Denise Herd, professor at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health and associate director of the Othering and Belonging Institute, wrote a op-ed "On George Floyd and the Struggle to Belong" that highlights the work of assistant professor ...Read more about Erin Kerrison's and Osagie Obasogie's work highlighted by Othering and Belonging Institute
Presented to a student who best exemplifies excellence in social work practice each year. Students are nominated by field faculty and field placement site supervisors, who select the...Read more about 2019 – 2020 Achievement Awards
Berkeley Conversations: COVID-19: Digital and Telehealth Implications of COVID-19 and Social Distancing
Join us for a discussion of the role of digital technology and telehealth amidst the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of public health, medicine, and mental health. Panelists will discuss how we can leverage technology to reach people in need during social distancing as well as the...Read more about Berkeley Conversations: COVID-19: Digital and Telehealth Implications of COVID-19 and Social Distancing
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.
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
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
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
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"