Social Policy & Practice

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Penn Symposium Measures Philanthropic Impact
April 10, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice is hosting the Benjamin Franklin Leadership Symposium to address "Effective Philanthropy: Measuring Impact" on Wednesday, April 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Prince Theater in the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St.
Penn Hosts National Conference on Domestic Violence
June 8, 2004
PHILADELPHIA -- In partnership with the Philadelphia Mayor's domestic violence task force, The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work is hosting its second conference on domestic violence, "Finding New Directions for Responding to Intimate Violence," June 25-26, at Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut St. The conference is part of the mayor's initiative to address the issue after a 20 percent increase in domestic violence calls to 911 last year and the murders last summer of eight Philadelphia women, including a police officer, by their partners.
Penn Hosts "Effective Philanthropy in Challenging Times," A Week with Non-Profit Legend Richard Marker
April 7, 2004
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice is hosting a week-long seminar on “Effective Philanthropy in Challenging Times,” featuring Richard Marker, a leader in the non-profit sector, from June 15 to 19. An introduction to the essence of grant-making and philanthropy, this seminar is designed for those in their first few years in the non-profit sector.
Changes in Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect Cases Improve Police Attitudes
November 5, 2002
PHILADELPHIA -- Transferring responsibility for investigating reports of child maltreatment from child-welfare agencies to sheriffs' offices in Florida led to an improvement in attitudes among law-enforcement officers and caseworkers. Researchers at the School of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania found that law-enforcement officers became more aware of the social services available to children. They also became better attuned to the connection between child maltreatment and poverty.