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Eyes on the Future: Tasha Hannah, MSW ’14

“My undergraduate work was in legal studies, which takes a punitive approach to societal challenges. I’m much more interested in figuring out how I can help people. I view my role as a social worker through a lens of empowerment and strengthening.”

Tasha Hannah has been a full-time employee at the Department of Human Services (DHS) for 17 years. While earning her MSW, she continued to work for DHS as a life coach in a character enhancement program. In this role, she strives to help at-risk teenage girls embrace their unique characteristics, pursue the highest possible level of education, and become positive and productive members of society. The experience has been life affirming.

“As I educate these young ladies, I find myself learning so much from them,” she said. Ultimately, Hannah hopes to work in a therapeutic setting where she can help child trauma victims avoid entering the system.

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Faculty & Research, Global Engagement

International Experts Assemble to Examine, Investigate Public Health and Epidemics

On May 13 and 14, Jennifer Prah Ruger, PhD, and other international scholars and public health experts will assemble in...

Students from the MSSP 797 course in Havana, with instructor Azahara Palomeque

Student Life, Global Engagement

Social Issues Through a Global Lens: SP2 Students Reflect on Their Immersion Experience in Cuba

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Faculty & Research

National Survey Examines Emergency Department Management of Deliberate Self-Harm

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SP2 Student Emily Berkowitz presents at the APPAM Student Conference

Student Life

Students Present Policy Research on Housing, Immigration, Harassment

Four students from the Penn School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) shared their research across a wide range of...

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