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Helping Adults With Autism Live Their Best Life

Amy Roccograndi, MSW
Autism doesn’t simply fade away when someone turns 21. While school system support may end when the student reaches that age, families are often left struggling to find assistance for their loved one and themselves.
 
For Amy Roccograndi, who just graduated in May with a MSW, it was essential to fill that deep, wide gap in support and there was no time to lose. With two partners, Jackie Tona and Robyn Ruckle, she opened the doors to a new adult training facility — Reaching Beyond Limits — in March.
 
Posted:  June 5, 2015

Lessons learned: CPH professor publishes study of sexual behavior among bisexual Latino men

Miguel Muñoz-Laboy, associate professor of social work, was always interested in men’s physical and mental health, but it was the AIDS epidemic that turned his focus to how men’s sexual identification or orientation may change over time, also known as sexual fluidity. “It was devastating,” he recalled. “I knew people who died. I had a real strong push to work in the area of HIV research, intervention, and prevention.” 
 
Posted:  June 4, 2015

CPH alumnae honored for their impact on Temple

Joan Sadoff and Ellen Schwartz
Each year, Temple University Alumni Impact Awards are presented to exceptional alumni for outstanding service, advocacy and contribution to a school or college at Temple. This year, two alumnae from the College of Public Health – Joan H. Sadoff and Ellen Schwartz - were honored for their commitment. 
 
Below is a summary of both women’s accomplishments taken from the Alumni Association website
 
Posted:  May 1, 2015

CPH student returns home to help Peru's elderly

Peruvian Congreso
When Maria Rosario Del Carpio, a social work graduate student, testified to the Peruvian General Assembly earlier this year about the importance of supportive services for senior citizens, it was the culmination of a long personal journey. “I started in social work, and then worked as a lawyer, for the Peruvian government for about 16 years,” she said. “But when the government changed, I came to the U.S. seeking asylum from political persecution. I couldn’t speak a word of English, but through the years, I met so many kind people who helped me. I learned the language and worked hard to improve my life, eventually returning to social work.” 
Posted:  April 30, 2015

Kelch Lecture Series Presents 'Father of Environmental Justice'

Dr. Robert D. Bullard
Dr. Robert D. Bullard, a well-known environmental leader and author, is coming to Temple as part of the Beverly Gail Barnes-Kelch Memorial Lecture series.  
 
The lecture – “Building Just and Sustainable Communities for All: Why Sustainability Matters” - will take place on Wednesday, April 15 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Walk Auditorium, Ritter Hall.  A book signing will follow the event.  Bullard’s discussion will also be simulcast at Temple’s Ambler Campus, in Learning Center 202.  (Register for the event.)
 
Posted:  March 31, 2015

Understanding what fathers “bring to the table”

“We’re working towards increasing the quantity and quality of father’s involvement with their children,” said Jay Fagan, professor of social work and co-director of the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN).  Twenty-one percent of children in the country live in single-mother households.  But, fathers who don’t live with their children still play an important role in their children’s lives, influencing many positive outcomes such as high school graduation, better peer relationships, less risk for domestic violence and improved overall well-being. 

Posted:  March 27, 2015

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