Social Work News
An investigation over a decade in the making has lead the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) to abolish solitary confinement as a punishment for inmates with serious mental illness. The DOC will now create specialized units that will treat inmates with “intellectual disability or mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and major depression.”
Philadelphia/Southeast Division Monthly Updates October 20, 2014
The Schuylkill Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance (SEAPA) recently honored the College of Public Health's Institute of Protective Services with several Hornbrook Memorial Awards.
Ronald W. Costen, a professor and director of the institute, received the individual award, while Linda Mill, investigations manager, and Allison Benkert, financial crimes investigator, received the group awards. The Institute of Protective Services provides educational opportunities and investigative consultation to the Commonwealth´s 52 area agencies on aging and local law enforcement.
In order to improve transcript ordering for Temple students and alumni, the University has contracted with a new vendor. Effective 15 March 2014, all official Temple University transcripts must be ordered through Parchment.
In an effort to recognize the contributions and commitment that Temple SSW students offer to both the Temple University School of Social Work and the profession as a whole, SSW offers a variety of awards and scholarships to both bachelors and masters-level students. These awards & scholarships are available to all Temple University School of Social Work Students regardless of geographic location.
Temple University School of Social Work MSW student Lourena Gboeah was recently selected to serve as a delegate from the state of Delaware in the 2013 Refugee Congress hosted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The Refugee Congress is composed of 50 delegates from each state, all of whom entered the U.S. as a refugee or asylee. The Congress advocates for refugees around the world in the areas of entry and resettlement services by persuading members of the United States Congress to support Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR).