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Media contact: Karen Kornegay, Director of Communications, (919) 843-7952


Register for Oct. 15 online information session about our MSW Program

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.

UNC study: Assisted living communities home to more older adults with dementia

Findings stress additional training for staff and improved consumer education

In a first-of-its-kind national study, UNC-Chapel Hill researchers have confirmed that assisted living communities are a primary provider of residential care for older adults with dementia and that an estimated 7 out of 10 adults in these residences have some form of cognitive impairment. With these findings in mind, researchers recommended that assisted living homes consider more training for staff, especially in medication management and avoiding the use of medications to control behavior, and stressed recent recommendations that call for improved public education to help consumers better understand the varied policies and practices of assisted living.

CHSA and UNC launch child welfare research network

New effort to inform and improve policies around child well-being
Children’s Home Society of America (CHSA) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work have launched a child welfare practice-based research network to help inform and improve local, state and national policies around child welfare and well-being.

Refugee mental health and wellness pilot study findings to be presented March 31

The campus community and general public are invited to attend a presentation on the UNC Global Transmigration Refugee Mental Health and Wellness Initiative, a pilot study offering mental health screenings and services to recently arrived refugees. The research team will discuss methodology, initial findings and future directions of the project.

Adverse Weather Alert

snowflakesUNC classes are canceled and offices closed until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. More info

Be sure to check for updates on university-wide cancellations. In the case of inclement weather, individual School of Social Work faculty may cancel a class at their discretion even if UNC has not canceled classes. Instructors will attempt to notify their students if class is canceled. Students are encouraged to check with their instructor to see if class is canceled.