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A n n u a l R e p o rt U n i v e r s i t y o f Wa s h i n g t o n S c h o o l o f S o c i a l W o r k


In a word

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table of contents Message from the Dean


Changing the Big Picture


Building Human Capacity


Reaching the Hard to Reach


our Partners in giving 2010


Why did we choose one word — flourish — to capture the core of what we do? Simply put, the word reflects a fundamental mission behind our work: to create the kind of deep-seated change that allows people to become fully who they are. Social work, or social justice for that matter, is not just about giving people a fair shake or temporary shelter from the storm. It’s about connecting people to one another to solve persistent and pressing social problems. Ultimately, our work is about building the kind of world any of us would want to live in — where we have control over our income, our education, our health and the future of our children — where we all have a chance to experience justice, joy and beauty.


message from the dean

‹‹ We are committed to educating the next generation of social work leaders who will change the field in unexpected and remarkable ways. Eddie Uehara, Dean


Every day, the School of Social Work harnesses an unparalleled capacity for innovation and inquiry toward solving the seemingly intractable social problems of our time. Our 2010 Annual Report spotlights breakthrough research and high-impact initiatives that demonstrate the value of science in social justice. Our capacity to do this work has grown ever stronger. We have dramatically grown our research portfolio, with a 210 percent jump in external research funding since 2000. Over the past decade, we’ve maintained our position as one of the nation’s top-ranked graduate schools of social work. And our faculty includes some of the nation’s most visionary, passionate, and influential scholars, social scientists, practitioners and educators. We’ve firmly established powerful research centers that partner with public and nonprofit agencies, along with philanthropic and grassroot efforts, to redress disparities in health, protect vulnerable children, promote healthy aging, and strengthen economically disadvantaged communities.

As this report illustrates, our impact on the local, national and international social work scene is deep and strong. For example: •

Many of our graduates continue to reside and work in Washington, assuming critical leadership and service positions across the state’s public and nonprofit sectors.

Our scholars lead the way — whether by creating innovative mental health approaches for returning soldiers, crafting new scientific directions to end disparities in health, or redefining how the press and the nation look at chronic mental illness.

Our partnership with the state’s child welfare agency, along with other state colleges and universities, will create Washington’s first universitybased, child-welfare training academy — bringing a single vision for evidence-based, cutting-edge workforce education to bear on frontline services for children, youth and families.

Our commitment to global partnerships — particularly in post-conflict societies — is helping to build human capacity and reinvent the role of social work in Australia, China, Thailand, Cambodia, Kenya and the Middle East.

The School of Social Work is leading and shaping innovative solutions for the biggest challenges we face as a society. Our intellectual capital is abundant and our collective enterprise is strong. I trust our story will bolster your belief in the power of social change and inspire you to join us in our work.



the big picture

Partnerships that harness university know-how


What is the role of a flagship university when it comes to helping those who need help the most? What is the relevance of research and academic expertise in an economy where people are struggling to put food on the table? These are important questions that the School of Social Work is eager to engage with insight, innovation and resolve. Here’s an example: In 2009, Dean Eddie Uehara approached Susan Dreyfus, the secretary of Washington state’s Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), to create a multi-year initiative that helps protect children, adults and families exposed to the worst kinds of hardships — young adults aging out of foster care, elders without access to care, and families struggling to find opportunities for education and work. Today, the School is in the early stages of helping to form a joint partnership between the University and DSHS to identify the best ideas, find new models and attack the root cause of social inequities for these targeted groups. The UW-DSHS partnership taps the talent of all schools and colleges within the University — from Medicine, Public Health and Nursing to Business, Law, and Arts and Sciences. Key elements of the agreement include open data and information exchange, student internship programs, opportunities to leverage public and private funds, and the application of science-based interventions to improve lives and reduce suffering. It’s is a breakthrough effort that reflects the measure of our School, our University and our society to help those who struggle the most.


changing the big picture

rewriting the media notebook on mental health


Social work research focuses on people in their context. And for the last two years, the School’s Jennifer Stuber’s context has been newsrooms, working with skeptical reporters to address the overriding misperception that people with mental illness are violent and untreatable. Her approach is not to advocate, but to serve as a scholar who understands what reporters value most: accuracy in the stories they write. Journalists play a critical role in communicating the truth about mental illness. They have the power to change cultural assumptions and to redraw damaging stereotypes. But they seldom have access to firsthand accounts from people living with the disease. That’s because the social stigma of mental illness inhibits people in recovery from coming forward to create the kind of dialogue that builds deeper knowledge. To address the need for this dialogue, Stuber trained more than 200 people with mental disorders and their family members on how talk to the media — improving news by connecting news professionals with sources who could speak from personal experience. Follow-up data shows that communication between the two groups is helping to generate the kind of news that alters false assumptions and demonstrates that mental disorders are highly treatable. The real story behind mental illness is one of recovery and hope. JENNIFER STUBER IS AN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR WHOSE RESEARCH IS FOCUSED ON POLICIES AND INTERVENTIONS THAT HELP STIGMATIZED GROUPS, SUCH AS THOSE WITH CHroNIC MENTAL ILLNESS, ACHIEVE BETTER LIVES.

