Department of Social Welfare


About the Department

The UCLA Department of Social Welfare’s research and teaching guide policy makers, shape practice and programs in such areas as welfare, aging, health care, mental health, children and families, and long-term support. UCLA Social Welfare faculty members are committed to placing their knowledge at the service of communities and empowering the disadvantaged and the vulnerable.


Torres-Gil Honored by White House Fellows Association...


October 17, 2014
For some UCLA alumni that gathered at the Faculty Center on Tuesday, being on campus brought up memories of crossing the arroyo bridge to classes in...
October 15, 2014
 By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, UCLA Luskin student writerUrban Planning alumnus Jonathan Pacheco Bell will be leading a professional etiquette...
October 15, 2014
The Department of Social Welfare is searching for an early career faculty member to join a distinguished Department with a 65-year tradition of...

Events Calendar

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:00pm
The Luskin School of Public Affairs in partnership with Volunteers of America present  American Winter:Millions of Americans Still Left Out in the Cold  Documentary Screening and Panel  
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Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:30pm
Come join the IPP Student Panel to find out more about the students' work experiences in Asia, and IPP fellowship opportunities for summer 2015.   Register at   Contact: Izabela at    
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Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:00pm
PHD and Combined MSW/PhD Information Session Come join Dr. Abrams in an informal setting and learn about the great opportunities here at UCLA! Thursday, October 23, 2014 Room 5391, Public Affairs Building6:00 PM - 8:00 PM |Light Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to
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Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:00am
Our latest report will provide Los Angeles County nonprofit executive directors, board members, and fund-raisers with a useful guide to what is known and what matters when it comes to individual giving and informs donors to better understand the patterns, effects, and challenges of...
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Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:15pm
How is Los Angeles addressing homelessness among youth? Come hear from experts in research, policy, and direct services for homeless youth and learn about what you can do to help.    Moderated by: Michelle Talley, LCSW, UCLA Social Welfare Field Faculty   Panelists include:
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