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Jun 13

AASWSW Livestream Policy Briefing Video

June 13, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Policy

Fellows Ron Avi Astor, Sean Joe and Marleen Wong were among the researchers and experts from around the country who spoke at the Academy’s June 12 congressional briefing, The Impact of Weapons and Violence on Schools and Surrounding Communities.  The group, including Parkland survivor Lauren Hogg, discussed current scientific data surrounding the pressing need for

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May 16

Weapons and School Violence Policy Briefing

May 16, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Meetings, Policy, Practice Fields, Research

Weapons and school violence are the topics of a Congressional briefing  sponsored by AASWSW, the National Academy of Education and the American Educational Research Association.  The Capitol Hill briefing will take place 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. June 12 in Rayburn Building 2261, Washington, DC., and will inform policy makers on the impact of weapons and school

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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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Mar 13

Obamacare and Economics From Grinstein-Weiss

March 13, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Practice Fields, Research

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

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Feb 22

Expertise on HIV In Minority Populations: Guilamo-Ramos

February 22, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Practice Fields

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

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Feb 21

In the Media: Weapons in Schools

February 21, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Practice Fields

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

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Feb 21

Social Work on the Hill

February 21, 2019
Events, Meetings, Policy, The Grand Challenges For Social Work

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

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Feb 12

On Weapons and Violence in Schools: Astor and Benbenishty

February 12, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Practice Fields

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.

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Jan 29

Luis Zayas Talks Immigration and Family Separation

January 29, 2019
Events, Policy

 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

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Jan 29

Fellow John Brekke On Podcast

January 29, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Practice Fields

Academy Fellow and USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work professor John Brekke talks immigration, fear and mental health in this podcast.

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