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September 23, 2015

New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement Releases First Rutgers University Internet Responsible Gaming Report

April 2, 2015--Last week the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement released the Responsible Gaming Internet impact report for the first year of authorized Internet gaming in New Jersey. This is the first in a series of four annual reports required by N.J.S.A 5:12-95.18. This study is the first comprehensive examination of online betting patterns and responsible gaming features in the United States.

September 23, 2015

Dr. Michael MacKenzie joins Rutgers School of Social Work

Rutgers School of Social Work is pleased to announce that Michael MacKenzie, Ph.D., has joined the faculty as an associate professor of Social Work.

"I am delighted to be joining a public university with such a long record of research deeply rooted in a sense of responsibility to give back to the families of the state of New Jersey. This new state child welfare data partnership will also have the potential to inform foster care policy and practice across the country and globally,” says MacKenzie.

September 23, 2015

New Faculty and Staff for Rutgers School of Social Work

These scholars have graduated from top programs nationwide and bring to Rutgers both exciting research and varied life experience. They are a diverse group, which reflects the unique diversity found in our student body.

September 23, 2015

Stephen Crystal receives grant to research and improve medication safety in nursing homes

Rutgers will take the lead in a three-year study that will investigate the effectiveness of federal and state initiatives to address overprescribing of antipsychotic medications for dementia patients in nursing homes.

September 23, 2015

Interview with Amy Ziering, producer of documentary THE HUNTING GROUND

The Center on Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) sponsored a screening of the documentary, THE HUNTING GROUND on March 10 at the Douglass Campus Center. THE HUNTING GROUND is a discussion-provoking documentary that exposes the issue of rape on U.S. college campuses, institutional responses, and the complex toll rape culture has on students and their families. Following the screening, the School of Social Work arranged an interview with Amy Zierling, producer of the documentary, to share her commentary with social work alumni.

September 23, 2015

Good News: SSW Faculty and Staff Bulletin April 17, 2015

Edward Alessi was awarded a $6000 International Collaborative Research Grant for tenure-track faculty funded by Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA). His study, "Stress, Mental Health, and Resilience among LGBT Forced Migrants in the US and Canada" will be conducted with Sarilee Kahn, assistant professor of social work at McGill University.

Edward Alessi published two articles with a colleague from SUNY Albany and Hillary Mi-Sung Kim, a doctoral graduate of Rutgers University School of Social Work:

September 23, 2015

VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!

William Neal Brown when he first began working as social worker in New Jersey and (right) a photo of Brown in later life by Rayon Richards.

September 23, 2015

Become a Certified Disaster Response Crisis Counselor

New Jersey is one of the first states in the nation to develop a formal process for certification of its disaster crisis counseling response workforce. In response to Superstorm Sandy, DRCC’s were deployed to shelters hosted by Rutgers on two campuses in the immediate aftermath of the storm. Rutgers School of Social Work understands the value of serving the local and state community and is uniquely qualified to serve in this capacity.

September 23, 2015

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for William Waldman

by presenter: Tawanda Hubbard

The NASW-NJ Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates the best in social work values and professional accomplishments over the social worker’s entire career.

When describing why William “Bill” Waldman is our 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awardee, it’s hard to know where to begin. So I’ll start with the best part: Bill Waldman is a social worker!

A Rutgers School of Social Work grad, he began his distinguished career as a caseworker with the Essex County Welfare Board.

September 23, 2015

The 1 in 4 Project: Tackling Mental Health in Sports

Photo caption: Lorin Mordecai, Akilah King, Natalie Graves, and Brandon St. Croix

One in four people struggle with mental illness, and this statistic carries over into the sports world. The 1 in 4 Project is working to raise awareness of mental health issues in sports and reduce existing biases against mental health.

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