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
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]
UTA social work doctoral student to make global history in Greece
Posted: Dec 09, 2016 - A social work doctoral student at The University of Texas at Arlington will be the first graduate student to represent UTA and the only scholar to represent the United States at an annual global research conference in Greece later this month. Out...[Read More]
Message from the Dean
Posted: Nov. 30, 2016 - Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, This year’s presidential election was a significant moment in American history, and regardless of your political beliefs, it has evoked a range of reactions, feelings and emotions. As we continue to ponder...[Read More]