L. Kris Gowen, Abby Bandurraga, Pauline Jivanjee and Barbara Friesen, Regional Research Institute for Human Services, with Terry Cross, former Social Work faculty and now director of National Indian Child Welfare Association, received the Best Article of 2012 award from the Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work for their article, “Development, Testing, and Use of a Valid and Reliable Assessment Tool for Urban American Indian/Alaska Native Youth Programming Using Culturally Appropriate Methodologies.”
Call for Nominations: Nominations for the 2014 Student Achievement Awards are due 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014. The nomination form can be found here. Nominators should be prepared with the student's name, ID number, and a thorough nomination letter.
Thomas Keller and Bowen McBeath, Social Work faculty; Carla Herrera, PSU Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring; and Renee Spencer received a three-year, $604,949 William T. Grant Foundation award for their research project, “Changing Youth Programs and Settings: An Experimental Evaluation of the Quality Mentoring System.”
Adrienne Graf, Interpersonal Violence Program Advocate of Women's Resource Center, and Meg Panichelli, doctoral student in the School of Social Work, both presented "Student Sex Workers: Learning To See Invisible Students" at 2013 NASPA Western Regional Conference. The presentation explained strategies for making resources more accessible to student sex workers, establishing judgment-free campus services, reaching out to student sex workers, and best practices for supporting student safety and well-being.