Social Work News
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.”
As he nears his 80th birthday, professor emeritus Jim Kelch reflects on the abiding value of social work in an ever-changing society and his wife’s legacy, the Beverly Gail Barnes-Kelch Memorial Lecture Series.
Temple Social Work faculty discover a key to helping low-income dads: Ask better questions.
How confident do men feel about their ability to be a dad?
For decades, Temple has played a leading local role in researching the public health problem of substance abuse and addition. And with the increasing severity of the opioid addiction epidemic in the Philadelphia region, cross-disciplinary collaboration among Temple researchers is growing more quickly than ever before.
In the United States, no population is at greater risk of HIV infection than African-American men who have sex with men (MSM): the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that if current rates continue, 1 in 2 men in this group will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. At Temple’s School of Social Work, researchers are working to reduce that staggering statistic by rethinking the very terms that scientists use to describe this population.
Eboney Kraisoraphong received her master of social work (MSW) from Temple’s School of Social Work in 2000. In January 2016 she became vice president of strategic quality management at Northeast Treatment Centers, a nonprofit behavioral health and social services provider. We spoke with Eboney about her career in child welfare management, her transition into a new role, and how changes in accountability measures benefit clients.
Classrooms and sidewalks are again bustling at Temple, but this semester some new graduate students in the College of Public Health aren’t stepping foot on campus at all. The college is launching three new online graduate programs this year, bringing together ambitious students from around the world.