As we go to press, we are commencing the four-year term of the nation's 45th president, whose election has generated many concerns, worries, and conversations at SSA. And although we start 2017 still with much uncertainty, we do know the election and new Administration present extraordinary implications and challenges—some which directly impact our community and those whom we serve.
In this issue's conversation, Deborah Gorman-Smith discusses the importance of community collaboration and evidence-based research with Pastor Chris Harris, Pastor of Bright Star Church and founder and CEO of Bright Star Community Outreach, and Franklin Cosey-Gay, project director for the CCYVP.
In 2013, Haijing Dai, Assistant Professor of Social Work at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, spent six weeks working at an elders' home in Hangzhou, a city of 2.5 million on China's eastern coast.
Before "Fight for 15" helped make raising the minimum wage a national political issue, a more modest but no less controversial movement swept the United States, provoking fierce debates about the economic costs and soical benefits of raising wages for the lowest paid workers.
The meaning of the word "scale" is more than size, distance, or other standard metrics that we might commonly associate with the term; it is also a matter of perspective, according to the new book Scale: Discourse and Dimensions of Social Life (University of California Press) co-edited by E. Summerson Carr.
One of the more time consuming tasks for social workers is identifying resources and services to assist clients, a task streamlined by the ReferMe Mobile Web Application proposed and developed by Nucha Isarowong, AM '02, PhD '16.