Stories from Student Life

News, Announcements, Stories, Publications, and Images from around the SP2 Community.

Theo Brandon and Halcyon Francis chatting in the SP2 student lounge.

Advancing Knowledge Through Financial Aid

Student Life, Alumni Stories, Gifts & Giving

Changing the world depends on new generations committed to actualizing societal transformation. Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2)...

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Students hold up signs during the 2018 Social Work Shout Out Rally

Dispelling Ideas About What Social Work Is and Is Not

Student Life

To dispel common myths and deconstruct misconceptions associated with social work, students, staff, faculty, and alumni from Penn’s School of...

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Christine Pappas, left, and Shauniqua Key are two of six graduate students from the School of Social Policy & Practice interning at the Penn Memory Center and Penn Geriatric Medicine

When a Loved One’s Memory Diminishes, These Caregivers are Here to Help

Student Life

At the Penn Geriatric Medicine practice, Shauniqua Key met with a woman recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The patient was accompanied...

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Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins discussing his work and research.

Celebrity Health Project will Change the Landscape of Black Wellness

Faculty & Research, Student Life

Today there are multiple ways to measure fame and celebrity, including social media followers, income earned and media mentions. A...

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Image of Catherine Revak, first-year DSW student at SP2.

Female Veterans Share Personal Stories of ‘Coming Home’

Student Life, Alumni Stories

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Catherine Revak, a first-year doctoral student in clinical social work at the University of Pennsylvania, was seated comfortably toward the...

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Student Perspective: The Impact NASW Provides

Student Life

Late in 2017, Master of Social Work student Liane Friedberg participated in a panel discussion during the National Association of...

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A student in a DSW classroom.

SP2’s Doctorate in Clinical Social Work: A Decade of Practice-Based Education and Research

Faculty & Research, Student Life

Prior to the last decade, a practice doctorate in social work simply did not exist. Other professions were offering doctoral...

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Headshot of CHOP Fellow Anne Vanasse

Anne Vanasse hones evidence-based practices within SP2/CHOP Fellowship

Student Life, Alumni Stories

Medical care for children and adolescents is about more than physical treatment. Attentiveness to the psychological impact of injuries and...

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Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Jerri Bourjolly along with students who traveled to Finland

Social Work from a Global Perspective

Student Life, Global Engagement

“When you work internationally, social work has different meanings and relevance,” said Stanley Witkin, President of the Global Partnership for...

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