MSW student Jules Means is profiled in this article about the impact of the Berkeley housing market on Cal students.Read more about Long commutes, multiple roommates and friends’ couches: how UC Berkeley students live
We sat down with Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Strategic Initiatives Katrina Koski to learn more about these initiatives, the way they intersect, and how they foster equity within our school.How do YEDI and College Corps intersect?
"An obscure policy requires many parents to pay for their children’s stay in foster care," writes professor Jill Duerr Berrick. "Based on the accumulated evidence, that law should be abandoned."
Read Dr. Berrick's op-ed in Cal Matters.Read more about Op-ed by Jill Berrick: Reduce number of CPS families required to pay for foster care
UC Berkeley, the city of Berkeley, and nonprofit partners unveiled plans Wednesday to provide interim housing at a converted motel, as well as meals and social services, to unsheltered people sleeping in the iconic People’s Park.
Homeless outreach coordinator Ari Neulight acknowledges...Read more about Can UC Berkeley plan to house homeless people inspire other campuses to tackle the crisis?
Adrian Aguilera and Kurt Organista were interviewed for this article on the need for Spanish-speaking behavioral health care providers.Read more about For the Latinx, Mental Health Care in Spanish Is Hard to Find
As the pioneer of the field of sociology of sport, Dr. Harry Edwards has been leading and trumpeting the calls for justice through sport and in society long before the racial reckoning and viral social media posts of 2020.
Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of...Read more about Video: Harry Edwards on "Sport in Society: Intersectionalities, Consequences and Projections"
Outreach Coordinator Ari Neulight is a full-time social worker affiliated with Berkeley Social Welfare. Since 2017, Neulight has built relationships with some of the area’s most vulnerable residents, connecting them to resources, like housing, and to health and social services. “It takes a long...Read more about Tough job, light touch: Ari Neulight assists area’s homeless
Tripodi Lecture: Dr. Carolyn Barnes on "It's Who You Know — Race, Poverty, and Social Policy in the Rural South"
Dr. Carolyn Barnes was invited to give the 2022 Tripodi Lecture on Research Methodology on February 22. Her talk was entitled "It's Who You Know — Race, Poverty, and Social Policy in the Rural South."
Dr. Barnes is an assistant professor in the Sanford School of Public...Read more about Tripodi Lecture: Dr. Carolyn Barnes on "It's Who You Know — Race, Poverty, and Social Policy in the Rural South"
Dr. Linda Burton was among the speakers at the inaugural Black Men's Brain Health Conference in Los Angeles on February 8-9, 2022. Dr. Burton's talk on "Trauma, Brain Health & Building Social Capital" and her panel discussion on "Why your participation matters! The Benefits of Being Part of...Read more about Video: Dean Linda Burton speaking at Black Men's Brain Health conference
Twelve Berkeley Social Welfare faculty members are included in a listing of the top 2% for scholarly citations worldwide in their respective fields, according to an annual study co-produced by researchers at Stanford. The 2021 report, published by...Read more about Social Welfare faculty members among top 2% in scholarly citations
Professor Julian Chun-Chung Chow is among the experts quoted in this article about barriers to mental health care among Asian Americans.Read more about Here’s Why Many Asian Americans Don’t Get Mental Health Care—And How to Help
The new "Californians for All" College Corps will allow students to apply for $10,000 fellowships in exchange for 450 hours of public service. Learn more about Professor Jill Berrick's role in bringing this program to UC Berkeley.Read more about Jill Berrick helps bring "Californians for All" college funding to UC Berkeley
The year 2021 was spectacularly tough: raging COVID-19 variants, extreme weather catastrophes, voter suppression efforts, racial injustice, income inequality, mass homelessness and housing instability, a bleak economic outlook. Yet, UC Berkeley scholars, students and staff recently offered...Read more about Reasons to be hopeful, optimistic and maybe even cheerful in 2022
Good Morning My Dear Haviland Community!
Happy Martin Luther King Day!
As our Haviland Community walked toward this day, I have been reading an insightful book authored by Anna Malaika Tubbs: The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and James Baldwin...Read more about Dean Burton's MLK message: "We are all someone's child"
UC Berkeley has decided to begin the semester with a two-stage process, with most courses being offered fully remote for the first two weeks (Jan. 18-28) and then moving to fully in-person instruction in the third week of the semester on Jan. 31.Read more about UC Berkeley will begin spring semester with mostly remote instruction
Jess Dannhauser (MSW '03) appointed to lead New York City's child welfare and juvenile justice systems
New York Mayor Eric Adams has appointed Jess Dannhauser, the former CEO of major child welfare provider Graham Windham, to serve as his commissioner of the Administration for Children's Services (ACS).
In announcing the hire on Twitter, Adams indicated that his administration would...Read more about Jess Dannhauser (MSW '03) appointed to lead New York City's child welfare and juvenile justice systems
On December 22, campus leaders provided an update on UC Berkeley's plans for the spring semester, including new booster and testing requirements.
Please note that...Read more about Update on UC Berkeley’s plans for the spring semester
Anu Manchikanti Gómez receives Gibbs Leadership Prize for Best Manuscripts of 2021 in Women’s Health Issues
The Editorial Board of Women’s Health Issues is pleased to announce that the Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize for the best paper published in Women's Health Issues in 2021 (Volume 31) has been awarded to two authors: Anu Manchikanti Gomez, PhD, MSc, Associate Professor and...Read more about Anu Manchikanti Gómez receives Gibbs Leadership Prize for Best Manuscripts of 2021 in Women’s Health Issues
Congratulations to the Berkeley Social Welfare faculty, students, and researchers presenting at the annual SSWR conference in Washington, DC. Names of presenting authors are in bold.Thursday, January 13, 2022 3:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Dean Linda Burton has been selected for induction into the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. The AASWSW is an honorific society of distinguished scholars and practitioners dedicated to achieving excellence in the field of social work and social welfare through high-impact work...Read more about Dean Linda Burton to be inducted into AASWSW