SSA held its Student Recognition Ceremony and Reception on June 1, 2017, hosted by Dean Neil Guterman and Associate Dean of Students Kristen Reid Solomon. Students were recognized for the following:
Advocates’ Forum is an academic journal that explores implications of clinical social work practice, social issues, administration, and public policies linked to the social work profession. The Editorial Board of Advocates’ Forum seeks to provide a medium through which SSA students can contribute to public thinking about social welfare and policy in theory and practice. Above all, Advocates’ Forum serves to encourage and facilitate an open, scholarly exchange of ideas among individuals working toward the shared goal of a more just and humane society.
Power in Youth-Led Philanthropy
Public-Private Partnerships from a Neoclassical and Keynesian Political Economy Perspective
Social Workers and the Protection of Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Tadeo Weiner Davis
Mexican Communities in the Great Depression
Clariza Saint George, Brett Penner, and Lara Burt
Maternal Depression: Understanding Associated Risk Factors
Editors in Chief
Clariza Saint George
Angela Garcia, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
SSA Without Borders
Courtney Margarita Loring
Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor in Training Program
The AODA ATP Program of Study is designed to equip students with the tools necessary to provide services to clients who abuse alcohol and other drugs. The training program addresses treatment approaches in addiction and non-addiction settings.
Clariza Saint George
Family Support Program
The Family Support Program is designed for students who are interested in partnering with parents to support the development of their children.
Leadership in Community Schools Program
This program prepares social workers for new roles in schools. Community school practitioners and administrators work on many levels within a school or on behalf of schools – developing effective after-school and youth development programs, fostering effective school-community partnerships, and developing effective academic and social supports.
Victoria Smith Ellison
Older Adult Studies Program
This program was designed to meet the challenge of an aging society by preparing its graduates to become leaders in the field of aging. This program combines an understanding of the person-in-environment as well as an awareness of the web of institutional relationships linking the older adult to society and social policy.
Poverty and Inequality Program
This program provides students with the basic academic knowledge and field experience needed to engage in efforts to alleviate poverty and inequality.
School Social Work Program
This program offers a specialized curriculum leading to Professional Educator Licensure with School Social Work Endorsement issued through the Illinois State Board of Education.
This program prepares students to think strategically and proactively and to develop the professional knowledge base and competencies enabling them to work across levels and at varied settings, ranging from home- and center-based early prevention services, to schoolbased youth and domestic violence prevention programs, to advocacy and community-based organizations targeting the prevention of interpersonal violence.
Congratulations to the following students who have received prestigious awards outside of SSA.
Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship
Cook County Sheriff ’s Office Fellowship
CSWE Minority Fellowship Program - Youth
K. Tajhi Butts-Claybren
Ariane de Rosthchild Fellowship
Doris Duke Dissertation Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being
Carl A. Erikson Fellowship
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
Megan Brookman – Rabat, Morocco
Government Accountability Office Internship
Jewish Community Centers Graduate Scholar
Susan G. Komen Graduate Trainee in Health Disparities
NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors
Policy Analysis Certificate from the Harris School of Public Policy
Pozen Human Rights Fellowship
Arthur Quern Fellowship
The Albert Schweitzer Fellows
Summer Service Partnership with the Pritzker School of Medicine
Survey Research Certificate from the Harris School of Public Policy
University of Chicago Human Rights Internship