Michael Sherraden, the George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor at the Brown School, has received the 2021 James Billups International Social Development Leadership Award from the International Consortium for Social Development.
Leila Sadat, at the School of Law, and Kim Thuy Seelinger, at the Brown School, have been appointed special advisers to the International Criminal Court at The Hague.
The China Journal of Social Work has honored an international team of scholars with the 2020 Best Article award for their study on the rebirth of social work in mainland China. The team includes scholars from Washington University’s Center for Social Development, Saint Louis University, Peking University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
The Brown School is partnering with the city of St. Louis in an innovative new program aimed at hiring social workers and public health professionals to intervene in nonviolent situations such as mental-health crises as an alternative to the criminal justice system.
Sheretta Butler-Barnes, associate professor at the Brown School, has received a nearly $700,000 three-year grant from the National Science Foundation for a project titled “Black Parents’ Racial Socialization Competencies and Youth Outcomes in Response to Racial Violence.”
As tensions continue to run high in the Middle East, a new study from the Brown School finds that adolescents from the conflict-affected region who are residing in the United States have lower levels of resilience and a heightened risk of suicide ideation compared to their American-born peers.
While most Israeli adults are vaccinated, 62% of parents are hesitant to vaccinate their 12-15-year-old children, finds a survey from the Social Policy Institute at Washington University.
Democrats have called for a permanent expansion of the monthly child tax credit. In making the expanded credit permanent, lawmakers can leverage the power of child development accounts to build assets for all children in the United States, says an expert on asset building at Washington University in St. Louis.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus does not distinguish people’s skin color, educational attainments or the dollar amounts in their bank accounts, but the virus entered an unequal world and has had an unequal impact.
Given the increased interest in sports and exercise around the Olympics underway in Tokyo, events such as the Summer Games represent an unrealized opportunity to improve global health, finds a new paper from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
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