UW School of Social Work Annual Report 2015

Page 1

Igniting social change UW school of social work

2015 Annual Report: Innovation to Impact

The question is

Igniting Social Change













We all know why. The need for social change is great. The call for social justice is loud and clear. But how do we turn a powerful new idea about social welfare into an enduring fact of social life? At the UW School of Social Work, impact is our purpose and science is our strength. Our 2015 Annual Report highlights how we are using technology, leadership, prevention strategies and community partnerships to build on a platform of innovation developed over the last 80 years. The eye-opening stories featured here demonstrate how passion, perseverance, practical knowledge and proven research can ignite social change that strengthens and expands social justice for all.

..................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................... .....................................................................................................


2015 ANNUAL Report

How ?


Joining forces with Facebook on

suicide prevention Forefront, a School of Social Work–affiliated center, helps the world’s largest social network create new suicide prevention tools.

...................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................


very year, nearly 40,000 people die by suicide in the United States. For each of those individuals, 25 others attempt suicide. Among young people ages 15 to 24, suicide is the second leading cause of death after unintentional injuries. Those numbers only begin to tell the story of this pressing public health problem. Most suicides leave behind bereft family members, friends and health providers who wish they could have known more and done more to prevent the death. In 2014, Facebook approached Forefront, a suicide prevention organization based at the UW School of Social Work, for help in embedding new suicide prevention tools within the world’s largest social network. Forefront focuses most of its efforts in Washington state, where the suicide rate is 15 percent higher than the U.S. average, but its innovative approaches have gained national recognition. Drawing on leading research from Forefront and other mental health experts, Facebook now provides rapid access to suicide prevention support

and guidance for its 187 million daily users in the United States. The aim is twofold: to direct suicidal people to immediate support and to guide concerned friends and family members through a situation most are not equipped to handle alone. The new suicide prevention tools, launched in February 2015, make the most of Facebook’s core technology—the ability to connect people with one another. And they expand the reach of Forefront’s research-based innovations to more than half the U.S. population. “The reality is a lot of people are posting not just pictures of their kids’ birthday parties; they are posting that they are experiencing real pain,” says UW social work professor Jennifer Stuber, a health policy expert and co-founder of Forefront. “Social media provides an opportunity to engage people who are in that place of suffering and pain.” Here’s how it works: If someone sees a post on Facebook that suggests its writer might be considering suicide, that person can click on a drop-down menu and report the post to Facebook. This activates a series of responses, including a

Facebook’s Rob Boyle with Ursula Whiteside (center) of Now Matters Now and Jennifer Stuber (right) of Forefront on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, California. UW SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK


Facebook executive Arturo Bejar (left) at the company’s 2015 Compassion Research Day, where his colleague Rob Boyle and the Forefront team unveiled the new suicide prevention tools.


screen with options on how to talk to the poster about suicide and ways to speak directly with a trained professional at a suicide helpline.

Socially, mental health issues and thoughts about suicide are just not something we talk about.”

Facebook also reviews the reported post. If the user is thought to be in distress, a series of screens will appear automatically when that person next logs onto Facebook, with suggestions for getting help.

Stephen Miller, Forefront’s operations manager, knows that feeling all too well. One night about five years ago, he noticed a Facebook post from a friend and college classmate saying that things were too much, that he couldn’t take it anymore.

The reality is a lot of

people are posting not just pictures of their kids’ birthday parties; they are posting that they are experiencing

real pain. Social media provides an opportunity to engage people who are in that place of suffering and pain.


Jennifer Stuber


...................................... ...................................... ......................................


2015 ANNUAL Report

Those screens link the user to resources that include videos from Now Matters Now, an online program created by clinical psychologist and researcher Ursula Whiteside. The videos highlight reallife stories of people who have successfully used proven strategies to deal with suicidal thoughts. “Often, friends and family who are observers in this situation don’t know what to do,” says Holly Hetherington, a Facebook content strategist for the project. “They’re concerned, but they’re worried about saying the wrong thing or somehow making it worse.


Alarmed, Miller resolved to call his friend in the morning. His friend died that night. “The thing that breaks my heart about this is that I think it was just episodic. I don’t think he wanted to die,” Miller says. “But I did not know what to do.” Facebook launched its initiative following a summit it hosted about how technology companies could help combat suicide. The company had been working with researchers at Yale University to prevent online bullying and wanted to do something similar for suicide prevention. “We realized there’s a lot we don’t know. We are by no means experts in this space,” says Jennifer Guadagno, a Facebook user experience researcher. Guadagno reached out to Stuber, who co-founded Forefront after her husband, Matt Adler, died by suicide in 2011. Forefront’s focus on science-based approaches to suicide prevention and its affiliation with a top

RESEARCH REACHES MILLIONS As teams from Facebook and Forefront began working together, Forefront brought in suicideattempt survivors from Now Matters Now to participate in the conversations. Their experiences and insights were instrumental in helping Facebook understand the spectrum of suicidal thoughts and how language used to describe suicide can stigmatize those struggling with mental illness. For example, saying someone “commits” suicide is loaded because it’s the same verb used to describe someone carrying out a crime. If family or friends express fear or judge a suicidal person, they can unwittingly worsen an already overwhelming sense of isolation. A key aspect of the new Facebook suicide prevention tools, says Forefront’s Miller, is that they can be used by anyone: a concerned friend, a grandparent or a colleague. “You don’t need to have a degree to help somebody in pain and connect them to resources,” says Miller. “You just need to know that somebody can help facilitate that connection. That’s why the Facebook project has the ability to save so many lives.” n

[more] intheforefront.org

......................................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................................... .........................................................................................................................................

research university appealed to Facebook. “We really loved what the Forefront team was doing,” says Guadagno. “These are people who really, really care about this and could offer some great insight.”

in washington State

FOREFRONT is working WITH lawmakers to boost suicide PREVENTION TRAINING


ince 2012, Forefront has successfully provided key data and direction for innovative state laws requiring suicide prevention training for nearly mental health and health care professionals.


How the numbers add up

Mental health professionals

21,786 133,855 4,333

HB 2366, passed in 2012

Primary care practitioners

HB 1336, passed in 2013

High-school counselors

HB 2315, passed in 2014

FOREFRONT’S GOAL To reduce the state’s high rate of suicide by

20% by 2020

by supporting cutting-edge legislation that can be replicated across the country



How ?



innovative care to


Michael Kilmer, School of Social Work alum and Coast Guard vet, is modernizing the way social services are provided to military veterans.

Caring for the millions of U.S. veterans who suffer from injury, illness and trauma is not simply about having enough resources and staff. At the Veterans Health Administration, a new generation of leaders is reforming case management and applying prevention science to improve outcomes for veterans and their families. Michael Kilmer, MSW ’04, is at the forefront of this transformation. As the chief advisor on care management and social work services at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Kilmer oversees 11,000 social workers and six innovative programs that take integrated, patient-focused care to a new level. Key elements include team-based transition management for returning veterans, support and training for family caregivers, designated patient advocates, and domestic violence screening, prevention, and intervention. In recognition of his transformative work, Kilmer was the first recipient of the School of Social Work’s Early Career Achievement Award in 2014. A native of Grays Harbor County, Washington, Kilmer enrolled in the UW School of Social Work in 2002 after 15 years in the U.S. Coast Guard. His departure from the military was not voluntary—he was one of 14,000


2015 ANNUAL Report

America’s veterans service members forced out under the Department of Defense’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on sexual orientation between 1994 and 2010. After his discharge, Kilmer volunteered with the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, lobbying legislators, raising funds and counseling other veterans facing expulsion because of their sexual orientation. He earned his MSW in clinical and contextual social work methods in 2004. Kilmer put his training in cross-disciplinary social work to immediate use at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, where he created a nationally recognized care management program for post-9/11 combat veterans. He then oversaw multidisciplinary care management for the VA across southern California and southern Nevada, before being promoted to VA headquarters in Washington, D.C., in 2013. One of the newest programs under Kilmer’s leadership is the Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program. Research shows that post-traumatic stress disorder is associated with higher rates of intimate partner violence, and that about one in three female veterans has experienced domestic violence at some point in her life. The program, which shifts from a culture of “shaming and blaming” to trauma-informed care, focuses on educating primary care providers and community members about intimate partner violence. Eventually, 150 VA facilities will have intimate partner violence coordinators on staff. “Since veterans return to their communities after their tours of duty, it’s critical to have community resources and advocates available to make this effort succeed,” says Kilmer.

