New book lays out social work’s agenda for 21st century

New book lays out social work’s agenda for 21st century

Including the insights of more than 35 leading social work scholars from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and beyond, a new book grapples with 13 key areas in the profession in an effort to identify innovative solutions toward achieving a “livable life — a life in which individuals are able to thrive and reach their full potential.”
Joe part of working group on crisis of black youth suicide

Joe part of working group on crisis of black youth suicide

Sean Joe, the Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development at the Brown School, was part of a working group that this week released the report “Ring the Alarm: The Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America.”
Division of Computational and Data Sciences marries AI, social science

Division of Computational and Data Sciences marries AI, social science

The interdisciplinary Division of Computational and Data Sciences, one of a few of its kind in the country, focuses on turning the computational lens on social sciences. In the new PhD program, students have two advisers, one in computer engineering and one in a social science domain from social work and public health, political science, or psychological and brain sciences.
Local government through a social work lens

Local government through a social work lens

Social workers have long served traumatized students, sick patients, struggling veterans and troubled families. But can they help the American mayor? Absolutely, said Diamond Munerlyn, who is poised to earn a master’s degree in social work from the Brown School. The recognition ceremony is Saturday, Dec. 14. 
Praise for Metzger and Webber’s ‘Facing Segregation’

Praise for Metzger and Webber’s ‘Facing Segregation’

A review in the Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law highlights the impact of “Facing Segregation: Housing Policy Solutions for a Stronger Society,” a book edited by Washington University’s Molly W. Metzger and Henry S. Webber.
‘This is the resource I always wished I had’

‘This is the resource I always wished I had’

In launching the St. Louis Queer + Support Helpline (SQSH), senior Luka Cai is providing the local community the support they never received as a queer teenager in Singapore. Cai and co-founder Riott Kochman, a Brown School student, will receive a Holobaugh honor for SQSH at the annual James M. Holobaugh Honors Ceremony Nov. 11.
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