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Opinion: 13 Reasons Why we should talk to our teens about media representations

Fabienne Darling-Wolf

Fabienne Darling-Wolf, an associate professor of journalism and the director of the Media and Communication Doctoral Program in the Klein College of Communication, wraps up our three-part series on adolescent suicide inspired by the research of Assistant Professor Carolina Hausmann-Stabile of CPH's School of Social Work

Posted:  May 12, 2017

Opinion: Grieving Adolescent Suicide

Lisa ZollLisa Zoll is an instructor in the School of Social Work at Temple’s Harrisburg campus. Her teaching interests include Loss & Grief, Assessment and Diagnosis of Mental Health Disorders, Social Justice, and Human Behavior in the Social Environment. Paige Gentry (MEd, Counseling Psychology, 2017) also contributed to this article.

Posted:  April 14, 2017

Student Q&A: Looking at the Big Picture of PTSD

Lesley Sasnett, MSW-MPHLesley Sasnett transferred from the University of Southern California to Temple in January 2015 from an MSW program into the dual MSW-MPH program. She is a veteran of the Army, having been stationed in Germany, the Netherlands, and Kosovo. As a military contractor, she served for 15 years as a trainer and intelligence specialist throughout the U.S., Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Posted:  April 11, 2017

Opinion: Teen suicide prevention starts with relationships

Carolina Hausmann-Stabile, an assistant professor in the School of Social Work, applies sociocultural perspectives to the study of suicidal behaviors among minority youth in the United States and among adolescents in Latin America. Her scholarship is helping us to understand why adolescents attempt suicide. In this post she discusses how we can help prevent suicidal behaviors among teens. 

Posted:  April 3, 2017

How Social Workers Are Changing the World

Social Work isn’t all counseling and case work. It’s also lawmaking and politics.

“Politics is social work with power,” says Senator Barbara Mikulski, a Maryland Democrat who happens to be a social worker. Behind the scenes of our everyday lives, removed from popular images of counselors and caseworkers, social workers who influence policy play a critical role in all levels of government – and they are leaders of one of the core tenets of their profession.

Posted:  March 14, 2017

College Faculty & Alumni Join City's Opioid Task Force

medicine bottles of various sizes and colorsExperts across disciplines at Temple University have spent decades researching substance use disorder and working in the community to address it. So when Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney formed a task force to address the city’s opioid crisis amid an unprecedented increase in overdoses last year, Temple faculty were among the people he looked to for help.

Posted:  March 7, 2017