Another rapidly growing program led by Kilmer, the VA Caregiver Support Program, offers assistance to family members who are caring for injured or disabled veterans. The support includes self-care classes, respite care, and financial assistance to about 20,000 families, with 450 more signing up each month. Kilmer’s swift rise within the VA system is no surprise The Veterans Health to his former professors, Administration, who witnessed firsthand his passion for social justice and America’s largest talent for strategic problem integrated health care solving. His leadership role system, is also the at the VA “is a remarkable achievement for Michael, and country’s biggest a testimony to the education employer of social workers. he received at the University of Washington,” Professor Taryn Lindhorst wrote in a letter nominating Kilmer for the School of Social Work award. Like many of his fellow MSW graduates, Kilmer was attuned to those in need from a young age. In grade school, he worked with kids with special needs; in high school, he volunteered at a teen crisis line. He credits the Coast Guard with satisfying his calling to help others while building his self-confidence. Kilmer now looks forward to finding ways for the VA and the School of Social Work to collaborate. “My goal is to strengthen relationships with proven sources of research and innovation, such as the University of Washington,” says Kilmer. “What I learned as a student, and what I bring to my day-to-day work with veterans, is that service must be rooted in science to create change that matters.” n UW SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK



We’re analyzing the social-emotional piece of the puzzle for these kids. I am thrilled to my heart to



give kids all the skills they need to succeed.

What makes this program different is that it taps the talents of the community. This model proves


that community can change lives for the better.


Leesa Manion — Chief of Staff, King CouNty Prosecutor’s Office Communities in Action Community Board member



We’re matching theory with practice on a large scale. Our collective involvement is creating a


collective impact. This is a big deal.

2015 ANNUAL 8 Edith Elion (MSW ’77)Report — Executive Director, Atlantic Street Center, Communities in Action BOARD LEADERSHIP WORKGROUP

This process is unprecedented for Seattle. I’m convinced it takes community to provoke change in our attitudes and our priorities.

Bruce Harrell — Council member, city of seattle Communities in Action key leader


How ?


A Community in Action In Southeast and Central Seattle, a School of Social Work–sponsored initiative is helping to prevent the most persistent social problems among young people.


ravel south from the University of Washington for several miles and you’ll find yourself in one of the most diverse communities in the country—Southeast and Central Seattle, where 59 languages are spoken, many families have low household incomes, and young people face numerous obstacles to achieving success in and out of school.

Many social services are available in this area, but the community wanted to see more coordination among them and a greater focus on evidencebased practices. They found a willing partner in the UW School of Social Work, which pioneered a preventive approach that has achieved striking results around the country: on average, a 25 percent reduction in crime, 32 percent reduction in alcohol use, and 33 percent reduction in tobacco use among youth. The School-affiliated Social Development Research Group developed and refined this methodology, called Communities That Care (CTC), over the past 30 years and has brought it to dozens of communities nationwide.


When communities

use their own data—the powerful voice of youth— to make local decisions about their community,


they are empowered.

Margaret Spearmon UW SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK associate dean for community partnerships

Southeast and Central Seattle recently became the first of several communities in King County to implement CTC as part of a five-year, School-affiliated initiative called Communities in Action.

Four of the more than 50 community leaders who have worked to identify data-driven, time-tested interventions that help youth succeed. UW SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK


associate dean for community partnerships, who oversees Communities in Action with Project Manager Vaughnetta Barton. “They make decisions that are focused on their needs, and they’re equipped to make changes to meet those needs. The approach builds relevance and ownership from the very first day. It allows communities to own their successes.”

ENLISTING COMMUNITY LEADERS As Communities in Action project lead, Margaret Spearmon is helping to focus a community-wide lens on evidence-based prevention programs.

ASKING STUDENTS FIRST In 2014, more than 2,300 young people in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 in Southeast and Central Seattle took detailed surveys about challenges in their daily lives. Their responses revealed a picture of the most persistent problems: Physical fights and bullying. Feeling unsafe at school. Use of marijuana and other drugs. Depression and suicidal thoughts. Getting firsthand information from those most affected is at the core of the CTC approach, which tailors prevention strategies to meet local needs. “When communities use their own data—the powerful voice of youth—to make local decisions, they are empowered,” says Margaret Spearmon, the School’s

The path to prevention

2015 2015 ANNUAL annual Report Report

The diverse group brings together expertise in early learning, education, foster care, human services, faith communities, juvenile justice, medical care, mental health, business and public policy.

in Southeast and Central Seattle, it is building awareness of prevention as a valuable investment in the future of the community.

While the community drives the plan, human services agencies and schools put it into action. Communities in Action helps assess the efforts and build capacity where gaps exist. “We’re helping agencies examine and

1 2

Communities in Action uses a five-step process that promotes healthy youth development by supporting strengths and reducing negative behaviors. This approach, developed by a School of Social Work–affiliated research center, is part of a prevention system that has 30 years of proven success in communities across the country.


Spearmon and Barton created an advisory board of more than 50 community leaders to review the youth survey findings, identify the highest-priority needs and match those As Communities in needs with the most Action puts the best of effective and proven prevention measures. science into practice



2013: The School kicks off the Communities in Action initiative in Seattle with a small group of “catalysts” to assess community readiness, identify key leaders and recruit partners.

2014: Communities in Action forms an advisory board to articulate a vision and create a timeline for implementation. A youth survey is distributed to students.

adopt evidence-based practice models in a strategic and coordinated way,” says Spearmon. In most communities, prevention takes a back seat to remedial efforts because the needs are so great. But remedial efforts are costly in terms of time, money and lost human potential. As Communities in Action puts the best of science into practice in Southeast and Central Seattle, it is building awareness of prevention as a valuable investment in the future of the community.

“Communities in Action is a great example of the reciprocity the School has with the many communitybased agencies where our students complete their field education,” says Spearmon. “It’s an acknowledgment of the community joining with us to educate future practitioners, and our joining with them to address the hard social problems of today. It’s how we’ll solve today’s most demanding problems—by working together.” n

Communities in Action aims to not only decrease risk factors but also build protective factors into the community, schools and families. Such homegrown strengths—an encouraging teacher, a parent who recognizes a job well done, a neighbor who is there to listen, a fun after-school club—tend to be overlooked and undervalued. Yet decades of prevention science show that they can help bolster a young person’s self-esteem and resilience.

LABORATORY FOR LEARNING It’s too soon to see measurable results in Southeast and Central Seattle, but past experience with this evidence-based model shows that within five years, the community can expect significantly improved outcomes for its young people. In the meantime, the initiative is also giving MSW students an opportunity to see how their classroom learning can contribute to real-world impact.

Jaime Garcia (left), executive director, Consejo Counseling & Referral Services, and King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg in a Communities in Action strategy session.

3 4 5 Risk Profile

Action Plan

Early 2015: The youth survey data reveal three key risk factors for community youth: academic failure, early initiation into antisocial behavior, and laws and norms favorable to drug use.

Late 2015: The Communities in Action advisory board develops a plan that identifies proven prevention measures to target the risk factors. The group also outlines measurable outcomes.

lAUNCH 2016: The Communities in Action team helps launch the evidence-based interventions and monitors results to measure progress toward the initiative’s goals for positive youth development.



How ?





ublic child welfare systems around the country suffer from inadequate investment in technology. Budget writers are often forced to choose between delivering critical services and investing in technology infrastructure. As a result, valuable data about child outcomes gets locked within outdated, incompatible systems, never to be shared or analyzed to inform service improvements. At the same time, paperwork and routine administrative tasks consume valuable time that social workers could be spending with children and families. Partners for Our Children, a UW School of Social Work research and innovation center, is rethinking child welfare practices from the ground up by developing technology platforms and tools that can empower social service providers in transformative ways and help meet the needs of children at a greatly reduced cost. The mission is multifaceted, which means that POC’s work goes far beyond data analytics and software engineering to include policy analysis, political advocacy, engagement with public and private funders, and mentoring a new generation of tech-savvy social work students.


2015 ANNUAL Report

One example of the POC approach is a new education program for parents in Washington state who have court-ordered supervised visits with their children to regain custody following problems of reported abuse or neglect. These visits are the first step in reuniting families and reducing the human and economic costs of keeping children in foster care. They can also be stressful and intimidating for both parents and children.

SUPPORTING PARENTS FOR SUCCESS The program, called Strive, transforms court-appointed supervisors into coaches and the actual visits into learning experiences. Developed by POC with private philanthropic funding and in partnership with the state’s child welfare agency, Strive includes 15 learning modules that emphasize effective parenting practices. Parents learn what to expect during supervised visits, gain practice in interacting with their children through playing and reading, and learn strategies for problemsolving, self-care, dealing with trauma and managing setbacks. Strive also helps improve communication among parents, the child’s caregiver and others on the case. When a parent and child are reunited, the consistent use of these skills can serve as the foundation for successful parenting at home.

