News: Family Policy
Since its inception in 1950, the doctoral program at Columbia School of Social Work has produced many of the world’s…
Professor Jane Waldfogel and public health student Emma Liebman locate a missing piece in the U.S. social insurance system. Though…
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.
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.
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.
A new study led by researchers at our School is making waves in Washington because of its findings on the importance of government transfers in keeping Americans out of poverty.
We congratulate Dr. Jane Waldfogel, Compton Foundation Centennial Professor of Social Work for the Prevention of Children’s and Youth Problems, on the occasion of her becoming president-elect of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM).
SWM-002: Orchid vs Dandelion Parenting in the Wake of the Great Recession, with Professor Irv Garfinkel
In this podcast, Professor Irwin Garfinkel goes into more detail about his recently publishing findings on harsh parenting during the Great Recession.
Continuing our series of posts on social work careers, we talk to CUSSW alumna Kathleen Chiarantona (MS’12), who works in HHS on the Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Program.