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’
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"
In this national moment of reckoning around issues of race and social justice, the School of Social Welfare is inviting a series of speakers to discuss issues of structural inequality, policy, and advocacy.
On Monday, October 19 we welcome...Read more about Social entrepreneur Trabian Shorters to speak on Monday 10/19
The Michael M. Davis Lecture Series brings renowned policy experts, researchers and commentators to the University of Chicago to explore the intersection of health policy and the broad needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged populations.
Professor Susan Stone's talk on Tuesday, October 20...Read more about Susan Stone to give Michael M. Davis Lecture at the University of Chicago
The importance of continuous child welfare reform that leads to the least intrusive, most effective and equitable service response demands an approach that builds on the science we have available.Read more about The Research Doesn’t Support Child Welfare Abolition (op-ed by Jill Duerr Berrick and others)
Berkeley Social Welfare Loyalty Award and Service Award: Honoring Cynthia and Peter Hecker and David Lindeman
Every year, the School of Social Welfare recognizes a few of its most steadfast supporters. These awards are usually given out in person at the annual Dean's Circle Dinner, but in-person recognition was not possible this year and we are honoring the recipients virtually.Loyalty...Read more about Berkeley Social Welfare Loyalty Award and Service Award: Honoring Cynthia and Peter Hecker and David Lindeman
Daniela Medina talks about her path to UC Berkeley:
"The [Underground Scholars] program allowed me to see others who like myself, had followed extremely non-traditional paths to higher education. I always knew I was smart and capable from the time I picked up a book. But it took this...Read more about MSW student Daniela Medina: "Finding My Freedom through College"
PhD Student Monica De La Cruz selected for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Health Policy Research Scholars
We are proud to announce that Monica De La Cruz, PhD student in Social Welfare at UC Berkeley, has been selected to participate in one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's leadership programs. These programs connect changemakers across the country—from every profession and field—to learn...Read more about PhD Student Monica De La Cruz selected for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Health Policy Research Scholars
Kurt Organista, Tina Sacks, and other Berkeley scholars’ biggest takeaways from first 2020 presidential debate
"Trump’s inability to renounce white supremacy... was on full display." Kurt Organista, Tina Sacks, and other UC Berkeley scholars share their takeaways from last night's presidential debate. Read more about Kurt Organista, Tina Sacks, and other Berkeley scholars’ biggest takeaways from first 2020 presidential debate
In this interview with CalRadio about the effects of the pandemic on research and how we view it, PhD candidate Cristina Gomez talks about the struggle for underrepresented researchers of color and what...Read more about PhD student Cristina Gómez-Vidal: "Reshaping How Research is Viewed, Accessed Amid The Pandemic"
Field Consultant and Lecturer Erica Gomes joined Berkeley Social Welfare in August 2019. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the non-profit sector providing clinical social work services for the past 20 years. She started her career as a Domestic Violence...Read more about New Faces: Field Consultant and Lecturer Erica Gomes
Psychologist Stephen Hinshaw has won the National Academy of Medicine’s 2020 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health for his...Read more about Stephen Hinshaw wins 2020 Sarnat Prize for mental health breakthroughs