Social Work News
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).
Social work is a field offering a diverse array of challenges and exciting opportunities to improve the lives of individuals in all sectors of society. The jobs in social work and the human services field are considered to be some of the fastest growing career opportunities, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting growth rates exceeding 23 percent in many areas. Some of the fastest growing sectors of the human services field are discussed ... see article http://www.socialworkhelper.com/2013/08/15/growing-careers-in-social-work/.
The Pennsylvania Society of Clinical Social Work (PSCSW) is pleased to announce that Gwen Pfeifer, a recent graduate from the School of Social Work, Harrisburg, has won Third Prize in the PSCSW Awards for Clinical Excellence competition. PSCSW gives awards annually to graduating master’s level social work students who submit a case based paper for review by a panel of judges. Ms. Pfeifer’s outstanding paper was titled “Adoption Planning: Using Feminist Relational Theory to Support a Birthmother’s Process.” Her clinical practice professor was Dr. Claudia Dewane.
Social Work students at CPH’s Harrisburg campus and cohort sites took part in a national effort that pays tribute to the social work profession.