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Social Work News
Individuals of transgender experience are disproportionately affected by HIV, but resources for prevention and treatment within the mainstream healthcare system can be limited. Often, it’s grass-roots organizations that fill the healthcare gap for this community. In Philadelphia, the homegrown Trans Equity Project has been delivering peer-based health education and support to transgender individuals since 2003.
Licensed social worker Tim Gallagher, a graduate of the master of social work program, founded and co-directs the Camden Adolescents Striving for Achievement (CASA) youth development program at Guadalupe Family Services. In the video, Gallagher discusses his work to empower the youth of North Camden at CASA, where students play games, do homework and interact with their peers in a safe place.
On Friday, May 10, eight hundred undergraduate and 389 graduate students in the College of Public Health and the School of Social Work, representing more than 40 degree programs, received their bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at the 53rd College of Public Health Graduation Ceremony in the Liacouras Center.
On March 29, Mary McKay, Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean of the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, delivered the final Dean’s Seminar of the 2018-2019 academic year. Formed in recognition of the College’s accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health, the series brings internationally renowned scholars and practitioners to campus for discussions on pressing issues facing an ever-expanding field of public health.
On March 12, U.S. News & World Report released the 2020 Best Graduate Schools rankings, which included new rankings for the School of Social Work and Doctor of Nursing Practice and, for the first time in its history, a national ranking for the College of Public Health.
In its inaugural ranking, the college is 46 among the nation’s 177 schools and programs of public health, placing it in the 26th percentile.
According to 2016 U.S. Census Bureau data, 23 percent of U.S. children under the age of 18 live in single-mother households. Nonresidental fathers can play an important role in their children’s lives, influencing many positive outcomes such as academic achievement, high school graduation, lower rates of aggression and delinquency, improved behavioral adjustment and overall well-being.
Each week in 2019, we're highlighting someone in the College of Public Health—students, alumni, researchers and beyond—for a feature we're calling Public Health in Focus. Click the photo for a portrait of Mikayla Ferrell, a BSW student who also works in the mayor's office, or read on for the full interview.
Each week in 2019, we're highlighting someone in the College of Public Health—students, alumni, researchers and beyond—for a feature we're calling Public Health in Focus. Click the photo below to hear from Jessica Demarchis, a yoga and meditation therapist, or check out all of the portraits so far.
The concerns of transgender Americans have become increasingly visible and recognized in recent years. Notable milestones include the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published in 2013, which removed an entry for a disorder that classified transgender individuals as having a psychiatric illness. With regard to medical care, language was added to the Affordable Care Act in 2015 to protect transgender individuals from discrimination in healthcare settings. And in 2016, the Pentagon announced plans to lift the ban on transgender Americans serving in the military.