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September 23, 2015

Media Coverage of New Rutgers Report on Lingering Effects of Superstorm Sandy

Report: Health effects of Hurricane Sandy still linger

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Storm debris was stacked high outside a home in Mantoloking, Ocean County, two months after Hurricane Sandy struck in October 2012. (YONG KIM/Staff Photographer). Travel Deals. $87* & up -- Premium Economy: Nationwide Fare Sale, O/W.

September 23, 2015

Rutgers MSW student wins NAADAC fellowship

Joshua Crick, a Masters in Social Work student, has won the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors award

Crick is enrolled in the Addiction Counselor Training (ACT) program at Rutgers, and is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug CounselorNAADAC is an organization aimed at creating healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support

September 23, 2015

SHIP Students receive summer assistance

On enrolling at Rutgers, Keith Dupree was little aware of the ventures that were ahead of him. Dupree, a former foster child, was not only able to reunite with his sister but also create a small family at Rutgers. A lot of this was possible through the Transitions for Youth Summer Housing and Internship Program (SHIP).

September 23, 2015

Professors offer interdisciplinary course on perinatal death

The death of an unborn baby or an infant is a parent’s worst fear, and after such a loss they look to not only physicians and nurses but also to experts from behavioral health disciplines such as social work to help them navigate the intense grieving process.

September 23, 2015

Latino Initiative Launched at the School of Social Work

As of July 2014, there were an estimated 55 million Hispanics in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Latino population is the fastest growing minority group in America, so it is imperative that there be specially trained social workers who understand and are sensitive to Hispanic cultures.

September 23, 2015

Good News: August 2015

Doug Behan and the Office of Continuing Education hosted a week-long study tour of Chinese social workers and social work students from varied regions of China. Classroom-based learning and visits to nonprofit agencies throughout NJ led to enlightening and meaningful cultural exchanges. The Office of Continuing Education also hosted twenty-one visitors from China on June 15th & 16th as part of the Executive Management of Philanthropy Program conducted by the China Philanthropy Research Institute at Beijing Normal University.

September 23, 2015

School of Social Work Faculty Receive the CSWE Best Quantitative Award

Andrew Peterson, professor, Allison Zippay, professor, and Antoinette Y. Farmer, associate professor and associate dean for Academic Affairs, have received the CSWE Best Quantitative Award.

The criteria for choosing the Best Articles published in the Journal of Social Work Education include the importance and timeliness of the content, originality of thought, innovative conceptualization of the topic, and presentation of conclusions and/or recommendations that add significantly to the professional knowledge base and to social work education.

September 23, 2015

Hand-Made Blankets Gifted to SHIP and SIP Scholars

Three high school seniors and several volunteers from knitting groups across the state of New Jersey crafted hand-made blankets for 60 scholars participating in the Rutgers School of Social Work  Institute for Families Transitions for Youth Summer Housing and Internship (SHIP) and Summer Internship Program (SHIP). SHIP and SIP are DCF-funded programs that support actively enrolled and/or eligible New Jersey Foster Care (NJFC) Scholars who are seeking to expand their financial, professional, and social connections as well as secure safe and stable housing during the summer months.

September 23, 2015

School of Social Work Submits Recommendations to White House Task Force to Expand and Enhance Use of Campus Climate Surveys to Address Sexual Violence

Researchers at Rutgers University’s School of Social Work delivered to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault a comprehensive “campus climate survey model” to assess and combat sexual violence – and encouraged colleges and universities across the nation to consider the Rutgers model in the fight against sexual assault on their own campuses.

September 23, 2015

Rutgers School of Social Work Receives National Media Attention for Survey Results

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah McMahon and the team at the Center on Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) for a fantastic roll out in the national media to announce the recommendations made by Rutgers to the White House Task Force in regard to our recent campus sexual assault climate survey.  Sarah did an outstanding job in two live press conferences with national press.  The coverage is very exciting and the recognition for VAWC is well deserved.

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