UNMATCHED IN NIH FUNDING Each year, for the last five years, the National Institutes of Health has awarded the School more federal dollars than any other social work school in the nation to fund breakthrough social science and research.

generating big ideas to end disparities in health


In a rare change in direction, the National Institutes of Health is going outside its inner circle to create priorities on a pressing public issue: leveling the playing field when it comes to health. The NIH asked the School’s David Takeuchi to bring together some of the country’s leading social scientists to generate groundbreaking ideas on how social inequality impacts health across generations. Scientists have long observed that those at the top of social ladder — in both the human and animal world — enjoy better health and live longer than those at the bottom of the social hierarchy. The NIH wants to shed a new kind of light on this universal social equation. One way to do this is to bring together researchers who study social science with those in the biological sciences so that both groups can openly share ideas, research and insights. It’s a big change in how the 200-year-old National Institutes of Health conducts business. Why? Because different groups within the NIH have joined forces to support this meeting of the minds as an innovative way to help direct future research on social inequalities and health. In 2011, the School will host national scholars representing a variety of social sciences — plus perspectives from the biological sciences — to exchange findings and identify research pathways that support new and surprising discoveries. And it’s the School’s research leadership that’s helping to shape this bold new approach to end disparities in health and improve everyone’s quality of life. DAVID TAKEUCHI IS THE SCHOOL’S ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR RESEARCH, KATHARINE HALL CHAMBERS SCHOLAR, AND THE 2008 RECIPIENT OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH’S PREStiGiOUS HEALTH DISPARITIES INNOVATION AWARD.



human capacity

how we age in America


Men and women over age 65 will constitute nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population by the year 2030, largely because of an aging post-World War II baby-boom generation. Many boomers will keep working, whether by choice or financial necessity, while they remain in their homes and neighborhoods — a welcome alternative to traditional retirement homes for many in a generation known for creating new lifestyles. As a nation, we face a huge challenge, but one that provides a rich opportunity to maintain a multi-generational fabric that keeps aging individuals and communities socially vibrant and engaged. Nancy Hooyman — working with private donors and the UW schools of Nursing and Pharmacy — is spearheading Elder Friendly Future, a collaborative initiative to pin down what’s distinctive about this aging population. The goal: to identify emerging trends and better understand how services can be bundled so that our older citizens experience autonomy, choice and dignity. How? By focusing on preventive measures that reduce disease, living arrangements that foster interdependence, and technology that can help a tech-savvy generation live at home longer. Social work professionals prize collaboration. They bring diverse people together — donors, students, community leaders, and faculty from other disciplines — to find out what really works. They scan the environment for

innovative projects, share success stories, and enhance the capacity for change through public-private partnerships. From this collective mindset, Elder Friendly Future is creating a prototype with the potential to transform our current model for aging in America. Nancy Hooyman, dean emeritus, is the Nancy R. Hooyman Endowed Gerontology Professor and author of Social Gerontology, a leading textbook on how aging individuals experience life.


building human capacity

Restoring hope with a global reach


Whether it’s in a war-torn country, impoverished countryside or distant continent, the School is bringing the science of social justice to bear on critical human services, collaborative research and breakthrough interventions. In Cambodia: the School is building on its powerful partnership with the Royal University in Phnom Penh, started in 2004. This innovative program provided Cambodian social workers graduate-level training so that they could return home and staff their university’s first social work department. The School continues to mentor the flourishing Cambodian faculty, which welcomed its 2010 cohort of freshman social work students — all highly motivated to rebuilding the human infrastructure of their war-torn country. In China: School, University and Chinese investigators are studying the impact of family caregiving for relatives struggling to adhere to HIV/AIDS drug regimens. This research explores how tapping into a strongly held cultural value of family care can improve health outcomes for patients in resource-constrained communities. The work with in-country scholars also builds research capacity on the pressing social and economic issue of rapidly rising HIV infections in China.

In Australia: the School’s Social Development and Research Group, is conducting its International Youth Development Study, investigating the prevalence and prediction of substance abuse among youth in Washington state and the state of Victoria, Australia. This cross-cultural collaboration is designed to discover school policies, family practices and other factors that may provide the foundation for prevention efforts that support positive youth behaviors. Associate Professor Tracy Harachi is program director for the Royal University of Phnom PenH and UW Social Work Partnership. Associate Professor Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen and UW Psychology Professor Jane Simoni are investigator and principal investigator respectively of the HIV Medication Adherence Project in China. Richard Catalano, Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence, is principal investigator, and Associate Professor Todd Herrenkohl is investigator and program director for the Social development research group International Youth Development Study.

