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Fourteen faculty members, one staff member, 17 doctoral students and candidates, and three MSW students are presenting at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

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BCSSW Dean Gautam Yadama attended an event at the World Bank highlighting The Lancet Commission on Pollution & Health, an initiative for which he was a commissioner. Entitled Fixing Pollution: A Winning Formula for Health & Wealth, the event was presented live, and is still available for review, at

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Dispatches from the Field: Katelyn Teague, Second-year MSW Student

Katelyn (right) helps coordinate and develop programs for the CHA’s Volunteer Health Advisor (VHA) program. The VHA program is a volunteer-driven, multicultural education and outreach program dedicated to improving the health of underserved communities. Volunteer Health Advisors are trained by public health and medical professionals to educate community members about the availability of free and low cost health care coverage available through the state.

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In January, Vincent Fusaro will receive the 2018 SSWR Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award for “The Spirit of ’96: States & the Implementation of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.” See SSWR Annual Conference below for more information.

Susan Tohn invited BCSSW alumna Suelen Yancor, MSW ’05, to meet with students who might be interested in participating in a series of Solution Focused Therapy videos to be produced in Spanish this coming semester. The videos are designed to train social workers to work with Latinx clients. Tohn and Yancor will also be offering a free two-day training on Solution Focused Therapy techniques with a focus on Spanish language interventions from March 28–29as part of their preparation for these videos. CEUs will be provided. 

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