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 faculty member promoted from associate professor to full professor
Posted: Oct. 27, 2016 - The UTA President officially recognized Social Work Professor, Dr. Alexa Smith-Osborne and 12 other UTA professors on their advancement from associate professor to full professor earlier this month at the annual Faculty Promotion and Tenure...[Read More]
Graduate student presents research at conference
Posted: Oct. 27, 2016 - Graduate student Rhadiah Mosley has experience working with people marginalized by society: foster children and the homeless. Mosley is an expert in trauma — at least, she wants to be. Currently pursuing a master’s degree in social...[Read More]
Best online Master's in Social Work
Posted: Oct. 04, 2016 - UTA's School of Social Work has been named to the College Choice 2016 ranking for the Best Online Master's in Social Work, Yahoo! Finance and other media reported.[Read More]
Phi Alpha Honor Society collects school supply donations
Posted: Sept. 14, 2016 - The Phi Alpha Honor Society held a collection drive for school supplies during the Spring semester and recently donated the items to the Lucyle Collins Middle School. The Phi Alpha Honor Society is one of many Social Work student...[Read More]
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]