FASTEST GROWING OCCUPATION Social work is one of the fastest growing careers in the United States according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Nearly 600,000 people currently hold social work degrees.

Meeting future demand for skilled counselors today


A first for our state: the School of Social Work is working with key public and nonprofit agencies to develop a master’s-level certificate program that will equip skilled social workers to deliver high quality chemical-dependency counseling, treatment and support. The newly minted program provides social work students a direct path to earning their chemical dependency professional certification. These students will also hone their skills in treating individuals dealing with both addiction and mental health issues —considered groundbreaking training because it integrates chemical dependency and mental health services. Now, social work students will have access to customized internships, on-site seminars and training with top drug-dependency professionals, as well as internships in treatment facilities in King County. Without this avenue, social work students would have to enroll in two-year community college programs to gain special drug-dependency training — a cumbersome alternative for students who have already completed an advanced social work degree. Additionally, under the new federal health care act, all drug-dependent individuals will be eligible for care when the law is fully implemented in 2014. The state’s largest county, King, will be especially hit hard by the increased demand for services. It’s a key reason leading public health officials fully support this powerful collaboration that’s building capacity to meet the needs of a quickly changing health care landscape. The School’s community engagement program is leading this innovative partnership with King County Mental Health Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division, Therapeutic Health Services, Washington State Department of Health, and the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC).



the hard to reach

a legal limbo for latino youth


For many Latino youth, college is a dream deferred because they lack the legal status required to follow through on college applications or apply for financial aid. For those raised in America from a young age, this roadblock at a pivotal point in their lives can have a devastating impact. The School’s Roberto Gonzales witnessed this firsthand while working as a youth worker in Chicago in the 1990s. He and his coworkers had raised enough money to cover the first year of art school for a talented young student. When the boy’s application was refused based on his citizenship, his path to future education was blocked. Unable to work or even apply for a driver’s license, he quickly lost direction and ended up on the street where he later died in a random shooting. What could we have done Is the question that drove Gonzales’ subsequent research for eight years in southern California. There, he built relationships with the parish priest, local leaders and young people, establishing a baseline of trust and collecting data deeply rooted in the community. His subsequent findings about these young men and women — fully integrated into American society but unable to fully participate — attracted national attention and helped to bolster support for the federal Dream Act. This bill would allow approximately 65,000 undocumented youth a path to citizenship once they complete a college degree or two years of military service. His research: a good example of how rigorous social science can move stalled social policy and create futures for aspiring youth. Roberto G. Gonzales is an assistant professor whose research is focused on transitions to adulthood, youth engagement and the effects of immigration status on Latino families and communities.


reaching the hard to reach

working with soldiers battling substance abuse


Young military men and women who experience multiple deployments, dislocation from family and friends, and combat trauma are at increased risk to abuse alcohol, drugs and prescription medicines. Additionally, soldiers are often reluctant to seek help for these problems because it may jeopardize promotions, security clearances and future employment. Working with these battle-scarred soldiers is a priority at Washington state’s Joint Base Lewis McChord. But military personnel needed a creative and confidential way to reach soldiers experiencing problems but not seeking treatment. The School’s Innovative Programs Research Group (IPRG) met with treatment professionals at the base to explain the group’s unique check-up model. Soon afterwards, the U.S. Department of Defense awarded a five-year grant to IPRG co-director Denise Walker to develop and test an intervention for this at-risk population. The check-up model is an empathic and non-judgmental intervention designed to reach people who may not identify themselves as needing treatment, but realize that their lives are seriously off track because of problems with drugs or alcohol. In confidential telephone counseling sessions, IPRG counselors guide individuals through a conversation that explores the pros and cons of certain behaviors without assigning negative labels. Denise Walker spent the first year of the project developing a strong relationship with the command structure. This close collaboration with military leadership — a first for a University of Washington research group — promotes a deep understanding of the culture, ensures the intervention is targeted, and that genuine concern for these young warriors translates into measurable and meaningful results. Research Associate professor Denise Walker is the co-director and clinical director of the School’s Innovative Programs Research Group, which conducts targeted short-term interventions for youth and adults struggling with damaging behaviors.

