News: Foster Care

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

Alumna Teams Up with CSSW to Train New Generation of Foster Care Caseworkers for NYC

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.

September 15, 2014 @ 5:55 pm

Michael MacKenzie Named 2014 William T. Grant Scholar

The William T. Grant Foundation has named Associate Professor Michael MacKenzie as a William T. Grant Scholar. He will be researching “Children in Limbo: A Transactional Model of Foster Care Placement Instability.”

April 21, 2014 @ 2:59 pm

Nine Ph.D. Students Enter the Academic Job Market

Announcing the release of a booklet listing the achievements of nine CUSSW doctoral students, program chair Julien Teitler mentioned their “broad range of important topics, including child obesity, foster care, adult and adolescent mental health, gender-based violence, and resilience among at-risk women in developing countries.”

January 22, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

Professor Emeritus David Fanshel, World Expert on Foster Care, Dies

Dr. David Fanshel, who was a professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work and received his doctorate from the School, passed away on December 15, 2012. CUSSW joins his family in celebrating his contributions, including and especially his award-winning work on the American foster care system.

January 11, 2013 @ 1:27 am

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