Many have received awards and fellowships. Our student journal, Advocates' Forum, showcased excellence. A long list of SSA students were chosen to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University. And many of our second year master's students completed Programs of Study.
SSA HELD ITS STUDENT RECOGNITION CEREMONY AND RECEPTION ON MAY 24, 2018, HOSTED BY INTERIM DEAN DEBORAH GORMAN-SMITH AND DEAN OF STUDENTS SARAH FURR. STUDENTS WERE RECOGNIZED FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Advisor: Nerissa Osby
President: Elizabeth Crisostomo
Vice President: Jordan Chaplik
Treasurer: Theresa Waters *not pictured*
Secretary: Kelsey Kilponen
Grad Council Representative: Miles Williams
Social Chair: Jacqueline Baron
Advocates’ Forum is an academic journal that explores implications of clinical social work practice, social issues, administration, and public policies linked to the social work profession. The Editorial Board of Advocates’ Forum seeks to provide a medium through which SSA students can contribute to public thinking about social welfare and policy in theory and practice. Above all, Advocates’ Forum serves to encourage and facilitate an open, scholarly exchange of ideas among individuals working toward the shared goal of a more just and humane society.
Writings on H
Displacement: Neoliberal Land Warfare and Points of Intervention
Eilís Fagan, Ellen Grenen, and Michaela McGlynn
Social Work in the Digital Age
Reflective Practice and Psychodynamic Understanding
Editors in Chief
Elizabeth (Biz) Panetta
Jess Howsam Scholl
Susan Lambert, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Conversations that Heal: Addressing Youth Violence in Chicago
Daddy Doula: A Father-Focused Enhancement to Existing Doula
Getting Out the Count Chicago: Census 2020
Girl, period: Menstrual Health Solutions and Education
Increasing Mental Health Delivery Services in Chicago
Progressive Workforce Development Initiative: AEAS
Soccer Toolkits for Success
Serafina Ye Jin Ha Kim
Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor in Training Program
The AODA ATP Program of Study is designed to equip students with the tools necessary to provide services to clients who abuse alcohol and other drugs. The training program addresses treatment approaches in addiction and non-addiction settings.
Faculty Director: Stanley McCracken, PhD, Lecturer
Family Support Program
The Family Support Program is designed for students who are interested in partnering with parents to support the development of their children.
Faculty Director: Sydney Hans, PhD, Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor and the Deputy Dean for Research and Faculty Development *not pictured*
Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy (GPHAP)
GPHAP provides students with the interdisciplinary training needed to face various economic, ethical, and social issues in today’s complex health care environment. GPHAP is intended for those considering careers in health services, management, policy, research, consulting, and finance.
Director: Laura Botwinick, Lecturer
Emma Heidorn (Global Health)
Emily Peterson (Global Health)
Pimmasone Vongkhamchanh (Global Health)
Global Social Development Practice
This program provides students with the opportunity to think about social problems, social policy, and social work practice in comparative cross-national perspective, grounded in scholarship and practice around a set of concrete issues. Students also engage in an internship or study program abroad, or work with international organizations, or immigrant or refugee populations in the United States.
Director: Jessica Darrow, Lecturer
Soraia Silva de Oliveira
Leadership in Community Schools Program
This program prepares social workers for new roles in schools. Community school practitioners and administrators work on many levels within a school or on behalf of schools – developing effective after-school and youth development programs, fostering effective school-community partnerships, and developing effective academic and social supports.
Director: Pat Redd, Director of Community Schools
Older Adult Studies Program
This program was designed to meet the challenge of an aging society by preparing its graduates to become leaders in the field of aging. This program combines an understanding of the person-in-environment as well as an awareness of the web of institutional relationships linking the older adult to society and social policy.
Poverty and Inequality Program
This program provides students with the basic academic knowledge and field experience needed to engage in efforts to alleviate poverty and inequality.
Faculty Director: Evelyn Brodkin, PhD, Associate Professor *not pictured*
School Social Work Program
This program offers a specialized curriculum leading to Professional Educator Licensure with School Social Work Endorsement issued through the Illinois State Board of Education.
Jennifer Meade, Director, School Social Work Program
This program prepares students to think strategically and proactively and to develop the professional knowledge base and competencies enabling them to work across levels and at varied settings, ranging from home- and center-based early prevention services, to schoolbased youth and domestic violence prevention programs, to advocacy and community-based organizations targeting the prevention of interpersonal violence.
Faculty Director, Deborah Gorman-Smith, Interim Dean and Emily Klein Gidwitz Professor
Congratulations to the following students who have received prestigious awards from SSA.
Sonia G. Berz Honor Award
Ray E. Brown Fellow
Carl A Erikson Health Care Administration Fellows
Emily Peterson, Erikson Fellow (Global Health)
Excellence in Field Education Award
Solomon O. Lichter Memorial Prize
Arthur Quern Fellowship
Trauma Informed Care
Abby Gomez De La Casa
SSA Alumni Association African American Alumni Committee Awards
Wilma Walker Honor Award
Congratulations to the following students who have received prestigious awards outside of SSA.
CAVHS Psychosocial Rehabilitation Fellow, VA
CSWE Minority Fellowship Program - Youth
GRAD Global Impact (GGI) Award, Spring 2018
France Chicago Center at the University of Chicago
Fulbright U.S. Student Fellowship
John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC): First Place
Frankie Schiller, AIM Clinics
Jewish Federation Scholarship
Kott Gerontology Fellowship Mackenzie Buss
Valuing Difference Scholarship, Live Oak
Fellowship for Behavioral Health professionals, NAADAC
Student Role Model on The New Social Worker
Point Foundation Fellowship
Pozen Human Rights Fellowship Courtney Hanson
Presidential Management Fellow
Summer Service Partnership with the Pritzker School of Medicine
The Albert Schweitzer Fellows
Post-Graduate Social Work Fellowship in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Oriented Services, VA Connecticut Health Care System