TOP RANKED among GRADUATE SCHOOLS U.S. News and World Report ranks the School of Social Work fourth among the nation’s 153 social work graduate schools in its most recent 2008 survey.

giving women in prison a voice to be heard


Washington State Department of Corrections has a progressive history of working with women behind bars. One innovation allows pregnant incarcerated women to maintain custody of their newborns and provides a special unit where the babies remain in their mothers’ care. The thinking is clear: a mother with a strong connection to her baby becomes more emotionally available and socially responsible. The relationship fosters maternal self-esteem and mitigates self-destructive behavior. The baby feels secure and loved, develops a healthy sense of self, and the lifelong ability to form healthy attachments. A cycle of incarceration — which sometimes crosses generations — may, for the first time, be upended. After 10 years of operation, this program, long lauded for its humanity, lacked any solid science that it was ending a cycle of abuse, depression and drug dependence that often leads to prison and high recidivism rates. So doctoral candidate Marie-Celeste Condon assembled a research panel of mothers, corrections officers and early childhood professionals: three groups that wanted to gain a deeper understanding of the babies’ experiences. The research model supports the dignity, worth and contribution of everyone involved in the study, merging research with advocacy. People with the least amount of power are now making some of the most insightful proposals. And those at the top of prison hierarchy are listening. This dynamic approach to research provides the kind of real-time data that leads to real-world action that keeps mothers and children together. Marie-Celeste Condon is a doctoral candidate with a focus on policies and practices that support infant mental health and development.


More Joy for expectant mothers When the School’s Nancy Grote and Amelia Gavin pooled their expertise with others working in psychiatry, statistics, obstetrics and pediatrics, they were able, for the first time, to draw a direct line from depression during pregnancy to premature and low birth-weight infants — especially among women in poverty. Their findings, based on a rigorous analysis of existing data, supported subsequent recommendations such as the screening and treatment of depression during pregnancy so that women could embrace an imminent life with less apprehension and more joy.

our partners in giving for 2010 Meridel Penny Abnet and Charles C. Abnet Craig H. and Nancy Abramson Margaret R. Adams and Jiri Zapletal Linda G. and Thomas Aird Eugene Aisenberg, PhD Roberta A. and Dwane A. Aldrich Eden B. Alexander and Tim Wahl Laurie D. Alexander Dr. Allethia L. Allen Ann M. Allen Gunnar R. Almgren, PhD, and Linda Almgren Jose L. and Cynthia Altig Diane Altman-Dautoff and Stuart Dautoff Nancy J. Amidei Anne H. and Edwin Anderson Deborah Anderson and Michael McPhail Dzidra B. Anderson Jan M. Anderson Thomas E. and Sally Anderson Vicki L. Anderson-Ellis Linda M. Ando Agnes W. and Benjamin Apichai Marcia K. and Richard T. Appleton David L. and Martha Ashmore Cassandra L. and Robert T. Aspinall Dr. Leslie D. and Kurt Asplund Amy E. Astle-Raaen Atlantic Street Center Connie Y. K. and Chad Au Janis D. Avery Farshid and Merrie Babazadeh Rocco Bagala Elizabeth J. Bagshaw Michelle C. Bagshaw John D. Baker Jr. and Leslie Hay Connie E. and Steven A. Ballmer Lisa K. Bancroft Bank of America Corporation Stan H. and Alta Barer Robert L. and Linda Barnhart Vaughnetta J. Barton Belva J. Baxter Mary A. and Warren Beardsley Dr. Lynn C. and Howard P. Behar John S. and Shari D. Behnke Nell A. Bennett Rose Berg-Fosnaugh and James Fosnaugh Barbara B. and Philip R. Berger Jr. Dr. Sharon B. Berlin Barbara G. Berthiaume Bruce Betz Dr. Rupaleem Bhuyan Mary L. and Richard J. Bienek Claudia A. Black Lynn Rosemary and David M. Blakemore Stephanie M. Blecha David Bley Janice B. and Kenneth L. Block Deborah Bluestone Don Boehm The Boeing Company Joel M. and Marie Bolstad Mary J. Bolton Dr. Michael D. and Janet Boltwood Susan J. and Peter G. Bonebakker Paul W. and Marjorie Boothe Drs. Thomas P. and E. E. Sissy Walsh Bouchard Carolyn K. and Matthew D. Bowman Dr. Ruth A. Brandwein Glenda S. Breiler Madge L. and Gerald Brenner

