She's on Fire: Esmeralda Cortez Rosales (BASW ‘19) wants to empower young women to find their political voice
Doctoral student Katie Savin speaks about the experiences of people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Savin's comments start at the 34-minue mark; listen at https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=333519.Read more about PhD candidate Katie Savin speaks about the impact of the pandemic on people with disabilities
South Korea’s Health Minister, Park Neunghoo (PhD '98) on How His Country Is Beating Coronavirus Without a Lockdown
South Korea's response to COVID-19 has been globally recognized as a model for effective containment of the virus balanced with respect for civil liberties. Alum Park Neunghoo (PhD '98), South Korea's Minister of Health and Welfare, answers questions about his country's...Read more about South Korea’s Health Minister, Park Neunghoo (PhD '98) on How His Country Is Beating Coronavirus Without a Lockdown
Erin Kerrison interviewed about unequal impact of COVID-19 on disproportionately black neighborhoods in the East Bay
Erin Kerrison speaks about the unequal impact of COVID-19 on disproportionately black neighborhoods in the East Bay. Her comments start at the 1:08 mark.Read more about Erin Kerrison interviewed about unequal impact of COVID-19 on disproportionately black neighborhoods in the East Bay
PhD student Laura Brignone in WIRED magazine: Tech Is a Double-Edged Lifeline for Domestic Violence Victims
As incidents of domestic violence continue to rise as people shelter in place during the pandemic, technology is both a lifeline to the outside world and a means of control and surveillance for abusers. Doctoral candidate Laura Brignone is one of several experts interviewed in this examination...Read more about PhD student Laura Brignone in WIRED magazine: Tech Is a Double-Edged Lifeline for Domestic Violence Victims
This blog post by Associate Professor Emmeline Chaung and UCLA colleagues outlines how California's Whole Person Care program helped counties respond to COVID-19.Read more about How California Counties’ COVID-19 Response Benefited From The “Whole Person Care” Program
Susan Stone, a professor and associate dean in the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare, and Joyce Dorado, a clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF-Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, discuss trauma-informed approaches to COVID-19 as part of the "Berkeley Conversations...Read more about Trauma-informed approaches for individual and organizational resilience during COVID-19
MSW student Daniela Medina was one of several members of the Underground Scholars interviewed by KQED on their experiences during the shelter in place.Read more about For Formerly Incarcerated Students, Sheltering in Place Can Feel Like Prison Again
Erin Kerrison and Osagie Obasogie in Berkeley News: Police violence is one of the reasons COVID-19 is worse in Black communities
"There are various reasons COVID-19 is killing black people at six times the rate of white people, including a...Read more about Erin Kerrison and Osagie Obasogie in Berkeley News: Police violence is one of the reasons COVID-19 is worse in Black communities
More than 50 Berkeley Social Welfare alumni and current students met on Wednesday, April 22 to discuss challenges and explore solutions to the impacts of COVID-19.
Director of Field Education Greg Merrill organized these sessions as a way for practicing social work professionals to...Read more about Alumni forums: forming a community of practice around the challenges of COVID-19
In a KQED Perspective, MSW student Shatesha Morris calls attention to the dangerous isolation of youth in California's juvenile detention facilities, especially during the COVID-19.Read more about MSW student Shatesha Morris's KQED Perspective: "Isolated and Ignored"
Born with cystic fibrosis, MSW student Jacob Fraker has firsthand experience with the challenges of coordinating care for a complex condition while also navigating school and work. Now an intern in Assemblymember Susan Eggman's office, Fraker has drafted AB2283 to create a rare disease council...Read more about MSW student Jacob Fraker drafts AB 2283 to support rare disease patients in California
PhD student Ryan Karnoski interviewed by NBC about his lawsuit against the Trump administration's ban on transgender troops
Interviewed by NBC on the one-year anniversary of the Trump administration's ban on transgender troops, PhD student Ryan Karnoski talks about his lawsuit and why the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the need for behavioral health services officers in the military.Read more about PhD student Ryan Karnoski interviewed by NBC about his lawsuit against the Trump administration's ban on transgender troops
Tina Sacks's research focuses on racial disparities in health, so Berkeley News asked her about the disparate impact of COVID-19 on Black Americans. Economic inequality, the legacies of residential segregation, unequal access to health insurance and medical care, concentration in areas of the...Read more about COVID-19’s unequal toll on black Americans: A Q&A with Tina Sacks
As hospitals and public health authorities devise and share triage protocols allocating scarce critical-care resources, people with disabilities are expressing alarm that these protocols devalue them and exacerbate long-entrenched ableism in health care.Read more about Doctoral candidate Katie Savin on "Confronting Disability Discrimination During the Pandemic"