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Social Work Partnership

Partnership Trains Students to Provide Team-Based Mental Healthcare to Children and Families
March 28, 2017

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 1 in 5 children have experienced a seriously debilitating mental health disorder at least some point in their lives.  For school-aged children, these disorders often impact the child’s health, well-being, as well as schools,...

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Survey to Address Student Perception of Campus Climate
March 20, 2017

Sexual assault on college campuses is a national epidemic; 1 in 4 women report being assaulted during their time in college, impacting their emotional and physical health and academic success. Along with a myriad of other prevention efforts, the federal and state governments have prioritized the...

Camino Community Center

School of Social Work Offers New Practicum to Address Outreach in Latino Communities
March 13, 2017

In response to Charlotte’s increasingly diverse and rapidly growing Latino population, School of Social Work lecturer Roger Suclupe is bridging the gap between advocacy, outreach, and critical perspectives on social work policy through a new graduate course, Social Work Practice with Latino...


Dr. Jane Neese Promoted to Senior Associate Dean
February 8, 2017

The UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services is pleased to announce that Dr. Jane Neese, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, has been promoted to Senior Associate Dean for the College. In her expanded role, Neese, who has served as an associate dean since 2002, will continue to...

Veterans Health Conference

UNC Charlotte Veterans Health Conference to Address Reintegration to Civilian Roles
February 2, 2017

Returning veterans often face serious challenges as they reintegrate to civilian roles. This task can be even more demanding when the returning service member has suffered a traumatic injury. Supporting veterans and their families through this process is the focus of the 2017 UNC Charlotte Veterans...

Amelia Coonrod

Passionate Advocate: Personal Experience Inspires Alumna to Aid Persons with Disabilities
December 14, 2016

On bad days, getting out of bed feels almost impossible for Amelia Coonrod. On the good ones — the days when her back doesn’t hurt as much and her energy is up — things are a little bit easier. But cerebral palsy affects her life every day. Coonrod was born three months premature and diagnosed at...

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CHHS Names Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
December 6, 2016

The College of Health and Human Services has named Dr. Susan Sell the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. Sell’s tenure follows a one-year stint as Interim Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences. In her new position, Sell will work to increase research and student funding...

Professor Lori Thomas

VIDEO: Exponential - The Power of Outreach
November 10, 2016

Social work professor Lori Thomas knows that the mission of North Carolina's urban research university involves deep engagement in the off-campus community, as well as in the classroom.

Avon Foundation for Women

UNC Charlotte to Attend First-of-Its-Kind Institute to Address Sexual Assault on College Campuses
October 31, 2016

The Avon Foundation for Women has awarded UNC Charlotte a one-year grant to participate in a first of its kind national leadership institute to address on campus gender-based violence. Through the $10,000 grant from the Avon Foundation, UNC Charlotte will be among the 20 schools to participate in...

Charlotte protests

Professor Susan McCarter Discusses Racial Inequality on NPR
October 12, 2016

In the wake of the shooting of Keith Scott by Charlotte police and the sometimes violent protests that followed, social work professor Susan McCarter joined NPR's "Here and Now" to provide prospective on long-simmering racial tensions in Charlotte. LISTEN