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FACULTY RESEARCH:Faculty Professors Robin Gearing, Patrick Leung, Monit Cheung along with Doctoral Candidate Lindamarie ...
12/28/2020

FACULTY RESEARCH:

Faculty Professors Robin Gearing, Patrick Leung, Monit Cheung along with Doctoral Candidate Lindamarie Olson and Doctoral Student Limor Smith had their article titled "Guidelines for culturally adapting mental health interventions in China" published.

Great work, everyone!

READ more: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17525098.2020.1792646

SELF CARE SUNDAY:We're almost at 2021, yall!
12/27/2020

SELF CARE SUNDAY:

We're almost at 2021, yall!

❄️🌟HAPPY HOLIDAYS🌟❄️:The GCSW wants to wish everyone a safe, warm, and wonderful holiday season. 😊Here is a photo of som...
12/25/2020

❄️🌟HAPPY HOLIDAYS🌟❄️:

The GCSW wants to wish everyone a safe, warm, and wonderful holiday season. 😊

Here is a photo of some faculty and staff who met online last week for our holiday party and gift exchange. 🎁🎁🎁

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12/24/2020

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Grateful for our awkward, brave and kind community.

Happy holidays, friends. Be tender with yourselves and each other during this difficult season.

xo, BB

THURSDAY THOUGHTS: This one never gets old. 😂❄️🤔Courtesy of Social Work Tutor.
12/24/2020

THURSDAY THOUGHTS:

This one never gets old. 😂❄️🤔

Courtesy of Social Work Tutor.

IN THE NEWS: “The number of children who pass through hidden foster care each year is roughly comparable with the number...
12/23/2020
Hidden Foster Care: All Of The Responsibility, None Of The Resources

IN THE NEWS:

“The number of children who pass through hidden foster care each year is roughly comparable with the number of children removed from their families, brought to court, and placed in formal foster care.”

READ more: https://theappeal.org/hidden-foster-care/

Outside of the traditional foster care system exists a shadow system of potentially hundreds of thousands of children removed by CPS to their relatives or family friends—without a court case, monetary support, or due process.

MOTIVATION MONDAY:"As social workers, our work is essential. We make ourselves seen, we make our voices heard, we advoca...
12/21/2020

MOTIVATION MONDAY:

"As social workers, our work is essential. We make ourselves seen, we make our voices heard, we advocate for change, and we, as always, show up. We will get through the challenges in this uncertain time." - Ada Cheung (MSW '06 & PhD '10)

READ more about Dr. Ada Cheung who was named Social Worker of the Year by the Houston Branch of the NASW Texas: https://bit.ly/naswstudentswoty2020

Amazing work, Dr. Ada. We're very proud of you and your hard work! 👏👏👏👏

SELF CARE SUNDAY:Tis the season!
12/20/2020

SELF CARE SUNDAY:

Tis the season!

FACULTY RESEARCH:Faculty professors Monit Cheung and Patrick Leung and Doctoral Alumna Shu Zhou recently had their resea...
12/20/2020

FACULTY RESEARCH:

Faculty professors Monit Cheung and Patrick Leung and Doctoral Alumna Shu Zhou recently had their research article "How to Determine the Order of Authorship for Social Work Research" published.

LEARN more: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1049731520963187

WEEKEND VIBES:I'm still messed up from the time change, hbu?
12/19/2020

WEEKEND VIBES:

I'm still messed up from the time change, hbu?

12/18/2020
Happy Holidays from the GCSW!

From all of us at the GCSW...Happy Holidays!

Thank you staying connected with us this year. Enjoy the season! 😀

FACULTY RESEARCH:Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Nicole Bromfield's recent article "At the In...
12/18/2020

FACULTY RESEARCH:

Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Nicole Bromfield's recent article "At the Intersection of COVID-19 and Sex Work in the United States: A Call for Social Work Action" was recently accepted by Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work.

The article discusses and analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on people in sex work while highlighting sex workers' resiliency and community action in the face of the Pandemic.

The article will be made public and will be shared here once published.

Great work, Dr. Bromfield!

Dr. Bromfield was recently named to receive a Fulbright Scholar award to teach and conduct social work research at the University of Namibia beginning next year.

READ more: https://bit.ly/bromfield-fulbrightUH

IN MEMORIAM:Today, services are being held to honor Cele Keeper, a giant in the social work community. Please read more ...
12/18/2020

IN MEMORIAM:

Today, services are being held to honor Cele Keeper, a giant in the social work community. Please read more about her phenomenal life and her many contributions to the social work profession and generosity to the GCSW community.

