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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.

September 29, 2015

The 2nd Annual Rutgers & CMSRU Inter-Professional Education Day

The 2nd Annual Rutgers & CMSRU Inter-Professional Education Day is a joint collaboration between Rutgers School of Social Work, Nursing and Law and Cooper Medical School of Rowen University. Faculty facilitators lead students in small group discussions of case studies drawn from real-world dilemmas involving emergency healthcare, HIV and adolescents, end-of-life decisions and more. All students interested in learning more about working with interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to attend.

September 29, 2015

Rutgers School of Social Work named by USA Today College As Top College for Social Work for Undergraduates

USA Today College recently ranked Rutgers School of Social Work in their top three undergraduate schools in the category “Top Colleges for Social Work.” Their rankings are based on a variety of factors, including the ability of the graduates to earn a living in their field. http://college.usatoday.com/2014/09/22/top-ranked-colleges-for-a-major-in-social-work/

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