Helping Parents Learn to Nurture Their Children Improves Child Welfare Outcomes

The care that children receive in their first years has lifelong consequences. If young children’s needs for safety, security, empathy, and understanding are met, they have a greater chance of being able to regulate their own emotions during stressful times and create healthy relationships. Promoting First Relationships® (PFR), a home visiting intervention program developed at the University of Washington, supports and guides caregivers in building their relationships with their infant or toddler.

Career Trend: Finding Meaningful Work at Age 50 and Over

If you’re 50 or older and not ready for retirement, you might be wondering what’s next for your career. According to an AARP survey of Washington state members, you wouldn’t be alone. More than 40 percent of respondents said they were employed or looking for work. And, while some planned to stay in their current jobs, retraining for a new career, starting a business and switching to part-time work were all options that respondents were also considering. Perhaps the most notable trend for profes

Art Access - Artist Interview: Grace Weston, Photographer

Grace Weston’s gorgeous, ironic, and often darkly funny photographs give the viewer both sensual and intellectual delights. Using miniature props, she creates vignettes of metaphorical psychological narratives, which she then photographs with vivid color and evocative lighting. The result is as alluring and hypnotic as a lucid dream, and as revealing of our subconscious fears and desires. Weston is an award-winning artist whose work had been exhibited and collected widely in private and public

Adding More Life to Your Work-Life Balance

It’s becoming increasingly easy – and common – to stay connected to work from wherever you are. As we tip the scales in favor of our jobs, it’s no surprise that work-life balance can start to feel like a thing of the past. Scott Driscoll, who has been an instructor in the Certificate in Literary Fiction program for 20 years, has found that while many people build their careers and families, they sometimes miss being creative. “The career,” he said, “is not giving them the sort of creative satis

From Translator to Localization Engineer

Keely Byron had always been interested in foreign cultures and languages. After finishing college she moved to Spain, where she worked as a translator and English language instructor. But she was starting to feel hemmed in by her career options. So Keely began exploring other roles in the translation field and discovered the Certificate in Localization: Customizing Software for the World. The program opened her eyes to the array of career opportunities in the field of localization — and opened

Hot Jobs: User Experience Designer

If you’ve ever had a frustrating experience with a poorly designed website or app, or felt a surge of joy from an interface that anticipated your needs perfectly, you have an inkling of the role user experience designers play. These professionals, known as UX designers, help create products and services that are, simply put, a pleasure to use. Today the majority work in the technology field, focusing on what’s known as human-computer interaction – designing products with people in mind. While

UW Online - Integrated Social Sciences Bachelor's Degree

Synthesizing information from different disciplines, collaborating across cultures and communicating effectively --– these are all crucial skills in our fast-changing, globalized world. And they're among the skills you’'ll build as you complete your degree in the online Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Social Sciences program at the University of Washington. The program is designed to be flexible and fit in with your life. You can choose to begin your studies in autumn, winter or spring quarter.
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