The Southwest Heads and Directors meeting will be hosted in San Antonio, TX on January 27 and 28, 2011. Contact Corey Knox for information at

Post date: Wed, 12/14/2011 - 09:48

Please join us on November 5, 2011 for our first annual EYH “Bridge to College Success” Conference! EYH targets pre-teen and teenage students in response to research showing that students often disengage from science, math and technology at this age. While students show academic proficiency in these content areas, they often opt out of participating in them. EYH is designed to engage students in an interactive way while nourishing their interest and intellect,... Read more

Post date: Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:24

SIROW has just published its Fall, 2011 Community Research News. This newletter highlights the varied and important work in SIROW projects. Highlights include: Immigration Enforcement and The Childwelfare System; Using Technology to Engage Youth and Families in Recovery Systems and WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) Updates. Please view or download the newsletter here (pdf). Enjoy!

Post date: Thu, 09/22/2011 - 14:41

A report released today by the University of Arizona’s Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program and the Southwest Institute for Research on Women provides a troubling account of the long-term impact of SB 1070 on Arizona’s youth. Despite the fact that the law was passed over one year ago and the majority of its provisions have never gone into effect, this report provides compelling evidence that its mere passage has had lasting adverse effects on the education and safety of young people in... Read more

Post date: Mon, 09/19/2011 - 15:26

On Thursday, September 22 at 4PM, SIROW will sponsor a Town Hall Discussion on adolescent substance use and recovery. This gathering will be held at the Tucson Marriott University Park, 880 E 2nd St in Tucson.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) declared September as National Recovery Month. In support of this important recognition The University of Arizona’s Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) is sponsoring a Town Hall meeting. The... Read more

Post date: Thu, 09/01/2011 - 10:36

This past season UApresents generously gifted tickets to several of their performances for SIROW's youth project participants. Youth and caregivers from the Las Rosas, Project DAP, and Recover2gether programs had the unique opportunity to benefit from the following rich cultural performances: KODO, T.S. & Monk on Monk, the Trey McIntyre Project, and the Martha Graham Dance Company. This generous contribution allowed many of our youth to experience quality performance art. One of the Las... Read more

Post date: Wed, 06/22/2011 - 12:10

A report released today by the Southwest Institute for Research on Women and the Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program describes families entangled in two vast bureaucracies: the federal immigration enforcement system and the state child welfare system.

The failure of these two systems to work together results in abrupt separations of parents and children after a parent is swept up in immigration enforcement and, at times, long-term stays in foster care for youth whose parents are... Read more

Post date: Fri, 04/16/2010 - 09:11