UCLA Luskin School Social Welfare student Betzabel Estudillo is our latest in the "Leaders at Luskin" series. Formerly an undocumented student, she is now a United States citizen and one of the main facilitators of the CIRCLE Project. See the video below for her story.
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The Social Welfare Department at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs sends its students out to work in the field every year. Many of them work with the homeless and mentally disabled, like Daniel Cha and Maritza Sandoval, who are working with Mental Health America of Los Angeles.This video piece shows what students are doing outside of the classroom and how they are putting into practice what they are learning on their path to the Social Welfare master's degree.
On Saturday, December 1, 135 potential applicants to the
Master of Social Welfare program attended a Diversity Recruitment Fair,
developed and coordinated by current UCLA Luskin Social Welfare students and the Diversity
Caucus. The fair was designed to reach
out to underrepresented students to provide guidance and build confidence in
applying to the program.
Social Welfare faculty member Bridget Freisthler has received a grant from the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) to "support the formation of sustainable university/practice partnerships for the purpose of evaluating emerging practices or programs to inform the development of curriculum and training products for the Title IV-E stipend and child welfare training programs."
Mental health services provided under Proposition 63 dramatically improve the quality of life for many of the enrolled 27,000 Californians while returning significant taxpayer savings, according to a new study headed by Social Welfare Department chair Todd Franke.