Social Work News

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Nome Community Center proposes Housing First project for Nome

 |  Sean Milligan  |  ,

A study co-authored by School of Social Work professor Heidi Brocious was featured in a KNOM article about how the Nome Community Center proposes a Housing First project for Nome. The study was on the Forget-Me-Not Manor last year.

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Aguiniga, Trawver co-author article on low-income mothers’ perspectives about their intimate partner relationships

 |  Ahliil Saitanan  |  ,

School of Social Work faculty members Donna Aguiniga and Kathi Trawver co-authored an article that employs the voices of 22 low-income mothers to examine the factors that influence how low-income mothers perceive their intimate partner relationships.⁠

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Project BLENDS graduate collaboration to promote early childhood mental health

 |  Matt Jardin  |  ,

Project BLENDS will develop a training model at UAA for four overlapping service disciplines in order to serve young children with high-intensity social-emotional needs and their families.

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UAA Diversity Action Council announces Student Diversity Award recipients

 |  Matt Jardin  |  , , ,

Social work master’s student Jay Greene (pronouns: they/them, he/him) believes in system reform through policy, as evidenced in their work with UAA’s LGBTQIA2S+ Committee and Gender Inclusive Housing Committee. Greene was a recipient of the Student Diversity Scholarship.

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Hooding ceremony student speaker Naidene Baechler on pursuing systemic change

 |  Matt Jardin  |  ,

Even amidst a global pandemic slowdown, it’s been a productive year for Naidene Baechler. She will serve as the speaker for this fall’s graduate hooding ceremony after completing her Master of Social Work in May 2020. Merely one week after earning her degree, Baechler kicked off her career as program supervisor for the Knik Tribal Council (KTC).