Service providers can adapt the modules to the needs of the families they serve, and they can also share their changes and input online to inform future updates to the program. This makes Strive the first open-source program in the nation’s child welfare system. Strive is being piloted in Tacoma, Washington, and will be launched in 2016. “There’s nothing new about good parent education content,” says POC Executive Director Ben de Haan. “What makes Strive stand apart is accessibility. Providing low-cost access is a crucial piece of the puzzle if you want to improve outcomes.”

INNOVATION WITH A TWIST Another POC priority is finding ways for social service providers to spend more time with their clients and less time on routine tasks. Now there’s an app for that: Oliver. Currently in development, this cloud-based technology allows child welfare service providers in Washington state to use their smartphone, tablet or computer to schedule parent-child visits, fill out forms and track relevant information to gain insight into their clients’ needs. Oliver streamlines data collection, workflow When we bring all and feedback, allowing these innovations providers to focus more to bear on the child on their clients and less on paperwork. welfare system, we can


transform the human-

Oliver is part of POC’s larger effort to develop holistic technology vulnerable children solutions for child and and families. youth welfare that help integrate the current BEN DE HAAN patchwork of systems. POC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR “At POC, our goal is to increase access, harness relevant data and build technological capacity,” says de Haan. “When we bring all these innovations to bear on the child welfare system, we can transform the human-services model for vulnerable children and families.” n services model for


Ben de Haan on transforming social services The silos within social services systems have historically prevented us from sharing data effectively, and they have also prevented us from benefiting from new technology. The solution to this challenge is both political and technological. POC is uniquely positioned to advocate for use of new technology by creating public and legal mandates and then building the tools necessary for successful compliance and implementation. The best example of this is performance-based contracting with service providers. POC worked with the state legislature to shape the statutory framework for this law. We are currently building Oliver, the data system that will support its implementation. Simultaneously, we are creating affordable programs such as Strive to better meet the needs of families within the new service delivery model. POC has learned how to navigate the turbulence of systems change by building durable political relationships, producing unbiased information for policymakers, and by bringing private funders to the table. Our long-term vision takes us beyond the state of Washington and beyond the field of child welfare. Our technology solutions are applicable to any domain where managing services more efficiently, aggregating encounter data, and evaluating service effectiveness are the desired outcomes.

[MORe ] partnersforourchildren.org



How ?



Challenges for soc A bold new initiative to accelerate social innovation


What is the role of social work in the 21st century? How can we apply the best social work research and science to solve some of the most pressing challenges of our time?

In 2012, those questions brought 40 of the nation’s leading social work scholars to Bainbridge Island, Washington, for a conference co-sponsored by several national organizations and schools of social work, including the UW School of Social Work. It was there that Dean Eddie Uehara and faculty from the University of Washington proposed the idea of a Grand Challenges initiative to capture the public’s imagination, mobilize the profession, and spur breakthroughs in social work science, practice and research. The proposal inspired a groundswell of interest and collaboration across the field to develop the Grand Challenges for Social Work, a project that will focus on 12 ambitious goals for the coming decade. The challenges range from ending homelessness and stopping family violence to reversing mass incarceration and reducing extreme income inequality. “The Grand Challenges are an opportunity to organize education, practice, research and policy efforts to achieve big, priority goals,” says Angelo McClain, CEO of the National Association of


2015 ANNUAL Report

Social Workers. “They can serve as a basis for making leadership across the profession more intentionally strategic and better coordinated— and more effective about securing public and private funding.”

Grand Challenges can also elevate the social work profession by articulating its profound value to society in ways that resonate with the public. “It’s been said that social work is not rocket science: It’s much more The last few years difficult,” says of work are culminating McClain. in what we hope will “Social workers are exceptional be the most problem solvers. transformational day They work in the in social work history. community, assess complex situations, Richard Barth connect the dots, DEAN, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND and come up with SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK solutions that make PRESIDENT, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF a difference. Social SOCIAL WORK & SOCIAL WELFARE work is so broad, it’s often taken for granted, like electricity. The Grand Challenges can build greater public awareness and support.”



Grand Challenges have an illustrious history of increasing progress and public awareness in other

UW Scholars on 5 of 12 Grand Challenges

cial work

fields, including mathematics and engineering. But the concept is a first for the social work profession, making it especially crucial to lay a solid foundation.

Ensure Healthy Development for All Youth

“The critical mass of prevention science is converging with growing interest across health care, education, child psychiatry, child welfare, and juvenile justice. Prevention is the best investment we can make.” David Hawkins — Professor, UW School of Social Work

Close the Health Gap

“The local community can be a powerful driver of health transformation, but it is too often untapped. If we make the right investments, we can start to close the health gap one community at a time.” Eddie Uehara — Professor and Ballmer Endowed Dean

“The UW School of Social Work has been absolutely critical to the emergence of the Grand Challenges for Social Work,” says Richard Barth, dean of the University of Maryland School of Social Work and president of the American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare, the host organization for the Grand Challenges. “Dean Uehara’s work led to the Academy deciding that this would be a significant initiative for us to support.”

in Social Work, UW School of Social Work

Promote Well-Being in a Changing Global Environment

“Addressing the human dimensions of increasing environmental turbulence demands transformative social responses, grounded in a commitment to environmental equity and justice.” Susan Kemp — Charles O. Cressey Endowed Professor, UW School of Social Work

School of Social Work faculty and researchers are taking the lead in framing and presenting several of the challenges, and the Grand Challenges Executive Committee includes Dean Uehara and the School’s Associate Dean for Research Karina Walters and Professor David Hawkins, co-founder of the UW Social Development Research Group.

Reduce Extreme Economic Inequality

“The last few years of work are culminating in what we hope will be the most transformational day in social work history,” says Barth. “This is an opportunity to catalyze the profession in a way that’s never been done before.” n

Harness Technology for Social Good

[more] aaswsw.org/grand-challenges-initiative

“Social workers are voices for inclusion, and having one of the Grand Challenges focus on economic inequality and creating economic inclusion places this crucial issue clearly on our profession’s agenda.”

Jennifer Romich — Professor, UW School of Social Work; Director, West Coast Poverty Center

“In the Digital Age, we have the ability to curate massive amounts of data from diverse platforms to better understand the full breadth of the social problems we hope to improve.” Ben de Haan — Executive Director, Partners for Our Children, UW School of Social Work



Proven impact


New insights

into diversity, aging and health across generations

In 2014, the Gerontological Society of America selected the School as the site of a Healthy Generations Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work—one of only five such centers in the nation. The Center

Innovations in indigenous health

educates social work students in cross-generational health and wellbeing, develops curriculum for students and practitioners, and advances research, particularly in marginalized communities. “The Center enables us to respond in innovative ways to the changing nature of aging in our

With more than $17 million in

society,” says Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, an expert on the intersection of

funding since 2012 from sources

health, aging and well-being in diverse communities.

including the National Institutes of Health, the School-affiliated

The Center is currently piloting an initiative called Hidden Strengths,

Indigenous Wellness Research

which aims to transform how kinship caregivers—such as grandparents

Institute has created a pipeline of

caring for grandchildren—are served and supported. This project breaks

projects that apply science-based

down barriers to fragmented age-based services and helps practitioners

innovations to improving the health

enhance the strengths of families facing intergenerational trauma and

of indigenous peoples. They include

other health challenges.

a culturally adapted counseling program to address risk factors for cardiovascular disease, an online

A model for oncology social work education

HIV prevention tool that taps the

Over the past decade, the School’s Carol LaMare Oncology and Palliative

power of social networking, and an outdoor-based experiential program to reduce obesity among Choctaw women. The NIH has designated the Institute as a national Comprehensive Center of Excellence—a first for a school of social work. The Institute works with tribal organizations to build their research capacity and encourage indigenous youth to develop science and research skills.


2015 ANNUAL Report

Care Scholars Program has become a model for training practitioners in working with people who have life-threatening illnesses. Under the leadership of Associate Professor Taryn Lindhorst—recipient of a 2015 UW Distinguished Teaching Award—the program has expanded to include intensive mentoring and field placements at local hospices and Seattle’s leading cancer centers, as well as research opportunities for affiliated scholars. Of the 52 scholarship recipients to date, nearly one-fourth have been people of color. Several are cancer survivors. The professorship, scholarships and success of the program are the result of a generous endowment and gifts from alumna Lynn and Howard Behar.

Strong support


Realizing dreams, reducing debt

Revenue Sources & Expenditures

Social work professionals express high job satisfaction, but it comes at a cost: Nearly 70 percent of U.S. graduates in the field incur debt to finance their degree; about half describe the debt load as unreasonable. The School is doing all it can to offset this burden through fundraising and grants— about $1.7 million annually from various sources. Additional student support comes from a $1.44 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to educate social workers specializing in behavioral health. Over three academic years, 99 MSW students will each receive a stipend of $10,000 to fund their training toward a career in child and adolescent behavioral health. Another three-year, $939,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will support curriculum enhancements, faculty and community practitioner training, and stipends of $5,000 for students in clinical field placements—helping them realize their dream of creating enduring change without lingering debt.


