Associate Professor of Professional Practice Rebecca Davis, Ph. D., MSW, LCSW is a Representative to the UN for the International Association of Schools of Social Work and Board Member for the Working Group on Girls (UN/NGO). She explains the importance of observing Human Rights Day and what social workers can do to support this year's emphasis on honoring girls' rights as human rights.
Living with HIV is a unique experience for every person; having this infection cannot be categorized in a single story. One’s journey living with HIV is remarkable; therefore, telling their story from a single story lens would be a disservice to them.
November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance. DSW student Zan Haggerty shares what Transgender Day of Remembrance means to them and how social work students and practitioners can commemorate this month.
Dr. Katherine Marçal is an assistant professor at Rutgers School of Social Work and has expertise in housing insecurity and homelessness among families with children, maternal and child mental health, and community-based system dynamics. She shares the importance of observing Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week from November 11-18, 2023.
According to the World Health Organization, “The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.” Rutgers School of Social Work lecturer Jacquline D. Phillips LCSW explains the importance of this day and how social workers can support mental health beyond today.
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.