I think historically and even to this day we're a really resilient community. I think that sometimes when we go into spaces like higher education, we're taught to not speak up or to just go with the flow of things. Additionally...Read more about Celebrating Latinidad: Jessie Garcia Gutierrez, MSW student and LCOEBH scholar
Sergio Serna, who joined the Field faculty this fall, is a licensed clinical social worker who has dedicated his career to working children and families engaged by the public child welfare system.
As we honor Latinx social workers during Latinx Heritage month,...Read more about Celebrating Latinidad: Q&A with Field Consultant Sergio R. Serna, LCSW
Kurt Organista in NY Times: A large share of Hispanic adults in the U.S. got vaccinated over the summer, a survey shows
Professor Kurt Organista comments on the effectiveness of community health workers known as promotores de salud in easing anxieties within Latinx communitites about getting vaccinated.Read more about Kurt Organista in NY Times: A large share of Hispanic adults in the U.S. got vaccinated over the summer, a survey shows
Associate Professor Tina Sacks is interviewed by Kai Risdall and Molly Wood on the Marketplace podcast "Make Me Smart." Sacks explains the ins and outs of the social safety net, what it looks like in practice, and whether the Democrats’ plan could make a real difference.Read more about Podcast: Tina Sacks explains the social safety net
“It takes a next-level kind of bravery to do what Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles did, but most athletes cannot afford to be that revolutionary,” said [associate professor Tina] Sacks. “Why aren’t there more Colin Kaepernicks? Because it takes a really extraordinary person to be able to buck...Read more about Breaking the cycle of shame about mental struggles in athletics
Initially active from 1989 to 2010, the Distinguished Alumni Award is being relaunched this year by the School of Social Welfare with support from the...Read more about Berkeley Social Welfare Distinguished Alumni Award: 2021 Honorees
Not long after graduating with an MSW in 1968, alum Ruth A. Davis picketed in front of Sproul Hall to advocate for the creation of a Black Studies department. She then set down her sign, headed to SFO, and boarded a plane to Washington DC to begin a long and illustrious career in the U.S....Read more about Diplomacy and social work: Ambassador Ruth A. Davis (MSW '68) looks back on a groundbreaking career
Erin Kerrison among UC Berkeley Recipients of $2 Million Grant to Build Criminal Justice Big Data Tools
A group of UC Berkeley researchers — including Assistant Professor Erin Kerrison — recently won a 3-year, $2 million National Science Foundation grant to improve the useability of big criminal justice datasets for public defenders and others.
The new Effective Programming, Interaction,...Read more about Erin Kerrison among UC Berkeley Recipients of Million Grant to Build Criminal Justice Big Data Tools
"Black play does the job that we tend to not do, which is transform the places in which we find ourselves into places in which we live." PhD student Demond Hill talks with Science of Happiness podcast host Dascher Ketlner.Read more about PhD student Demond Hill on Science of Happiness podcast:
Read about Anu Manchikanti Gómez's involvement in Expecting Justice and the Abundant Birth project in San Franciso.Read more about Anu Manchikanti Gómez in SF Examiner: "How SF improves pregnancy care for communities of color"
The Alzheimer's Association and the NFL Alumni Association (NFLA) announced a new partnership today aimed at raising concern and awareness of Alzheimer's disease and all other dementia, while also providing care and support resources for individuals and families impacted by dementia. To...Read more about Town Hall: "Team Up to End Alzheimer's – A Discussion on Brain Health and the Black Community"
What is changemaking, and how is Berkeley incorporating that ethos into its curriculum? That’s what Thursday’s virtual panel discussed as part of Berkeley’s first fall Campus Conversations event. During the hourlong...Read more about Taking changemaking beyond the classroom
On August 10, 2021, Kimberly Mayer, Center Director at CalSWEC, E. Maxwell Davis, Director of Integrated Behavioral Health Program at CalSWEC, and Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD...Read more about Behavioral Health Workforce Shortages in California
"Black children’s play, playful expressions, and playfulness are too often restricted and threatened in an anti-Black world. [Tamir] Rice, [Ma'Khia] Bryant, and [Kaia] Rolle are devastating examples of the reality that Black children are seen as disruptive,...Read more about PhD student Demond Hill: "For Black children, play can be transformative"
Professor Kurt Organista awarded the Harry and Riva Specht Chair in Publicly Supported Social Services
We are proud to announce that Professor Kurt Organista has been awarded the Harry and Riva Specht Chair in Publicly Supported Social Services in the School of Social Welfare. This Chair was established to advance the research and scholarship of a distinguished faculty member engaged in the field...Read more about Professor Kurt Organista awarded the Harry and Riva Specht Chair in Publicly Supported Social Services
Lindsay Chung (BASW '21): There’s No One Way To Be: How One Recent Grad Created Space for Trans and Queer Identities at Cal
Lindsey Chung (BASW '21) champions trans and nonbinary voices on campus. Chung received the Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for their thesis, Accessing Gender Affirming Care from the Margins: Comparing the Strategies of Transgender People Pre-1980 to Non-Binary People Today...Read more about Lindsay Chung (BASW '21): There’s No One Way To Be: How One Recent Grad Created Space for Trans and Queer Identities at Cal