The University of Washington Tacoma’s Social Work Program provides academic and professional development and training for Region 3, which serves south Puget Sound. The faculty conducts collaborative research with partners in the community, including child welfare experts.

The campus is close to many public child welfare employees, and faculty and staff provide exceptional educational and training opportunities targeted to the region and its diverse cultures. With such strong community ties, alumni often stay in the area, continuing to serve the public child welfare needs of south Puget Sound.