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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

Temple alum tells story of women in the Civil Rights Movement

Temple alum tells story of women in civil rights movement
It was a trip down South with her husband, and getting lost along the way, that led Joan Sadoff, a Temple alumna, to her first documentary “Philadelphia, Mississippi.” 
In 1992, Sadoff and her husband, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Robert Sadoff, followed the Freedom Trail through southern civil rights sites.  When they got lost in Mississippi, they asked a woman for directions and she told them that if they had a tape recorder, she and others had stories they wanted to tell.  This chance meeting led to their first documentary.  
Posted:  March 16, 2015

SSW Chair Discusses Mental Illness and Solitary Confinement

Temple University College of Public Health School of Social Work Chair Jeff Draine Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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.” 

Posted:  January 9, 2015

Awards given to CPH's Institute of Protective Services

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.

Posted:  May 16, 2014