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World Mental Health Day: Reducing the Stigma

   October 14, 2020

Each year on Oct. 10, the World Health Organization encourages people across the globe to recognize World Mental Health Day. In 2020, its observation lands with added gravity, as the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic and unrest from other sources heighten collective stress. In the midst of these challenges, World Mental Health Day’s goal of raising awareness of the availability and benefits of...

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‘Memory Cafes’ Connect Caregivers and Loved Ones Living with Dementia

   October 7, 2020

Amanda Thomas ’14 agonized as she watched her grandmother endure the profound challenges of living with dementia.

“I watched my aunt take on the important role of a caregiver and something in me changed during that time period,” Thomas said. “I knew what I was supposed to do.”

In her early 30s and expecting her first child, Thomas enrolled in the ...

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UNC Charlotte Appoints Social Work Professor as Diversity and Inclusion Leader

   September 9, 2020

UNC Charlotte Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber announced has appointed UNC Charlotte Professor Cheryl Waites Spellman, Ed.D....

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Social Work Professor Appointed to Statewide COVID-19 Task Force

   July 16, 2020

Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed UNC Charlotte social work professor Sonyia Richardson, Ph.D., to a statewide task force on health inequities. The move comes as part of an executive order aimed...

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College of Health and Human Services Announces Leadership Transitions

   July 1, 2020

With the approaching retirement of Jane Neese, senior associate dean of academic affairs, Dean Catrine Tudor-Locke has announced a series of transitions in...

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Novant Health Wellness Webinar: The Impact of Racism on Health

   June 29, 2020

Dr. Schnavia Smith Hatcher, director of the UNC Charlotte School of Social Work, joined Novant Health's SVP & Chief Equity Officer Dr. Chere Gregory and Heal Charlotte Founder and Executive Director...

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Well and Good: Being a ‘Good’ Person Isn’t a Steadfast Trait or Status - Here’s Why That’s Important

   June 17, 2020

Dr. Sonyia Richardson spoke with Well and Good on the consistent effort needed to be a "good" person. 

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Perspective: Why Are We at the Intersection of Race and Oppression?

   June 16, 2020

by: Dr. Dante Bryant, assistant professor, School of Social Work

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CHHS DIvE Committee Statement on Addressing Racial Injustice

   June 10, 2020

“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change,  I am changing the things I cannot accept”  (Angela Davis)...

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Feeling Serious Video Fatigue? You Can Probably Blame the Presence of Absence

   May 6, 2020

As people across the country participate in an increasing number of video calls per week, a sense of "video chat fatigue" is setting in for many. Sonyia Richardson, clinical associate professor of Social Work, recently discussed the phenomenon for an article published by ...

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