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
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.September 23, 2015
Every year the Undergraduate Social Work Organizations on both the Rutgers Camden and New Brunswick campuses host the Krystal Skinner Memorial Scholarship Fund Domestic Violence Awareness Walk. This year, as a culmination and celebration of the domestic violence awareness and fundraising efforts of Rutgers School of Social Work over the past seven years, the Krystal Ball was held on the Camden campus on March 28th, 2015.September 23, 2015
The Childhood Obesity and Bullying Conference: Health Professions Working Together to Address Weight Bias was held on May 1st, 2015 in the Busch Campus Center. The conference was packed with a diverse group of social workers, medical and mental health professionals. Dr. Larry Katz, senior associate director of NJ Agricultural Experiment Station and director of Rutgers Cooperative Extension and professor of Animal Sciences, provided welcoming remarks.September 23, 2015
The 249th Anniversary Rutgers Commencement was held on Sunday, May 17, and featured the popular scientist and show host, Bill Nye. He received a Doctor of Science degree from the University. The Convocation for Rutgers School of Social Work, now celebrating its 61st year, was held on May 18 with convocation speaker Ashley Blazer Biden.
This year there were 148 graduates receiving a BASW degree, 494 receiving a MSW degree (with an additional 61 graduating in October and 19 in January), four graduates receiving a Ph.D. degree, and 20 graduates receiving a DSW degree.September 23, 2015
Patricia Findley and Doug Behan did an oral presentation entitled “The Social Work Perspective on Transitions of Care at the “Transitional Care: The New Healthcare Paradigm.” The workshop was hosted by the School of Pharmacy at the Busch Student Center on April 21, 2015.September 23, 2015
Please enjoy watching Ashley Blazer Biden’s convocation speech for Rutgers School of Social Work, which was held on May 18. Biden is currently the Executive Director of the Delaware Center for Justice, Inc., a non-profit agency that provides an extensive range of programs and services, public education, research and advocacy for youth and adults impacted by the criminal justice system, including offenders, victims, and at-risk youth.September 23, 2015
Bert J. Goldberg’s leadership experience spreads far beyond Rutgers, or even crosses borders for that matter. Goldberg, associate professor of Professional Practice at the Rutgers University School of Social Work, has not only held several leadership and managerial roles but also worked with governments in, Israel and nonprofits in France Poland, Argentina and England. Not surprisingly, he is now assuming the role of Executive Director of the Center for Leadership and Management starting July 1.September 23, 2015
Paulina Banasiak did not just visit Israel, she “experienced it.” While in Israel, Banasiak was able to see how Israeli social workers practice with their own diverse and vulnerable populations such as African refugees, the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities. This was possible with the Herbert and Jacqueline Klein Award for Study in Israel—awarded to Rutgers University School of Social Work students Banasiak, Irene L. Foster, Jelysa Hernandez, and Yushi Wang—which supported their study in the School of Social Work-Israel program during winter 2015.September 23, 2015
Good News: SSW Faculty and Staff Bulletin
Beth Angell and Galina Bolden, an associate professor from Rutgers School of Communication and Information, published an article in Social Science and Medicine.
Angell, B., & Bolden, G. B. (2015). Justifying medication decisions in mental health care: Psychiatrists’ accounts for treatment recommendations. Social Science & Medicine, 138, 44–56.