School of Social Policy & Practice

Video: Husband of Gabby Giffords Speaks on Gun Control

April 17, 2013

A gun-violence forum hosted by the School of Social Policy and Practice featuring retired astronaut Mark Kelly is highlighted.

Article Source: NBC10 Philadelphia

Penn Hears Call for More Courage on Gun Laws

April 18, 2013

A gun-violence forum hosted by the School of Social Policy and Practice called “Finding Common Ground: Moving Forward” is featured.

Article Source: Philly.com

The Doctor Is In: 1DocWay Wins First-ever Wharton Social Venture Business Plan Competition With Telepsychiatry Service That Reaches Underserved Communities

April 15, 2013

The winner of the Wharton Social Venture Business Plan Competition is announced, and Peter Frumkin of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy in the School of Social Policy and Practice is mentioned for being a judge.

Article Source: SFGate
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 15, 2013

Penn Talks Gun Violence with Capt. Mark Kelly

WHAT:          “Finding Common Ground: Moving Forward,” a gun violence prevention event, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice.  Includes a screening of “

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 2, 2013

Penn to Host ‘Let’s Talk About Race’

The School of Social Policy & Practice and the African-American Resource Center at the University of Pennsylvania will host “Let’s Talk About Race” Tuesday, April 16, at 5:30 p.m. in Café 58 in Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 2, 2013

Penn Works to Find Common Ground Amid Gun Controversies

In the wake of more than 20 mass shootings and shooting sprees in recent years, the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania will host “Finding Common Ground: Moving Forward,” a gun violence-prevention event, Wednesday, April 17, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Multidisciplinary Child Protection Teams – The Social Worker’s Role

April 1, 2013

Debra Schilling Wolfe of the School of Social Policy and Practice is quoted about multidisciplinary social workers.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 28, 2013

Penn Social Work Student Learns Lessons of Hard Work and Justice for Immigrants

It began at age 5, long before she came to the University of Pennsylvania.

During school breaks, while other students vacationed or went to camp, Jennifer Gutierrez was working.  At first, she worked as an interpreter for her mother who did not speak English. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 15, 2013

Penn Alum, Adjunct Guides People Through Loss, Grief

Loss and grief can occur at all stages of life.  But, it’s not just about death or dying. 

It also happens with infertility, physical illness, pregnancy losses, the dissolution of marriages and other relational break-ups. 

Audio: Aging Homeless Face More Health Issues, Early Death

March 13, 2013

Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy and Practice says, “We’re looking at a group of people who are sort of prematurely reaching old age.”

Article Source: NPR