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Michael Friedman & Camille Alleyne: What Does the First Step Act Do for People with Mental Illness?

Adjunct professor teams up with MSW student to assess the impact of landmark criminal justice reform on justice-involved people with…

June 24, 2019 @ 8:27 pm

Center on Poverty and Social Policy Releases Joint Report on Impacts of a National Jobs Program

Co-authored with Georgetown University’s Center on Poverty and Inequality, the report explores a federally subsidized approach to combating poverty that…

June 11, 2019 @ 6:34 pm

Heidi Allen on American Healthcare and the People Left Behind

The School of Social Work professor has seen some of the worst inequalities in American healthcare up close and is…

June 3, 2019 @ 8:16 pm

Launch of New Social Work Minor: Emerging Technology, Media, and Society (EMS)

The Columbia School of Social Work has announced a new minor for social work students: Emerging Technology, Media, and Society…

June 3, 2019 @ 2:07 pm

In 2019 Graduation Keynote, Alumna Sheila Oliver Urges Graduates to Be a Voice for the Voiceless

The following is the text of the keynote delivered by alumna Sheila Oliver, New Jersey Lieutenant Governor, at the School…

May 30, 2019 @ 5:33 pm

Desmond Patton’s Work Featured on A&E’s “Secret Life of a Gang Girl: The Untold Story”

The episode examines the life and death of gang member Gakirah Barnes, who had been a subject of Patton’s research….

May 20, 2019 @ 10:29 pm

New Poverty Center Report Calls on States to Take Action on Child Tax Credits

The new report co-authored with the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy shows how state-level Child Tax Credits could substantially…

April 18, 2019 @ 9:08 pm

Nabila El-Bassel Named University Professor, Columbia’s Highest Academic Honor

Dr. El-Bassel becomes first faculty member from the School of Social Work to receive the distinction. On April 8, President…

April 8, 2019 @ 6:41 pm

Interim Dean Garfinkel Contributes to Study on Slashing Child Poverty

In a new National Academies report, Interim Dean Irwin Garfinkel and colleagues identify the most effective policy means for reducing…

April 4, 2019 @ 9:06 pm

Michael Friedman: World Events as Mental Health Aggravators

In MedPage Today, the host of Social Work LIVE examines recent findings that smartphones and social media are negatively impacting…

April 4, 2019 @ 5:35 pm

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