Fiscal Year 2015

6% 9%


21% 45%

45% Externally Funded Sponsored Research $27.8M ___________________________________________________________________________ 21% Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence $12.7M ___________________________________________________________________________ 19% UW Educational and Operational Revenue $12.1M ___________________________________________________________________________ 9% Philanthropic Contributions and Gift Interest $5.5M ___________________________________________________________________________ 6% Self-Sustaining Activities $3.8M ___________________________________________________________________________




26% 8%


5% 8% 35%

35% Externally Funded Sponsored Research $14.5M ___________________________________________________________________________ 26% Educational and Operational Expenditures $11M ___________________________________________________________________________ 26% Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence $10.9M ___________________________________________________________________________ 8% Philanthropic Distributions and Awards $3.2M ___________________________________________________________________________ 5% Self-Sustaining Activities $2.3M ___________________________________________________________________________

Total Expenditures


Note: The UW 2015 fiscal year began on July 1, 2014, and ended on June 30, 2015.



Edwina S. Uehara


2015 ANNUAL Report

Professor and Ballmer Endowed Dean in Social Work UW School of Social Work

How ?


A Message from the Dean



The test of our talent is in the measurable, sustainable results we achieve


ur vision for the future of social work is nothing less than this: to be the locus of disruptive social change. The foundation

of that change is science—tested methods, based on unassailable data, that help us achieve impact on a previously unimaginable scale. At the University of Washington School of Social Work, we have been developing and testing the science needed to transform communities and improve lives for several decades. That long history of innovation has led us to a pivotal moment. In 2015, as never before, we are seeing a convergence of new technologies, novel funding models, and unconventional partnerships, all in service of social change. This development could not be more timely: In an era of declining state resources and growing inequality, innovation in social work is no longer just a laudable goal— it is an imperative. This report has presented a small sampling of the dozens of social impact projects sponsored by our School. Together, they are redefining how social workers can engage with communities, employ technology and forge alliances. Each is designed to create and test tools and approaches that can be adapted and disseminated on a broad scale.

Communities in Action, for example, is demonstrating how to build a coalition of community leaders to help prevent poor outcomes for young people at risk. Forefront is showing how social media can bring life-saving tools to millions. Partners for Our Children is In an era of declining proving that Web-enabled tools and technologies can help make services state resources and for children and families more growing inequality, efficient and effective. innovation in social

In tandem with these efforts, our work is no longer just curriculum is evolving to prepare a laudable goal—it is a new generation of social-sector an imperative. innovators. We continue to work tirelessly to attract the brightest and most passionate students and offer them the financial support they need. And we provide them with opportunities to collaborate with faculty and cross-disciplinary teams to incubate the kinds of tools, platforms and data-informed approaches that are taken for granted in the private sector. We plan to continue in this trailblazing tradition, and we look forward to joining with partners in our region and across the country who are ready to apply their intelligence, tenacity and compassion toward shaping a new era of social change. n



PARTNERS IN GIVING The School of Social Work thanks its many supporters for their contributions in fiscal years 2014 and 2015. Your generosity counts.

Anonymous Friends Timothy Abbe and Laurie Mann John Abel Margaret Adams and Jiri Zapletal Florence Adeyemi Alicia Adiele Gary Adler Jake Adler William Adler Zoe Adler Elizabeth Adolphsen Steven and J. Joy Adolphsen Aging Wisdom Inc. Jon-Jason Agnone and Irina Voloshin Eugene Aisenberg Erica Alcantara Tonia Alderman Sharon Aldueso Joan Alexander Allethia Allen Charles Allen Chester Allen Jessica Allen and William Diamond Melissa Allen Melissa Allison Gunnar and Linda Almgren Melissa Almli Eli and Rebecca Almo Jose and Cynthia Altig American Cancer Society Nancy Amidei Paula and Robert Amkraut John and Josie Amory Anne and Edwin Anderson Constance Anderson David Anderson Jeanne Anderson Kathryn Anderson Kevin and Julie Anderson Phoebe and Jeffrey Anderson Vicki Anderson-Ellis and Jon Ellis Kitty Andert Kimberly Andrews and John Mollman Teresa Andrews Antoinette Angulo and Julian Perez The Annie E. Casey Foundation Lillian Anunda Ralph Aona


2015 ANNUAL Report

Agnes and Benjamin Apichai Nancy Appey Chami Arachchi Susan and Michael Ardy Ben Arellano David Argento Tiffany Armijo Kirstie Arnberg Jodi and Justin Arnold George Artero Elizabeth and Kenneth Asher David and Martha Ashmore Asian and Pacific Islander Social Work Educators Association Amy Astle-Raaen AT&T Foundation Sara Atalla Atlantic Street Center Attachmate Corporation Connie and Chad Au Michael Auch Mike Auchter Janet Augenbraun Janis Avery Stephanie Avuich Mohamed Awad Farshid and Merrie Babazadeh John and Valerie Backus Sarah and Edwin Bactad Jr. Andrea Baden Jeri Baer Rocco Bagala Elizabeth Bagshaw Michelle Bagshaw and Guy Freeman Allen and Fern Bailis Carolyn Bain and Victor Araya Mary Lou Balassone C. Henry and Maria Balderrama Teri Balderson Nelson Baldwin Ballard Pediatric Clinic, Inc. P.S. Kathe Balter Mario Banchero and Rhonda Smith Petra and William Barclay H. Christine Bardill Jacqueline Bardsley Mylene Barizo Kathleen Barker Rebecca Barnes Robert and Linda Barnhart Jennifer Barron Sandra Bartlett Barton Family Foundation Sarah and Richard Barton Vaughnetta and Peter Barton Leanette Bassetti Deborah Batteiger Ryan Battle Robert Baugher Jr. Belva Baxter Kenisha Baxter Stephanie Baxter Ralph and Vonnie Bayard Randal Beam Jonathan Beard and Grace Nordhoff Mary and Warren Beardsley Charles and Lynne Beck Melissa Becker Jessica Beckton Behnke Foundation Sara and Joseph Bender Dawn Bennett Joseph Bennett Nell Bennett

Alayna Benoit Cheryl and Ronald Berenson Barbara and Philip Berger Jr. Sharon Berlin Benjamin Berres Mark and Reshma Berryman Barbara and Edward Berthiaume Josh Bestwick Laura and Dale Bethel Judy Betterton Mary and Richard Bienek Big Think Media, Inc. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Donald Billen and Luann Wangsness Dennis Birch and Evette Ludman Rebekah Bird Kimberley Bjorn Alesha Black Natasha Black Lynn and David Blakemore Cathy Blanchard David and Kathleen Blenko Deborah Blethen Steve and Suzanne Blievernicht Ellen and Marlin Blizinsky Theresa and Phillip Blocker Blucora, Inc. Deborah Bluestone Bruce and Ann Blume The Boeing Company Dana Boggess Marie and Joel Bolstad Susan Bonner Paul and Marjorie Boothe Juliana Borges Mark and Diana Borges Cindy Bouldin Kate and Kevin Boyce Helen Boyer Mary Bradford Robert Bradshaw Linda and Randolph Brandeis Jaclyn Brandt Michael Braner and Christina Chang Nesley Bravo Patricia Bravo Tracy Brazg Susan and Fred Breidenbach Katherine Briant Janis Bridge Elisabeth Bridgewater Judith and David Brittin Melissa and Carmi Brooks Brookshire-Green Foundation Suzanne Brouder Jennifer Brower Susan Brower Cory and Dorian Brown George Brown Lauren Brown Sue Brown Julie Brunett Alexandra Buchholz Teresa Buchholz William Budd and Martha Bishop Trang Bui James and Molly Bullard Jeanne and James Burbidge Dianne Burden Boyce Burdick Kristina Burdick Oliver and Jean Burgan Kathleen Burge James Burke

