Topic: School of Social Work

How To Help Older Adults At Risk Of Suicide

Nov. 9, 2017

In a new study, social work professors found health problems are a major driver of suicide among older adults.

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Older Adults More Likely to Disclose Suicidal Thoughts

Oct. 4, 2017
Thinking about life, a photo by flickr user Elvin via Creative commons

A study by social work researchers shows that 23 percent of individuals aged 50 and older who died by suicide had disclosed their intent, most often to family member and less often to a healthcare professional.

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Why the Opioid Crisis is as Dangerous as A Terrorist Attack

Sept. 26, 2017
Doctor with pills

UT Austin professors explain why the opioid crisis warrants the a declaration of national emergency.

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Steve Hicks School of Social Work Established at UT Austin

Sept. 6, 2017
Steve Hicks

The School of Social Work will be renamed in recognition of a generous gift from R. Steven "Steve" Hicks, a telecommunications pioneer and vice chairman of the UT System Board of Regents.

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Peer Recovery Coaches Help Battle Addiction in Texas

June 26, 2017
Conversation, by Paulo Valdivieso

Texans with substance use disorders who work with a peer recovery coach for at least 12 months remain abstinent or reduce substance use, improve housing and employment status and reduce use of health care services.

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