Summer 2013 Features:
Extending Foster Care - Mark Courtney’s research paved the way for letting youth stay in foster care until they’re 21. Now he wants to find out how to make the most of those extra years.
Getting Their Minds Ready - A report on how “noncognitive factors” impact adolescents’ success in school fuels the movement to prepare students to learn.
- Time of Transition - Noncognitive factors are especially critical when students are entering high school or getting ready for college.
Poverty Protection - Fundamental changes to the safety net have impacted how it shields families from the Great Recession.
- When Life Isn't Stable - There is no one picture of poverty.
- Viewpoint: From the Dean - Scholarship with Impact
- Conversation - Social Work and Community Health
- Still an Epidemic - Why do HIV/AIDS rates remain stubbornly high in some populations—and what can be done to help?
- Street Survivors - A deep look at the social networks of Bangladesh’s street children
- Complicating Factors - To succeed, Obamacare will need to get past three big hurdles in implementing state exchanges.
- Inside Social Service Review
- Extreme Circumstances - Standard measures of poverty miss the increase of families living on almost nothing.
- In Debt and Out of Work - Parents who owe large amounts of unpaid child support are likely to work less.
- Poverty in the Ranks - Disabled veterans face trouble with issues such as medical care and bills.
- A Voice From the Field
- Join the Club - Rachel Forman’s Grand Avenue Club is a warm, inviting place for people who’ve experienced mental illness.
- A Challenge to SSA Alumni from Mary Winton Green, A.M. ‘49
- A Career Begins - Master’s student Megan Flynn is making the most of being awarded SSA’s first Norton Scholarship