Her legacy includes endowing the Professorship in Peace and Social Justice at the Graduate College of Social Work which brought Nobel Laureate Jody Williams to the GCSW. The impact of the Global Justice course is often cited by many alums as a pivotal moment in their social work education.

Thank you Cele Keeper for your work and all you gave to the world.

READ more about her amazing life:
https://www.jewishfuneralsusa.com/obituary/525394/Cele-Keeper/#obituary

VIEW the services:
Join Zoom Meeting December 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM
https://zoom.us/j/98490957037?pwd=KytpTlRiS3RYOUNaUHFxSS9RYkJidz09

Meeting ID: 984 9095 7037
Passcode: 070949

FUN FRIDAY:We know we have Carrie tendencies and Miranda goals, but Woke Charlotte is what gets us going this holiday se...
12/18/2020

FUN FRIDAY:

We know we have Carrie tendencies and Miranda goals, but Woke Charlotte is what gets us going this holiday season.

IN THE NEWS:"Abolition isn't a better kind of punishment." LISTEN to this conversation with prison abolitionist Ruth Wil...
12/17/2020
Prison Scholar and Activist Ruth Wilson Gilmore on the Case for Abolition - KQED

IN THE NEWS:

"Abolition isn't a better kind of punishment."

LISTEN to this conversation with prison abolitionist Ruth Wilson Gilmore: https://www.kqed.org/forum/2010101879844/prison-scholar-and-activist-ruth-wilson-gilmore-on-the-case-for-abolition

We recently hosted Ruth Wilson Gilmore earlier this semester as part of our Eyes On Abolition series.

WATCH the prerecorded live stream: https://bit.ly/Abolition-GCSW2020

Is prison necessary? That’s a central question in the work of longtime prison abolitionist and well-known prison scholar, Ruth Wilson Gilmore. A co-founder of activist organization Critical Resistance, Gilmore’s seminal book “Golden Gulag” analyzed California’s role in propelling both the ...

FACULTY IN THE NEWS:"Inclusion is creating a space where people feel like they can express dissent and bring their ideas...
12/16/2020
Brené with Aiko Bethea on Inclusivity at Work: The Heart of Hard Conversations - Dare to Lead with Brené Brown

FACULTY IN THE NEWS:

"Inclusion is creating a space where people feel like they can express dissent and bring their ideas to the table. It's not just a matter of feeling welcomed but also feeling valued: what i say matters, the perspective matters, my lived experience matters."

GCSW Endowed Professor Brené Brown recently sat down with Aiko Bethea about Diversity and Inclusion on her newest podcast called "Dare To Lead."

LISTEN to the podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3IODQ37EurkFf0zMNhazqI?si=JjoL4grLRbi9xjon6IYtSA

In this episode, I talk to friend, colleague and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion expert, Aiko Bethea. We discuss empathy, accountability, and the power of listening and believing (including a very real role play). We also dissect the differences between transactional leadership and transformational...

FACULTY RESEARCH:Assistant Professor Charles Lea's article “Centering racial equity in measures of school climate: Persp...
12/16/2020

FACULTY RESEARCH:

Assistant Professor Charles Lea's article “Centering racial equity in measures of school climate: Perspectives of racial and ethnic minoritized students” was recently accepted by the Journal for the Society for Social Work and Research.

The article aims to include rare measures of school climate specific to students’ perceptions of racial equity. This study seeks to answer how do racial/ethnic minority students define and experience racial equity in the school context and how the items on a school climate survey capture their racial equity definitions and experiences.

Great work, Dr. Charles!

IN THE NEWS:"Inmates at severely understaffed prisons have reported being malnourished; being fed small, sometimes rotti...
12/16/2020
Texas to shutter three more prisons as units face critical staffing shortages

IN THE NEWS:

"Inmates at severely understaffed prisons have reported being malnourished; being fed small, sometimes rotting sack meals in their cells; and rarely getting to move around. Officers have reported more assaults and said they were forced to cut corners and work too much overtime."

READ more about the temporary closure of three state prisons in Texas: https://www.texastribune.org/2020/12/01/texas-prisons-close-understaffing/

We recently hosted prison abolitionist Ruth Wilson Gilmore for our Eyes On Abolition series earlier this semester.

WATCH the pre-recorded livestream: https://bit.ly/Abolition-GCSW2020

Three units across the state will be at least temporarily closed this month, according to the Texas prison system. The agency hopes it will help with dangerously low staffing levels.

COMMUNITY EVENT:Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia will host a virtual chat with experts about DACA. FIND OUT MORE: ⤵️
12/15/2020

COMMUNITY EVENT:

Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia will host a virtual chat with experts about DACA.

