Social Policy & Practice

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Field Center Symposium at Penn Addresses Accountability, Return on Investment in Child Welfare
March 20, 2008
PHILADELPHIA — The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host a symposium, “Bang for Your Buck: Public Child Welfare and the Pursuit of Accountability,” Wednesday, April 9, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Penn Law School, 3400 Chestnut St.
University of Pennsylvania Students Converge on New Orleans for Spring-Break Volunteer Activities
March 6, 2008
WHO: University of Pennsylvania studentsWHAT: Grassroots volunteer efforts to rebuild New Orleans WHERE: New OrleansWHEN: March 7-16
University of Pennsylvania Honored With National Award for General Community Service
February 11, 2008
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania is one of three schools nationwide selected to receive the Presidential Award for General Community Service from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The others are Otterbein College in Ohio and the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Penn to Stage Simulated Hazardous Materials Accident as First Test of Its New Emergency Notification System
October 30, 2007
WHO: Maureen Rush, Penn vice president for public safety Richard Gelles, dean of Penn's School of Social Policy and Practice Student-run, Medical Emergency Response Team, or MERT Philadelphia Fire Department Philadelphia Police Department WHAT: Penn Public Safety Division simulated hazardous materials accident to test UPennAlert emergency notification system WHEN: Nov. 1, 2007, 10:45 a.m. WHERE: Caster Building Locust Walk, near 37th Street
Penn Lecture: Gun Policy and Its links to Domestic Violence
October 25, 2007
WHAT: Reducing Lethal Violence Against Women: Firearms, Policy and Politics, the Ornter-Unity Center on Family Violence Lecture WHO: Dr. Susan Sorenson, professor, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania In May, Dr. Sorenson testified before a congressional subcommittee on the effectiveness of laws designed to keep guns out of the hands of abusers.  She has written more than 100 publications on how gender, ethnicity and place of birth are related to the risk of violence. WHEN: Thurs., Nov. 1, 3-4 p.m.
Penn Media Seminar on Gun Violence
August 6, 2007
Featured below is information on the experts from the Penn Media Seminar on Gun Violence as well as audio transcripts of the proceedings.  The Penn Media Seminar on Gun Violence is one of a series of programs to which reporters, editors and producers from the news media are invited.   Featured panelists Audio transcripts
Penn Students Reach Out to Hancock County, "the Forgotten Part of the Katrina Disaster"
August 6, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - Two years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, residents of Hancock County, Miss., continue to suffer from a mental-health and social-services crisis, and students and alumni from the University of Pennsylvania have stepped in to lend a hand. The people from Penn are traveling to a region where suicides, suicide attempts, child abuse and domestic violence have skyrocketed and where there has been a surge in reported cases of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Penn's Field Center Hosts Documentary Film Festival on Child Abuse, Part of National Child-Welfare Conference
May 1, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - The winners have been announced in the University of Pennsylvania's Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research's documentary film contest, a part of National Child Abuse Prevention month.  A panel of expert judges, including producers from CNN, the Greater Philadelphia Film Office and award-winning documentary filmmakers, judged the high school and college submissions.