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September 29, 2015

“Train the trainer” Curriculum taught in Lavasa, India

Rutgers University continues to bring an innovative “train the trainer” curriculum toLavasa, India. Lavasa Corporation Limited has entered into a partnership with the School of Social Work at Rutgers to offer this specialized certificate program. The four-day intensive Certificate Program in Training Skills is designed to provide comprehensive skill building and professional development to leaders who manage and “train” people on a daily basis, and to those who hope to become more effective trainers and public speakers.

September 29, 2015

VAWC joined legislators today in East Rutherford for a press conference about Domestic Violence and the NFL

Sarah McMahon, acting director of VAWC, joined legislators today in East Rutherford for a press conference regarding domestic violence and the National Football League. Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) and Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth), along with a bi-partisan group of women legislators from the Senate and Assembly, held a press conference at the Meadowlands Sports Complex to call for stronger action in response to the recent cases of domestic violence in the NFL and the failure of the league to appropriately respond.

September 29, 2015

Students learn about Grief and Loss Across the Lifespan

Grief and loss sound like experiences that would impact senior citizens more than the fresh faced Master of Social Work students who are enrolled in, “Grief and Loss Across the Lifespan.” Yet each year students in this class, which is required for the MSW Certificate in Aging, learn through the coursework that loss is a universal human experience that occurs at every age, and that grief is a normal part of the process.

September 28, 2015

Positive Family Relationships and Open Communication Reduce High-Risk Sexual Behavior among Gay and Bisexual Youth

Gay and bisexual youth who are supported by their family and feel comfortable talking to them about their lifestyle are less likely to become involved in high-risk sexual behaviors, according to a recent Rutgers study.

September 28, 2015

Viewing of American Winter and School-Wide Event

On October 6th, the School of Social Work held a school-wide event, co-sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers—New Jersey (NASW-NJ) and the School’s Social Policy Network. The event, organized by Lenna Nepomnyaschy, associate professor at the school, was a screening ofAmerican Winter, a documentary film following the personal stories of formerly middle class families struggling in the aftermath of the Great Recession.

September 28, 2015

Rutgers Seminar on how to protect Sandy survivors from con artists

It’s an unfortunate reality for survivors of superstorm Sandy: Con artists flocked to take advantage of people who already were victimized by a natural disaster.

Rutgers University’s School of Social Work's Continuing Education department hosted a conference in September for professionals to swap knowledge on how to best protect vulnerable populations, such as the elderly, from falling victim to post-disaster predators.

September 28, 2015

Good News: SSW Faculty and Staff Bulletin October 9, 2014

Colleen Beach was involved in a project related to one of her service projects. It was a community resource forum called “South Brunswick’s Own” on Oct. 18 where she was one of the panel members for the opening remarks. Congressman Russ Holt was the Honorary Chair for the day; Senator Linda Greenstein and Assemblywoman Donna Simon served as Legislative Co Chairs; Mayor Frank Gambatese and former mayor Caroline MCallum South Brunswick were Co-Chairs.

September 28, 2015

Dr. Michael LaSala's research receives extensive media coverage

Congratulations to Dr. Michael LaSala for the extensive coverage his study is receiving in national and international news.

September 28, 2015

Senator Vitale provides an insider look at addiction and policy

Speaking to more than 50 alumni, faculty, and students, keynote speaker Senator Joseph F. Vitale presented “Addiction & Policy” at the annual Demone lecture on October 9, 2014.

Vitale (D-Middlesex) was first elected to the New Jersey State Senate in 1997 to represent the 19th legislative district, which includes the municipalities of Carteret, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, South Amboy and Woodbridge. He is chairman of the Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, and vice chair of the Labor Committee.

September 28, 2015

'iSPEAK' Survey Is a Chance for Rutgers-New Brunswick Students to Help Stop Campus Sexual Assault

It is not often that one person can make an important contribution toward preventing a pressing social problem, in this case, campus sexual assault. Now, students at Rutgers University-New Brunswick will have just such an opportunity.

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