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With the support of Southwest Airlines, on Monday, March 27th, I arrived in snowy Chicago to attend the American Society on Aging (ASA) conference. I attended various workshops, general sessions and networking events that expanded my understanding of the innovative programs that exist across our nation to assist older adults. Services and programs were geared towards a great variety of audiences.

September 29, 2015

The Impact of Research on Domestic Violence Prevention

This story highlights graduates from the Center on Violence Against Women and Children at the Rutgers University School of Social Work. The Center was created in 2007, established in part by a $100,000 endowment by HopeLine from Verizon.

As Director of Research and Evaluation at Safe Horizon, the largest victims’ services agency in the country, Amanda Stylianou has many opportunities to showcase the value of research in better serving their clients.

September 29, 2015

Krystal Skinner Memorial Scholarship Walk

The Undergraduate Social Work Organization (USWO) is planning its 6th Annual Domestic Violence Walk on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

September 29, 2015

Good News, September 2014

Doug Behan presented, “I Have a Name: Understanding the Medically Ill Patient’s World,” for the New Jersey Association of Health Care Social Workers in July.

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Jennifer Boiler, Patricia Findley, Shari Munch, La'Tesha Sampson and Judith McCoyd will serve as faculty moderators for theSecond Annual Inter-professional Education Workshop, which is scheduled for September 19 (in Camden-with Cooper Medical School).

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September 29, 2015

Rutgers School of Social Work Co-Sponsors Conference to Prevent Post-Disaster Financial Exploitation

WHAT: “Preventing Post-disaster Financial Exploitation: Lessons Learned from Superstorm Sandy,” a free public conference to help vulnerable adults from falling prey to financial exploitation in the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters. The program, co-sponsored by the Rutgers School of Social Work (SSW), is intended for individuals in fields including behavioral and public health; business; criminal justice/law enforcement; emergency management/disaster response; finance, and government/human services.

September 29, 2015

Come and enjoy the new SSW Student Lounge!

If you are looking for a place to relax, socialize and connect with other social work students, please visit the new School of School Work Student Lounge in Room 209 at 536 George Street, New Brunswick, in the School of Social Work building. Pictured are members of the Graduate Student Association enjoying the new student lounge.

September 29, 2015

The Huamin Research Center: A Bridge to Change

Established in 2012, the mission of the Huamin Research Center is to develop and disseminate knowledge through research and exchange that promotes the professional development of nonprofit organizations and strengthens individual, family and community well-being in China.

September 29, 2015

Sara Munson, New IFF Director

We are pleased to announce that Sara Munson has joined Rutgers School of Social Work as the new director of the Institute for Families (IFF). Sara is an experienced leader and has spent the last 15 years providing administration, analysis, advocacy, training and technical assistance to public and private human service organizations to support systems improvement and reform. Ms. Munson has an established national reputation in human service workforce development and organizational capacity-building to achieve positive outcomes for vulnerable children, youth and families.

September 29, 2015

Sara Munson, New IFF Director

We are pleased to announce that Sara Munson has joined Rutgers School of Social Work as the new director of the Institute for Families (IFF). Sara is an experienced leader and has spent the last 15 years providing administration, analysis, advocacy, training and technical assistance to public and private human service organizations to support systems improvement and reform. Ms. Munson has an established national reputation in human service workforce development and organizational capacity-building to achieve positive outcomes for vulnerable children, youth and families.

September 29, 2015

Rutgers Study Finds that Neighbors Improve Well-being in Middle and Later Life

The old proverb says, “Good fences make good neighbors,” but a new Rutgers study has found thathaving continuously low levels of contact with neighbors, or losing contact with them altogether, is associated with declining levels of psychological well-being in middle and later life. The School of Social Work study explored whether frequency of contact and perceived neighbor support is important for several measures of psychological well-being.

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