Washington State Magazine

Category: Social work

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Hunger Immortal: The First Thirty Years of the West Seattle Food Bank, 1983–2013
Summer 2014
What is today the West Seattle Food Bank started as a shoestring operation in an abandoned public school building. A pair of retired grocers from South Dakota had taken on responsibility for distributing government commodities like cheese and p...
Categories: Social work, History
Tags: Food security, Seattle

Battered Women, Their Children, and International Law
Winter 2013
The 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction ruled that any child taken from one parent by another across international borders must be returned to their home country for custody to be properly and legally det...
Categories: Law, Social work
Tags: Hague Convention, Child abduction

No Room of Her Own: Women’s Stories of Homelessness, Life, Death, and Resistance
Winter 2012
“As a form of social punishment, homelessness is far sterner in many respects than sentences handed out in court for most criminal offenses,” writes Desiree Hellegers, an associate professor of English and founding co-director of the Center...
Categories: Social work, Public affairs
Tags: Homelessness, Social justice

A Home for Every Child
Summer 2011
 At the end of the 19th century, adoption became part of a broader movement to reform the orphanage and poor farm system in the United States. In her most recent book, Patricia Susan Hart, who teaches journalism and American studies ...
Categories: Social work, Washington state history
Tags: Children, Adoption