Solving human problems is an enormously challenging business. Problems that social workers persistently face, like poverty, violence, homelessness or mental illness, are not easily resolved with a limited “toolbox” of interventions, let alone understood with a narrow lens that may only partially explain their source.
In 2003, the City of Chicago launched its ambitious, ten-year Plan to End Homelessness in partnership with advocates and service providers from across the city. SSA’s Emily Klein Gidwitz [the late] Professor Michael Sosin is working with Christine George, an assistant research professor at the Loyola University Chicago Center for Urban Research and Learning, and Susan Grossman, a professor at the School of Social Work of Loyola University Chicago, on a multipronged effort to measure the plan’s progress.
Why it matters when a father who no longer lives at home spends time with his kids.
Did welfare reform remove motherhood from consideration as worthwhile work?
Children in a community with strong social networks may be less likely to be placed in foster care.
Rethinking the role of grandmothers when a mother is incarcerated
To impact the social influence on health, practitioners need a wide view.
From social enterprise to social media, a wave of innovations is transforming how nonprofits operate.