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September 24, 2015

FOCUS-Rutgers Wellness Center in Newark provides outstanding collaborative health care

Inside the bustling FOCUS-Rutgers Wellness Center in Newark, the walls are covered with colorful murals painted by a group of Newark schoolchildren with a graduate student from the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Most of the patients here would not receive any medical or mental health services if the facility did not exist.  The center serves a mostly Spanish-speaking population and roughly 30 percent are undocumented immigrants who only receive care when it involves an emergency room.

September 23, 2015

The Center for Leadership and Management: Leading the Way for NJ

The Center for Leadership and Management (CLM) is extending its reach. After receiving a grant from the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development, CLM is partnering with county welfare agencies (CWAs) across New Jersey to discover, assess, analyze, and help to enhance leadership practices. These 21 agencies throughout the state provide services including general assistance, food stamps, emergency housing assistance and welfare.

September 23, 2015

Outstanding Alumni Award Nominations

Do you know a Rutgers School of Social Work alumni whose efforts within their community or organization exemplifies the best in social work practices? Help the social worker in your life receive recognition by nominating them for the Outstanding Alumni Award. The School of Social Work and Alumni Council will be accepting nominations until March 31st. Then, the dean will review and select the nominees. A decision will be made by mid-April, and the award will be presented during the 2015 Convocation Ceremony at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, NJ, on Monday, May 18th, 2015.

September 23, 2015

Annual Blanche Grosswald Memorial Lecture

Every year, the School of Social Work sponsors the Annual Blanche Grosswald Memorial Lecture. On March 9, 2015 from 4:30-6:15pm, our community welcomes a very special guest lecturer: Dr. Rajiv Bhatia. Dr. Bhatia works as a physician and data scientist, with a past in policy work. Rajiv's work focuses on economic insecurity, hunger, poor housing and other unmet needs which are undermining the possibilities for health within his community.

September 23, 2015

Good News: SSW Faculty and Staff Bulletin, February 2015

Edward Alessi has a recent publication:


Dillon, F. R., Alessi, E. J., Craig, S. L., Ebersole, R. C., Kumar, S. M., & Spadola, C. (2014, December 29). Development of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual affirmative counseling self-efficacy inventory-short form (LGB-CSI-SF). Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1037/sgd0000087


September 23, 2015

Krystal Ball: Save The Date

September 23, 2015

Rutgers Camden students attended The Paul Shane Annual Police Symposium

Rutgers Camden students attended The Paul Shane Annual Police Symposium on Policy and Diversity, which was recently held at Georgian Court University. It was attended by many undergraduate students from all over the state. Rutgers Camden was well represented with both juniors and seniors from the School of Social Work program. Dr. DuWayne Battle, director of the BASW program, is pictured with students. 

September 23, 2015

Rutgers Center on Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) finds that SCREAM Theater positively impacts bystander behaviors

On March 11, the Center on Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) released findings from its report, "SCREAMing to Prevent Violence," which highlights key research points from its recently completed CDC-funded study about preventing campus sexual assault. Overall, the study demonstrated that intervention from SCREAM (Students Challenging Reality and Educating Against Myths) Theater resulted in a number of positive outcomes for students who participated, including positively impacting bystander behaviors, especially in the short term.

September 23, 2015

Upcoming Events

Friday, April 3, 2015

VOICES Center of Excellence for Community Resilience presents “Promoting Resiliency in Communities Impacted by Trauma: Identification and Treatment of Long-Term Needs”

Rutgers University, Livingston Campus Student Center, 84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue | Piscataway

9:00am – 3:00pm

VOICES will host a Symposium entitled, "Promoting Resiliency in Communities Impacted by Trauma: Identification and Treatment of Long-Term Needs" at Rutgers University, Livingston Campus Student Center. The Symposium include a continental breakfast and buffet lunch.

September 23, 2015

Israel Elwyn: Social Work Practices in Action

Over the past several years, students and faculty from Rutgers School of Social Work have visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two-week study tour. This year the focus was on IE’s “Reshet” (“network” in Hebrew) program, which provides disabled Israeli high school students studying in the regular educational system with preparation techniques for the challenges they may encounter as an adult.


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