From PhD Candidate Demond Hill Jr.: "We interviewed Black people about where happiness comes from and whether 15 typical happiness practices work for them.
What is happiness, why is it so important, and why is it so hard to...Read more about PhD Candidate Demond Hill Jr.: "How Well Do Happiness Practices Serve Black Communities?"
On February 13, Dr. Jill Duerr Berrick, Distinguished Professor of Social Welfare and Zellerbach Family Professor, will host a conversation with author and activist Mark...Read more about Foster Care and Fatherhood: In conversation with Mark Daley
Imprint Magazine | Michael Fitzgerald
"For decades, hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the country have had a rare opportunity to shape the lives of foster children. Court-Appointed Special Advocates meet with kids, confer with social workers and lawyers, and write...Read more about Feature: Jill Duerr Berrick on Court-Appointed Special Advocates
"Jamie Chang has studied homelessness for two decades. She’s spent more time interviewing people in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district and examining the role of drugs, alcohol and government policies on city streets than almost any other scholar. Her personal experience with unhoused people...Read more about Jamie Chang shares personal and professional path to exploring systemic causes of homelessness
Dear Campus Leaders and the School of Social Welfare Community,
We are pleased to announce that Susan Stone has agreed to serve as interim...Read more about Announcement: Interim dean of the School of Social Welfare for AY 2024-25
On September 26, alum Mimi E. Kim (PhD, 2014) was announced as a 2023 Freedom Scholar by the Marguerite Casey Foundation:
SEATTLE — Today, Marguerite Casey Foundation announced the 2023...Read more about Alum Mimi E. Kim Announced as a 2023 Freedom Scholar
"Seasons of sadness and confusion are a natural part of the life cycle for humans and their institutions. Although they are perhaps inevitable, they can be debilitating.
The child welfare profession is in the middle of such a season right now. Unable to recruit and retain enough qualified...Read more about "The Questions That Must Be Answered" - Jill Duerr Berrick Co-Authors Essay on Child Welfare
Long-standing policies and deeply rooted inequity — rather than a few “bad apples” in the criminal justice system — likely explain why Black defendants in certain parts of the country are more likely than others to be held in jail before trial, according to new research from the University...Read more about Study: Policies, not ‘bad apples,’ are behind racial disparities in jail
The Grand Challenges for Social Work announced its inaugural cohort of doctoral awardees, awarding fellowships to 13 social work doctoral students designed to bolster their commitment to careers tackling...Read more about Doctoral students awarded, honorably mentioned by Grand Challenges of Social Work fellowships
The UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint Program in Computational Precision Health (CPH) has appointed 13 new faculty, including Associate Professor Adrian Aguilera, to its augmented...Read more about Adrian Aguilera appointed to groundbreaking computational precision health program
Susan Stone, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Catherine Mary and Eileen Clare Hutto Professor of Social Services in Public Education has joined the ...Read more about Susan Stone joins American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare Board
Read about how Dr. Adrian Aguilera's work is featured in ongoing NIH funding developments:
"Irvine, Calif., Oct. 3, 2022 – The National Institutes of Health is awarding nearly $4.7 million over five years to support research teams from...Read more about NIH funds collaboration to improve mental health treatment for Latinos
Assistant Professor Angela Perone was appointed to the Public Policy Advisory Panel of the Gerontological Society of America, the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. From...Read more about Angela Perone appointed to GSA's Public Policy Advisory Panel
"The way Americans receive mental health care has never changed as quickly as it has since the spring of 2020. When the Covid pandemic forced so many of us into our homes and onto Zoom, psychiatrists, psychotherapists and social workers followed. What started as a short-term fix is now becoming...Read more about Adrian Aguilera on therapy for people who can’t go to therapy
School of Social Welfare Annual Forum on Social Justice presents The Latinx Forum on Democracy, Migration, Health & Wellbeing
The overarching goal of the School of Social Welfare’s Annual Forum on Social Justice is to advance social justice in ways informed by and resulting in research, public policy, and practice that advance a more equitable democracy given the fundamental relationship between health and...Read more about School of Social Welfare Annual Forum on Social Justice presents The Latinx Forum on Democracy, Migration, Health & Wellbeing
Jill Berrick on NPR: The federal government will allow states to stop charging families for foster care
New guidance from the federal government will make it easier for states to stop a controversial practice that keeps impoverished families in debt when their child is placed into foster care.
When children go into foster care, there's often a surprise for their parents: Many will get a...Read more about Jill Berrick on NPR: The federal government will allow states to stop charging families for foster care
The Berkeley community has a brand-new, 3,000-square-foot outdoor space — funded jointly by the city of Berkeley and UC Berkeley — where unhoused people can go during the day to use the bathroom, grab a bite to eat, play board games, listen to music, and relax under the shade of trees and...Read more about Berkeley’s new daytime center opens for unhoused community