An investigation over a decade in the making has lead the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) to abolish solitary confinement as a punishment for inmates with serious mental illness. The DOC will now create specialized units that will treat inmates with “intellectual disability or mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and major depression.”
School of Social Work News
Philadelphia/Southeast Division Monthly Updates October 20, 2014
Temple University MSW Information Sessions
The Schuylkill Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance (SEAPA) recently honored the College of Public Health's Institute of Protective Services with several Hornbrook Memorial Awards.
In order to improve transcript ordering for Temple students and alumni, the University has contracted with a new vendor. Effective 15 March 2014, all official Temple University transcripts must be ordered through Parchment.
In an effort to recognize the contributions and commitment that Temple SSW students offer to both the Temple University School of Social Work and the profession as a whole, SSW offers a variety of awards and scholarships to both bachelors and masters-level students. These awards & scholarships are available to all Temple University School of Social Work
Temple University School of Social Work MSW student Lourena Gboeah was recently selected to serve as a delegate from the state of Delaware in the 2013 Refugee Congress hosted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Social work is a field offering a diverse array of challenges and exciting opportunities to improve the lives of individuals in all sectors of society. The jobs in social work and the human services field are considered to be some of the fastest growing career opportunities, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting growth rates exceeding 23 percent in many areas. Some of the fastest growing sectors of the human services field are discussed ...