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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 28, 2010

Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice Uses Katrina Lessons to Organize Long-Term Haitian Relief

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, using the lessons it learned from the Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts along the Gulf Coast, is coordinating a long-term, interdisciplinary Penn response to the disaster in Haiti.

Kerrigans Faced Dilemma With Adult Son

January 27, 2010
Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice is cited for his book “The Violent Home” as he discusses children who abuse parents.
Article Source: Boston Globe

Beneficiary and Victim of the System: Sick Child, No Support ... but Hope

January 26, 2010
Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice says “young adults who come out of the child-welfare system face a ‘significantly higher’ risk of becoming homeless and of ending up on welfare.”
Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 25, 2010

Database Helps Vet Charities

January 24, 2010
Katherina Rosqueta of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy in the School of Social Policy and Practice says “make sure what you give matches what groups in Haiti need.”
Article Source: Miami Herald
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 22, 2010

Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy Provides Free Online Guide to Credible, Effective Charities to Help Haiti


PHILADELPHIA — The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has created a series of online briefs to provide up-to-date information about smart philanthropic ways to help Haiti’s earthquake victims.

Three Steps to Making Smart Haiti Donations

January 22, 2010
Katherina Rosqueta of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy in the School of Social Policy and Practice recommends selecting a Haiti-relief charity based on “experience and record of having impact in Haiti.” comments on Haiti earthquake charitable donation allocation.
Article Source: New York Times
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