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.Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern (10:30 – 11:30 Pacific)
Why were Trump loyalists allowed to storm the Capitol? PhD student Katie Savin and other Berkeley scholars discuss
"I think that during this coup, we all were exposed to some of the vulnerability that marginalized groups and individuals experience on a regular basis — a vulnerability born out of the realization that security systems are not designed for our safety, but to uphold the status quo of white...Read more about Why were Trump loyalists allowed to storm the Capitol? PhD student Katie Savin and other Berkeley scholars discuss
Adrian Aguilera on ABC7 news: UC Berkeley lab creates free texting program to help people cope with COVID-19 stress
Adrian Aguilera is interviewed about the StayWell at Home texting program developed by his Digital Health Equity and Access (dHEAL) lab.Read more about Adrian Aguilera on ABC7 news: UC Berkeley lab creates free texting program to help people cope with COVID-19 stress
Tina Sacks op-ed on CNN: "When Black people are wary of vaccine, it's important to listen and understand why"
"It is easy to see why Black people would assess that differences in treatment persist throughout the entire health care sector, including in the ways Black people have been treated during the pandemic... " Tina Sacks on how Black Americans' experience of structural racism, including the...Read more about Tina Sacks op-ed on CNN: "When Black people are wary of vaccine, it's important to listen and understand why"
We are proud to share the news that Daniela Medina (MSW ‘21) was honored last week by State Senator Nancy Skinner's office. Medina received the Women in California Leadership Scholarship.
Currently a second-year MSW student, Daniela also earned her BASW from...Read more about Daniela Medina (MSW ‘21) honored with Women in California Leadership Scholarship
Joseph Perales (MSW '08) receives "Heart of Social Work" Award and "Field Instructor of the Year" Award
Alum Joseph Perales has been awarded the Heart of Social Work Award from the North American Network of Field Educators and Directors as well as the Field Instructor of the Year Award from the School of Social...Read more about Joseph Perales (MSW '08) receives "Heart of Social Work" Award and "Field Instructor of the Year" Award
Emmeline Chuang and UCLA’s Nadereh Pourat awarded grant to study COVID-19 response through California Medicaid program
Nadereh Pourat, associate director at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and...Read more about Emmeline Chuang and UCLA’s Nadereh Pourat awarded grant to study COVID-19 response through California Medicaid program
Professor of the Graduate School and Dean Emeritus James Midgley will receive an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, the University of Cape Town, in recognition of his achievements in in the fields of international social work and social work and social policy in the developing world...Read more about James Midgley to be honored by University of Cape Town
Alum Ella Callow on Berkeley's Fiat Vox podcast: "How state courts use disability to remove Native children from their homes"
"They designate every single Native child they remove and place into foster care as disabled." In the latest episode of the Fiat Vox podcast, alum Ella Callow (BASW '97) talks about disability and the Indian Child Welfare Act. Read more about Alum Ella Callow on Berkeley's Fiat Vox podcast: "How state courts use disability to remove Native children from their homes"
Brandon Allen (MSW '20) graduated this past May, and two weeks later his book The Very Lonely Boy was published. We talked to him about the evolution of his project, the importance of giving children a framework to talk about difficult emotions, and his career as a school social worker....Read more about Alumni in Action: Brandon Allen (MSW ‘20), school social worker and children’s book author
Although library subject headings are set by the Library of Congress, UC Berkeley and other univerisities are working to find alternatives to dated and offensive terms. "Words matter," says Susan Edwards, Social Research librarian and head of the Library's Social Sciences Division, who started...Read more about ‘Words matter’: Why the UC Berkeley Library is embracing another term for ‘illegal aliens’
David Lindeman (DSW '80), CITRIS Health Director and affiliated faculty member, has been appointed to the California Commission on Aging by Governor Gavin Newsom.Read more about David Lindeman appointed to the California Commission on Aging
Tina Sacks and other UC Berkeley scholars comment on Kamala Harris’s rise, multicultural roots and challenges
As we acknowledge Veterans' Day and the contributions of veterans to our country and to our university, we spoke to first-year MSW student Lelah Ben-Ron Windell about her experiences in the Air Force and how they led her to pursue an MSW.
Interview has been edited for length...Read more about Faces of Haviland: Student Veteran Lelah Ben-Ron Windell (MSW ’22)
Berkeley experts across various academic disciplines offer perspectives on where we as a country find ourselves the day after the election. Read more about Adrian Aguilera and other Berkeley scholars comment on a divided election
UC Berkeley student advocates Katie Savin and Alena Morales recently reflected on their work and progress toward making campus accessible and welcoming for students with disabilities. Savin is a PhD candidate in the School of Social Welfare.Read more about ‘We have a lot to contribute’: UC Berkeley student advocates talk accessibility, disability
Professor Kurt Organista 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...Read more about Professor Kurt Organista to be inducted into the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare
Assistant Professor Tina Sacks discusses the American Social Safety Net, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and the importance of such programs in light of the current pandemic. Moderated by Associate Professor Anu Manchikanti Gómez.
This talk was presented on Friday,...Read more about Tina Sacks speaks at Homecoming: "Social Safety Net Crisis: Lessons from a Pandemic"