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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 20, 2014

‘Giving Tuesday’

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Katherina Rosqueta, an expert from Penn's Center for High Impact Philanthropy, can weigh in on charitable contributions for "Giving Tuesday," the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

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

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 12, 2014

Report to Congress: Penn Researchers Find Homelessness Is Declining

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Homelessness across all groups continues to decline, according to a new report co-authored by a team of researchers from the School of Social Policy & Practice.

Homelessness across the United States continues to decline, according to a new report to Congress co-authored by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice.

The 2014 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report shows a decline in the number of homeless people in the U.S. across all groups, including women and children, veterans and the chronically homeless.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 22, 2014

For Penn Graduate Student Cherae McWilliams, a Field Placement Opens New Doors

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Cherae McWilliams, a student at the School of Social Policy & Practice, is working at the Valley Youth House for her field placement this year, helping young people who are homeless or aging out of the foster care system.

Cherae McWilliams believes in the human capacity for resilience.

As a student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, the 22-year-old resident of Newtown, Pa., has taken that belief to the next level, opening new doors and turning it into a career in social work.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 14, 2014

Penn’s Field Center to Host Annual Field of Dreams Luncheon

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The Field Center will host its fourth annual Field of Dreams Luncheon, honoring four leaders who created the Philadelphia Safety Collaborative, a groundbreaking facility that allows for the joint investigation of child abuse.

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host its fourth annual Field of Dreams Luncheon, Friday, Oct. 24, at the College of Physicians, 19 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 8, 2014

Penn Prof and Alums Address Strangulation, Intimate Partner Violence in Research

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School of Social Policy & Practice professor Susan B. Sorenson, along with two alumnae, analyzed non-fatal strangulation among intimate partners and published an article in the American Journal of Public Health.

To help policymakers understand the terror and risks experienced by victims of domestic abuse, a University of Pennsylvania professor has analyzed non-fatal strangulation among intimate partners.

9-21 Insight Adrian Peterson and the Controversy Over Corporal Punishment

September 19, 2014

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice discusses NFL player Adrian Peterson and corporal puni

Article Source: WUSL Radio (Philadelphia)

Phila. Rates Highest Among Top 10 Cities for Deep Poverty

September 25, 2014

Roberta Iversen of the School of Social Policy & Practice comments on the root cause of deep poverty.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

In Troubled World, Social Workers There to Help

September 24, 2014

Dean John Jackson of the School of Social Policy & Practice pens an op-ed on the importance and effectiveness of so

Article Source: Philly.com

NFL Will Mandate Training to Prevent Domestic Violence by Players

September 22, 2014

Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy & Practice is interviewed about domestic violence in a full range of sports.

 

 

Audio: NFL Looks to Training to Prevent Domestic Violence by Players

September 22, 2014

Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy & Practice talks about research on domestic violence and family violence.

Article Source: WBUR Radio (Boston)