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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.

September 23, 2015

Good News: SSW Faculty and Staff Bulletin, March 2015

Andy Germak was interviewed for a Q&A piece in The Network for Social Work Management’s newsletter blog,


Emily Greenfield had an article accepted for publication. This is a study based on her Hartford Faculty Scholars project.


September 23, 2015

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Garden State Women Leaders Urge Stronger Laws from Gun Violence

TRENTON, NJ - Speaking today at a roundtable event in the the New Jersey State House, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera and leaders in New Jersey’s domestic violence prevention community urged state legislators to pass stronger laws that protect women and families from gun violence, including a proposal currently before the New Jersey State Legislature that would close the current loophole in state law that allows individuals convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence and subject to domestic vio

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


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.


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