Carlene Brevik John Briney Melissa R. and Carmi C. Brooks Jennifer Jin Brower David B. and Iris Brumer William K. and Laury Bryant Charles Phillip and Cynthia Bufithis Drs. Wylie G. Burke and Frank J. Baron Donna J. Burkhart Ronald H. and Jane Buryk Dr. Sandra S. Butler Dori C. Cahn and John W. Stansell Linwood R. and Carli Carlson Lynn Carrigan The Annie E. Casey Foundation Richard F. Catalano Jr., PhD John B. and Sallie Clark Chaney Mary E. Chavez Jean Chen and Wen Chiang Liu Chen Sandra M. and Rodney Chinn Jackie L. Choppi Mary T. and Richard K.S. Chung Carol A. Clarke Stephen S. and Kathryn Clarke Christine J. Clement Colleen Marie Cline Sharon L. Cohen Gail and Theodore Colfax Frances Catherine Collette Deborah W. Collins Dianne Kremen Colville and Glenn L. Colville Simon S. Connor Richard M. and April Conrad Jon R. Conte, PhD, and Margaret Kerrigan Cook Revocable Trust James M. and Marilyn Cook Kimberly A. Cooperrider Tiffany Courtage Mark Courtney, PhD Kempster B. and Barbara Crawford Edward and M. Gail Crouch Scott W. and Anne Cubberly C. Kelly Damman Phyllis L. and John M. Daniels Reina J. Dastur Davidson Companies Barbara B. Davidson and Charles Dudley Catherine S. and Phil Davis Delores L. Davis Hollis Day Madalene G. Day Stan J. De Mello Priscilla Dean Nelson L. and Suzanne Del Rio Marie E. E. Dela Cruz Amy Marshall and Roy T. Delay James B. DeLong, PhD, and Janet Staub Amelia S. Derr Dorothy E. Devlin Jannet J. and Donald Didelius Martha C. Dilts and Edward Schumacher Daniel E. and Barbara Dingfield Coralea D. Dingley Dr. Peter K. and Sylvia Domoto Richard P. and Martha Draves Susan E. and Gary Duck Sonia M. Duckworth Moreen M. Dudley Todd K. and Julie Dunnington Dr. Nancy E. and Michael R. Durbin Jacqueline S. and Paul Beck Durgin George M. Duwors and Kate Davies

Kathleen M. and Robert Duyck Denise K. Easter Liberty A. Ebright Carolyn Edmonds and James Parsons Julie E. Edsforth and Jabez Blumenthal Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange and Leo W. Lange John Edwards Arlene B. Ehrlich Sophia Eitel Cami Pelz and Peter Elbow Edith C. Elion Jonathan E. Ellis Cheryl L. Ellsworth Eleanor C. Elster Employees Community Fund of Boeing William S. Etnyre Daniel B. and Jean Farber Fay B. Fegan Janis E. Fesenmaier Louis A. and Harriet Fine Sara J. Finlay Joy Finnegan Ana G. and Justin L. Fisher Lauren W. Fitzgerald H. Geraldine Fiveland Leonard R. and Connie Flathers Robert J. and Micki E. Flowers Brigitte M. Folz and Elliott Bronstein Maryanne Tam Fong Janet M. Ford Tierra M. Forks-Bonds Myra G. and Abby Franklin Fremont Place Book Company Ann V. and Donald M. Frothingham Sharon M. Fujii Madeline B. Galbraith Vivien B. and Walter S. Galitzki Dr. Gabriel E. and Veronica Gallardo Anjulie Ganti Nicora R. Gardner David Garrison Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation William H. and Mimi Gates Lillian A. Gaya General Electric Company Mary B. and A. Richard Gemperle Jr. Dr. William P. and Ruth Gerberding Adam C. Gerstenmier Brian C. Giddens and Steve Rovig Drs. Katie Ann and John Gienapp Heidi Gildred Leon and Erika R. Giles Mary L. Gillmore, PhD Dr. Linnea F. GlenMaye Emily J. Goertz Mary J. Golden Sue K. and David S. Goldenberg Patricia A. Gorman Graceful Beads James J. and Wanda Granquist Jennifer E. and Michael Grayum Andrew M. Greendorfer and Linda Sorensen Marilyn M. Gregory Richard C. Greiner David E. Grembowski, PhD, and Mary Grembowski Andrea B. Griggs Dr. Theresa M. and Michael Grijalva Gloria H. Grimm and Gary Hallemeier Diane GrisĂŠ-Crismani Laura Groshong Jade Guerrero 17

