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The Oregonian: Portland State University foster care project nationally recognized for helping youths transition to adulthood

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A Portland State University project that helps teenagers transition out of foster care won national recognition this month from the Center for the Study of Social Policy in Washington, DC.

Alumni in the News: Portland Leader Improving Lives

Kay Toran obtained her master's degree from Portland State's School of Social Work in 1970.

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A longtime leader from Portland black community is being recognized for her impact on the state.

Portland State University program for foster youth ranked one of the best in the nation

My Life, a project of the Regional Research Institute at Portland State University’s (PSU) School of Social Work that helps youths transition from foster care to adulthood, was selected last week as one of the top programs of its kind in the United States by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) in Washington, D.C.

OPB News: PSU Study: African-Americans Remain At Disadvantage

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PSU Study: African-Americans Remain At Disadvantage

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A Language Shared: Journalists, Veterans, and PTSD

The 2nd Annual College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 

 Classroom to Community Lecture:

Junghee Lee and Barbara J. Friesen, Social Work faculty; Janet S. Walker, Regional Research Institute; former faculty Daniel Coleman; and William E. Nolan co-authored “Youth’s Help-Seeking Intentions for ADHD and Depression: Findings from a National Surve

Junghee Lee and Barbara J. Friesen, Social Work faculty; Janet S. Walker, Regional Research Institute; former faculty Daniel Coleman; and William E. Nolan co-authored “Youth’s Help-Seeking Intentions for ADHD and Depression: Findings from a National Survey,” which was published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies, January 2014.

Jo-Ann Sowers, Social Work faculty, and Adrienne Scavera, Regional Research Institute for Human Services graduate research assistant, presented “Innovative Approaches to Supporting Young Adults to Take Charge of Their Career Visions” at the National Empow

Jo-Ann Sowers, Social Work faculty, and Adrienne Scavera, Regional Research Institute for Human Services graduate research assistant, presented “Innovative Approaches to Supporting Young Adults to Take Charge of Their Career Visions” at the National Empowerment Center's Alternatives 2013 conference in Austin, Texas, Dec. 4-7.