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BLACK LIVES MATTER: Statement from the Columbia School of Social Work Community

In the wake of the Grand Jury decisions not to indict the police officers who killed Eric Garner and Michael Brown, members of the CSSW community have issued a statement speaking out against racism and oppression in our country and its criminal justice system.

December 4, 2014 @ 6:02 pm

Ferguson and Its Implications for the Social Work Community

The protest marches on behalf of Ferguson are a “statement about the long overdue need to confront and eradicate racism and to fix institutions, among them the criminal justice system,” says Dean Jeanette Takamura in this statement.

November 26, 2014 @ 8:08 pm

New Study Brings Healthy Lifestyle Intervention to Underserved Clients in Two Cities

Associate Professor Leopoldo J. Cabassa has been awarded an R01 grant from the NIMH to conduct a trial of a peer-led healthy lifestyle intervention for clients who have mental illness and are overweight or obese.

November 21, 2014 @ 10:39 pm

Increasing HIV/STI Prevention Among Women on Probation: New Study

As reported in PLOS ONE, a study by the School of Social Work’s Social Intervention Group found that both multimedia and face-to-face interventions worked well in reducing HIV risks for formerly incarcerated women in New York City who are on parole or under some form of community supervision.

November 18, 2014 @ 11:44 pm

Sandy’s Long-term Consequences for Impoverished New Yorkers

Two years after Hurricane Sandy, what socio-economic lessons have we learned from the deadly storm? Researchers from the Columbia Population Research Center, housed within our School, comb through the data from the Robin Hood Foundation-funded Poverty Tracker for answers.

November 15, 2014 @ 12:19 am

SWM-013: 5 Cool Things in Fall 2014, with Dean Jeanette Takamura

How does fall semester at our School look from the perspective of our dean, Jeanette Takamura? She shares (at least!) 5 “cool things” in this podcast, and we also learn some amazing facts about her…

November 12, 2014 @ 8:01 pm

A Vet, Now in Social Work School, Reviews Howard Schultz’s New Book on Vets

Craig Theisen (MS’15) appraises the messages at the heart of a new book by the Starbucks CEO, from the perspective of one who served in the Air Force for 20 years and is now enrolled in our graduate program.

November 11, 2014 @ 12:52 am

How Laurie Marsden (MSW’99) Evolved into Helping Other Women Evolve

Based in part on her personal evolution and in part on her study of clinical social work and years of experience as a psychotherapist, Laurie Marsden (MSW’99) has entered a new phase of her career. She has launched an online therapy program that aims to help other women evolve.

November 7, 2014 @ 11:35 pm

Why Air Force Veteran Craig Theisen (MS’15) Chose Social Work over Other Professions

In honor of Veteran’s Day 2014, we present a video of one of our current students, an Air Force veteran, recounting his pathway to the social work profession.

November 3, 2014 @ 10:51 pm

SWM-012: CSSW Alums Are Enlightened and Active Participants, With Dean Jeanette Takamura

As Dean Jeanette Takamura explains in this podcast, our alumni participate in the life-blood of the Columbia School of Social Work in myriad ways, including by giving.

October 27, 2014 @ 11:17 pm

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