Headquartered in Portland, OR, and El Limón, Nicaragua, Casa Verde supports youth of all backgrounds in realizing their potential. International participants come as interns/project managers to support community initiatives. Casa Verde focuses on global citizenship, experiential education, sustainability, and community collaboration.
Portland State University has become the first institution in Oregon and 18th in the U.S. to have access to the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) National Assembly Library (NAL) database.
Portland State University students, faculty, staff, and visiting members of the general public now have online access, via two dedicated computer stations on the second floor of Portland State University Library, to the largest digital Korean language-based database.
Janet Walker, Social Work and Regional Research Institute faculty, together with colleagues from both programs, received a five-year, $4.375 million award from the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the Center for Mental Health Services. The award funds the Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures, which will develop and evaluate interventions focused on improving outcomes for youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions.
Barbara Friesen, Social Work emerita faculty, was a guest editor of a special issue of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal titled Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities, Vol. 27, No. 3. She also co-authored an article in the issue: "Developing the Evidence Base for Families Living with Parental Psychiatric Disabilities: Crossing the Bridge While We're Building it."