Social Changers Episode 6 : 38,000 Veterans Experencing Homelessness

A panel discussion with Veterans. Social Changers: Episode 6 – June 29, 2022 January 2010, 76,329 veterans were living in emergency shelter, in transitional housing, or in an unsheltered place (e.g., on the streets, in cars, or in abandoned buildings). During a 12-month period (October 2009 through September 2010), an estimated 144,842 veterans spent at […]

6 Facts About Postpartum Mental Health I Wish I Had Known Before Giving Birth

Written by Anna Ribeiro, LMSW Pregnancy and postpartum can be a whirlwind of joy, gratitude, fear, confusion, and hope. During pregnancy, so much time is spent trying to figure out how to care for your growing baby. This is only intensified after the baby is born. During this phase, we give so much care to […]

This is What a Desert Looks Like

Written by Marie Stamsen #foodinsecurity #fooddeserts #itsnotwhatitlookslike #feedamerica #nochildhungry Most Americans today grew up watching commercials on TV asking for donations to feed the hungry children in Africa or Southeast Asia.  Our parents guilted us into finishing our plates, reminding us that kids in far off places were much less fortunate than ourselves.  Make no […]

The Global Implications of Algorithm Bias

Written by Geoffrey Wiggins-Long The prophetic theme of George Orwell’s novel titled, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), is that dystopian society is being monitored by Artificial Intelligence at all times.  This fact has definitely become an intrinsic part of our reality, and as we continue moving toward an exclusive reliance on technology to efficiently ease secondary tasks […]

The Concept of Grand Challenges for Social Work

Written by Kathern Felton Paige Who came up with this idea In 1900, German mathematician David Hilbert presented 23 unsolved “mathematical puzzles” to an international society of mathematicians. According to the Grand Challenges for Social Work, his list galvanized the efforts of mathematicians for the next 100 years. It is their belief that we owe […]

A Movement Towards Authentic Differently Abled Independence

Written by Geoffrey Wiggins-Long 2020, a year characterized by the combustible confluence of political ideologies and social injustice, has been the impetus for many movements happening on a daily basis. Natural disasters and a major health crisis have impacted human lives, the economy, goods, and services. These things have devastated our global community and will […]

Pandemic Mental Health Burdens on Black and Latino Populations

Written by Jannise Johnson The COVID-19 pandemic has been at the forefront of public life and medical and mental health for a year. As the world marks this unsettling anniversary, many of the most vulnerable in the population -racial/ ethnic minorities and the poor- fare much worse than their wealthier counterparts.   The following statistics from […]

Protest Movement Turned into a Commitment to the City’s Homeless

Written by Kathern Felton Paige February of 2021, marks the ten year anniversary when thousands of concerned citizens protested with Wisconsin public employees against Governor Scott Walker and the Republican-led legislature moving to limit public employee rights to collective bargaining. These protests merged into the Occupy Madison (OM) movement, which like many other cities in […]