National Social Work Month

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Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has a satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability and an ISDN line.

Expert:

               Dr. Richard J. Gelles

               Dean, School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania

 

Credentials:

  • Dean Gelles is an internationally recognized researcher in child-welfare policy, child abuse and neglect and domestic violence.  He is the director of the Center for Research on Youth & Social Policy and co-director of the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research.
  • He can discuss the need for National Social Work Month, how social workers are trained professionals and the many aspects of social work as a career.

 

Expert:

               Dr. Mary Mazzola

               Associate Dean, School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania

 

Credentials:

  • Dr. Mazzola can discuss social work as a profession and how social work jobs are expected to grow 16 percent by 2018. 
  • She leads the enrollment-management functions at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice.