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By allowing discrimination, HB2 is in direct contradiction with social work values and ethics, which include respect for the dignity and worth of all people and a commitment to social justice. We are troubled by the impact that this new law has on those who are already marginalized and vulnerable, including members of our own School of Social Work community. This legislation has created sadness, confusion, anxiety, and anger for individuals, communities, businesses, and service organizations across the state and nation. As citizens, we oppose this law.
The UNC School of Social Work's Master of Social Work (MSW) program has been named one of the top 10 social work programs in the country, in the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report for the 2017 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools."
The School continues its longtime standing in the top 10. This year it is tied for 7th, making it the 4th best public school of social work in the country.
With the growing interest in yoga as an option for treating people who experience mental health problems because of various forms of trauma, researcher Rebecca Macy weighs in on whether the evidence supports the practice as a standalone solution for improving mental health and well-being. Read more
Associate Professor Gina Chowa hopes to create a global center dedicated to enhancing the lives of marginalized populations around the world. Read more