Born with cystic fibrosis, MSW student Jacob Fraker has firsthand experience with the challenges of coordinating care for a complex condition while also navigating school and work. Now an intern in Assemblymember Susan Eggman's office, Fraker has drafted AB2283 to create a rare disease council...Read more about MSW student Jacob Fraker drafts AB 2283 to support rare disease patients in California
PhD student Ryan Karnoski interviewed by NBC about his lawsuit against the Trump administration's ban on transgender troops
Interviewed by NBC on the one-year anniversary of the Trump administration's ban on transgender troops, PhD student Ryan Karnoski talks about his lawsuit and why the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the need for behavioral health services officers in the military.Read more about PhD student Ryan Karnoski interviewed by NBC about his lawsuit against the Trump administration's ban on transgender troops
Tina Sacks's research focuses on racial disparities in health, so Berkeley News asked her about the disparate impact of COVID-19 on Black Americans. Economic inequality, the legacies of residential segregation, unequal access to health insurance and medical care, concentration in areas of the...Read more about COVID-19’s unequal toll on black Americans: A Q&A with Tina Sacks
As hospitals and public health authorities devise and share triage protocols allocating scarce critical-care resources, people with disabilities are expressing alarm that these protocols devalue them and exacerbate long-entrenched ableism in health care.Read more about Doctoral candidate Katie Savin on "Confronting Disability Discrimination During the Pandemic"
We are proud to announce that Berkeley Social Welfare faculty have received two prestigious and highly competitive grants from the William T. Grant Foundation, which focuses on improving the use of research to reduce inequality and promote the wellbeing of young people. The Foundation is known...Read more about Professors Ozer, Shapiro and Stone awarded grants from William T. Grant Foundation
Professor and dean emeritus Jeff Edleson was one of several nationwide experts interviewed by CNN on the increased risks that the COVID-19 crisis for people in domestic violence situations.Read more about Prof. Jeff Edleson interviewed on domestic violence risks during COVID-19 crisis (CNN)
We are proud to announce that assistant professor Erin Kerrison is one of three faculty members selected campuswide for the 2020 Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentor Awards. Award recipients were nominated by faculty colleagues as well as current and former graduate students for "exemplify[...Read more about Dr. Erin Kerrison receives campuswide mentorship award
So much of social work focuses on people's strengths and the tools that their experience has given them. Current students Sammie Gilmore and Steven Czifra put this ethic into practice through their work with the Underground Scholars program. Read more about From Prison to Ph.D.: Berkeley’s Formerly Incarcerated Students
Ruth White (PhD '02) appeared on KRON today to give pragmatic advice on managing stress and maintaining your emotional health during COVID-19. Read more about Alum in the news: Ruth White (PhD '02) on managing stress during COVID-19
Assistant Tina Sacks and her co-researcher Darrell Hudson of Washington University in St. Louis received one of 18 Pipeline Grants awarded nationwide by the Russell Sage Foundation in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The RSF-Gates Pipeline Grants initiative is designed to...Read more about Tina Sacks Awarded Pipeline Grant from Russell Sage Foundation
Dean Linda Burton spent a day in Sacramento to share the school’s priorities in meetings with lawmakers. Joined by School of Social Welfare Assistant Deans Veronica Alexander and Beverly Thorpe, Burton shared the need to recruit young men of color to the social welfare...Read more about Dean Linda Burton Meets with State Lawmakers in Sacramento
Alum Kimberley Johnson (BASW '98 ) confirmed as director of California Department of Social Services
Kimberley Johnson (BASW '98 ) was unanimously confirmed by the State Senate today as director of the California Department of Social Services. We are proud to have a graduate of our program leading California's Child Welfare system!Read more about Alum Kimberley Johnson (BASW '98 ) confirmed as director of California Department of Social Services
Congratulations to Margaret Libby (MSW '01), recipient of a James Irvine Foundation Leadership award for her work with MyPath, a nonprofit that provides youth from low-income communities with resources for financial stability and economic inclusion.Read more about Alum Margaret Libby (MSW '01) honored for work on economic inclusion for youth
Op-ed by Jill Duerr Berrick: Philadelphia battle over same-sex foster care exposes an unequal system
In her op-ed about an upcoming Supreme Court case over discrimination against LGBTQ+ foster parents, professor Jill Duerr Berrick reminds us that "separate and unequal" has a long history in the foster care system.Read more about Op-ed by Jill Duerr Berrick: Philadelphia battle over same-sex foster care exposes an unequal system
Washington Post op-ed by Prof. Jennifer Skeem and research partners: "In the U.S. criminal justice system, algorithms help officials make better decisions, our research finds"
Algorithms performed substantially better than humans when used in conditions that approximate real-world criminal justice proceedings.Read more about Washington Post op-ed by Prof. Jennifer Skeem and research partners: "In the U.S. criminal justice system, algorithms help officials make better decisions, our research finds"