Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an immigration policy from 2012 that has protected many young undocumented immigrants from deportation and allowed them to work legally. The current administration has taken steps to end this policy. “We are talking about the ruptures that could happen in countless families if DACA is not extended,” Dean […]
In a recent article in the American Journal of Public Health, Michele Rountree and colleagues provide recommendations for improving the education of social workers in six key health-related areas: aging, behavioral health, community health, global health, health reform and health policy.
Mary Velasquez and the team at the Health Behavior Research and Training Institute (HBRT) are collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the development of free, online educational resources about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. The goal is to help busy health care practitioners — doctors, nurses, social workers, medical assistants — learn […]
’64 Truett Briggs, MSSW ’64, had a fruitful social work career at the Department of Human Services’ Income Maintenance Administration in Washington, D.C., where he started as supervisory social work specialist in 1968 and retired as assistant deputy administrator in 2005. After retiring he joined Whitetail Ski Resort in Pennsylvania as a ski instructor, where […]
Why your support matters K.C. Lawrence, MSSW ’12, 2010 Sylvia Shapiro Scholarship recipient K.C. Lawrence traded a budding business career for a social work degree and has never looked back. “My dream was to combine my previous business experience with geriatric social work training and a nonprofit certificate to then obtain a position in a […]