William and Lisa Burns Anne Bush Ashley Bush Teresa Bush Sandra Butler Alice Byers Eliza Cady Janet Cady Dori Cahn and John Stansell Yi Cai Hanan Caine Cairncross & Hempelmann, PS George Calderon Robert Caldwell Cambia Health Foundation Dale Cameron The Campbell Foundation Kristina Campbell Janelle Campoverde Orlando Cano Oliver Capel Sheila and Frederick Capestany Giselle Carcamo Adrienne Carley Lindsay Carlisle Richard and Mary Carlson Robert and Wendy Carlson Robert and Janice Carmichael Joseph Carnevali Richard and Jill Carpenter Teresita Carral Cordell Carter II Casey Family Programs Michelle Cash Steven and Megan Castello Viviana Castillo Melinda and Richard Catalano Jr. Tony Cavalieri Janet Ceballos and Nitin Baliga Melissa Centeno Center for Children’s Law and Policy Kathryn Cervino Louise Chadez Kay Chai Kenneth Chamberlain Sarah Chamberlin Kit Chan Phillip Chance and Celia Weisman Mark and Ann Chandler Sallie and John Chaney Carol Charles Christopher Charles Sharon Chastain Mary Chavez Cynthia Chin Chino Cienega Foundation Chocolati Cafe Frank Chopp and Nancy Long Grace and Adolph Christ Vivian Christian Bethany Chung Mary and Richard Chung Barbara and Hugh Clark Belinda Clark Kathleen Clark Trinese and Rodney Clark Carol Clarke Christine Clement Christina Cline Sarah Clingan Thomas Clingan Cynthia Cloutier Drew Cluley The Coca-Cola Company

Eliza Cody Marie and Donald Coffland Andrea Cohen Susan Coldwell and Ross Porter Norma Cole Brett Coleman Tracey Coleman College Spark Washington Deborah Collins Tracy Colman Coluccio Law Kevin Coluccio and Marjorie Duckstad Columbia Winery Dianne and Glenn Colville Community Foundation Sonoma County Katherine Comtois Marie-Celeste Condon Thelma Coney Caroline and William Conklin Bonnie Conley Richard and April Conrad Jon Conte and Margaret Kerrigan James and Marilyn Cook Krista Cook Michael Cook Christopher Cooper John and Barbara Cooper Nancy Cope Lilian Cordoba CORE Fredy Cortez Allan Coslor The Cottage Company, LLC Juan and Sara Cotto John Courtnage Michael and Pamela Courtnage Tiffany Courtnage Brian Coxon and Maryann Einarson Jodi Coy CPA Seattle, PS Ann and James Crabtree Lisa Cramer and Martin Smith Robert Crew and Mary Preus Edward and M. Gail Crouch Helena and Bruce Crutcher Eduardo Cuenca Victoria Curry Marci Curtin John and Joan D’Addario William Dahlem Dawn and Douglas Dale Claudia Dallegri Isabel and Nicholas D’Ambrosia Kirsten Daniels Phyllis and John Daniels Ramona Daniels Jennifer Darling Reina Dastur and Kent Ferguson Sheree and Ty Daul Marguerite David Barbara Davidson and Charles Dudley Jane Davies Barbara Davis and George Howard Catherine and Phil Davis Debra Davis Larry Davis and Linda Locker Lauren Davis Terry and Maria Davis Benjamin De Haan Stan De Mello Roberta and Mark de Regt Stephen Deal Megan Debell

Julius Debro and Darlene Conley Stacey DeFries William Dehmer and Susan Moreland Theresa Deisher Nelson and Suzanne Del Rio Kathleen Del Sesto Marie Dela Cruz Keith and Ronna DeLaVergne Amy and Roy Delay Andree and Konrad Deligdisch James DeLong and Janet Staub Delta Dental of Washington Linda DeMent Kim Dennison Ann Determan Stephanie and Jon DeVaan Dorothy Devlin Olgy Diaz Robert Diaz Mary Dickerson and John Birnel David Dickinson and Sahja Cove Brenda Dickison Cynthia Dickman Jannet and Donald Didelius Rachel Dieleman Katherine Dietz Martha Dilts and Edward Schumacher Stacy Dimmich Karen Dina Gean and Philip Dindia Jean Dinh DLA Piper Leanne Do and Nathan Friend Deborah Doane Patrice Doemland Kary and Mark Doerfler Natalie Dolci Tammi Doll-Storey Danae Dotolo and Kathleen Weber Eva and John Dougherty Dougy Center Andrea Doyle James and Carmel Drage Richard and Martha Draves Katherine Drewel Susan and Gary Duck Moreen Dudley Martha and Thomas DuHamel Mike Dunbar James and Mary Dunnam Moya Duplica (D) Renee Duprel Bonnie Duran Jacqueline and Paul Durgin George Duwors and Kate Davies Kathleen and Robert Duyck James Dwyer Curtis Dyckman Michelle and Jon Eacrett Mary Earl Susan Eastgard David and Kathleen Eaton Marilee Eaves and Edwin James Liberty Ebright Steven Eckstrom Christine Eder Julie Edsforth and Jabez Blumenthal Bobbie Egan Leo Egashira Michael Ehrenberg and Donna Richman Arlene B. Ehrlich The Eitel and McShea Families El Centro de la Raza

Cami and Peter Elbow Eli Lilly & Co. Foundation Edith Elion Matthew Elliott Mike and Pat Elliot Eleanor Elster Azita Emami Heidi and Christopher Emerson Mary Endsley Equitas Group, Inc. Era Living Reid and Erin Erickson William Etnyre and Michael Lonesome Lisa Eul Elaine and Dave Eva Jamie Evans Teresa Evans-Campbell and Christopher Campbell Paula and Robert Everts Facebook, Inc. Carol and Rodney Falor Alan and Jane Fantel Daniel and Jean Farber Megan Farwell Nancy Farwell and R. H. VanHaagen Kristina Fatur Karen Fay Fay Fegan Heide and Matthew Felton Steven Felton and Margaret Marckworth Gabriella Ferreira Janis Fesenmaier Jessamyn Findlay Elizabeth Findley and John Meier Sara Finlay Fireworks Gallery First Presbyterian of Bellevue Ana and Justin Fisher Melissa Fisher Stacia Fisher Erin Fitzgerald Lauren Fitzgerald H. Geraldine Fiveland Evelyn Fletcher Paul Fletcher and Sue Donaldson Gerald and Donna Flock Laura Flores Cantrell Courtney Flores Robert and Micki Flowers Michael and Lisa Fogel Mark Foggin Karen Follman Maryanne Fong Magdalena Fonseca Daniel and Susan Ford Janet Ford Tierra Forks-Bonds Emily Forster Krista Forsyth-Fisher Rachel Forte Kelsea Fortner Janet Foss Kirsten Foster Rosemary Fraine Myra and Abby Franklin Therese Frare Joel Frauenheim Kris Fredrickson Thomas Freeman Sarah and Steve Frey Barry and Ethel Friedle Brian Friedle David Friedle

Kristin Frosaker Ann and Donald Frothingham Sharon Frucci and Max Auguste Everett Fruehling and Lynne Thomas Tino Fuentes Kim Tsujii Fukuda and Derek Fukuda Harvey Funai Russell Furtney Madeline Galbraith Leigh Gallagher Gabriel and Veronica Gallardo Susan Gallaugher Gannett Foundation Eve Gannon Anjulie Ganti Karl Gapuz Nicora Gardner Jean Garner Malika Garoui Amy and Timothy Gates Catherine Gates Baitzar Gazerian Sydney Gellerson Tamara and Nicholas Gellert Karen Genn Carla and James Gerber Janet Germeraad Gerontological Society of America William Getz and Christine Whitney Brian Giddens and Steve Rovig Edward Gignoux III and Oma McLaughlin Janet Gilberg Leslie Gilbert and David Katz Lewayne and James Gilchrist Erika and Leon Giles Mary Gillmore Meri Gilman Asher Gimness Wanjiku Gitahi Glassybaby, LLC Linnea GlenMaye Audrey Glenn Susan Glenn Lawrence Glosser Martha Glosson Meripa Godinet Emily Goertz Barbara Bye Goesling Danielle Goldberg-Hoss Mary Golden Nikki Golden Karen Fredriksen Goldsen and Jayn Goldsen Michelle Gonzales Tobias Gonzales and Sandra Madrid Edgardo and Gioia Gonzalez Nellie and Reginald Gonzalez Carol Good Kristen Good Deena Gordon Cheryl and William Gossman Susan Grace and Geoff Kraus Lori Gradinger Grand Event Rentals James and Wanda Granquist Therese and Harry Grant Bradford Gray Jean and Mark Greaves Bert Green and Alexandra Brookshire Kevin Greene and Carol Linthicum Verna Greenlee (D) Josh Grega




