Topic: School of Social Work

U.S.-Born Children of Undocumented Parents Report Anxiety and Depression Symptoms

March 5, 2015

U.S.-born children of undocumented parents experience elevated levels of anxiety, and if their parents were detained or deported, those children are more likely to report depressive symptoms, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Many Pregnant Teens Use Alcohol and Drugs, Study Finds

Feb. 17, 2015
Assistant Professor Christopher Salas-Wright

New research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests that many teenagers, especially younger teens, may not be getting the message about the risks of using alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy but that having involved parents and being engaged academically can help.

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TEA Grant to School of Social Work Will Take Innovative Discipline Program Statewide

Feb. 10, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas  School and district administrators across Texas will be offered training in Restorative Discipline, an alternative to "zero tolerance" methods, through a grant from the Texas Education Agency to the Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue (IRJRD) at The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work.

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Conflicts and In-School Suspensions Drop Sharply at Middle School During Second Year of "Restorative Discipline" Initiative

Nov. 18, 2014

Truancy, bullying and other conflicts among students are down, and in-school suspensions have declined 75 percent at a San Antonio middle school two years after University of Texas at Austin researchers helped implement "restorative discipline" as an alternative to "zero tolerance" in dealing with these issues, according to second-year findings involving a three-year initiative.

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New Dual Degree in Social Work and Latin American Studies

Nov. 5, 2014
Mural at the School of Social Work by Raul Valdez, 1996.

AUSTIN, Texas — The School of Social Work and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at The University of Texas at Austin are establishing a dual degree program at the graduate level, the first of its kind in the United States.

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