Center on Race and Social Problems

Summer Institutes

2017 Summer Institutes

Race and Child Welfare - June 7 and 8

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1.5 Day Continuing Education Summer Institute

National & Local Perspectives on Immigrants, Human Trafficking and Social Services

Immigration, Refugees & Human Service System

Yolanda Padilla, PhD, MSSW
Clara Pope Willoughby Centennial Professor in Child Welfare; The University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work
Director, Center for Diversity and Social & Economic Justice, Council on Social Work Education

Diego Chaves-Gnecco MD, MPH, FAAP
SALUD PARA NIÑOS Program Director & Founder
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician
Assistant Professor , University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Jewish Family and Children’s Services Refugee & Immigrant Service 
An acknowledged leader in helping immigrants and refugees resettle and successfully build new lives in the Pittsburgh community.

Human Trafficking

Rowena Fong, EdD
Ruby Lee Piester Centennial Professor
Fellow, American Academy of Social Work
and Social Welfare
The University of Texas at Austin
School of Social Work

Mary C. Burke, PhD 
Professor, Department of Psychology & Counseling
Carlow University
Executive Director, Project to End Human Trafficking

Discussion of Local Implementation Efforts

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Segregation - tentative dates - July 19 and 20

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Past Institutes

2016: Race and Child Welfare, Procedural Justice, Race in Higher Education

2015: Racial Justice in School Discipline

2014: Are Academics Good Enough?

2013: A Call to Conscience: Effective Policies and Practices in Educating African American Males

2012: Racial Health Disparities

2011Gun violence; Employment; 

2010: We thank The Pittsburgh Foundation for their generous support of the Center's summer institutes in 2008 and 2009.  The summer of 2010 saw a break in our presentation of the institutes—see information on our June 2010 conference “Race in America: Restructuring Inequality

2009African American parental involvement in education; child welfare; food insecurity; racial diversity in corporate America.

2008: Race and prisoner reintegration; African American children's mental health; race and youth violence; race and kinship care.

2007: Ethnic disproportionality in school discipline; race and mental health; educating and employing law students and attorneys of color.

2006: Race and child welfare; race, crime and communities.