This semester, we have chosen to make the theme of our magazine generations strong. Initially a nod to NASW’s theme for Social Work Month 2020, generations strong has particular relevance in this moment. We invite you to flip through the issue online or download a copy.
Social work has been – and will continue to be – a profession that helps generations of people navigate through the unique challenges they endure. Our job is to respond to these challenges with resilience and support our most vulnerable populations through the most difficult of times.
A few highlights of this new issue of Parterning for Change include:
- PAGE 8 | New Faculty: Five Objects that Matter
Rutgers School of Social Work is pleased to announce the appointment of five new faculty members: Professor of Professional Practice Elsa Candelario; Margaret O’Donoghue, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice & Coordinator for the Certificate on Child Well Being Program; Assistant Professor and Chancellor's Scholar for Inclusive Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health, Gabriel Robles Alberto; Assistant Professor of Teaching & Coordinator for the Aging and Health Certificate Program Lauren Snedeker; and Assistant Professor Hannah Szlyk. We asked each of them to identify five meaningful objects in their homes or offices
- PAGE 14 | Living Legacies
Theodore Blunt graduated from the School of Social Work in the late 1960s. About 35 years later, his daughter Marla Blunt-Carter followed in his footsteps. And 10 years after that, so did his granddaughter and Marla's niece, Alyssa Bradley. Here, these three generations weigh in on why they decided on social work, the influence of family, and what it means to be Generations Strong.
- PAGE 18 | Generations Strong
Three generations of the Furness Family- Charles, Janet, and Stephanie- share a bond beyond their familial ties: they each received their MSW degrees from Rutgers School of Social Work. Janet and Stephanie share how the preceding generations of their family impacted their decision to pursue a career in social work and explain what it means to be generations strong.