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.
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.
Annual gifts to UCLA Luskin from alumni and friends, whether you give directly to a specific fellowship fund or to the Dean's Innovation Fund, directly impact student success. Students from the Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning departments speak of the importance of these fellowships.Learn more or support UCLA Luskin
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.