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.
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.
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,
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
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…
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
“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
Recent SSWR award winner and Fellow John Brekke is the co-editor of Shaping a Science of Social Work, a new publication that defines social work science and the future of the profession. The book features ideas from a July 2016 meeting of social work scholars at the IslandWood retreat center and includes a number of research
What’s your latest research? I have been studying various aspects of the lives of children in care and developed information systems to help monitor the safety and well-being of children in care. In the last two decades our team has been studying issues surrounding care leavers in Israel. Some of our previous work could be
Sunday, Aug. 19 was World Humanitarian Day, a day to recognize aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service worldwide. AASWSW President Sarah Gehlert, who is also an editorial board member of Health & Social Work, spoke with host Erin Katie Meehan on The Oxford Comment. The monthly podcast features Oxford University Press authors