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Clark wins prestigious national research achievement award

Assistant Professor Trenette T. Clark, Ph.D., is the winner of the 2015 Society for Social Work and Research Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award. In conferring the award, the Society recognizes that her accomplishments reflect innovative scholarship, a rigorous approach to social work research, and work that exhibits an emerging influence in the field and her contribution to advance the profession is noteworthy.


Civil rights leader Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr. to speak at the School Feb. 3

Please join us for the 2nd annual Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, 5:30 p.m., at the UNC School of Social Work. This event is free and open to the public.

Lifelong activist Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. will share his evolving perspectives on the value and urgent need for “freedom-fighting” social workers who can help lead toward a more positive and inclusive social transformation of our nation and world into a better place to live for all people.


School awarded $1.24 million grant to address child trafficking in North Carolina

Researchers at the UNC School of Social Work have received a $1.24 million grant to address child trafficking in North Carolina.

The U.S. Children’s Bureau, Office of the Administration for Children & Families awarded the five-year grant to Research Prof. Dean Duncan to launch Project NO REST, a collaborative effort focused on increasing awareness of sexual and labor trafficking among children and youth involved in the state’s child welfare system, especially those in foster care.