our partners in giving for 2010 David M. and Sharon Haas Kevin P. and Molly Haggerty Katherine and Aaron Hairston Nuri Han Karen E. Hansen Margaret Joan Hansman Tracy W. Harachi, PhD, and Nathan Yoffa Jeff C. Harder Joanne R. and Bruce A. Harrell Jane C. and Michael D. Hartway J. David Hawkins, PhD, and Maureen Hawkins Patrick D. Healey HealthPartners Research Foundation Lee R. Heck and Bill McGee Dr. Stanley W. and Sharon Heck Doris Sramek and Dennis J. Heffner Sheldon V. Helfing Joel Timothy Hellenkamp Muriel B. and Gerrit V. Henry Jr. Todd I. Herrenkohl, PhD, and Leslie Herrenkohl Janet D. Hesslein and Murl Sanders Zynovia Y. Hetherington Charles D. Hiber and Trudy Hiber Edwin K. Hidano and Nancy Chin Dr. Jacob Hildebrandt Marilyn K. Hinds Ginger Hintz Barbara J. Hirschmann and W. Charles Dolan II Victoria S. Hodge Dr. John P. and Julia Hoffman Molly K. Hoffman Patricia G. Hoffmann Dr. Seunghye Hong Nancy Hooyman, PhD Horizons Foundation James M. and Judy Horst Beverly A. Howald and Alan Sidel Charles P. Hoy-Ellis Gary D. and Mary Huffmaster Adrianna Hulscher Thomas W. Hulscher Dr. Trova Hutchins-Cunningham and John Cunningham Walter L. and Delores Hyden Tsuguo and Sumiko Ikeda Kimberly Ann Isaac Carrie Ishisaka Thomas Jackson, PhD, and Virginia Jackson Martha W. and Samuel Jacobs

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Edith H. Lackland Daniel J. Lafond Rita C. Lambert and Preston Hess Dr. Jean B. Lanz Caroline Lanza Ashby and Theda Larsen Paul M. and Linda L. Larson Lou-Ann Lauborough Kara A. and William Laverde Billie Z. Lawson, PhD, and Joseph Michael Marshall Jerry and Susan Lazerwitz Angela S. Lee Hyon J. and Hyukjae Lee Sarah Lee James A. Legaz and Mary Ann Reule Legaz Karl E. and Donna Leggett Joan D. Lemire Allison Kate Leroy Emily A. Leslie Laurence A. and Pamela Levine Miriam Nevelow Levy and Dr. Richard H. Levy Dr. Rayburn Stanley Lewis and Elizabeth F. Upton Angela B. Lim Eleanor M. and Donald Limmer Jeannie E. and M. Alan Lish LiLi Liu Hannah J. Locke Drake F. and Andrea S. Loeser Diane L. Logan Rekita J. and C. M. Logan Mary Jane Lohr and David Thomas Lohr John F. Longres, PhD Kelsey Louvier David G. Lovell, PhD, and Cissy Leask-Lovell Marjorie C. and John Loya Alice M. Luttrell Shelia A. Lynch Frances K. and William Patrick MacKenzie Jane A. Macy, PhD Kathy A. Magee Pete M. Higgins and Leslie H. Magid Jennifer M. Maglalang Mary L. Magnuson William R. Maki and Barbara Rose Maki William F. Maloney, Jr. and Mary Anne Frabriso Maloney Francisco and Sylvia Maltos Dr. Dorothy H. Mann

stronger families through community action When the Annie E. Casey Foundation needed a comprehensive change model for a new initiative to empower impoverished neighborhoods, it selected the Communities That Care (CTC) prevention system — pioneered by the School’s Social Development Research Group. The CTC model provides a common language for prevention efforts, a blueprint for coalition building, and a portfolio of proven interventions that community leaders can apply to reduce risky behaviors. The partnership’s ultimate goal: happier, safer children who succeed in school and in life.

Susan L. Mar Maureen Marcenko, PhD Scott C. March Marguerite Casey Foundation Margaret S. Markowitz Dr. Susanne E. Marten and Mark Miller Kerry L. Martin Kristina J. Martin Alicia Martinez Tatiana N. Masters Michael J. and Catherine Matern Alice L. and Norman Mattern Barbara J. Mauer Richard D. and Karen McConnell Daniel C. and Gayle McDougall-Treacy Morna E. McEachern Robin T. McIlvaine Marilyn C. McIntyre and J. Michael Kelch Loren C. McPhillips and Susan Lin Sanchez Debbie Meacham Betty J. Meilander JoAnne S. Menard and Robert R. Boggs Elizabeth B. Mendez Stephanie S. Merrill Lori Metcalf John K. and Tiffany Brook Meyer Microsoft Corporation Stephanie Y. Miller Shawn L. Mincer Corrinne V. Minnard Dr. Dominick A. Minotti Paola Mizrahi and Eduardo Reif Paul A. Mocha Joellen Monson Mary C. Montini Douglas J. and Janet Vernie Moore Nancy L. Moores Diane M. Morrison, PhD, and Joel C. Bradbury Sheila R. Morrison Morton Clarke Burns Fu and Metcalf, Inc. Mountain States Group Lynn Pigott Mowe and Steven A. Mowe Martha M. Moyer and George E. Moyer, Jr. Carrie Moylan Dawn D. Muller Patsy M. and Ricardo F. Munoz Ann Munro Monica Chie Muraki Kathleen Murphy Fellbaum and Marcus Fellbaum

