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Jun 3

Choi Wins Texas Award

June 3, 2019
Fellow News, Practice Fields, Research

Academy Fellow and Steve Hicks School of Social Work (University of Texas at Austin) Gerontology Chair Namkee Choi was recently named a Texas Health and Human Services Commission award winner for research on therapy for older adults. Read more.

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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 30

Manderscheid On Britney Spears and Mental Health

April 30, 2019
Fellow News, Practice Fields

Mega pop star Britney Spears recently admitted herself to a mental health clinic.  Fellow Ron Manderscheid weighs in on mental health and her fans’ reactions to her treatment. Read more.

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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-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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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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