School of Social Work faculty and students lead interdisciplinary projects that bring understanding to critical social problems, and develop and implement real solutions to address them. Below are some examples of these research projects’ impact on our communities. See a full list of research projects here.
A TEXAS BORDER COUNTY GETS IN SHAPE: Social work researchers help Starr County transform to offer healthy choices to its residents, including fresh veggies from school gardens, a mobile farmer’s market, new safe areas to exercise, and new tobacco-free areas.
CHANGING HEALTH OUTCOMES, ONE PERSON AT A TIME: Evidence-based interventions developed by the Health Behavior and Research and Training institute help Americans live healthier lives.
“I COULD FIGHT YOU, BUT I’M GOING TO CIRCLE IT:” The Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue implements restorative discipline program in San Antonio middle school that reduces student suspensions and improves school climate.