UTA In The News — Monday, September 13, 2021

Monday, Sep 13, 2021 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

How to talk to children about 9/11

Kiva Harper, UT Arlington associate professor of practice in the School of Social Work, detailed how to speak to children about 9/11 on KRLD 1080 AM.

New SSW degree

A new UT Arlington social work degree gives hope for the future of substance abuse treatment, Spectrum News reported. Mandy Forbes decided to enroll at UTA to obtain the new Bachelor’s of Science in Substance Use and Treatment. Karen Magruder, director of undergraduate programs in the UT Arlington School of Social Work and assistant professor, said one focus of the program is preparing tomorrow’s professionals to prevent burnout, one of the main causes of the field’s high turnover rate. Texasnewstoday.com also ran the Spectrum story.

Castle law explored

Kent Ryan Kerley, UT Arlington professor and chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, said the rights given to people to protect their homes through the law are pretty widespread, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported in a story about Texas castle law and whether self-defense on private property is always protected. The Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal also ran the Star-Telegram story.