News: At-Risk Youth Interventions

The Impact of COVID-19 on Our Work with Vulnerable Youth

In this post for our special series on social work research during and after COVID, the Workplace Center shares lessons…

April 9 @ 9:17 pm

2021 LIN LECTURE: Black Youth Respond with Resilience to the Challenges of COVID-19, Racism, and Virtual Learning

Black families have been hit hard by the events of the past year. How have Black youth coped? For this…

March 26 @ 7:46 pm

Launch of Youth Correctional Leaders for Justice Featured in “The Nation”

The new initiative by Columbia’s Justice Lab is intended to help municipalities close youth prisons. On Wednesday, April 10, the…

April 9, 2019 @ 11:09 pm

Workplace Center Recognized for Role in Helping Foster Youth Get Jobs

Finding interventions to support foster youth make the transition into the world of work is a challenge—but it is the…

February 4, 2019 @ 11:39 pm

New Study: Responses to Grief Predict Aggressive Tweets Among Gang-Involved Chicago Youth

Mounting evidence suggests a possible link between threats of violence on social media and real-world retaliations, fights, and shootings. In…

July 18, 2018 @ 9:43 pm

Is Social Media Surveillance the Virtual Stop-and-Frisk?  New Study by Desmond Patton

As the inescapability of social media erodes the boundary between public and private spheres, law enforcement faces new questions about…

November 2, 2017 @ 8:21 pm

Can an Online Intervention Prevent Drug Use Among Teen Girls? New Study Says Yes

Adolescent drug use may be a universal problem, but its gendered aspects have been chronically under-explored. For more than a…

August 24, 2017 @ 5:01 pm

Austin Lecture 2017: Social Workers Need to Understand Impact of Cyber-interaction on Adolescents

Lucille N. Austin, who taught for many years at Columbia University’s School of Social Work, was an early proponent of…

April 12, 2017 @ 9:15 pm

A Day in the Life of a Rural Ugandan Youth

In this short video, Associate Professor Fred Ssewamala recounts a typical day in the life of a rural Ugandan youth—a story that helps provide context for the interventions he designs for helping young people in this East African country stay in school.

June 26, 2014 @ 8:39 pm

Deputy Mayor Lilliam Barrios-Paoli to Serve as 2014 Graduation Speaker

Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, who heads social services under New York City Mayor DeBlasio, will serve as speaker for the Columbia School of Social Work’s graduation ceremony, to be held on Wednesday May 21 at the Beacon Theatre.

May 5, 2014 @ 11:14 pm

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