Winter 2014 Features:

Poor and SuburbanSuburban poverty is on the rise, and with it comes a unique set of problems and opportunities.

Deep Impact - SSA’s doctoral students are producing rigorous, original research—just like graduates have been doing for nearly 100 years.

A Motivational Mixture - A number of new substance abuse treatment methods rethink how counselors help clients move to sobriety.

Departments:

  • Viewpoint: From the Dean - At the Forefront
  • Conversation - Reaching Fathers
  • Ideas
  • Inside Social Service Review
    • Modern Families - The support kids receive is impacted by the type of family they grow up in.
    • Not Working - How unemployment insurance is funded affects where it works and where it’s stumbling.
    • Far From Home - A new study gives new context to an old issue—why do women spend less time commuting than men?
  • A Voice From the Field
    • From the Ground Up - For 30 years, Nathan Linsk has helped build institutions and programs to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic
  • Behind the Numbers
    • Transformed - 16,000: Number of families moved out of traditional public housing in Chicago. Chicago has relocated residents out of public housing and into a mix of different kinds of homes. How well are they doing?
Max Beshers

Max Beshers, AM '14

“I’ve learned that research is a lot of work and it takes a long time to do. From the protocol, to developing instruments, to recruiting participants. This has been a real eye-opener. But all of this hard work [for Project READY] is gratifying as this research is important. It will help inform those of us who are clinicians. And it’s going to save lives.”