Registering Incarcerated Voters with ACLU of Ohio’s Voting in Jail: An Organizer’s Toolkit.

August 25, 2017 / No Comments

On Friday, September 22nd from 3pm-4:30pm, the National Association of Social Workers will host a free CEU course, “Registering Incarcerated Voters with ACLU of Ohio’s Voting in Jail: An Organizer’s Toolkit.” (1 PD hour) Every year, thousands of incarcerated Ohioans miss an important opportunity ...

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Voith Publishes New Study of Intimate Partner Violence Among College-Aged Men

July 21, 2017 / No Comments

The majority of college-aged male aggressors of physical, sexual and emotional violence also reported being victims of violence themselves, both in childhood and as young adults According to new Mandel School research, 60 percent of college-aged men reported being both victims and perpetrators of...

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2017 Spring Open House on March 25

February 23, 2017 / No Comments

Want an in-depth look at the Mandel School’s Top 10 master’s programs in social work and nonprofit management? Attend our Spring Open House on Saturday, March 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Mandel School (11235 Bellflower Road in Cleveland, on the campus of Case Western Reserve University...

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Professor Victor Groza Awarded Honorary Degree from West University of Timosoara

December 10, 2015 / No Comments

On November 3, the West University of Timisoara in Romania awarded Victor K. Groza, PhD, the Grace F. Brody Professor of Parent-Child Studies at the Mandel School, with an honorary doctoral degree called the Doctor Honoris Causa Award. This award recognizes Dr. Groza’s significant contribut...

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$588,000 Federal Grant Will Expand Child Welfare Fellows Scholarship Program

March 5, 2015 / No Comments

The Mandel School has received a four-year, $588,000 grant from the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute to provide tuition to 20 social workers from child welfare agencies, expanding the Child Welfare Fellows scholarship and educational training program to seven additional Ohio counties (M...

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$2.5 Million NIH Grant Will Launch Next Phase of Project Newborn Research

February 20, 2015 / No Comments

Since 1994, researchers at the Mandel School have studied children prenatally exposed to cocaine and their mothers to track their development from birth through adolescence. With a new four-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health (NI...

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Donated items requested for Guatemala

February 13, 2015 / No Comments

The Study Abroad course to Guatemala over Spring Break, led by faculty members Victor Groza and Zoe Breen Wood, accepts and distributes donated items to several charitable organizations in Guatemala — which they and the students personally transport in their luggage.  These donations are al...

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Ohio’s new adoption law is topic of film screening, panel discussion on Feb. 5

January 29, 2015 / No Comments

Imagine only knowing your life as starting at Chapter 2—the moment you met your adoptive family—with no access to critical family medical health information and maybe even your nationality, time and place of your birth or the names of your birth parents. Since 1964, this has been the experience o...

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$200,000 Federal Grant Received to Study Children Who Thrive Despite Abuse

November 24, 2014 / No Comments

The Mandel School received a two-year, $200,000 grant to study why some children thrive, achieve and develop despite being abused and witnessing violence in the home. Megan R. Holmes, PhD, assistant professor of social work and the study’s lead investigator, believes the research could potentiall...

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International Education Week and More!

November 17, 2014 / No Comments

Welcome to International Education Week at the Case Western Reserve and the Mandel School! It’s a busy week — particularly Tuesday, November 18 — and there are a lot of great events to attend. Plus don’t forget the deadline to apply to register for a Study Abroad course ov...

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Victor K. Groza Co-Authors “Adopting Older Children,” a Guide for Parents

October 24, 2014 / No Comments

Victor K. Groza, the Grace F. Brody Professor of Parent-Child Studies at the Mandel School, is the co-author of a new book, Adopting Older Children: A Practical Guide to Adopting and Parenting Children over Age Four (New Horizon Press), which will be released in December and helps guide parents t...

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Elizabeth M. Tracy and Colleagues Research How Women In Recovery Manage Personal Networks

October 17, 2014 / No Comments

Substance abuse counselors and social workers often recommend recovering addicts establish new networks of non-using friends and supporters. But Dr. Elizabeth M. Tracy and her colleagues found that, for many women in poverty, it’s not so easy to drop the users in their lives. Many are people that...

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MSSA Student Valentino Zullo Leads “Comics & The Clinic”

September 17, 2014 / No Comments

MSSA student and comics scholar Valentino Zullo is leading “Comics & The Clinic,” a graphic novel book club series this fall presented in joint partnership with the Cleveland Public Library and the Ohio Center for the Book. Discussion will include the roles comics may have in soci...

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Research by Megan R. Holmes debunks domestic violence myths

September 16, 2014 / No Comments

In a recent article in the Maple Heights News, Domestic violence exists in every neighborhood, a map created by Professor Megan R. Holmes, PhD, in conjunction with Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center debunked the myth that domestic violence only happens in inner city Cleveland neighborh...

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Lenore A. Kola Retires From Teaching After 39 Years

August 21, 2014 / No Comments

After 39 years on the faculty of the Mandel School and establishing a highly regarded substance abuse curriculum, Lenore A. Kola, PhD, associate professor of social work and former dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Case Western Reserve, has retired from teaching. Her career will be celebr...

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5 Questions for Mandel School Student Valentino Zullo

July 12, 2014 / No Comments

The CWRU Daily has profiled Mandel School student Valentino Zullo in one of their popular “5 Questions” features. A second-year MSSA student, Valentino is in the Direct Practice concentration specializing in Adult Mental Health, and he combines his passion for social work with his pas...

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Prof. Wilson on CBSNews.com: Mental health care after prison is critical

June 12, 2014 / No Comments

Amy Blank Wilson, an assistant professor at the Mandel School who has studied how people with mental illness access care upon release from jail, has been quoted in a CBSNews.com article about a New York City man accused of stabbing two children in a Brooklyn elevator. He had a history of involunt...

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