College of Social Work

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Mindfulness therapy reduces opioid misuse and chronic pain

New research may offer an effective, economical and lifesaving intervention to help halt the ongoing opioid crisis.


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Martell Teasley named interim senior vice president for Academic Affairs

Teasley assumed the new role on Jan. 3.


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Lead, language and substance use

How lead exposure in children leads to substance use by adolescents.


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The digital divide

U researcher co-authors paper on disproportionate impacts of barriers to internet access.


Martell Teasley named as associate provost

Teasley will continue his duties as dean of the College of Social Work.


Welcoming people to the United States

Utah has long welcomed individuals and families with refugee backgrounds.


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Innovation Matters

New tools and approaches to social work practice and education from the College of Social Work.


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Remembering a shameful period of North American history

“We need to know what happened to the children who never returned home.”


Humans of the U: Dani Nives

“It’s such a great feeling being able to connect people with resources and see them really doing well on their own.”


The substance use disorder counselors shortage

New funding to help students complete a substance use disorder treatment training.