GSSW alumna Virginia Castro created a lasting legacy as a Chicano civil rights activist and as a social worker in Denver public schools, where she pioneered a program to keep teen moms in school.
Can saving companion animal lives improve the economy? In the first study of its kind, the GSSW Institute for Human-Animal Connection is investigating the economic impacts of a no-kill animal shelter policy.
Using a dual-generation ecological approach to community intervention, a GSSW researcher is demonstrating that creating trusting neighborhood relationships can improve well-being in low-income communities.
The Fostering Healthy Futures program at GSSW helps children who have been maltreated and placed in foster care to enter adolescence on a positive path. And as an evidence-based practice, the program is expanding knowledge about effective approaches to positive youth intervention.
GSSW Assistant Prof. Jennifer Greenfield investigated the impact of a Colorado minimum wage increase, predicting positive impact on Colorado women and families.
GSSW alumni Carina Kellenberger and Dana Schultz use horses to help treat people who are working through trauma, grief, PTSD, mental health disorders and adverse life events.