Category: School of Social Work

Little Sex Ed, Stereotypes Could Lead to Health Risks, Family Planning Issues Hyeouk Chris Hahm, School of Social Work Growing up, Jenely Sarette’s Filipino-American family didn’t talk about sex education, and when they did talk about sex, it was more of a warning than anything else… Expert quote: “This cultural expectation for women to be submissive and accommodating affects her ability to have discussions about HIV […]

Disney, fearing a scandal, tried to press journal to withdraw research paper

STAT News George Annas, School of Public Health The Walt Disney Company urged an academic journal to withdraw a nutritional study of children’s meals at Disney World last fall — a study it had funded — amid a public backlash over corporate involvement in scientific research, according to newly obtained emails… Expert quote: “The authors […]

How Hillary Clinton lost young (white) women

Christian Science Monitor Faith Little, School of Social Work Explaining Hillary Clinton has long been a thriving subculture in American punditry. After New Hampshire, there’s a new wrinkle: Why are young women abandoning her?… Expert quote: “She’s been secretary of State. How could you think someone like that wouldn’t be a good president.  She’s being realistic […]

Report on black lives in MA urges local community action on inequality

Bay State Banner Linda Sprague Martinez, School of Social Work Scholars from a wide range of disciplines have come together on a new, more comprehensive look at the status of black lives in Massachusetts… Expert quote: “For me the diversity in the black community stands out. People talk about ‘the black community’, and there’s lot of […]

LETTERS: Assessing levels of risk can be useful, but not without a commitment to providing services

Boston Globe (subscription required) By Mary Elizabeth Collins, School of Social Work The investigative report by Jenifer McKim and her team does a public service by shedding light on numerous child tragedies (“Challenge for DCF is grave, as are its many failings”). But the report makes some troubling assumptions and leaves critical questions unaddressed… View full […]

Hoarding helpers

Waterloo Chronicle Gail Steketee, School of Social Work After fielding thousands of calls and helping hundreds of hoarders deal with their affliction over the past two years, a local hoarding initiative is looking to expand across the province to help other communities diagnose and treat hoarders… Expert quote: “Because hoarding is a complicated problem and […]