UNC researchers to investigate whether art can enhance health care of Latino adolescents Associate Professor Mimi Chapman has shown that art can be u

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UNC researchers to investigate whether art can enhance health care of Latino adolescents

Associate Professor Mimi Chapman has shown that art can be used as a teaching tool for helping students, educators, and social workers to better understand the migration and cultural life experiences of Latinos and other diverse populations. Now, thanks to a $300,000 federal grant, Chapman and a trans-disciplinary team of UNC scholars are preparing to investigate whether art can also help to enhance the health care of Latino adolescents. Read story

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Helping refugees who need mental health assistance

Refugees are some of the most traumatized people in the world. And yet, rarely in the resettlement process are they screened for mental health. Could these newcomers potentially need mental health assistance?

The UNC’s School of Social Work's Josh Hinson aims to tackle that question with the “Refugee Mental Health and Wellness Initiative,” a pilot study that explores the mental health needs of newly arrived refugees in North Carolina. Read story

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Book drive to benefit pediatric cancer patients at UNC

The School of Social Work is partnering with UNC Libraries for a book drive to donate books to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. All new or gently-used books for ages one through mid-teen are welcome. A collection box will be located in the School of Social Work's lobby through Dec. 5. Read story

New chapter of Social Work with Groups holds first conference at School

School hosts Native Pathways Health Career Fair

Lecture video online: A video is posted on our website of the child welfare lecture by Bryan Samuels, former commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Samuels presented the 2013 Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture at the UNC School of Social Work on Oct. 22, speaking on “Leadership, Evidence and Accountability in Child Welfare.”

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Upcoming Events and Workshops

Lectures and Continuing Education

Nov. 11: Clinical Lecture Series in Chapel Hill, Loving kindness meditation practice, with Mary Brantley, LMFT
Jan. 8: Clinical Lecture Series in Winson-Salem, The other side of psychopharmacology: Ethics and practice, presented by Thomas L. Murray, Jr., PhD, LMFT, LPC
Jan. 13: Clinical Lecture Series in Chapel Hill, Motivational interviewing and readiness to change, with Paul Nagy, LPC, LCAS

For Prospective Students

MSW Program information sessions: Nov. 25 at 5:30 p.m.; Dec. 6 at 10 a.m.; Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.; Triangle 3-year MSW Program information session - Nov. 13 at 6 p.m.; Winston-Salem 3-year MSW Program information session - Jan. 3 at 2 p.m.

GRE Overview Workshop, Nov. 23 in Winston-Salem

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