FIND OUT MORE: ⤵️

Do you want to learn more about DACA? Lets talk! Join me here along with a panel of experts tomorrow on Facebook Live at 3:00PM CST

We will be joined by lead plaintiff Martin Batalla Vidal, attorney Luis Gomez Alfaro, and Executive Director of FIEL Houston Cesar Espinosa to learn more about what recent developments mean for all of the Dreamers in our community.

IN THE NEWS: "Volunteer groups have acted as informal social workers, tracking down doctors to provide free medical care...
12/15/2020
Three Years After Family Separation, Her Son Is Back. But Her Life Is Not.

IN THE NEWS:

"Volunteer groups have acted as informal social workers, tracking down doctors to provide free medical care and answering crisis phone calls at any hour. But such groups are running short of resources now."

READ more about the reunification process for families who have
crossed the border: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/07/us/family-separation-complications.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Many of the migrant families separated under the Trump administration’s most controversial immigration policy have been reunited. But some are still struggling.

UH GCSW Latinx Student Association
12/15/2020

UH GCSW Latinx Student Association

Tomorrow (December 15) is the last day to donate!

Donation options:
1. Drop off items Bohemeo's
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Thank you to everyone that has donated so far! We’re grateful for your kindness 💖✨
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AUSTIN LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM | COHORT 2021:Meet our 2021 Austin Legislative Internship Cohort.Starting from Top...
12/14/2020

AUSTIN LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM | COHORT 2021:

Meet our 2021 Austin Legislative Internship Cohort.

Starting from Top Left to Right: Tsion Amare, Sophia Campos, Devan Daniel, Audrey Erwin, Joy Fairchild, Lyssette Galvan, Jax Gheorghe.

Starting Bottom Left to Right: Hannah Hall, André Marcel Harris, Maddox Hilgers, Cassidy Kenyon, Victoria McDonough, Phuong Nguyen, RN, and Chelsea Dalton Pederson

We're extremely excited and proud of all of our students and can't wait to hear more about the great work they will be partaking in.

The Austin Legislative Internship is one of the very few opportunities nationally for social work students to participate full-time in the legislative policy-making process. Students often share that this is an incredible and useful learning experience, one that often changes their life

MEET our students and read more about their stories: https://bit.ly/gcsw-atx-2021

LEARN more about how to support them as they continue this critical political justice work by donating here or TEXTING ‘GCSWAustin’ to 71777: app.mobilecause.com/vf/GCSWAustin

JOIN us tomorrow for a Virtual Fundraiser for the ATX Legislative Internship Program featuring The Honorable Garnet F. Coleman from 5-6PM.

RSVP to Renia S. Butler at [email protected].

Meet the 2021 Class of Austin Legislative Interns!You can support their critical work by donating here:app.mobilecause.c...
12/14/2020
Meet Our Students Cohort 2021

Meet the 2021 Class of Austin Legislative Interns!

You can support their critical work by donating here:
app.mobilecause.com/vf/GCSWAustin

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STUDENT SUCCESS:"The inclusion of social workers in conversations regarding mental health is crucial to raising awarenes...
12/14/2020

STUDENT SUCCESS:

"The inclusion of social workers in conversations regarding mental health is crucial to raising awareness of complex social problems and encouraging the pursuit of social justice at both the system and policy levels. Social work perspectives are critical to improving health equity because social workers see more than an individual struggling with a mental health condition; they recognize the contextual and societal interconnected threads that led to the condition."

Congratulations to PhD Candidate, Natalia Girlardo-Santiago. Natalia was recently selected for the American Psychological Association's Interdisciplinary Minority Fellowship Program, a newly awarded grant-funded program from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/SAMHSA.

The purpose of the fellowship is to identify, select, and support the training of ethnic minority graduate students who commit to significantly improving the quality of care provided to ethnic and racial minorities who have mental or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.

Amazing work, Natalia!

FACULTY RESEARCH:Mary R. Lewis Endowed Professor in Children & Youth, Monit Cheung recently had her research article tit...
12/13/2020

FACULTY RESEARCH:

Mary R. Lewis Endowed Professor in Children & Youth, Monit Cheung recently had her research article titled "Sex Education Programs for Preteens: A Review of Relevant Outcome Studies in Nine Countries" published.

Amazing work, Dr. Cheung!

READ more about the research: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10560-020-00713-0

12/12/2020
Living Planet: Environmental racism hits mothers-to-be | DW | 03.12.2020

IN THE NEWS:

"Even with the same access to healthcare, there's a greater risk for infant mortality."

