Topic: School of Social Work

NIH Grant to Prevent Fetal Exposure to Alcohol, Marijuana

Oct. 27, 2015
Woman Smoking

A $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work test a health intervention to reduce fetal exposure to alcohol, marijuana and tobacco during early pregnancy.

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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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