Stories From 2011

Dec 12, 2011

How To Avoid Scams Targeting Older Adults

Research tells us that scams targeting older adults are becoming increasingly prevalent, and can have devastating effects on the finances of seniors and their families. I’ve spoken to researchers at NC State who focus on this issue to get information […]

Dec 9, 2011

To understand homelessness, social work students sleep outside

Undergraduate social work (BSW) students and friends spent a cold night on NC State's brickyard recently to bring attention to the plight of those who are homeless in Raleigh.

Oct 26, 2011

New Project Focuses on Education for Children in Foster Care

Dr. Joan Pennell When children are placed in foster care, it often means a disruption in their education, as well as a change in living situation – which can hurt their educational performance. Now NC State researchers from the Department […]

Jul 27, 2011

My Awesome Summer Vacation … in Haiti

Social Work major Krystal Smith (’14) headed for Haiti when exams ended this spring. She spent the summer coordinating volunteer work groups, helping school children learn English, and spending time at a local orphanage. Read about the summer that changed […]

Jun 9, 2011

CHASS Faculty — Joan Pennell

Professor of Social Work Joan Pennell directs the Center for Family and Community Engagement.  Pennell is an internationally recognized expert in her field, having spent more than 30 years building knowledge about how countries, state, counties, cities and schools can […]

May 17, 2011

CHASS Sponsors Panel at National Conference for Restorative Justice

“Promoting, Implementing, and Expanding Restorative Justice” This June, the third National Conference on Restorative Justice will commence with the shared goal above. Taking place in Raleigh at the Sheraton Hotel, the conference will bring together academics, community leaders, educators, faith […]

Apr 27, 2011

Study Finds Keys To Working With Latino Church To Fight Domestic Abuse

Latinos are the fastest growing population in the United States and have relatively high rates of domestic violence, coupled with social and linguistic barriers that can make it difficult for Latino families to access relevant social services. But a new […]

Apr 20, 2011

Suicide Prevention Program Earns Seed Grant Funding

An alarming rise in suicide attempts over the past year prompted Professor of Social Work Willa J. Casstevens to create a suicide prevention proposal for NC State’s campus. Dr. Casstevens developed the NC State Suicide Prevention Proposal with co-investigator Dr. […]