LISTEN to this conversation about how environmental justice is a major issue for expectant mothers: https://www.dw.com/en/living-planet-environmental-racism-hits-mothers-to-be/av-55811991?maca=en-Twitter-sharing

LEARN more about Healthy Start at UH which hopes to combat Black infant and maternal mortality in Houston: https://www.uh.edu/socialwork/New_research/maternal-health-equity-research-and-training-center/healthy-start/

You may know that women and children are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and pollution. And, how communities of color often bear the brunt of environmental hazards. Well, new research shows that climate impacts puts pregnant women of color at higher risk for having premature babies,...

FUN FRIDAY:But do they know? LOL😂😂😂
12/11/2020

FUN FRIDAY:

But do they know? LOL😂😂😂

12/10/2020
Houston Humane Society

ALUMNI IN THE NEWS:

"The goal of this coalition is to stop the cycle of violence that often affects human and animal family members."

Katherine Miner (MSW '18) who works for Fort Bend Women's Center as a Counselor/Outreach Advocate was present for Houston Humane Society's Press Conference announcing a broad coalition of organizations aimed to address domestic violence and animal cruelty.

Great work, Katherine (pictured in purple)!

WATCH the press conference and learn more: https://fb.watch/2g-2ptyWuW/

Today's Press Conference launches the start of a coalition of agencies from across Southeast Texas named Southeast Texas LINK Coalition to efficiently and effectively combat animal and human violence. The agencies are: Harris County District Attorney's Office, Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office, Fort Bend County Juvenile Probation Department, Fort Bend Women's Center and The Children's Assessment Center - Houston-Harris County

We will work to address the urgent rise of domestic violence and animal cruelty in our communities through education and action campaigns.

The goal of this coalition is to stop the cycle of violence that often affects human and animal family members.

To learn more:https://setxlinkcoalition.org/

JANE ADDAMS DAY:"True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice."Today is Jane Addams Day. A...
12/10/2020

JANE ADDAMS DAY:

"True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice."

Today is Jane Addams Day. Addams' work as a pioneer social worker in America, feminist, and internationalist made her an important figure of the twentieth century and earned her the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.

#socialjusticeUH

IN THE NEWS:"There’s every reason for skepticism over claims that reform and oversight are ways to end the harm of polic...
12/09/2020
Beyond Breonna: Louisville Police Make the Case for Abolition

IN THE NEWS:

"There’s every reason for skepticism over claims that reform and oversight are ways to end the harm of policing; a century of attempted reforms have had no such effect."

READ more about how discussions surrounding defunding the police have taken different forms since the incidents taking place in Louisville: https://theintercept.com/2020/11/27/defund-police-louisville-breonna-taylor/

The idea of defunding the police is roiling Democratic Party politics — but it’s not about that. It’s about the horrors of policing.

IN THE NEWS:"The child welfare system must first interrogate the ways it’s practices and policies uphold systemic racism...
12/08/2020
The Disenfranchisement of Black Foster Youth Students

IN THE NEWS:

"The child welfare system must first interrogate the ways it’s practices and policies uphold systemic racism as well as acknowledging the generational inequity and destruction it has bestowed upon Black families."

READ more about the systemic challenges faced by BIPOC children within foster system: https://imprintnews.org/child-welfare-2/disenfranchisement-black-foster-youth-students/49626

WATCH the pre-recorded convening of the newly launched upEND Movement, which brought together organizers and thought leaders to strategize ways to create a society in which the forcible separation of children from their families is no longer an acceptable solution for families in need: https://bit.ly/GCSW-EyesOnAbolition-Series

Authors argue that the Los Angeles school system has created a nexus of incarceration around Black foster youth in the classroom

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congratulations Marylou!!!
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Our Client is the leading provider of geropsych services in the US, is searching for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to join its team in providing assessment and therapy services to the geriatric population, as well as older adults, in nursing homes and assisted living communities. Beyond a great team environment, enjoy the following benefits:  Competitive Pay Packages  Part-time, Full-time options  Salary with performance based incentives  Medical, dental, and vision benefits  License renewal assistance  New employee training and ongoing training opportunities  PTO (Paid Time Off), Paid Holidays, & much more! Responsibilities The bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Workers are needed for full-time and part-time opportunities in the Friendswood and surrounding areas to provide individual therapy, family therapy and behavior management support to older adults as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Providing geropsych services is challenging but rewarding work. Some of the cases involve intimate situations, raw emotions, resolving unfinished business, preparing for death, respecting the knowledge behind the dementia, and helping individuals find purpose/meaning in their current stage of life. Please email resumes to: [email protected]
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