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Apr 30

Manderscheid On Britney Spears and Mental Health

April 30, 2019
Fellow News, Practice Fields

Mega pop star Britney Spears recently admitted herself to a mental health clinic.  Fellow Ron Manderscheid weighs in on mental health and her fans’ reactions to her treatment. Read more.

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Apr 30

Fellow Nabila El-Bassel Directs NIDA Grant

April 30, 2019
Fellow News, Research

Columbia University School of Social Work’s Nabila El-Bassel will lead a research team to reduce opioid fatalities in New York State. Under an $86 million grant recently awarded from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, El-Bassel is heading up a group attempting to reduce opioid fatalities by 40% in 15 New York counties. Along with

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Apr 19

John Clapp Talks Alcohol Prevention

April 19, 2019
Fellow News, Practice Fields, Research

“When it comes to binge drinking, social factors exert a significant influence,” says Fellow and scholar John Clapp. “A person is at higher risk for binge drinking if they are surrounded by peers who are binge drinking or are in a setting in which heavy drinking is more socially acceptable—like a party or bar.” Alcohol

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Apr 19

Chi Wins Congressional Award

April 19, 2019
Fellow News

Fellow Iris Chi is a 2019 recipient of the Woman of the Year Congressional Award. She received the award from Congresswomn Judy Chu and was one of several women who were honored for service and leadership within their local communities. Dr. Chi is known for her research in gerontology and social work and the well-being

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Apr 18

Loneliness and Isolation: New Research Group

April 18, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Meetings, Research

Fellows with a research interest in loneliness and isolation take note: the Gerontological Society of America recently established an interdisciplinary group for meeting and discussion specific to these topics. The new Loneliness and Social Isolation Interest Group will hold its initial meeting at the November GSA Annual Scientific session in Austin, Texas. Colleagues who plan

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Apr 9

In Memorium: Zeke Hasenfeld

April 9, 2019
Fellow News

The Academy regrets the passing of 2013 Fellow Yeheskel (Zeke) Hasenfeld, a well known researcher in social work.  Dr. Hasenfeld was professor emeritus at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.  Prior to that he was an associate dean at Michigan’s School of Social Work. He earned a number of career awards and honors and

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Apr 8

Book Award for Benbenishty and Astor

April 8, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Research, Uncategorized

Winners of the School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) 2019 Book Award are Fellows Rami Benbenisty and Ron Avi Astor.  The co-authors won for two books:  Welcoming Practices,  a research, practices and strategies review of schools and transitioning families, and Mapping and Monitoring Bullying and Violence, a guidebook for education and school district leaders

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Apr 5

Zayas On Childhood Trauma of Undocumented Families

April 5, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Research

Steve Hicks School of Social Work Dean Luis Zayas has made a name for himself as an expert on child separation at the border and trauma in undocumented families. He’s authored a book on the subject, regularly delivers remarks and speaks frankly on the issues. “These children are always living in a state of vigilance.

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Apr 4

Walters Wins 2019 Richard Lodge Award

April 4, 2019
Fellow News, Research

University of Washington’s Karina Walters was recently named the recipient of the 2019 Richard Lodge Prize. The award, given by Adelphi University, is named for the late Dr. Richard Lodge, a social work educator and Adelphi University professor.  Walters was recognized for her research on the health of indigenous peoples.  Read more. ‏  

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Apr 3

Catalano and Hawkins Program Goes International

April 3, 2019
Fellow News, Research

Vancouver parents will soon be treated to a new parent workshop titled Guiding Good Choices.  The program was conceived by Fellows David Hawkins and Richard Catalano and is based on their research program designed to teach parents skills that can help prevent drug and alcohol abuse in their families. Read more.

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