News from the School of Social Welfare
CEACW and QTAC Director Lisa A. Ferretti lent her expertise for "Here to Stay: What Health Care Leaders Say About Patient Engagement," a new report released by the Center for Advancing Health (CFAH). In her announcement about the report, CFAH President Jessie Gruman noted "As a person long concerned with the practical and policy priorities of promoting patient engagement, the level of commitment I found in these interviews is exceptional. As a patient, I am profoundly grateful for the creativity, energy and drive I see devoted to transforming health care delivery into an enterprise that serves us all well."
For the past 15 years as part of a partnership with Hallym University in South Korea, the UAlbany School of Social Welfare has hosted Hallym faculty and students. This summer, Dr. Yojin Kim and 4 social work students from Hallym participated in the Study Tour Exchange.
As new technology develops, social workers are learning more about how to use new tools like social media in clinical practice. SSW alum Hillary Closs LMSW ’11, ’12 assessed how Facebook is being used with foster care youth in transition.
The treatment and support for veterans returning to civilian life with primarily physical injuries is challenging. Much harder to identify and support are veterans with invisible wounds from trauma, known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD.)
In January, The Social Workers, a weekly radio talk show on UAlbany’s WCDB 90.9 FM, featured School of Social Welfare alumnus David M. Burns LCSW, author of Therapeutic Lessons.
During the 2014 winter break, School of Social Welfare students, Amanda Bane-Cortlynd, Hasanai Badar, Rosalie Calcagno, Michael Fiske, Ashley Huie, Christine Leavitt, Nicolas Mojica and Charles Orr traveled to New Orleans for a service learning trip.
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UAlbany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy honors alumni exemplars, including Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the World Trade Organization, a former chief of staff to a U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, and the regional CEO of the American Red Cross Northeastern NY at its annual alumni ceremony on May 16.
The University at Albany's School of Social Welfare and five university partners have received a $21.2 million award from the Children’s Bureau to lead the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute.
University at Albany graduate student Madeline Knopfler is well versed in the challenges confronting individuals who are in need of health insurance, or are seeking to provide health care coverage for their families.
UAlbany is playing an integral role in helping businesses, underserved communities, and individuals navigate the Affordable Care Act. Students, staff and faculty are providing critical training, enrolling individuals and families, and hosting educational forums for regional non-profit organizations and the community-at-large.
UAlbany President Jones announces a $1.5 million gift from area philanthropists, J. Spencer and Patricia Standish, to endow a professorship in the University’s School of Business. The endowment will propel the entrepreneurship track in the nationally-ranked school and attract renowned scholar-teachers in the emerging field.