Mary and David Grembowski Carole Grigg Joshua Griggs Gloria Grimm and Gary Hallemeier Valerie and Raymond Griswold Lester Groom Barry and Wendy Grosskopf Natasha Grossman and David Klenemo Nancy and Robert Grote Group Health Research Institute Pamela and Stephen Gruber Zephaniah Grunschlag Diane and Juan Guerra Mary Guiden Margaret and Bruce Gundersen Judith Gunderson Rashima Gupta Debra and Jordan Gussin Katarina Guttmannova Diane Ha Malcolm Haar David and Sharon Haas Michelle Habell-Pallan and Jamie Cardenas Jr. William Hagenstein (D) Kevin and Molly Haggerty Elizabeth Hale and Anthony Case Betsy and John Hall Christina Hall Sarah Hall Abigail Halperin and Christian Swenson Mike Halperin and Jodi Green Hannah Ham Beth Hammonds Theresa Hampson Michael Hank Jennifer Hansen Karen and Robert Hansen Marlyce Hansen Kasey Hansen-Davis Tauna Hanson Tracy Harachi and Nathan Yoffa Joni Hardcastle Jeffrey Harder and Barbara Bodine Joan and Patrick Hardiman Katherine Harding Millissa Hare Shannon Harper and Matthew Markoff Karinda Harris Linda and Greg Harris Harvard University Press Nona Hasegawa Marci Hastings Walter Hatch Will Hatch Gloria Hatchermays Bernard Hausman Eric Hausman Michele Hausman J. David and Maureen Hawkins Stephen Hawn and Sharon Borough Nanette Hayre Joan and Emerson Heald Shelby Healy Greg Heath Stanley and Sharon Heck


2015 ANNUAL Report

Marsha and John Hedges Elizabeth and Bradley Heldele Virginia Heller Lorraine Hellum Jeanette Henderson Paul Henderson Kathryn Henne Helen and Harold Henry Muriel and Gerrit Henry Jr. P. Sydney Herbert Ana Hergert Devin Hermanson Todd and Leslie Herrenkohl Janet Hesslein and Murl Sanders Janet Higgins Kathryn Hill and Sean Kennedy Tracy Hilliard John Hinds Marilyn Hinds Samantha Hing Karin Hirschfeld Barbara Hirschmann and W. Charles Dolan II Matthew and Wendy Hirshfield Cynthia Hobbs John and Tina Hodgins Kristina Hoeshen John and Julia Hoffman Regina Hoffman Jeffrey Honig Nancy Hooyman Maria Tovar Hopper James and Judy Horst Bonnie and David Hovel Beverly Howald and Alan Sidel Bonnie-Jean Howeiler Ruthann Howell Bonnie Huang Gary and Mary Huffmaster Matthew Huggins James and Heather Hughes Thomas Hulscher Timothy Humes and Cynthia Johnson Jeff Hummel and Beatrice Gandara James Hummer and Lynn Hagerman Maggie Humphreys Dennis Hunt Jessica Hunt Timothy Hunt Patricia Hunter Huskies for Suicide Prevention and Awareness Peter Huynh Walter and Delores Hyden IHeartWestSeattle.com Chad Ikeda Imago Dei Fund Indiana Community Action Association Michael Ingham and Sharron Lee Luz Iniguez Inland Northwest Community Foundation Insight Center for Community Economic Development Asa and David Irwin Kimberly Isaac Jacob Isenberg Carrie Ishisaka Richard Israel Christine Ito Jane Itzkow (D) J M Cellars Company Dana Jack

Janice Jackson Judith Jacob Martha and Samuel Jacobs Joan Jaffee-Miller and William Miller Gail Jahnke Carol Jakus Carly James Janice James Golieda Jansen J. Bruce and Cynthia Jarvis Michelle Jasper-Brody Brett Jaspers Michelle Jeannette Mary Jenkins Zabrina Jenkins Evelyn Jensen Veronica Jensen Christa Jensen-Kruttschnitt Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle Ramos Jimenez John & Joan D’Addario Foundation, Inc. Eugene and Sue John April Johnson and Ryan Anderson Chantel Johnson Cheryl and John Johnson David Johnson Frank Johnson Garylee Johnson June Johnson Karen Johnson Norman Johnson Roderick Johnson and Pauline Schnaper Sandra Johnson Jennifer Johnston Thomas Joiner Nioma Jolin Glenda Jolliffe Katherine Jonas Brad Jones Charley Jones Francis Jones Janet Jones Stephanie Jones Thomas and Mary Lou Jones Tiffany Jones Mary Joseph Joshua Children’s Foundation Christopher Jowaisas and Amy Packard John and Marisol Joynt Rebecca Judy Mihae Jung Kerry Kahl Isabel Kahn Carl Kaiser and Theresa Wagner Mary Kaiser Daniel Kaner Hye-Kyung Kang Karen Kasonic Kaspick & Company Michael Katell Frances Kato Yilma Kebede Emily Keller Robert Kelley Emily Kelly Kathryn Kelly Kimberly Kelly Kirsten and Richard Kemp Susan & G. Kere Kemp Richard Kennedy Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney Connie Kent and John Talbot

Stephanie Ker Bonnie Kerker Inez and Laurence Kerr Christine Kidwell and John Masterson Kurt Kiefer Monica Kiehl Jason and Deanna Kilmer Michael Kilmer and Timothy Breidigan Jenny Kim Lisa Kimmerly Steve Kincaid Deborah King Laura King Scott King Diane Kinion Janet Kinsella Bette Kirk Beth Kirlin Kirsh Foundation Holdings Ltd. Jennifer Kitajo James and Carole Kitchell Joseph and Susan Kittleson Shari and Travis Kline Joyce Klontz Patricia and Paul Knollman Jr. Kari and Daniel Knutson-Bradac Kelly Kobashigawa Kobayashi Family Trust Nancy Koefoed Ching-Fen Koepp Krystal Koop Walter Kopf Mindy Kornberg Richard Kosterman Claudia and Robert Kottwitz Kristina Koul Richard Kovar Penny and David Koyama Claire Kpaka Aaron and Stephanie Krause Christopher Krenk Lester Krupp and Candace Vogler Jean Kruzich Kristine and Gerald Kuch Sima Kulshreshtha Katherine Kuo Steven and Laura Kussick Jane Kwon Mark and Deirdre Lacambra Michelle Lackman David LaFazia Mary and Frank LaFazia Andrea LaFazia-Geraghty Daniel and Clare LaFond Sheila Lagerwey Leslie Lai Patrick Lake Marsha Lamadrid Rita Lambert and Preston Hess Jonathan Landau Denise Lang K.H. Lang Derval Langan Sheila Edwards Lange and Leo Lange Jean Lanz Ron Larpenteur and Susan Eclipse Julie Larsen Margaret and Timothy Larson Paul and Linda Larson Poonam Lata Lou-Ann Lauborough Kathleen Lavin

Therese Law Billie Lawson and Joseph Marshall Susan Lebow-Dean Wendy Lecuyer Andrew Ledbetter Joann Lee Maureen Lee and Mark Busto James and Mary Legaz Karl and Donna Leggett Catherine Lellan Joan Lemire Carmella and Louis Leone Jr. Emily Leslie Laurence and Pamela Levine Rachel Levine Jan Levy Miriam and Richard Levy Carla and Don Lewis Wendy and Conway Li Joanna Liao Tin-Yu Lien Lien Taryn Lindhorst and Cynthia Riche Wai-Ping Li-Landis and Steve McDannel Eleanor and Donald Limmer Philippe Lindheimer Diana and Armando Lindner Janet and Thomas Lindsay Mindy Liou Jeannie and M. Alan Lish Eric Liu Michael Lodish Drake and Andrea Loeser Rekita and C.M. Logan Mary and David Lohr Marny Lombard Theresa Lombardo Susan Lonborg Henrietta Longworth Jo-Ann and Randolph Loo Jacki Lorenz and Larry Kaminer Diane Lostrangio and Joseph Anderton Cynthia Lotane Terri Lovins Christine Lowery Jeanne Lowman Regina Lubeck Brooke Lucas Evan Lucas Richard Luce Leticia Lucero Mary Lucero Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health Lucky Seven Foundation Barbara Lui Shirley and Louis Lui Dean and Elena Lum Lan Ly Wayne Lynch Carl Maas and Adriana Chacon Meg and Robert MacDonald Stephen MacDonald Stanley Machokoto Frances and William MacKenzie Kristen and James MacNaughtan Kathy Magee Jennifer Maglalang Mary Magnuson Majestic Bay Theatres Christopher Malins and Lorrie Salinas-Malins Mary Anne and William Maloney Jr.

