Monday, November 06, 2017

PhD student, Ángela María Guarín Aristizábal, was awarded first place for her poster on Saturday at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)'s fall research conference. The poster was titled: "Is Socioeconomic Status a Barrier to Nonresidential Father's Involvement with Their Children? Evidence from Survey and Administrative Data." 


A video of the poster is provided here



Friday, November 03, 2017

Co-authored by Assistant Professor, Lara Gerassi


Assistant Professor, Lara GerassiSex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) are not new. Organizations such as Children of the Night, increased political attention, and legislation over the past several decades have brought sex trafficking and CSE into public view. However, until recently, few if any resources dealt closely and specifically with research-based social work practices of working with survivors of sex trafficking and CSE. A newly published book, co-authored by UW-Madison School of Social Work Assistant Professor Lara Gerassi and Andrea J. Nichols helps fill this gap.


Monday, October 09, 2017

(L-R): Audrey Conn, Fabiola Hamdan, Stephanie Robert, Amanda Ngola at the 2017 Agency Supervisor WorkshopThe School of Social Work recognized Fabiola Hamdan with the 2017 Distinguished Agency Supervisor Award last month at our annual Agency Supervisor Workshop. Ms. Hamdan has over 18 years of experience as a community social worker, activist, and leader for social change with the Dane County Department of Human Services, Joining Forces for Families. She has created numerous programs and initiatives to support immigrants in the Latinx community and is a strong advocate for clients and students.


In nominating Fabiola, one colleague said, “Ms. Fabiola Hamden has mentored social work interns from all walks of life for many years as a Joining Forces for Families Community Social Worker. This has been a fabulous experience for all interns who have been mentored by her.” They continued, “Beyond her excellent supervision of students, as an immigrant to the U.S. from Bolivia, Ms. Hamdan has been a role model and an inspiration for many individuals coming to the United States in search for a better life for their families.”


Fabiola was...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A $5 million gift honors two UW-Madison alumnae and supports graduate students pursuing careers in social work

By Katie Vaughn


BermansIn honor of his late wife’s and his mother-in-law’s dedication to the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work, Joel F. Berman has announced a gift of $5 million to support the School’s graduate students. It is the largest gift the school has ever received.


Ethel Sandra “Sandy” Rosenbaum received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology in 1972 and a master’s degree in social work from the university in 1976. Her mother, Harriet Abelson Rosenbaum, was a 1948 graduate of the university.



“Sandy pursued social work because she saw people in need growing up in New York City and wanted to help them, and because of her mother Harriet, who, as a social worker in New York, exemplified the transformational impact one can have on a person's life through this work,” Berman says. “This gift fulfills Sandy’s dream of honoring her mother by encouraging more students to pursue social work, thereby bringing more social workers into our communities.”


Friday, September 08, 2017

School of Social Work students, faculty, and staff:


The School of Social Work stands with our students in the face of President Trump's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Any of our social work students feeling unsafe or experiencing distress can reach out to our social work advisors for support and resources. In addition, Chancellor Blank's public statement lists good university and community resources for DACA students and allies. We support our National Association of Social Workers (NASW), which strongly opposes President Trump’s decision to rescind the DACA program and will work with allied organizations and Congress to continue protections for these young immigrants. As a social work community, we have a responsibility to make sure that Congress is held accountable for swiftly developing an effective policy for DACA recipients that will avoid chaotic disorder in the lives of DACA recipients and their families, and that upholds the value and dignity of their previous and ongoing contributions to this country and world.


Stephanie Robert

Professor and Director


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