The School of Social Welfare acknowledges that the University of Kansas occupies land that has been cared for by several tribal nations.
This land acknowledgment recognizes that Indigenous people are traditional guardians of the land and that there is an enduring relationship between Indigenous peoples and these traditional territories. Our School affirms, advocates for, and supports the sovereignty of the four-federally recognized tribes of Kansas, and the other 570 federally recognized nations in the U.S.
The acknowledgment reminds us to continue our commitment to advocating for, and supporting Indigenous students, staff, and faculty while working towards decolonizing the systems of power and oppression. Please visit the Land Acknowledgment webpage for a listing of our current actions of commitment.
The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare has launched a new center housed within the school’s research office. The Center for Research to Transform Systems for Family, Community & Social Justice (CRTS) brings together a group of KU social work researchers to work collaboratively on research projects to transform the child welfare system.
What drives youth to run away from foster care placements? In a new study conducted by University of Kansas researchers, youth reported running away to have a say in their own lives, to connect with family and to escape untenable placement environments.
Mel McDaniel, the social worker turned successful Philadelphia interior designer, has recently launched Marvin’s Home, a novel non-profit that is literally furnishing the futures of young adults aging - and moving - out of foster homes an