While HIV infections and new HIV diagnoses have been decreasing overall in the US, the CDC says some Latino populations have increases in both. The statistical jump is primarily in under-30 gay men who are one of the country’s youngest and largest minority groups. Fellow Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, who directs the Center for Latino Adolescent and
Fellows Rami Benbenishty and Ron Avi Astor continue to make headline news with their research and American Psychological Association policy brief on weapons in schools. The pair have appeared in the New Orleans Post, SSWN (SchoolSocialWork.net), the National Academy of Education and the USTA Today briefing. The two Academy members have been featured in USA
February marks the anniversary of the Parkland school shooting tragedy. School violence scholars Ron Avi Astor and Rami Benbenishty weigh in on school weapons in this policy brief and podcast for the American Psychological Association.
“I also think that one of the things that social workers are really good at doing is bringing people together, and implementation is an issue or an approach that I see requires bringing different stakeholders together.” – Lawrence Palinkas Listen to Fellow Lawrence Palinkas on this popular inSocialWork® Podcast as he discusses the best methods
We are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new Grand Challenges website! The new site is up at http://grandchallengesforsocialwork.org/. The Grand Challenges for Social Work is a groundbreaking initiative to champion social progress powered by science and a call to action for social work researchers and practitioners to: Harness social work’s science and
Fellow Dr. Ruth McRoy will serve as a conversation leader in Social Work Voices’ “100 Social Work Voices on the Vineyard” June 11-15, 2019. The 5-day retreat will focus on self-reflection and professional redirection and is scheduled for Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. More on the event here.
Binge drinking is on the rise according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). In this article Fellow John Clapp weighs in on the complexity and science of factors that influence binge drinking and drinking related issues. https://dworakpeck.usc.edu/news/the-scientific-reason-why-youre-more-likely-to-binge-drink-parties?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsbytes&utm_content=substance_use
Recent SSWR award winner and Fellow John Brekke is the co-editor of Shaping a Science of Social Work, a new publication that defines social work science and the future of the profession. The book features ideas from a July 2016 meeting of social work scholars at the IslandWood retreat center and includes a number of research