Katy Murray April K. and Greg Musick Geraldine M. and Clinton Myers Jr. Biren A. Nagda, PhD Michael Y. Nakayama National Congress of American Indians National Association of Social Workers Drs. Gunars K. and Regine Ilga Neiders Arleen B. Nelson Nisqually Tribal Office Jennifer E. Nordstrom Dr. James G. Norris and Anita Louise Fraser Cynthia Ann and David J. Nowowiejski Emma Elizabeth Noyes Paula S. Nurius, PhD Dr. Michael A. O’Connell Victoria C. O’Keef David R. and Dina Okimoto Doris L. Olene Mark J. and Polly Marie Olsen Gary W. Olson Roger N. and Joyce Marlene Olson Anne Ongerth Alexandra J. O’Reilly PACCAR Inc. Edna Lee Paisano Jodi L. and John Palmer Nancy Booth Paradee and Bradley Paradee Daniel N. and Frances Paris Kurt N. and Colleen Parks Janet M. Pearson and Gordon Sivley Paul M. and Barbara Pearson Peter J. Pecora, PhD, and Patty S. Pecora Michael K. and Elizabeth Pepion Kristine M. Perry Petapoluza Joan C. Peterson Tracy L. Phelps Sally J. and William Phillips Dr. William R. Phillips and Suzanne Stokoe Phillips Ellen F. Pillard Port Madison Enterprises Amy C. Postel Cathryn C. Potter and Dr. Christopher John Potter Susan W. and William W. Potts Anne and Leon T. Preston Sherri L. Pride Laura J. and Robert A. Pruden Teresa Lynne and Michael V. Quaranta

Henderson J. Quinn and Patricia Edmond-Quinn Teresa Townley Rafael and Richard Rafael Joanna E. Rago Raikes Foundation Ann S. Ramsay-Jenkins David L. and Liz Randles Stephanie H. Read and Dr. Edward Anthony Walker Liza Redding Linda J. and Michael Redman Robin M. and Stephen Peter Reinig Edwin L. and Elaine Reinking Jane E. Relin Rex Joseph Rempel Patricia H. and Richard Paul Reutimann Susan Reynolds Richards and Richards Larry D. and Martha E. Richards Cynthia L. Riche, PhD, and Taryn Lindhorst, PhD Juanita M. Ricks Susan L. Riddle Dr. Frederick P. Rivara II and J’May B. Rivara A. Marie S. Rivera Ana M. Rivera Elisa I. Rivera Mark L. Roberts and Maria Valdesuso-Roberts Joyce L. Robertson Joseph P. Robinson Roger A. Roffman, PhD, and Cheryl A. Richey, PhD Charlotte Rokaw John Romero Jennifer Romich, PhD Theresa M. Ronquillo, PhD Karen L. Rooker Lyla M. Ross Stephen M. Rothrock and Tessa M. Keating Dr. Terry D. and Mary J. Royer Mary Lou Rozdilsky Linda M. Ruffer Patricia Logan Russell Dr. Jeanne A. Ryan Dina Ryz Diane E. and James Rzegocki Dr. Janice and A. Jack Sabin Laura Sachs Cheryl C. and Frederick S. Sakura

ANCIENT KNOWLEDGE and human health Addressing high levels of health disparities among indigenous people in wealthy countries requires rigor, courage and awareness. In May 2010, the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute brought together scholars, policymakers and practitioners from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States for the fourth International Network of Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development. Institute director Karina Walters led an exploration of how ancient traditions linked with modern science advance wellness, build expertise and complement the role culture plays in human health.

our partners in giving for 2010 Dr. Naomi K. and Jesus R. Sanchez Dr. Bruce J. and Mary Alice Sangeorzan Kathleen G. Santini Karen A. and Peter Saunders Nancy L. Sauve and Ralph Nelson SB Schaar and PK Whelpton Foundation Dr. David L. and Sharon Schantz Dr. Betty A. Schmitz Geraldine Schnitzer-Newson and Sam Newson Margie L. Schnyder Kathleen Gochis Schultz Katie A. Schultz Donald E. and Sherrie Schultze Schultzy’s Virginia M. Seese Donald Seidemann Erika Seki Linda M. Shadoin-Gier and Brad Gier Shalimar Restaurant Cynthia G. Shaw Mary E. Shaw Barbara A. and Donald Shelton Donald G. Shirilla Evelyn C. Shively and John Herman Shively III Amnon Shoenfeld Haruko Shoji Amy Y. Sie Helen J. Sikov and Peter Hunt Sikov Susan Lee Ann Skylstad Edward P. and Marsha Slater Elisabet K. and Gary Smith Paul F. Snow Sheila H. and Bruce Sobol Sue S. Sohng, PhD, and Soong Nark Sohng Margaret L. Spearmon, PhD Suzanne R. St. Peter Karen L. Stegeman Lesley E. Steinman Mary and George Stensrud Mindy Stern Lucy J. and Jeffrey Stevens Drs. Brenda J. and Thomas L. Stiers Patte E. and Arnold Strang Robert C. Strauss and Christine Ingersoll Stuart Foundation Jennifer Stuber, PhD Richard M. Sugiyama Judith A. Summerfield Suquamish Indian Tribe

