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.
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
What’s your latest research? I have been studying various aspects of the lives of children in care and developed information systems to help monitor the safety and well-being of children in care. In the last two decades our team has been studying issues surrounding care leavers in Israel. Some of our previous work could be
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.
Congratulations to Fellows Brett Drake and Melissa Jonson-Reid, recipients of the 2019 Society for Social Work and Research Book Award. Their book, titled After the Cradle Falls: What Child Abuse Is, How We Respond to It, and What You Can Do About It won SSWR’s top honors. Academy Fellow Jill Berrick won the Honorable Mention Book
Melissa Jonson-Reid, Academy Fellow and Ralph and Muriel Pumphrey Professor of Social Work Research at Washington University in St. Louis, is part of a team that received nearly 6.5 million dollars from the NIH to establish the Child Maltreatment Policy Research and Training Center. Read more here.
Former Dean and Boston University professor emeritus Gail Steketee is formally retired. But spend 5 minutes with her and you’d never know. An involved Academy board member, “vintage dancer” and renowned scholar on hoarding, Steketee shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. She’s soon to publish another edition of the Oxford University Press series dubbed
Fellow and USC Dean Jeffrey Edleson reviews 31 articles in this journal entry that expands common definitions of how children witness adult domestic violence.