News: Child Welfare
Prolonged trauma in early childhood can be devastating, but there is also a window of opportunity for interventions, says Dr….
Reimagining the Future After a Crisis: Falling Short, Winning Big, Challenging Norms, and Enacting Change
In this post for our special series on social work in times of crisis, the Center on Poverty and Social…
As a doctoral student at the School of Finance at Renmin University of China and a member of the China…
A poverty studies scholar uncovers racial bias in choices states make in the use and distribution of federal assistance benefits….
In a new National Academies report, Interim Dean Irwin Garfinkel and colleagues identify the most effective policy means for reducing…
The September 4 issue of Nature, the world’s leading multidisciplinary science journal, features the work of associate professor Desmond U….
Irwin Garfinkel Appointed to National Panel of Experts to Build Agenda to Cut Child Poverty in Half in 10 Years
The United States may be the world’s richest nation, but according to the U.S. Census, one in three children (a…
Liv Anna Homstead (MS‘12) has been partnering with the School of Social Work in developing a support system for overburdened caseworkers in New York City’s foster care system, as part of her work with Children’s Corps.
SWM-010: Translating Neuroscience into Policy and Practice for At-Risk Children, with Dr. Jack Shonkoff
Dr. Jack Shonkoff, the 2014 Lucille N. Austin Lecturer, has a long connection with the social work profession. In this podcast, he talks about how social work practice may change with at-risk children as a result of new findings on the brain’s early development.
The first findings have been released from the CPRC-Robin Hood survey of New York City families, showing that poverty and hardship are worse than official estimates indicate–findings that may also help inform the national debate over how best to help the poor.