Calvin A. and Norah Swaback Dorothy E. and John Stanley Swanberg Gwen Sophia Swanson and Gordon Swanson Scott Jon Swanson and Catherine Therese Swanson Tristan I. and Scott A. Symons Rhonda H. Syphax Emiko A. Tajima, PhD David T. Takeuchi, PhD Linda Taylor Kate Tea Dutton O. Teague Elizabeth M. Tennant and Peter L. Maier Anna Tessadro The Del Rio Family Foundation The Seattle Foundation The Tulalip Tribes Therapeutic Health Services Alice Y. Thomas Lynne E. Thomas Laura Thompson Dr. Gaylord L. and Joanne Jacoby Thorne Alice E. and Guy Thull James S. Tjoa Hon. Kip Tokuda and Dr. Barbara Lui Kelly M. Townsend Dr. Elizabeth M. Tracy Dr. Calvin L. and Lynda N. Treger James W. and Linda M. Tufts E. Katharine Turpin and Michael Emeric Cvitkovic Diane E. Tutch and Carol-Lee Erickson Catherine Flynn Tutka and Peter Tutka Edwina S. Uehara, PhD, and Michael Smukler Michael Uehara Ann Ungerth United Way of Snohomish County Kimberly Hunt Unti and Brian K. Unti Michelle Leigh Upham Dorothy Van Soest, PhD Drs. Jan E. and Stephen Vanslyke Laura J. and Jeffrey Vaughan Brenda L. Veland Lisa Howe Verhovek and Sam Verhovek James S. and Jeanne E. Vevang Suzanne Vinhasa Charu Wahi Lutherina R. Walk Scott Douglas Walker and Rene Kay Vaughan Janet W. and Richard Wallace

Jean L. Ward W. Carolyn Robinson Warman Ash P. Warren Pamela S. and Brian Warren Kaoru Watanabe Thomas R. and Julie L. Watling Nancy J. Watson Taylene S. Watson Mary R. Weatherley Pamela W. Webster Sandra and John Weigel Sally and John Daniel Welch Welfund Incorporated Barbara S. Welliver Jean M. White Jeri R. White Gregory Whiting Mary Jeanne Whitlow and William B. Whitlow, Jr. Dale Robert Whitney and Elizabeth Jean Whitney Joyce Whitney Judy M. Wick and Timothy Evan Roberts Perry Wien, PhD, and Joanne Polayes-Wien Caroline K. Wildflower Joseph W. Wiley Kathryn Wilham Margaret A. Wilkins Kathryn A. Williams Karen Winston Sandra L. Wires Charles W. and T. Mardell Witham Nancy Davidson Witt and Brian Witt Stephen Paul Wittmann-Todd and Patricia Marie Wittmann-Todd Lynda L. and Dana G. Wolf Michelle D. and Jeffrey Wolf Marilyn A. Wood Barbara E. Woods Roselynn Woodward Eleta K. Wright Susan S. Wright Julie Wu Junko Yamazaki Cheryl A. Yates Laura Yon-Brooks Billie Young and Larry Hugh Macmillan Susannah M. Young Syafie B. Yusuff Dianna L. Zaorski Deceased

national catalyst for collective research Partners for Our Children — the School’s public-private partnership focused on child welfare in Washington state — is harnessing the power of research to tackle persistent problems in providing services to vulnerable children. Working with the Annie E. Casey and other leading foundations, POC is developing an innovative university-based national network of child welfare research centers: exchanging knowledge, policies and practices that improve outcomes for children living in a fragmented child welfare system.

your generosity counts. Thank you to our 2010 giving partners. Your generosity helps more students complete their social work education and develop into tomorrow’s community leaders, counselors, researchers and educators. To view options for future giving, go to If you would like to discuss an individual project, please call Jee -Young Kim at 206.543.7704. We will work with you so that your contribution has the greatest possible impact.

Our students, scholarships and funding for 2010 Funding Sources $35 Million, 2010 Fiscal Year

scholarships, fellowships and Assistantships $3.17 million

student diversity Women 83%, men 17%

63% Research Grants 23% UW state support, Tuition, program income 12% donor gifts 2% other

$61,000 School program income $115,000 Donor-supported scholarships $350,000 Research Grant-supported assistantships $592,000 School-sponsored graduate assistantships $2.05 million child welfare training program stipends 3% native american 9% latino American 10% Asian American 12% African American 14% foreign, multi-racial, other 52% caucasian

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