School of Social Work News
The School of Social Work strives to instill the values of social and economic justice, respect and worth of others, cultural diversity, and self-determination. In addition, it fosters a strengths-based environment that emphasizes openness, collaboration, and engagement striving towards individual and community resiliency.
Current Social Work News
Placements provide students vital experience as they serve at more than 60 local agencies.
From UNLV Magazine's spring 2020 issue.
The proud UNLV alum and supporter died Friday.
Top of the List: Seeking help whenever you need it.
Las Vegas was a surprise home for Katherine Marcal. Now she’s working to ensure individuals experiencing homelessness have a pathway to a new life.
A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.
Social Work In The News
The number of homeless people in the US will see a “staggering and unprecedented” increase because of the coronavirus crisis and its impact on the economy, experts have warned. Some say without an “astronomical” response by the government, the numbers could double.
Without ‘astronomical’ government intervention totals could double
A new UNLV class is placing students in the middle of crime scenes.
The solution to homelessness in the Las Vegas valley continues to be heavily debated. Is the answer found in the need for more affordable housing? Or more mental health services?
A unique class at UNLV simulates crime scenes to give students real-world experience. The program is relatively new and aims to build confidence and introduce potential career choices.
Shawn McDougall said he served four years in the Army before he became a Marine.
“I served in Iraq and Afghanistan, also Okinawa and Thailand,” McDougall said.