Dr. Park Neung-hoo, Minister of Health and Welfare of South Korea, has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award. UC Berkeley's Haas International Award Committee bestows this award annually to a Cal alum who is a native, citizen and resident of a...Read more about Park Neung-hoo (PhD ‘98) honored with Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award
Twenty years later: the impact of Jeffrey Edleson’s “Greenbook” on effective interventions for domestic violence and child maltreatment
Tina Sacks in SF Chronicle: "Coronavirus data show growing disparities in income and race in Bay Area"
"The reality is we never had the same risk of contracting the illness." Assistant Professor Tina Sacks on the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic on lower-income communities of color.Read more about Tina Sacks in SF Chronicle: "Coronavirus data show growing disparities in income and race in Bay Area"
"What would be a better use of our time, what would be a better way to devote our energy, instead of into panic, would be about collective health, collective safety and collective joy." Assistant Professor Erin Kerrison imagines a future without police....Read more about Erin Kerrison on Berkeley Talks: Imagining a future without police
Professor Jill Berrick awarded funding for comparative research project on post-foster care young adulthood in the U.S. and Norway
Professor Jill Duerr Berrick has received funding from UC Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) and the Peder Sather Center...Read more about Professor Jill Berrick awarded funding for comparative research project on post-foster care young adulthood in the U.S. and Norway
Tina Sacks in Fortune magazine: "‘We can’t ever go to the doctor with our guard down’: Why Black women are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer"
As the country moves toward reopening — and with it some sense of “normalcy” — UC Berkeley researchers said simply returning to normal isn’t enough. Rather, they said, dismantling structural racism must be part of any reopening strategy.
During a livestreamed Berkeley Conversations event...Read more about Tina Sacks, Osagie Obasogie, and others on "Race, Law, and Health Policy"
My Dear Haviland Community--
Today marks Juneteenth, the anniversary of the day when slavery finally ended in the United States on June 19, 1865 -- two months after the Civil War ended and two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. For over 150 years, Juneteenth has been celebrated in...Read more about Dean Linda Burton's Juneteenth message
Event video: "Community Surveillance in the Time of COVID-19: Civilian, Social Worker, and Police Officer Adaptations for Staying Safe"
The relationship between our social welfare and criminal legal system is marked both by tension and collaboration. Social workers, in particular, must coordinate efforts alongside a host of state agents, including police officers. At this moment, both front-line crisis workers are confronting an...Read more about Event video: "Community Surveillance in the Time of COVID-19: Civilian, Social Worker, and Police Officer Adaptations for Staying Safe"
Every summer for the last six out of seven years, Lecturer and Training Consultant for the Latinx Center of Excellence Luna Calderón has led MSW students in the Sin Fronteras program. Designed to improve students’ Spanish fluency and train them in culturally responsive social...Read more about Without Borders: Virtual Study Abroad
Affiliated faculty member Osagie Obasogie looks at some of the structural factors that have allowed police violence to persist. "One of the perspectives that public health can offer is understanding what set of conditions allows police violence to manifest itself in the public, and kind of...Read more about Osagie Obasogie on CBS News: "Police brutality goes 'beyond individual bad apples,' professor says
In this SF Weekly article Assistant Professor Erin Kerrison, who studies the way in which the criminal justice system has historically impacted communities of color, says the founding philosophy of the modern, professional police force is inextricably tied to inequality and racism.Read more about Erin Kerrison speaks about the historical connection between policing and racism
Tina Sacks interviewed by Univision about the legacy of racism in the U.S.: "La muerte de George Floyd revela las heridas abiertas del "pecado original" de EEUU: el racismo"
Tina Sacks was interviewed by Univision for an article linking protests around the deth of George Floyd to the "original sin" of racism in the U.S. Said Sacks, “Lo que estamos viendo es la culminación de 400 años de opresión y resistencia. La brutalidad de esta...Read more about Tina Sacks interviewed by Univision about the legacy of racism in the U.S.: "La muerte de George Floyd revela las heridas abiertas del "pecado original" de EEUU: el racismo"
Erin Kerrison quoted in article on policing inequities: "Why Vallejo is now the center of unrest in Bay Area over police treatment of blacks"
A fatal shooting by Vallejo police on June 2 reopens questions about policing equity; Assistant Professor Erin Kerrison offers a perspective.Read more about Erin Kerrison quoted in article on policing inequities: "Why Vallejo is now the center of unrest in Bay Area over police treatment of blacks"
Haas Distinguished Chair and Professor of Bioethics Osagie Obasogie, an affiliated faculty member of Berkeley Social Welfare, explains Graham v. Connor, the 1989 Supreme Court decision that shaped federal constitutional rules around police use of force.Read more about Osagie Obasogie: "How the Supreme Court allowed police brutality to persist"
Denise Herd, professor at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health and associate director of the Othering and Belonging Institute, wrote a op-ed "On George Floyd and the Struggle to Belong" that highlights the work of assistant professor ...Read more about Erin Kerrison's and Osagie Obasogie's work highlighted by Othering and Belonging Institute
Presented to a student who best exemplifies excellence in social work practice each year. Students are nominated by field faculty and field placement site supervisors, who select the...Read more about 2019 – 2020 Achievement Awards
Berkeley Conversations: COVID-19: Digital and Telehealth Implications of COVID-19 and Social Distancing
Join us for a discussion of the role of digital technology and telehealth amidst the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of public health, medicine, and mental health. Panelists will discuss how we can leverage technology to reach people in need during social distancing as well as the...Read more about Berkeley Conversations: COVID-19: Digital and Telehealth Implications of COVID-19 and Social Distancing