Two CSSW professors, Mary Sormanti and Marianne Yoshioka, consider the lessons learned by the social work profession in response to large-scale disasters: how many apply to the Philippines?
Children who are spanked by their parents are at greater risk for later problems in both vocabulary and behavior, a team of Columbia University researchers has found. One of them, CSSW Associate Professor Michael MacKenzie, said: “This is an important finding, because few studies in this area have examined effects on cognitive development.”
A new study has found that the decline in consumer confidence beginning in 2007 is associated with a six-fold increase in the chances that mothers will hit their children frequently (on about at least a monthly basis). Compton Foundation Centennial Professor Jane Waldfogel is a co-author, along with doctoral candidate William Schneider.
In this pilot podcast, Professor Ron Mincy delivers thoughts on one of the summer’s racially charged events: the outcome of the trial for the shooting of African American youth Trayvon Martin. As it happens, the launch coincides with the 50th anniversary of the historical March on Washington, when Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.
A new study, published August 5 in PNAS, finds that the onset of the Great Recession and deteriorating economic conditions has lead mothers—particularly those who carry a gene variation that makes them more sensitive to their environment—to engage in harsh parenting. Professor Irwin Garfinkel is a co-author.