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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 9

In Memorium: Zeke Hasenfeld

April 9, 2019
Fellow News

The Academy regrets the passing of 2013 Fellow Yeheskel (Zeke) Hasenfeld, a well known researcher in social work.  Dr. Hasenfeld was professor emeritus at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.  Prior to that he was an associate dean at Michigan’s School of Social Work. He earned a number of career awards and honors and

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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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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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Apr 1

AASWSW 2019 Webinar

April 1, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Meetings

The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare will host its 2019 Annual Meeting Webinar May 13, at 1 p.m. EST. AASWSW President Sarah Gehlert will host the hour-long meeting for Fellows. Please join us to provide feedback and suggest new directions for AASWSW. 2019 AASWSW Annual Meeting When: 05/13/2019 1:00 PM – 2:30

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