Topic: 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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Sexual Assault is More Pervasive in Texas Now Than in 2003

Sept. 15, 2015
Texas sexual assault prevalence

Sexual assault is more pervasive in Texas now than in 2003, the time of the last statewide survey, according to a new study by the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA) at UT Austin.

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Immigrant Teens Less Likely to Commit Crimes and Use Drugs

Sept. 1, 2015
"The Dream is coming," by Flickr user Justin Valas

Amid concerns that immigrants may pose a threat to American society, a new study from UT Austin shows that immigrant teens are less likely to engage in violent behaviors, crime and drug use than their U.S.-born counterparts.

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Get Ready to See More Social Workers at Private Companies

Aug. 20, 2015
Corporate Social Worker

Social work has evolved from a profession focusing on people living in poverty to one associated with governmental programming to one offering counseling and health-related services in nonprofit and private-practice settings. But now there is a new emerging trend: Social workers are moving into corporate America. This is a good thing and get ready to see more of it.

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Marijuana Use is Down, Disapproval is Up Among Young Teens

July 13, 2015

Since 2002, the proportion of adolescents reporting marijuana use has decreased, and more younger adolescents report strong disapproval of marijuana use initiation.

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