School of Social Policy & Practice

Is Mental Health Care to Blame for School Shootings? Part 4

December 22, 2012

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice shares his perspective on mental-health care and gun violence.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 17, 2013

Penn Researcher Explores the World of the Sex Trade

While some Ivy League professors are clean-cut academics who wear suits with bowties and carry stacks of books from the library, others shatter that image. 

Instead, some wear jeans and explore very dark, far-away places.  One of those researchers studies the underworld of the sex trade -- not just in Philadelphia but also in New York City and in India.

Audio: Local Profs Sign Letter Urging Biden to Restore Gun Research

January 15, 2013

Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice joins a conversation about the consequences of the federal ban on funding for firearms research.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 7, 2013

Penn Launches Commemorative Symposium on Social Change Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania will remember Martin Luther King Jr. with its 18th Annual Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, a series of nearly 25 community events Jan. 15-Feb. 1.

Audio: Getting the Most Bang for Your Charity Buck

December 27, 2012

Katherina Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy joins a discussion about charitable giving.

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Op-ed: Pa. Task Force Recommendations Pave Way for Stronger Abuse Laws

December 29, 2012

Debra Schilling Wolfe of the School of Social Policy & Practice authors an op-ed on the Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection.

Article Source: The Patriot-News
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 2, 2013

Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research Works To Change Child Protection Laws

A lot can change in a year.

One year ago, Pennsylvania’s General Assembly established a Task Force on Child Protection to review child-abuse-reporting procedures and laws.  In November, the Task Force issued a 400-page report outlining its proposal for revisions to the child abuse-reporting laws in Pennsylvania.

Will Sandy Hook Mark Turning Point for Gun Industry?

December 20, 2012

Susan Sorenson of the School of Social Policy & Practice comments on reaction to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in comparison to the Aurora movie theater shooting.

Article Source: Fox Business

Guns as Public Health Problem: A Penn Professor Speaks Out

December 18, 2012

Susan Sorenson of the School of Social Policy & Practice shares her thoughts about the lack of funding for studies on guns.

Article Source: Newsworks

Veteran Homeless Drops 7 Percent, VA Says

December 10, 2012

Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy & Practice comments on the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program.

Article Source: Washington Post