Jenny and Trevor Malstrom Francisco and Sylvia Maltos Orlando and Laurel Manaois Maureen Marcenko Josie Marchesi Amelia Marckworth Carol and Harry Marder Dianna Marder Yaffa and Paul Maritz Mark Torrance Foundation Lori and Stephen Markowitz Margaret Markowitz Kerry Martin Kristina Martin Rudi Martin Daniel Martinez Marcos Martinez Melissa Martinson Mary Anne Stusser, Inc. Tatiana Masters Heather Matheson Alice and Norman Mattern Michael and Patricia Matteson Patricia Matthews Nicole Mattson Lyle Matznick David and Lisa Mayfield Patricia Mays James and Elizabeth Mazza Linnae and James McAnally Lisa and Brian McCarthy Carolyn McCarty Abraham McClenny Megan and Mark McConnell Norman and Mildred McCormick Patricia and John McCullough Kara McDermott Julie McDonald Michael McDonell Daniel and Gayle McDougall-Treacy Morna McEachern Nancy McGrath Karen and Michael McInerney Jade McKeen Lancess and Tracey McKnight Charlene McKoin Danielle McLaughlin Catherine McLellan Mark McMahan and Heidi Smith Patrick McMahon Charles McManus Brian McQuade Kelly McQuade Melinda McRae Hilary Mead John and Penelope Meisel Murray and Sophie Meld Kathy and Kenneth Melman JoAnne Menard and Robert Boggs Mario Meneses and Julia Thomas Nancy and John Merrill Stephanie Merrill Scott and Tiffany Merriman William Messing Microsoft Corporation Nancy and Matthew Mihlon Ayako Miki Andrew and Cheryl Miller David Miller and Susan Takemoto Greg Miller Joshua and Davina Miller Peter Miller and Jean Johnson Sharon Miller Stefan and Shirley Miller

Stephen Miller Kimberly Millikan Rebecca Milliman Elizabeth Mills Shawn Mincer Norma Miner Linda Mirels Christina Miyawaki Nanci and Bruno Modolo David Mohoric Molina Healthcare Cindi Molz Anne Monda Maria Monroe-Devita Daniel Montanez A. Bruce and Joanne Montgomery Megan Moore Julie Moorer Cynthia and Enrique Morales Nataly Morales Teonisto and Alice Morellato Nicole Morin Sharon Morioka-Estrada and Francisco Estrada Charles Morrison Jr. Diane Morrison and Joel Bradbury Robert Morrison Sheila and James Morrison Philip Morse Sr. Lynn Pigott Mowe and Steven Mowe The Moyer Foundation George and Martha Moyer Jamie and Karen Moyer Mujeres of the Northwest Patsy and Ricardo Munoz Lisa and Michael Murakami Monica Muraki Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Linda Murdock Janice Murphy Jill Murphy Meghan Murphy Nathan Murphy Thomas and Kerrie Murphy Josephine Murray Katy Murray Star Murray Michael Muscari Geraldine and Clinton Myers Jr. Keith Myers Suzanne and Gary Myrene Emily Naftalin Vikram Nagaraj Biren Nagda Youngnan Namkung Enrico Natali National Association of Social Workers Luis Navarro Ruby Navarro Victoria Navarro Jaime and Anthony Navetta Jeannine Navone and Dino Christofilis Jill and James Navone Navos Andrew Nee Gunars and Regine Neiders Arleen Nelson Erin Nelson Laura Nelson and Karl Campos Linda Nelson John Nettleton Network for Good Najla Munshower Neumann

Stacy Neumann Hkori Ngo Shelly Ngo Nikkei Concerns Nintendo of America, Inc. Jerome and Sandra Nisenfeld Susan and William Nolen Sasha Nollman James Norris and Anita Fraser North Star Foundation Cynthia and David Nowowiejski Michael O’Connell Lynn Wartelle O’Connor Tetana Oguara Frances Ohira Victoria O’Keef Georgia Okura Ruel Olanday Jr. Anne and Brian O’Leary Doris Olene Andrew Oliver Nicki Olivier Feiloaiga Oloi Mark and Polly Olsen Craig Olson Roger and Joyce Olson Cherry O’Neill Mary Kay O’Neill Maria Ordones Oregon Social Learning Center Alexandra O’Reilly and Charles Desiderio Jr. Gael O’Reilly Lola O’Rourke Laura Orlando Ethel Orr Rosemary Orr Martha Ortiz Tina Orwall The Overlake School Stephanie Owen Sarah Owens Malika Oyetimein Pacific Harbor Construction Pacific Heritage Appraisal Richard and Laurie Padden Catherine Pagano and David Kipnis Lynette Page and Alan Hartmann Sharon and Gary Pahlka Diana Pallais and Judith Aks Armilito Pangilinan Brian and Rebecca Pape Aaron Parker Kurt and Colleen Parks Barbara and Robert Parlotz Melissa Parson Matthew Parsons M. V. Patel Suzanne Patterson Diana Pearce and George Wright Janet Pearson and Gordon Sivley Susan Peck Peter and Patty Pecora Stephanie Jones Peguero and Braulio Peguero Elena Pellicer May Pendergrass Lindsay Penney Michael and Elizabeth Pepion Riley Perdue Jennifer Perfect Carol and Dale Perry Kristine Perry Michael and Susan Peskura




Lola Peters Joan Peterson Michael and Judy Peterson Scott Peterson Douglas Petrie Meredith Pfanschmidt and Peter Grafton Pfizer Foundation, Inc. Mary and Ted Pfohl Lan Pham Anne Phelps Laura Philip George Phillips Jill Phillips Julie Phillips William and Suzanne Phillips Thomas and Whitney Pigott Ellen Pillard PinkBella Cupcakes Norma Pino Susan Pitchford and Robert Crutchfield Daniel Poliak Jeanne Polk Iliana Ponce-Gonzalez Paul Portteus Lynn Poser Susan and William Potts Chrys Potuzak Brian and Karla Pouillon Kaitlin Poulaille Kelly Powers Richmond and Lisa Prehn Erika Preston Leon and Anne Preston Laura and Robert Pruden Susan Queary Henderson Quinn and Patricia Edmond-Quinn Brian Quinnett Pau Quinnett Veronica Quintero Melissa Raap Thomas Rabak Teresa and Richard Rafael Priya Raghav Shravya Raghunand Joanna Rago Raikes Foundation Merlin Rainwater and Gregory Foster Irene Rakow Sterling and Celeste Ramberg Anastasia Ramey Marie Ramirez Norma Ramirez Scott and Ellen Ramsey David and Liz Randles Uma Rao Katrina Raphaell John Raskin Cassidy Rath Erik Rath Karen Rathe and Kevin Donnelly Stephanie Read and Edward Walker Liezl Rebugio Jaran Reed Jerry Reed REI Foundation Limited


2015 ANNUAL Report

Jeanne Reina Edwin and Elaine Reinking Debbie Reisert Laurel Reiter Rex Rempel Donn Renn and Mary Lancefield Joanne Repass Sandra and Arthur Resnick Barbara Reuter Patricia and Richard Reutimann Teresa and Geoffrey Revelle Jorge Reyes Susan Reynolds Bern Rhin Larry and Martha Richards Adell Richardson David Richardson Cheryl Richey and Roger Roffman Pepijn Richter Juanita Ricks Paula Riggert Annie Rihnsmith Rogelio and Leticia Riojas J’May and Frederick Rivara II Matthew Roach and Kara Mattaini Raymond Robinson Anita Rocha and Curt Johnson Norma Rodriguez Jessica Rodriguez-Jenkins Charlotte Rokaw Irene Rokaw and John Reese Lee and Stuart Rolfe Laura Rollins Lauren Romero Yunuen Romero Jennifer Romich Karen Rooker Audrey and Darren Roper Katie Rosapepe Christine Rose Elana Rosenbaum Wafa and Albert Rosenthal Benjamin Ross Rothman Family Foundation Sarah Rothman Terry and Mary Royer Julie Rubinstein Rene Rudge John and Nancy Rudolf Linda Ruffer Deborah Rustin Jacqueline Ryall Alice Ryan Mark and Sherri Ryan Janice and A. Jack Sabin Tami Sadusky Dara Sahebjami Lourdes and Joaquin Salazar Gina Salois Charlotte Sanders Natalia Sanoja Michelle Sarju Sharon Sartiga Satori Software Karen and Peter Saunders Noel Savas David Sawyer Stanley and Judith Saxe SB Schaar & PK Whelpton Foundation Trish Scearce Kristine Schaefer Julia and Greg Schechter Kate Scheneider Stephen and Tracey Schepman

