Social work professionals who serve New York’s public school system will convene on Thursday, June 4, at the Columbia School of Social Work for the first-ever conference to address the issue of how to keep school children safe in the face of drastic cuts to mental health services.
Dr. Martha B. Peláez was the graduation speaker for the School of Social Work's Class of 2015. She is the former regional advisor on aging to the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, We have posted the full text of her address. Congratulations, 2015 graduates!
In the United States, more than half of people with serious mental illness do not get treatment at all. Perhaps if we addressed this crisis, we might also end up with fewer homicides, argues Adjunct Associate Professor Michael Friedman.
Read the responses given by Adjunct Associate Professor Michael B. Friedman to a debate concerning the effectiveness of the U.S. policy of deinstitutionalization of mental health services, organized by MedPageToday.com.
In response to the White House report proposing to tighten gun control and further mental health reform to curb gun violence, CUSSW Associate Professor Vicki Lens discussed the Second Amendment and CU Professor Michael Stone, the psychology of mass murderers.
Calls to address "the mental health issue" have inevitably followed the mass murder at Newtown, Connecticut. But are there any interventions that would reduce the incidence of such tragic events? Associate Professor Michael B. Friedman considers the evidence.
The events of Sandy Hook elicited sadness, grief, anger and confusion. Social workers recognize and have studied this kind of anxiety. Professor Anne Conway provides recommendations for individuals and families looking for ways to cope.
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