News: Social Policy
A Mutual Exchange: Chinese and U.S. Social Workers Collaborate to Serve Those in Need
China has had significant economic growth and poverty reduction in the past four decades. The other side of this story,…
Former Senior White House Economic Adviser Jared Bernstein to Serve as 2017 Graduation Speaker
Columbia University’s School of Social Work has announced that Dr. Jared Bernstein, a former senior White House economic adviser who…
Good News Comes in Threes for Faculty Member Qin Gao: A Promotion, A Book, and a Research Center
The Columbia School of Social Work congratulates Dr. Qin Gao on being formally approved for promotion to the rank of…
Alumna and Presidential Medal of Freedom Honoree Antonia Pantoja Celebrated with Mural in East Harlem
The bustling streets of East Harlem (also known as El Barrio) are host to a large and diverse Latino community…
In Memorium: Alumna Joan Patricia Staudt Pracy (MSW’47)
CSSW mourns the passing of Mrs. Joan Pracy, MSW ’47, an esteemed alumna who made outstanding contributions to social work…
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.