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.
Cutting edge researcher Michal Grinstein-Weiss has new work out that’s making headline news. She’s co-authored a study that finds access to subsidized health insurance dramatically boosts financial outcomes. Families who acquired Obamacare (ACA) insurance under exchanges were much less likely to miss paying mortgages or rent. Her findings have hit newsstands including the Atlantic, the
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
Support the work of the Grand Challenges and be a part of 2019’s Social Work on the Hill! The Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) will host the 5th Annual Social Work Day on the Hill on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in conjunction with the Clark-Fox Policy Institute at the Brown School
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.
Academy Fellow and Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin Dean Luis Zayas gave the keynote speech at AASWSW’s 2019 Induction. Zayas discussed current policy, immigration and family separation. Read his remarks here:Zayas AASWSW keynote 2019-1-18 FINAL presented
Class of 2019 Fellow Eric Garland was recently appointed by the National Institute of Health to a 16-member multidisciplinary workgroup. The group will guide the $1.1 billion HEAL initiative to halt the opioid crisis. More on this initiative here.
Great reading from Academy and Grand Challenges authors on social work research and scholarship: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/701198