August 2013, GSSWSR will welcome Jillian Graves as a new Interim Clinical Practice faculty member.
Having earned her MSW at Smith College School for Social Work, Jillian is currently a student in our GSSWSR doctoral program working on the data collection and writing phase of her dissertation. As a practicing Clinical Social Worker, Jillian has extensive experience with community-based agencies in urban areas working with adults with severe and chronic mental illness and families with children involved in the juvenile justice system. Jillian's wide range of teaching and research interests in higher education and her professional experiences have in her words "...required significant intellectual flexibility, [to give her] insight about how to help students develop into thoughtful and innovative social workers, especially in systems that challenge their ethical foundation".
“Meeting Again at the Crossroads:
Social Work and Public Health”
National Public Health Week
Thursday, April 4, 2013, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Thomas Jefferson University
Social Policy is health policy and vice versa. But what is the connection between health and social services? How can we integrate these services and policies to improve the health of communities and populations?
Although social work and public health share historical roots, their paths have diverged until recently. Today’s complex health issues require the expertise of both professions. The symposium will explore intersections among public health, social services, health care and policy.
Moderated by Dr. Bailey, the panelists will discuss the importance of a multidisciplinary perspective on health; implications of social work and public health principles and traditions for health and well-being; and the need for cross-disciplinary collaborations.
1. Describe the synergy of social services, public health and healthcare as it applies to social determinants of health, policy development and advocacy.
2. Discuss the relevance of multidisciplinary perspectives of health and wellness as they apply to research and practice.
3. Cite at least one future action for cross-disciplinary collaboration within your profession.
Reunion 2012 - Trailblazing Women of the 70's
As part of the Reunion 2012 festivities, we celebrated the accomplishments of three wonderful women leaders:
• Ruth W. Mayden, MSS ’70, Lifetime Achievement
• Carol Shapiro, MSS ’78, Extraordinary Contribution to the Field of Social Work
• Catherine L. Ormerod, MSS/MLSP ’99, Collaborative Leadership
Left to right: Dean Darlyne Bailey, Catherine Ormerod, Carol Shapiro and Ruth W. Mayden.
Ruth W. Mayden, MSS’70 was Dean of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College from 1987 until 2002 when she joined The Annie E. Casey Foundation as the Director for the Program for Families with Young Children. Among her numerous leadership positions was President of the National Association of Social Workers.
Carol Shapiro, MSS’78 has been an innovator in the field of criminal and social justice. The Founder and President of Family Justice and its pioneering work with families of the incarcerated, Carol was the recipient of an Ashoka Fellowship for social entrepreneurs who present innovative solutions to social problems.
Catherine Ormerod, MSS/MLSP’99 is the Director of Vision 2020, Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership of the Drexel University College of Medicine, a national initiative to make equality a national priority through the shared leadership among women and men. Cathy was the founding Executive Director of the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute of GSSWSR, a position she held from 2004 through 2008.
Under Dean Ross’ leadership the Graduate School at Bryn Mawr experienced rapid increase in outside funding and in enrollment in the MSS and PhD programs along with expanded faculty. Hallmarks of Dean Ross’ tenure at Bryn Mawr included the Graduate Department becoming a separate Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (1970); relocation of the School from 815 New Gulph Road to its present location at 300 Airdale Road (1976); and the initiation of the Master of Law and Social Policy program (1976). (slideshow)
New faculty: Cindy Sousa, MSW/MPH
Cindy Sousa will join the GSSWSR faculty on July 1, 2012! With a focus on Policy/Practice and International Social Welfare, Cindy received her BA in 1999 from The Evergreen State College; her MSW from Portland State in 2006 (community practice concentration); her MPH (community-oriented public health practice concentration) and a graduate certificate in global health in 2008; and will receive her Ph.D. in Social Work/Social Welfare this summer from the University of Washington. Using original quantitative and qualitative research, her thesis explores political violence, physical and mental health, and resilience, with a dynamic interaction between individuals and their environments. This research was done in partnership with one of the largest NGOs in Palestine, with results to be used by this agency for advocacy and program development related to mental health and community development.
