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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

Social Work Students March on Washington

Temple Social Work Students at Women's March on Washington, D.C.On January 20, half a million people gathered at the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington, and members of Temple’s Social Work Student Collective were there to make their collective voice heard.

“It was great to be able to go to the march with friends, classmates, and community,” says Lydia Smith, SWSC’s president. “It was very exciting that so many people joined.”

Posted:  February 1, 2017