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Silence Is Fatal: Fighting Stigma About Depression and Suicide in Our Communities

Professor Leopoldo Cabassa speaks out on the importance of breaking the silence surrounding those who are depressed, in this article just now published in El Nuevo Día, Puerto Rico’s largest-circulation newspaper.

August 22, 2014 @ 7:42 pm

Does Robin Williams’ Suicide Represent a Larger Mental Health Crisis? Professor Dana Alonzo

The Communications Office talks to Professor Dana Alonzo about the tragic death of Robin Williams, her studies of suicidality, and what can be done to reverse America’s rising suicide rates, particularly among men in Williams’ age category.

August 18, 2014 @ 11:03 pm

Fickle Fortunes: Why Do So Many Americans Cycle In and Out of Poverty?

Three of our professors have embarked on an ambitious study of an elusive widespread social condition: urban poverty. Columbia Magazine has the story.

August 8, 2014 @ 11:07 pm

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.

August 4, 2014 @ 6:46 pm

Columbia and CSWE Partner in Building Capacity to Address Financial Stability of Social Work Clients

The Workplace Center at the Columbia School of Social Work, in partnership with the Council on Social Work Education, has been awarded funding to integrate career development and employment, financial literacy, and self-sufficiency competencies into the curricula for CSWE-accredited programs.

July 25, 2014 @ 10:13 pm

Talking to Professor Nabila El-Bassel about Setting, and Stepping Up, the Pace of AIDS Intervention

Professor Nabila El-Bassel takes time out to answer some questions about her participation in the 2014 International AIDS Conference, where she is presenting a paper, and about her work of the past 25 years in the field of AIDS intervention research.

July 22, 2014 @ 11:03 pm

The Social Intervention Group Remembers AIDS Colleagues Lost on MH17

The Social Intervention Group and the Global Health Research Center of Central Asia pay tribute to the tragic loss of colleagues in the international AIDS field, on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

July 21, 2014 @ 5:32 pm

SWM-009: The Impact of the Great Recession on American Families and Social Services, with Filmmaker Harry Gantz

Professor Vicki Lens converses with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Harry Gantz, who was the keynote speaker at this year’s Capstone Workshop. He and his brother, Joe, created the documentary “American Winter,” which tells the stories of eight middle class families in Portland, Oregon, who were hit hard after the economic downturn of 2007.

July 14, 2014 @ 11:29 pm

Achievement Initiative Hosts College Prep Program

The Harlem high schoolers are back, working on SAT prep as part of a summer program designed by CSSW’s Achievement Initiative. Watch an overview of the Initiative’s work [VIDEO].

July 7, 2014 @ 8:40 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

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