Three principal activities were identified for the Academy to advance fieldwork in response to the COVID-19 crisis, each of which will involve close collaboration with other organizations and entities, both within and outside of the field. These three activities are: The underlying concept is that these activities should operate in a mutually supportive manner, e.g.,
University of Texas at Austin’s Steve Hick School of Social Work Dean Luis Zayas recently appeared on NPR. Zayas was part of a panel discussing the effects of immigrant detention on children’s mental health. See the transcript here.
New York University professor and Fellow Vincent Guilamo-Ramos received an appointment from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to a committee on the prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases. As an expert on the committee, Guilamo-Ramos will provide recommendations for future policy and public health programs on the subject. Read more.
Assisted living facilities are now adding nurses and doctors to their staff by legislative policy. Aging and assisted living expert Fellow Sheryl Zimmerman shares research in this discussion on assisting and federal oversight.
Watch Fellow Sean Joe testify about the importance of preventing suicide: It’s up to adults, teachers, and professionals to “recognize the humanity in our young people.” Joe was among 5 panelists who discussed weapons and community violence at the recent Academy sponsored policy briefing.
Academy Fellows Cynthia Franklin and Luis Zayas were recently recognized by the Journal of Social Service Research. The two were named 100 most influential contemporary social work faculty based upon their scholarship and impact of publications. Franklin is the Associate Dean for Doctoral Education at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work (University of Texas
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.
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