October People News: Smith SSW Publications and Mentions

Entries are chronological based on submission date.  

Maconda Brown O'Connor Professor Marsha Kline Pruett's Supporting Father Involvement program (SFI) was promoted to the top rating for evidence base "1 - Well-Supported Research Evidence" according to California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare. CEBC describes the program as a preventive intervention designed to enhance fathers' positive involvement with their children. 

Alum Johanna Creswell Báez, Ph.D. '16, along with co-authors Melanie Sage, M.S.W., Ph.D., Laurel Iverson Hitchcock, Ph.D., Kaitlyn Lewis, LCSW, and Matthea Marquart, M.S.W. have won the Journal of Social Work Education’s award for best conceptual article in 2021 for their publication “Social Work Educators’ Opportunities During COVID-19: A Roadmap for Trauma-Informed Teaching During Crisis.” Read the paper here.

M.S.W. student Jordan Hewes was profiled by Colby-Sawyer College as one of the inaugural members of their BOLD program. Hewes is pursuing her M.S.W. at Smith SSW and will graduate in 2023.

Adjunct Professor Davey Schlasko has edited the fourth edition of Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice published by Routledge Books alongside Maurianne Adams, Lee Anne Bell, Pat Griffin, Maurianne Adams, Lee Anne Bell, Diane J. Goodman, Rachel R. Briggs, Romina Pacheco. A number of SSW alumni are contributors to the publication as well. Available for purchase now through Routledge