Social Work News
By Laurie Friedman, assistant professor in the School of Social Work
Seven judges, a key prosecutor and several municipal officials will be elected in Pennsylvania tomorrow. It’s an “off-year” election, and fewer than a quarter of registered voters are likely to show up at the polls. But, as social workers—advocates for our clients, our communities and our society—we have a responsibility to cast our votes.
There’s a new approach to addressing the opioid crisis in Philadelphia: prevent addiction from happening in the first place. At the Care Clinic, a federally-qualified community health center run by the nonprofit Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), people who suffer from chronic pain learn to manage their symptoms in a way that keeps them from slipping into opioid abuse.
A message from Dean Laura A. Siminoff:
I am proud to announce that the College of Public Health has been fully accredited as a school of public health by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The college is now one of two CEPH-accredited schools of public health in the Philadelphia region, and one of three in the state of Pennsylvania.
The College of Public Health celebrated the grand opening of its new clinical education spaces on October 3, with over 250 people joining us to mark this transformational step forward for the college.
A new study from researchers in the College of Public Health offers a new look at familiar territory for HIV researchers.
When Hurricane Harvey hit, two graduate students from the School of Social Work got a firsthand look at what can be achieved with a little teamwork.
Established in 1971, the PSCSW offers professional resources to promote specializations in clinical social work practice. It has more than 800 members working in psychiatric hospitals, private practice, family agencies and other settings.
A person with a chronic medical condition may not immediately think to look for a lawyer along with a health care team--but addressing legal concerns can have a positive impact on a patient’s well-being. That’s the idea behind Medical Legal Partnerships (MLPs), and the subject of a new interdisciplinary study pointing the way toward improving MLP research and working models.
Janet Mintzer has served as the President and CEO of Pearl S. Buck International for the last 16 years. She earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Temple's School of Social Work (SSW), earning a master of social work in 1991. Mintzer discussed how her mentor and professors continued guiding her after graduation and helped her find her passion.