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September 23, 2015

Good News: June 15, 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.

September 23, 2015

First Class of DSW Graduates Celebrate this Accomplishment

On Saturday, June 20, the Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) program at Rutgers School of Social Work graduated its first ever class, a group of 20 students. The event was held from 4-6 pm in the CAC student center multi-purpose room, and families of the graduates were in attendance to celebrate the culmination of this challenging three-year program.

September 23, 2015

Rutgers University is Recipient of Global Urbanism Grant: SSW is a Partner

Derek Shendell and colleagues are among the seven University-wide recipients of a Global Urbanism interdisciplinary, planning and programming grant (7/2015-6/2017). Dr. Shendell (School of Public Health-ENOH and member of EOHSI-ESD and Rutgers Climate Institute – RCI) is the principal investigator; collaborators formally listed include SPH-ENOH doctoral students Mehra B. Blott and Mawuena Quarcoo as well as Mark Robson (SEBS, and EOHSI and RCI), Patricia Findley (Social Work and RCI) and Maryann Soresen-Allacci (EJB-Center for Green Buildings).

September 23, 2015

Conference on Philanthropy and Social Development in China

Date: November 1-3: Pocantico Center, Tarrytown, New York

Host Institutions: School of Social Work, Rutgers University; School of Philanthropy, Sun Yat-sen University; Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University

September 23, 2015

2015 - 2016 Lunch & Learn Lecture Series

The Center for Leadership and Management and the Management and Policy Concentration are pleased to present their 2015 - 2016 Lunch & Learn Lecture Series over the fall and spring semesters.

September 23, 2015

Community and Government Support is Critical for Elderly Chinese No Longer Cared for by Family

Increased longevity, the one-child policy, and the migration of youth from rural to urban areas are projected to negatively affect the elderly Chinese population, a group that has historically been cared for by children and extended family members. As the children of the one-child policy in China come of age and relocate to urban centers for employment opportunities, parents of these children are often left alone. In some cases, these parents are left permanently alone if a child succumbs to cancer, an accident or other life-ending event.

September 23, 2015

News from the Office of Continuing Education

  • The Office of Continuing Education conducted a conference on Post-Disaster Financial Exploitation on June 8th at the Stockton University Campus Center in Galloway, NJ. The conference focused on ways to prevent, identify, and respond to exploitation of vulnerable adults following disasters. The event featured opening remarks by the NJ Acting Attorney General, John Hoffman and the Deputy Commissioner of the NJ Department of Human Services, Lowell Arye.
September 23, 2015

Designing and Sustaining a Mentor Network

When many people think about finding a mentor, they picture themselves at a networking mixer, searching for the perfect person to further their career, or sending an invitation to connect with someone on LinkedIn.  In reality, mixers and LinkedIn alone are a “hit and miss strategy without sustainability,” says Karun K. Singh, PhD, LCSW-R, CSWM, Professor of Teaching, Rutgers University School of Social Work. He taught a professional development workshop on building a lasting mentor network at this year’s Network for Social Work Management Conference’s Emerging Leaders Institute.

September 23, 2015

Good News: SSW Faculty and Staff Bulletin, July 2015

Patricia Findley, along with faculty and students from the School of Social Work, New Jersey Medical School, the School of Pharmacy, and the School of Nursing, has been selected by the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, Primary Care Progress, and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to participate in the 2015 Inter-Professional Student Hot Spotting Mini-Grant Project. This learning collaborative was led by Dr. Jeffery Brenner, the MacArthur Fellow well known for his “hot spotting” work (i.e.

September 23, 2015

New Report Details the Lingering Effects of Superstorm Sandy – Initial Findings of the Million-Resident Sandy Child and Family Health Study

Superstorm Sandy continues to affect the lives of tens of thousands of New Jersey residents, in the form of unfinished repairs, disputed claims, and recurrent mold.  These after-effects still linger for Sandy-impacted residents, and are associated with increased odds of residents experiencing mental health distress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression.


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