Domestic Violence Symposium
Social Work Shout Out
Social Work Day at the UN was a gathering place for people around the world who are working to make a difference. For 28 years students, practitioners, and educators have been convening at the UN to learn more about the UN, innovative projects and issues related to International Social Work and the critical role Social Work plays in the international arena. On Monday, March 26th, 24 Bryn Mawr GSSWSR MSS students participated in Social Work Day at the UN and had the opportunity to hear about the The Global Agenda and how social workers, educators and social development practitioners have committed themselves to supporting, influencing and enabling structures and systems that positively address the root causes of oppression and inequality. (more photos)
Kathy Marcolina, MSS'85, LSW, appointed GSSWSR Career Counselor
Kathy will work directly with our School---current students and alumni, to discuss specific career interests and issues. Kathy received her BS from University of Delaware in Education and is an alumnae of GSSWSR, MSS'85. She has had clinical practice, career coaching, and academic advising experiences, as well, has run her own business, affording her many insights into the worlds of marketing and inter-agency connections. Career Development Office (CDO) website.
Former Dean, Bernard (Ricky) Ross, Deceased - Jan. 01, 1916 Dec. 19, 2011
"I WAS NOT BORN TO BLUSH UNSEEN NOR WASTE MY FRAGRANCE ON THE DESERT AIR"
Ricky Ross, PSU Social Work Dean Emeritus, passed away peacefully Dec. 19, 2011. He was days away from his 96th birthday on Jan. 1, 2012. He was the last of three amigos-Ricky, Joe Tosi and Bob McCullough-to leave us behind. He always had a shoulder for a tear, a wise comment for any problem, or a dance for a comely lass. At age 16 he attended Reed College, rode the rails, graduated from U of O, received his doctorate from University of Michigan and served as Regional Director in the Roosevelt Administration for Fair Employment Practices. He later served as Dean of Social Work at Bryn Mawr College and PSU. (read more at The Oregonian)
Dean Darlyne Bailey guest speaker at the Quadrangle
Bryn Mawr alumnae, Jane Unkefer, Bruni Ridgeway and Connie Beresin (MSS’77) were instrumental in coordinating the reception, dinner and lecture for Dean Darlyne Bailey at the Quadrangle. “The talk was excellent-thought provoking, on-the-mark and beautifully presented,” commented Jane Unkefer. Approximately 60 Quadrangle residents and guests were in attendance at the lecture. Guests included Bryn Mawr alums (undergraduate, GSSWSR and GSAS), former Bryn Mawr faculty, and other residents with social work degrees.
"The Healing Image Project: Photographic Collaborations with Elizabeth Barnwell"
The program marking the opening of this exhibition featured Barnwell and two breast cancer survivors she worked with on the project, Lori Seviola and Mary Leisses. Darlyne Bailey, Dean of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, moderated the discussion. The exhibition is open to the public in the Canaday Library, Special Collections 2nd Floor until December 2011.
Darlyne Bailey elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Deans and Directors of Graduate Schools of Social Work (NADD)
Darlyne Bailey, Dean of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Professor and Special Assistant to the President for Community Partnerships has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Deans and Directors of Graduate Schools of Social Work (NADD).
