Lynn McDonald is a Canadian pioneer in gerontology who has led the national dialogue on aging […]
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Professor Logie’s initiatives have the potential to reduce the growing number of young women in Canada with sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.
Andrew Eaton and his dissertation committee – Prof. Shelley Craig (FIFSW), Sharon Walmsley (U of T […]
Prof. Shelley Craig and PhD Student, Gio Iacono publish on impact of intersectionality among social work studentsCategory: Faculty in the News, FIFSW Students in the News
Discrimination toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) social work students can negatively affect academic performance and personal and professional identity development. Intersectionality is a conceptual approach that states that social identities interact to form different meanings and experiences from those that could be explained by a single identity. This study explored how the educational experiences of LGBTQ social work students in the United States and Canada influenced their professional and personal identities. Using an intersectional analysis, three major themes emerged: the need for social work programs to better promote LGBTQ identity and emerging social work professional identity integration, a lack of LGBTQ content in the curriculum, and unsupportive LGBTQ school climates. Implications for social work education are considered.
Philip Baiden, PhD Candidate publishes research on adverse childhood experiences and non-suicidal self-injury among children and adolescentsCategory: FIFSW Students in the News
Philip Baiden is the lead author of a study on “The role of adverse childhood experiences as determinants of non-suicidal self-injury among children and adolescents referred to community and inpatient mental health settings”. The study was co-authored by Professors Barbara Fallon, FIFSW and Shannon L. Stewart, Western University.
Professor Rupaleem Bhuyan joined Rania El Mugammar for a webinar to discuss “The Collision of Racism, […]
PhD candidate Rusty Souleymanov writes chapter for report ‘Getting to Zero: Global Social Work Responds to HIV’Category: FIFSW Students in the News
The chapter, titled “Social workers at the frontiers of technology: Online-based HIV prevention and care for men who have sex with men” provides an unprecedented international snapshot of the online-based HIV initiatives for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. This work calls our attention on how access to online-based services globally is complicated by profound barriers, such as criminalization and violence against sexual minorities, gender-based violence, stigma, punitive laws around HIV transmission, socioeconomic disparities between industrialized and developing nations, and the fact that existing online HIV prevention initiatives tend to adopt values from English-speaking, Western cultures. The chapter also provides recommendations on how researchers, practitioners, funders and the private sector could help promote the development of culturally sensitive, online-based initiatives, programmes and services for sexual education, advocacy and HIV prevention for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men globally.
The chapter is available for free at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/314172573_Social_workers_at_the_frontiers_of_technology_Online-based_HIV_prevention_and_care_for_men_who_have_sex_with_men
Abstracts for each chapter are available in English, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, and French. The publication is written not only for social workers and people working on the response to HIV, but also for all health care providers and care workers. The full e-publication is available at http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2017/global-social-work-responds-to-HIV
Getting to Zero: Global Social Work Responds to HIV
Editor in Chief – Associate Professor Mark Henrickson (IASSW and Massey University)
UNAIDS liaison with the editorial team – David Chipanta (UNAIDS)
Vincent Lynch (North America)
Hernando Muñoz Sanchez (Latin America and Caribbean)
Vimla Nadkarni (Asia)
Tetyana Semigina (Europe)
Vishanthie Sewpaul (Africa and Middle East)
Professor Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and Provost of the University of Toronto and former Dean of the […]
The FIFSW Simulation Program named 2017 winner of Northrop Frye Award, Departmental/Divisional CategoryCategory: Faculty in the News, FIFSW Students in the News
This award is for outstanding success in integrating teaching and research, and for demonstrating innovation and best practices to the Faculty’s peer educators around the globe. The prize includes a $6,000 award for the Faculty to put towards our Simulation initiative.
This is wonderful recognition of Marion Bogo’s research as well as the work of so many faculty, doctoral students, and staff pulling together to research the most effective methods of education, then put those methods into practice in classes to become a world leader.
The University is holding a reception on April 27, 2017. Details will be forthcoming.