On Thursday, December 14, 2023, Rutgers Center for Research on Ending Violence, housed within the School of Social Work, and Rutgers Global hosted an on-campus discussion with ten Iraqi activists engaged in work related to gender-based violence who are part of the U.S. Department of State's International Leadership Visitor Program.
Latino sexual minority men who experience racial, ethnic and sexual prejudice are more likely to delay HIV testing, complicating efforts to end the more than 40-year epidemic, according to a new Rutgers School of Social Work study.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Rupa M. Khetarpal, Associate Professor of Teaching and Director of the Certificate on Interpersonal Violence and Trauma (C-IVT), explains the importance of observing this month and how social workers and allied professionals can support survivors and their loved ones this month and beyond.
Researchers have long suspected that neighborhoods can be a source of risk or protection for child well-being. A new Rutgers study supports this assumption and finds that when parents feel higher levels of stress or hopelessness about their surroundings, they may have a more difficult time caring for their children. “To get the best outcomes for kids and to elicit the best parenting, families need a safe, stable, stimulating environment, both at home and in the surrounding community,” said Katherine Marcal, an assistant professor at the Rutgers School of Social Work and coauthor of the study published in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect.
E. Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW Program Director, Associate Professor of Professional Practice for Reproductive Justice and Associate Professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, discusses Birth Trauma Awareness week, which takes place from July 16-22. Informed by their own personal experience, Dr. Goldblatt Hyatt explains the significance of recognizing Birth Trauma Awareness Week and offers ways to observe it.
Associate Professor of Professional Practice Marla Blunt-Carter has been appointed to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans.