The UNC School of Social Work has been awarded $2.2 million in federal grants to train MSW students to work in primary care settings as behavioral and mental healthcare specialists and to prepare UNC dual-degree graduates for leadership roles in public health social work.
The larger of the two grants, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration, was awarded as part of an initiative to increase the number of mental health and public health workers, especially those serving adolescents and young adults.
A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that African Americans and Caribbean blacks who experience frequent or recurrent multiple forms of discrimination are at greater risk for developing major depressive disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, and for abusing drugs and alcohol.
Most significant, researchers found that discrimination involving disrespect and condescension alone did not appear to substantially increase risk for mental health and substance use problems. However, when adults faced this same prejudicial treatment as well as character-based and hostile treatment, they were at a much greater risk for the disorders.
Take the first step toward obtaining your MSW by attending a live, online information session.
During the web-based event, our Assistant Director of Recruitment, Admissions and Financial Aid will review the application process and discuss how to be a competitive applicant to the UNC School of Social Work. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions related to the application and admissions process.