NADD is a membership organization working to promote excellence in social work education by enhancing the leadership of social work education programs. Membership is comprised of more than 200 deans and directors of graduate social work programs that are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Dean Bailey's three year term runs from 2011 through 2014. She is also the convenor of NADD's Mid-Atlantic Association of Deans and Directors, succeeding Richard Gelles, Dean of the School of Public Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ronald Dion Bailey Ford, MSS/MLSP '11, May 2011 Convocation Speech
Dean Bailey Inspires Sustaining our Spirits
The Women's Resource Center's 5th Annual Leadership Luncheon theme this year,
"Sustaining Our Spirits" is based on the book Sustaining Our Spirits: Women Leaders Thriving for Today & Tomorrow, co-authored by Keynote Speaker Darlyne Bailey. For over 36 years, the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) has supported the diverse needs of women & their families throughout Southeastern PA. The luncheon will be held on April 14th, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Union League in Philadelphia. (learn more)
U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin Keynote Speaker at First Forum on Health Care Inequalities in Honor of Kevin J. Robinson
(left to right) David Rubin, Dean Darlyne Bailey, Kate Maus, U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, Donna Torrisi, Leslie Acoca and Robert Fullilove
The forum is named in honor of Assistant Professor of Social Work and Social Research Kevin J. Robinson, who died unexpectedly last year at the age of 40. Robinson’s work was part of a growing movement in the field of public health to value insights gained from qualitative research methods, as opposed to relying solely on the demographic or statistical approaches that have traditionally been privileged
Opening of Exhibition, The Arts of Social Justice: The Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African American Literature
Dean Bailey receives honor from NASW-PA
NASW-PA is pleased to celebrate Black History Month by highlighting two influential African American social workers, Dr. Dorothy Height and Dean Darlyne Bailey. These social workers have helped and continue to help shape the social work profession. (read more)
Main Line Martin Luther King Association celebrates with music, honors
Dean Darlyne Bailey welcomed those in the audience and set the tone at The Main Line Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in the McPherson auditorium of Goodhart Hall at Bryn Mawr College Sunday. The festivities included a musical tribute and the special recognition of area people and groups, particularly for their efforts in “making the dream of Martin Luther King a reality on the Main Line.” (read more)
January 14, 2011 - Mural Project Dedication
ACPPA Community Art Center, ACLAMO Family Centers,
The 4-month project was directed by Amy Grebe, artistic director of ACPPA Community Art Center, in partnership with Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work.
The 14 separate panels work together to depict a lush landscape, including a green mountain vista, bright tropical foliage, and children dancing in a small-town street. The mural panels fill the walls leading into the stately building, a former PNC Bank on West Marshall Street.
"I have always wanted this entrance to have a welcoming feeling,” said Juan Guerra, Executive Director of ACLAMO, Montgomery County’s only full-service agency dedicated to serving the Latino community.
From the left: Nell Anderson, Co-Director, Civic Engagement Office, Bryn Mawr College; Amy Grebe, artistic director, ACPPA Arts Center; Juan Guerra, Executive Director, ACLAMO Family Centers; Diane Frankel, Director of Field Instruction, Bryn Mawr College; Kelly Sheard, Assistant Director, Civic Engagement Office, Bryn Mawr College; Darlyne Bailey, Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr College; PA State Representative Matthew Bradford
The creative process brought together a diverse group of people to work on the project, from discussing thematic images, to designing and painting each panel, to final installation. Families and students from the school of social work, the art center and ACLAMO all contributed to the project, regardless of artistic experience. The collaborative effort culminated on a Saturday in October, when about 75 people got together for a day of painting the mural panels.
“This project celebrates the power of community art as well as the ongoing partnership between Bryn Mawr College and the Norristown community,” Grebe said.
Darlyne Bailey -- Dean of Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and Special Assistant to the President for Community Partnerships -- describes the project as "a perfect partnership...a sharing of talents and other resources, that led to a wonderful and tangible result. And this is just the beginning!" The mural project was sponsored and supported by the school as part of its 95th anniversary celebration.
ACLAMO is celebrating its 34th year of providing economic, educational, health and cultural opportunities for the low-income residents of Norristown and Pottstown, especially those of Spanish heritage. ACLAMO stands for Accíon Comunal Latino Americano de Montgomery County. Visit www.aclamo.org to learn more about ACLAMO.
Norristown Patch.com news: http://norristown.patch.com/articles/aclamo-celebrates-its-new-mural-2