News: Social Policy

Caring for Family Members with Severe Mental Illness: Dr. Rachel Pruchno’s Story

Mental illness is back in the news with the revelation that a young German pilot deliberately brought down Germanwings Flight 9525 in the French Alps on March 24, killing all 150 on board. This report on a clinical ground rounds talk by Dr. Rachel Pruchno provides a useful framework for some of the issues under debate.

April 2, 2015 @ 10:43 pm

According to Latest Poverty Tracker Data, New York City Fails to Meet Needs of Poorest Residents

The Columbia Population Research Center, in partnership with the Robin Hood Foundation, has released its Fall 2014 Poverty Tracker, the second in a series of reports on the state of poverty in New York City.

December 19, 2014 @ 11:39 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

Jane Waldfogel to Serve as President of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

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).

November 20, 2013 @ 12:45 am

The Great Recession Raises Risk for Child Maltreatment, Columbia Researchers Find

A new study has found that the decline in consumer confidence beginning in 2007 is associated with a six-fold increase in the chances that mothers will hit their children frequently (on about at least a monthly basis). Compton Foundation Centennial Professor Jane Waldfogel is a co-author, along with doctoral candidate William Schneider.

October 14, 2013 @ 6:56 pm

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.

September 25, 2013 @ 9:15 pm

CAREERS IN SOCIAL WORK 1: Emily Ball Jabbour (MS’06)

In a new series of posts on social work careers, we talk to CUSSW alumni who got launched in their careers upon graduation. First up: Emily Jabbour (MS’06), who works at a federal agency. (She is also the outgoing president of CUSSW’s Alumni Association!)

April 25, 2013 @ 11:07 pm

Child Advocacy Requires Careful Choice of Rhetoric, Says Expert

William T. Gormley, a recent visiting scholar at CUSSW, and a University Professor and professor of government and public policy at Georgetown, presents the premise of his latest book, that child advocates should take care in choosing their rhetoric and “issue frame.”

April 22, 2013 @ 9:15 pm

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