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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)
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 16, 2014

Child Abuse Charges and Adrian Peterson

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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Debra Schilling Wolfe

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

Penn Grad Student Taja Towne Has Sights on Career in International Social Work

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For her field placement, Taja Towne, a student at the School of Social Policy & Practice, is working with the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition.

For Taja Towne, leaving the familiar comfort of home is part of a bigger plan.

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

Helping Others Is Personal for Penn Social Work Student

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School of Social Policy & Practice student Ashley Blake is working for the Goldring Re-entry Initiative, a program designed to assist incarcerated people transition back into society with the goal of reducing recidivism.

Ashley Blake’s family has gone through a lot.