Social Policy & Practice

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant Creates New Fellowships for the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Futures Project
June 9, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania will establish the Calvin Bland Faculty Fellowships for the Penn Futures Project. A $2 million endowment from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will create a separate fellowship for each school in Penn Futures: the School of Nursing, Graduate School of Education and School of Social Policy & Practice.
Field Center at Penn Identifies Risk Factors Making Homeless Youth Vulnerable to Sex Trafficking
April 19, 2017
The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania joined forces with Covenant House, an agency dedicated to helping homeless youth, and Loyola University’s Modern Slavery Research Project to conduct a first-of-its-kind study on the prevalence of human trafficking among homeless youth.
Two at Penn Honored by National Minority Quality Forum
April 6, 2017
Two members of the University of Pennsylvania community have been named recipients of the National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health Award, recognizing young minority thought leaders who are working to reduce health-care disparities.    
Penn’s Tír na nÓg Troupe Highlights Irish Culture Through Dance
March 28, 2017
Even though it is not a part of her own cultural heritage, University of Pennsylvania junior Kristen Pearson began learning the art of Irish stepdance when she was 11.
Through PRISM, Penn Student Helps Others to Gain Religious Understanding
March 27, 2017
At the University of Pennsylvania, dual-program student Nayab Khan is creating a new level of understanding between people of different faiths. A biology major in the School of Arts & Sciences, Khan is simultaneously pursuing a graduate degree in nonprofit leadership from the School of Social Policy & Practice.
Proposal to Address Opioid Addiction Wins 2017 Penn Public Policy Challenge
March 21, 2017
A team of students from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice has won this year’s Penn Public Policy Challenge sponsored by the Fels Institute of Government with a proposal that provides a way to dispose unused prescription pain medication in drop boxes at pharmacies.
Penn Research Reveals Where Expectant Parents Turn When Doctors Lack Answers on Prenatal Genetic Health
March 7, 2017
Researchers from Arts & Sciences, Social Policy & Practice and Medicine found that patients with unclear prenatal genetic results seek additional help in a variety of places, including from family and friends, and from spiritual communities. 
Penn’s Field Center Names Anne Holton as Keynote Speaker for Child-welfare Conference
March 1, 2017
Anne Holton, who has devoted her career to serving as an advocate for families and children, will deliver the opening keynote address at the University of Pennsylvania Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research’s sixth biennial conference, “One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare,” to be held at Penn June 7-9.
Penn School of Social Policy & Practice MOOC: ‘Top 10 Social Issues for First 100 Days’
February 20, 2017
As a new American president takes office, a massive open online learning course at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice aims to empower citizens to set priorities of their own for the new administration.
New Penn Research Examines Gun Use, Injury and Fear in Domestic Violence
February 17, 2017
About two percent of domestic-violence incidents involve guns, said Social Policy & Practice’s Susan B. Sorenson. Victims of these crimes have fewer injuries but more fear.