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Professor Marsha Kline Pruett on the Role of Fathers

June 18, 2017

For Father's Day, Pruett was interviewed about her extensive research on family relationships and the role of fathers. "It is a negative stereotype that men aren't involved fathers; most men are very much interested in being dads and are deeply frustrated by the policies and norms that make it difficult for them to be positive and consistent influences in their children's lives," she says.

Read: Smith College professor says today's fathers 'more involved'

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury and Suicide Risk Among Veterans

June 14, 2017

Lisa Brenner delivered the 2017 Brown Foundation Research Lecture, speaking about the complex relationship between traumatic brain injury and suicide will be discussed, as well as interventions aimed at suicide prevention among this cohort. 
The full lecture will be available as part of the online continuing education series.

Meg Hutchinson Delivers Convocation Address

June 5, 2017

Songwriter, poet and mental health advocate Meg Hutchinson shared her perspective on living and thriving with Bipolar disorder for the 2017 Lydia Rapoport lecture. The full lecture will be available as part of the online continuing education series.

Watch Video Series: Meg Hutchinson's advice for social workers treating clients with Bipolar disorder

Creating Community

May 18, 2017

On May 17, the School for Social Work hosted a first-of-its-kind conference on welcoming and effectively serving refugees and immigrants.

Read & Watch: Building Together: Creating A Welcoming Community for Refugees & Immigrants
Daily Hapshire Gazette Coverage: Ways to support immigrants, refugees aired at Smith College conference
MassLive Articles: Smith College to host conference on refugees, Smith Professor Hopes to Build on 'Resilience' of Refugees
Read more: Building Together Conference Overview, Detailed Conference Itinerary

A Call for Justice for Incarcerated Parents and Their Children

April 24, 2017

In her latest article in the Huffington Post, SSW adjunct instructor Crystal Hayes reflects on growing up with her father in prison and the problem of mass incarceration. 

Read more: Hallmark Doesn't Make the Birthday Card I Need


Kimberlyn Leary to Deliver 2017 SSW Commencement Address

April 4, 2017

On August 18, SSW graduates will hear from keynote speaker Kimberlyn Leary, Ph.D., MPA, a professor at Harvard Medical School who advised the Obama White House on improving life outcomes for women and girls of color.

Read more: 2017 Commencement Speaker Kimberlyn Leary


Dean Emerita Carolyn Jacobs to Deliver Elms College Commencement Address

March 30, 2017

Dr. Carolyn Jacobs, a SSW professor for 34 years and dean for 14, will speak to graduates of Elms College this May.  “I hope that the Class of 2017 will engage in lifelong learning, continue to explore their spiritual development and actively commit to serving others,” says Jacobs.

Read: Elms College selects social work professor Carolyn Jacobs as commencement speaker



Professor Hannah Karpman Published in Midwifery

March 28, 2017

After two years of extensive research, which examined online peer support for queer mothers, Professor Karpman, Emily Ruppel '18, Mallory Merryman '15 & Carolyn Delk '03 saw their work published in renowned journal Midwifery on March 1, 2017. 

Read the Research [PDF]: Online maternity information seeking among lesbian, bisexual, and queer women
Daily Hampshire Gazette articleSmith researchers’ findings published in Midwifery journal


Faculty Urge Colleagues to be "hyper-vigilant" as GOP Repeals ACA

February 20, 2017

In the fifth in their series of post-election op-eds, Professors Josh Miller, Hannah Karpman and Adjunct Professor Crystal Hayes present reasons why repealing "Obamacare" is cause for concern and suggest ways fellow social workers can act. 

Read the op-ed: Huffington Post


Protecting & Supporting All Members of Our Community

February 7, 2017

President McCartney outlines actions the College will take in response to the Trump administration's immigration ban.

Read: President McCartney's letter to the community