Researchers have long suspected that neighborhoods can be a source of risk or protection for child well-being. A new Rutgers study supports this assumption and finds that when parents feel higher levels of stress or hopelessness about their surroundings, they may have a more difficult time caring for their children. “To get the best outcomes for kids and to elicit the best parenting, families need a safe, stable, stimulating environment, both at home and in the surrounding community,” said Katherine Marcal, an assistant professor at the Rutgers School of Social Work and coauthor of the study published in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect.
Assistant Professor Qiana L. Brown leads effort to map associations between mental health disorders, cannabis use and cannabis use disorder during pregnancy and postpartum in the United States
Karun K. Singh is a professor of teaching at Rutgers School of Social Work. His teaching, research, and scholarly interests focus on multidisciplinary nonprofit and public human services management, collaborative strategic planning, fundraising and marketing, social entrepreneurship, and microaggressions prevention.
E. Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW Program Director, Associate Professor of Professional Practice for Reproductive Justice and Associate Professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, discusses Birth Trauma Awareness week, which takes place from July 16-22. Informed by their own personal experience, Dr. Goldblatt Hyatt explains the significance of recognizing Birth Trauma Awareness Week and offers ways to observe it.
Rutgers School of Social Work’s Office of Continuing Education hosted its seventh annual Challenging Racial Disparities Conference, “A Call to Action,” on Wednesday, June 7, bringing together more than 500 social workers and allied professionals for a powerful learning opportunity.