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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 3

Fredricksen-Goldsen Headlines LGBT Seminar

April 3, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Practice Fields, Uncategorized

Karen Fredricksen-Goldsen headlined the 2019 annual LGBT Elders in an Ever Changing World conference as the keynote speaker.  The conference is a day long event focusing on older LGBT adults and their caregivers.  Fredricksen-Goldsen spoke on the challenges of LGBT and adequate health care, housing, finances, aging and social engagement. Hosted by Salem State, the

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Apr 2

Delva on the Language of Addiction

April 2, 2019
Fellow News, Practice Fields

An interesting piece on addiction with comments by Boston University Dean and Fellow Jorge Delva: http://www.bu.edu/today/2019/changing-stigmatizing-language-surrounding-addiction/

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Apr 1

Astor in the Media On School Violence

April 1, 2019
Fellow News, Practice Fields

Ron Avi Astor continues his expertise on school weapons and violence in the media.  See his latest remarks here.

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Mar 13

Obamacare and Economics From Grinstein

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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Mar 13

Wong On Gun Violence

March 13, 2019
Fellow News, Practice Fields

Newly inducted Fellow Marleen Wong recently spoke on a panel about gun violence and prevention.  Wong is an expert on mental health and suicide prevention. Her work focuses on children, youth and families.

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Feb 28

Childhood Trauma: Wong On Podcast

February 28, 2019
Fellow News, Practice Fields

Listen to mental health specialist and AASWSW Fellow Marleen Wong as she discusses how child and adolescent trauma can affect development. The Podcast can be found here: iTunes/Apple     Spotify

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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 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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