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Refugee Wellness Collaborative to receive grant

Triangle Community Foundation is awarding a $14,620 grant to the UNC Refugee Wellness Collaborative, which is based at the UNC School of Social Work and supports mental health and wellness services for refugees living in the Triangle.

"We are most grateful," said Josh Hinson, program director and a clinical assistant professor at the School. "Refugee resettlement programs are facing dire circumstances nationwide ... our refugee clients are experiencing increased fear and anxiety.

Listen to Iris Carlton-LaNey's interview on The State of Things

We hope you were able to listen to WUNC's "The State of Things" radio broadcast today (Monday, Feb. 12, 2018). Iris Carlton-LaNey, Ph.D., interviewed with host Frank Stasio and shared wonderful stories about her life and her profession. The interview highlighted her recognition as 2018 Social Worker of the Year by National Association of Social Workers - NC chapter. If you missed it, you can listen to the recording online.

Faculty awarded grant for early-home visiting study

Assistant professor Paul Lanier, clinical associate professor Sarah Verbiest and the Jordan Institute for Families received a $50,000 grant from the Winer Family Foundation with support from John Rex Endowment, ChildTrust Foundation and The Duke Endowment.

The colleagues will use the grant to conduct the “North Carolina Landscape Study of Early Home Visiting.” Learn more

UNC Professor Iris Carlton-LaNey named NASW-NC Social Worker of the Year

The National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter (NASW-NC) has named Professor Iris Carlton-LaNey the 2018 Social Worker of the Year.

The NASW-NC Social Worker of the Year Award is an annual award given to a social work professional who has demonstrated commendable social work practice and involvement with NASW and other professional, civic, and community organizations.

Richman appointed to academic board of East China University

Wu Baijun and Jack Richman at East China University of Science and TechnologyJack Richman, Ph.D., has been appointed as an academic board member of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Social Science at East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST).

Wu Baijun, Ph.D., vice president of ECUST, presented Richman with the  certificate of appointment during a ceremony at ECUST this month. Richman was one of several University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work faculty members who presented programs at ECUST as part of an ongoing educational partnership between the two universities.