Philanthropy class provides $55K in grants to local nonprofits amid the pandemic
As the COVID-19 epidemic began to affect all aspects of daily life in Philadelphia communities, SP2 students saw their lessons collide with the ways local philanthropic funders and nonprofit organizations address unprecedented challenges in real time.
Domestic violence and gun sales in the time of COVID-19
In a Q&A, School of Social Policy & Practice researcher Susan B. Sorenson describes new challenges surrounding intimate partner violence and the uptick in gun purchases since this crisis began.
COVID-19 and the housing crisis
Amy Castro Baker of the School of Social Policy & Practice advocates for a multiprong approach to public assistance during the global pandemic
Impact of COVID-19 on homelessness
A new report coauthored by researchers at SP2 finds that COVID-19 could hospitalize some 21,295 people who don’t have housing, or about 4.3% of the nationwide homeless population.
Working on ‘the human side’ of heritable cancers
How do you talk about cancer risk? How do you make major life decisions knowing you are likely to develop cancer? Allison Werner-Lin looks at these questions, studying the intersection of genetics and family life.
Reports from the humanitarian crisis on the Colombian border
Master of Social Work Program student Patrick Ammerman, a 2019 Pulitzer Center fellow, spent more than two months reporting from the Venezuelan-Colombian border.
New intervention for ‘aging out’ youth from foster care
Caring Adults R Everywhere (C.A.R.E.), a social support program for young adults aging out of foster care, has released a new treatment manual designed to help practitioners build effective mentoring programs.
SP2’s One Book pick will foster months of discussion on race and social justice
This summer, the School of Social Policy & Practice community will collectively read and address “Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements.”
Survey examines emergency department management of deliberate self-harm
SP2’s Steven Marcus’ new study examines how routinely emergency room staff members properly provide help to individuals who present for self-harm, and how to improve emergency care for high-risk patients.
Can closing homeless encampments help Philadelphia’s opioid problem?
According to a new report, the city’s recent effort opened up treatment spots for people with opioid addiction and offered permanent and temporary housing options.
In the News
Does your agency reflect the diversity of the community it serves? Why not?
Raekwon Burton, a grad student in the School of Social Policy & Practice, wrote about the lack of diversity in the field of social work.
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This Is Why Advocates Are Supporting LGBTQ Foster Parents in Court
Sarah Wasch of the School of Social Policy & Practice and the Field Center spoke about the “dangerous message” foster-care agencies send to children when denying applications from LGBTQ potential parents.
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