By Anna MillerMaster of Social Welfare, 2013 Social work with the
military community cuts across all areas of focus, including school social
work, medical social work, mental health, gerontology, and so much more.
Furthermore, surveys show that more than 70 percent of service members, veterans, and
their families live in the community, not in isolation, so it is imperative
that there is greater awareness of the challenges the military community faces
and more training for social workers to effectively respond to this community's
Sara Pilgreen departed her Oregon home nearly a decade ago to play volleyball at Hawaii Hilo. After a record-setting career she toured the world, worked in the Peace Corps, earned a Master's degree at Columbia and then ended up at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.Working toward her masters of Social Welfare and her Ph.D., Pilgreen has been a part of the Senior Fellows program and interned in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is our latest in the "Leaders at Luskin" video series.
Howard Dean was the latest speaker in the Luskin Lecture Series, but before delivering his message to a packed house on Wednesday evening, the former Governor of Vermont sat down to discuss leadership in the newest video series: "The Art of Leadership."
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer On Wednesday evening former Vermont Governor Howard Dean spoke to
a large and diverse crowd at UCLA as part of the Luskin Lecture Series.
The event, hosted by the
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, brought together
donors and invited guests – several of whom are currently UCLA undergraduates – at the Covel Commons on campus.
By Amy Albin, UCLA NewsroomWhile a great deal of research on childhood obesity has spotlighted the long-term health problems that emerge in adulthood, a new UCLA study focuses on the condition's immediate consequences and shows that obese youngsters are at far greater risk than had been supposed.
government returns to business after the holiday season, three David Bohnett
Fellows from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will be heading to
Washington D.C. to attend the premiere forum for mayors and federal leaders to
come together and discuss pressing issues impacting our cities and metro areas.
Jessica E. Guillen, Master of Social Welfare, 2014This trip was truly an eye
opening experience. As a group we were given a behind-the-scenes tour of an
office that works to affect change in this state with regards to its air
quality. This change that the California Air Resource Board staff is tirelessly working for is for the
benefit of all residents regardless of race, class, age or political
Dr. Laura Abrams, a Social Welfare professor at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, has had her first book published and it is now available for purchase.Compassionate Confinement: A Year in the Life of Unit C, provides insight into the complexities inherent in the U.S. process of juvenile confinement.
Doreen Klee joined the Social Welfare department as a field work consultant after many successful years working in fields of gerontology and aging. Honored with numerous awards, Mrs. Klee practiced professionally at Home-SAFE Child Care of Vista del Mar, Gateways Hospital Westside Geriatric Center (a mental health outpatient treatment center), Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged and, for the last 17 years, at Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles.
In a groundbreaking report on single-parent families, UCLA
Luskin doctoral student Laurie Maldonado co-authored a comprehensive and
astounding study comparing how the United States ranks worldwide versus over a
dozen other high-income countries.