Karen and Jerry Schepp Lara Schiff Kenneth Schlegel and Karen Dixon-Schlegel Mark Schlesinger Paula Schlesinger Kelly Schloredt Donald and Sylvia Schmid Katherine Schneider Geraldine Schnitzer-Newson and Sam Newson Margie Schnyder and Kenneth Astrein Eileen Schofield School of Social Work Art Committee Schroeter Goldmark & Bender PS S. Andrew Schulman and Elizabeth Maurer Kathleen Schultz Donald and Sherrie Schultze Norman and Tandra Schwamberg Jane Schwartz Robin Schwartz Samuel Schwartz Mary and Ted Schwarz Kathleen Scott Sea Mar Community Health Centers Linda Seales Seasons of Life Suzanne Seaton Seattle Jewish Community Endowment Fund Harry and Suellen Sedies Jack and Arlene Segal Noah Seixas and Dana Standish Alison Sellers Sam and Kirsten Senturia Julia and Joseph Sewell Louise Shaffrath (D) Valerie Shapiro Kimberly and Donald Sharp Norma and Charles Shelan Aimee Sheridan Greg and Pamela Sheridan Jerry Shigaki Randall Shigetani Charlie Shih Eugene Shih Rodney Shillinger Sylvie Shiosaki Karyn Shirbroun Donald Shirilla Gary and Judy Shirley Evelyn and John Shively III Amnon Shoenfeld and Katherine Riley Dori Shoji Tsering and Floyd Short Eric Shulda Shultzy’s Sausage Inc. Connie Shuman Amy Sie Stephen Silva Steven Silverman Carrie Simmons Eric and Katherine Simmons Mark and Lara Simmons Gregory Simon Scot and Leah Simpson Scott Simpson Shea Simpson and Lara Kelly Stephen Singer Arushi Sinha Nicholas and Joan Skalabrin Cynthia Skow

Susan Skylstad Edward and Marsha Slater Donald Slaughter Duncan Smith and Charlene Epp Elisabet Smith H. Warren and Nancy Smith Monica Smith Diane and James Snell Paul Snow Cheryl and Peter Snyder Connie So and Brett Eckelberg Sheila and Bruce Sobol Mary Soderlind Muriel Softli Sue and Soong Sohng Kevin Solarte Melinda Sontgerath Ernesto Sosa Molly and Justin Sousley Margaret Spearmon Spunky Kidz Robert Squizzero Suzanne St. Peter Tucker Standlee Jacquie Stanton Elisabeth and Evan Stark Anne Starr and Marc Norvig Barbara Starr Brita Steel Britton Steel John and Rebecca Steel Helen Stein Roger Steiner Bradley Steinfeld Carol Stephenson Mindy Stern Lucy and Jeffrey Stevens Christine Stewart Megan Stobie Keri Stoller Alexander Stone Brandon Stone Ellen Stone Duane Storti Joan Stoupa Robert Strauss and Christine Ingersoll Richard and Judy Strimel Paul and Jill Strohmeier Nora Strothman William Strothman (D) Stuart Foundation Carole and Neal Stuber Sr. Jennifer Stuber Neal and Danielle Stuber Sarah Stuckey Paul and Sheri Stutesman Maria Subercaseaux Maxine Sugarman Jeffrey Sullivan Barbara and Gerald Sundquist Jeffrey Sung Superheroes Management John Sutherland Margaret Sutthoff Sonya Svoboda Barbara Swan Dorothy Swanberg Gwen and Gordon Swanson The Sweet Side John Sweval Marian Syltebo Alexandra Szablya Diane Szukovathy

Tableau Software, Inc. Malcolm Tabor Andrew Taing Emiko Tajima Naoko Takagi Victor and Lilly Takemoto Katie and Thomas Talbott Jr. Ken and Sotheary Tan Marsha Tarver Merissa Tatum Marion and David Taylor Russell Taylor and Margaret Elwood Thomas and Mary Taylor Kate Tea Therapeutic Health Services Samuel Thevasagayam Thomas V. Giddens, Jr. Foundation Alice Thomas Brian Thomas Valda Thomas Brad Thompson Lynn and Mikal Thomsen Julie Thornbury Gaylord and Joanne Thorne Ashley Thorpe Lynn Thorsell Alice Thull Ryan Thurston Carol Tiberio Daniel Tisch Ronald and Whitney Tjerandsen Kailey Tollefson Carol Toms Sarah and David Torok Mark Torrance Hannah Toutonghi Elizabeth Tracy Traditions Linens Cam Tran Nammy Tran Nancy Tran Joe Tucker Dan and Loretta Turner Jessie Turner Alan and Susan Turof E. Katherine Turpin and Michael Cvitkovic Diane Tutch and Carol-Lee Erickson Catherine and Peter Tutka Edwina Uehara and Michael Smukler UnitedHealth Group United Way of King County United Way of Snohomish County United Way of South Carolina United Way of the Bay Area University Book Store Kimberly and Brian Unti Norma Urena Sabrina Urquhart Susan Usher Micah Vacatio and Kari Zumwalt Cristin and Brian Vahey Jr. Miriam Valdovinos Harold Valentine Marie Valenzuela Toka and Maile Valu Julie Van Michael Van Den Berg Dorothy Van Soest and Susan Seney Robert Van Tassell Alyson Vander Stoep Elizabeth and A. Mark Vanderveen Jan and Stephen Vanslyke Uriel Varela Jr.

Jose Vasquez Micia Vergara Nicholaas Vermeulen William Vesneski James and Jeanne Vevang Jennifer Villatte Todd Vlastnik Jim Vollendroff Anna Von Essen Kassia Vote Meghan Waddle Walther Wagner and Loretta Juarez-Wagner Robert and Lisa Wahbe Chelsea Wainwright Cheryl Waite Katie Wakefield Lutherina Walk Clyde and Sherrelle Walker Joel Walker and Kira Druyan Leslie Walker Melinda Walker Patricia and Charlie Walker III Scott Walker and Rene Vaughan Bethany Wall Janet and Richard Wallace Ashley Walls Elaine Walsh Richard and Sandra Walston Karina Walters and Jane Simoni Kristin Walters Bonnie Walton Laura and Robert Wank W. Carolyn Robinson Warman (D) Wendy Warnaca and John Briney Karen and Clifford Warner Thomas Warner Robin Warren and Jason Gruber V’Ella Warren Washington Center for Nursing Washington Dental Service Foundation Washington Professional Counselors Association Washington Women’s Foundation Carroll Washington Remaliah Washington Colleen Waterhouse Ryan Wathne Lisa Watson Taylene Watson Sern Watt Gail Watts Jessica Watts Thaisa Way Jaclyn Weber and John Kane Pamela Webster James Wehmeyer and Barbara Burton Loretta Weimer Judy Weinberger Sharon and Stephen Weinstein Mary Weiss and Thomas Linde Constance Wellman Elizabeth Wells and Gerald Allen Graham and June Wendt Eden Werner David Wertheimer Margaret West Diane Westergaard Whatcom Family and Community Network Jennifer Whelan Jaylyn White Jean White

Jeri White Bill Whiteside Ursula Whiteside Susan Whiting and Dan Baker Mary and William Whitlow Jr. Joyce Whitney James and Kathleen Whittaker Solveig Whittle Judy Wick and Timothy Roberts Bob Wicks Nancy Wickstrom Stewart and Debbie Wilder Caroline Wildflower Kristian and LeAnne Wiles Kathryn Wilham Lorraine and Chris Wilkinson Benjamin Williams Catherine Williams Jill Williams Kathryn Williams Donald and Judith Willott Annie and Daniel Wilson Valerie Wilson Verena and Kenneth Wilson Jill Wilson-Zahn Michael Winans Dane and Barbara Wingerson Karen Winston Camille and Bruce Winter Jacquie Witherrite Ilana and Jeffrey Wodlinger Lynda and Dana Wolf Michelle and Jeffrey Wolf James Wolfe and Carol Hogins-Wolfe Leslie Womack Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement Ye-Ting Woo Eric Wood Rossalind Woodhouse Woodland Park Zoo Roselynn Woodward Nathalia Worms Carol Worthen Matthew Wright and Laura Machado de Wright Julie Wu Minjing Wu Linda Wynne Kirsten Wysen Yakima Valley Community Foundation Junko Yamazaki YMCA Yogis at University of Washington Michael and Nancy Yost Billie Young and Larry Macmillan Sudipta Young Susannah Young YourCause/EA Outreach Megan Yuasa Susan and Dale Yuzer Norma Zavala and Alejandro Narvaez Lawrence Zeidman and Linda Tatta Barbara Zemble-Victor Larry Zolton Gail Zucker Randy Zuke

PUBLICATION CREDITS Dean Edwina S. Uehara ASSISTANT DEAN FOR ADVANCEMENT April Johnson DIRECTOR OF Communications Bruce Betz Writers/ Reporters Deborah L. Bach Ina Chang Rita Cipalla Karen Wilson Design Joan van den Berg Principal Photography Mel Curtis Additional Photography Brooks Callison Cameron Davidson Copy Editor Cathy Johnson BACK COVER ART Wall of Distractions By Kris W., Youth in Focus UW School of Social Work Permanent Collection

© 2015 UW School of Social Work All rights reserved.

Box 354900 Seattle wa 98195-4900 / socialwork.uw.edu

Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.