to combat domestic violence. The...[Read More]