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Apr 18

Loneliness and Isolation: New Research Group

April 18, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Meetings, Research

Fellows with a research interest in loneliness and isolation take note: the Gerontological Society of America recently established an interdisciplinary group for meeting and discussion specific to these topics. The new Loneliness and Social Isolation Interest Group will hold its initial meeting at the November GSA Annual Scientific session in Austin, Texas. Colleagues who plan

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Apr 8

Book Award for Benbenishty and Astor

April 8, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Research, Uncategorized

Winners of the School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) 2019 Book Award are Fellows Rami Benbenisty and Ron Avi Astor.  The co-authors won for two books:  Welcoming Practices,  a research, practices and strategies review of schools and transitioning families, and Mapping and Monitoring Bullying and Violence, a guidebook for education and school district leaders

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Apr 5

Zayas On Childhood Trauma of Undocumented Families

April 5, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Research

Steve Hicks School of Social Work Dean Luis Zayas has made a name for himself as an expert on child separation at the border and trauma in undocumented families. He’s authored a book on the subject, regularly delivers remarks and speaks frankly on the issues. “These children are always living in a state of vigilance.

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Apr 4

Walters Wins 2019 Richard Lodge Award

April 4, 2019
Fellow News, Research

University of Washington’s Karina Walters was recently named the recipient of the 2019 Richard Lodge Prize. The award, given by Adelphi University, is named for the late Dr. Richard Lodge, a social work educator and Adelphi University professor.  Walters was recognized for her research on the health of indigenous peoples.  Read more. ‏  

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Apr 3

Catalano and Hawkins Program Goes International

April 3, 2019
Fellow News, Research

Vancouver parents will soon be treated to a new parent workshop titled Guiding Good Choices.  The program was conceived by Fellows David Hawkins and Richard Catalano and is based on their research program designed to teach parents skills that can help prevent drug and alcohol abuse in their families. Read more.

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Mar 29

Steve Hicks School of Social Work Collaboration

March 29, 2019
Fellow News, Research

The Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas, led by Fellow Luis Zayas is breaking new ground with the creation of the Department of Health Social Work.  In partnership with the University of Texas Dell Medical School, The School of Social Work will jointly operate the Department of Health Social Work,

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Mar 25

New Research on HIV – Guilamo-Ramos

March 25, 2019
Fellow News, Research

Despite significant progress made in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the US, the amount of young people diagnosed with HIV continues to increase. Fellow Vincent Guilamo-Ramos has new research in a discussion paper from National Academy of Medicine Perspectives. The authors tackle the need for differentiated care that can be adapted to unique factors that

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Mar 22

New Research Grant for Jaccard

March 22, 2019
Fellow News, Research

Fellow James Jaccard is part of a new research team at NYU’s McSilver Institute studying interventions for New York African-American adolescents with depression.  The team received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for its study. More…

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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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Feb 11

Palinkas On Podcast: Solving Social Problems

February 11, 2019
Discovery, Fellow News, Research

“I also think that one of the things that social workers are really good at doing is bringing people together, and implementation is an issue or an approach that I see requires bringing different stakeholders together.” – Lawrence Palinkas Listen to Fellow Lawrence Palinkas on this popular inSocialWork® Podcast as he discusses the best methods

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