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Jan 14

NIH Awards Grant to Jonson-Reid

January 14, 2019
Discovery, Fellow News, Practice Fields

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.

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Jan 11

Getting to Know Fellow Gail Steketee

January 11, 2019
Fellow News, Practice Fields

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

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Jan 11

Fellow Macy on domestic violence

January 11, 2019
Fellow News, Practice Fields

Discussion on domestic violence and organizations who assist from Fellow Rebecca J. Macy at UNC Chapel Hill: https://chapelboro.com/focus-carolina

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Jan 11

Domestic violence and children: reviews from Fellow Jeffrey Edleston

January 11, 2019
Fellow News, Practice Fields

Fellow and USC Dean Jeffrey Edleson reviews 31 articles in this journal entry that expands common definitions of how children witness adult domestic violence.  

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Jan 11

Award for Fredriksen-Goldsen

January 11, 2019
Fellow News, Practice Fields

Academy Fellow Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen has been named the 2018 recipient of the Maxwell A. Pollack Award for Productive Aging by the American Gerontological Society of America.  Read more on her award.   

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Jan 11

Edleston featured on New Zealand Public Radio

January 11, 2019
Fellow News, Practice Fields

UC Berkeley Dean and Fellow Jeffrey Edleston is an expert on the Hague Convention and domestic violence. He was featured on New Zealand public radio on a local case.  Read more: 

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Jan 11

New research on school safety and violence from Academy Fellows

January 11, 2019
Fellow News, Practice Fields, Publications

      Take a look at some commentary and practical ideas on school safety and violence from Fellows Ron Avi Astor and Rami Benbenishty.  The two jointly published a new book from Oxford University Press.  

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Jan 11

Hawkins and Catalano release new book

January 11, 2019
Fellow News, Practice Fields

      Academy Fellows Richard Catalano and David Hawkins recently released their new book Communities That Care. Both Fellows were also selected to receive the 2019 Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the Society for Social Work Research.                                  

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Dec 17

Three Questions with Flavio Marsiglia

December 17, 2018
Fellow News, Practice Fields

Arizona State professor and top researcher Flavio Marsiglia tackles substance abuse and research on prevention programs: 1. Your Keepin’ It Real intervention program has gone global. Can you tell us about the program’s conception and what it’s achieving? Keepin’it REAL (KiR) was originally developed and tested in Phoenix more than 20 years ago. Our local

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Dec 13

Cutting edge research on aging and mental health from Fellow Namkee Choi

December 13, 2018
Fellow News, Practice Fields

Three Questions with Namkee Choi, Ph.D. Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin 1. Given the baby boomer demographic in the US, aging research and mental health are highly topical. Can you tell us about some of your current research on videoconferencing and adult depression? With rapidly increasing numbers of older

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