Topic: School of Social Work

Girls Serve Longer Sentences Than Boys in Justice System

Sept. 22, 2015

Females in the Texas juvenile justice system are often at greater risk of serving longer sentences and having a mental health need than their male counterparts, according to new research from UT Austin.

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Discuss Safe Sex With Teens Openly and Honestly

May 6, 2015

New research by UT Austin's Child & Family Research Institute in collaboration with the Healthy Youth Partnership identifies the main barriers to safe sex practices among teens in Travis County. 

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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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