The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College commends Dr. Gerald P. Mallon, Associate Dean of Scholarship and Research and Julia Lathrop Professor of Child Welfare, whose seminal book LGBTQ Youth Issues: A Practical Guide for Youth Workers Serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth was released this month in its third edition. First published in 2001, with a second edition in 2010, this text has been a transformative and widely respected resource for social service professionals who work with LGBTQ young people. The newest edition incorporates the most recent research and evidence to help guide affirming practice relationships.
Building upon its success two years ago as the first American school of social work to host the North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress, the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College will once again host this significant international conference.
Dr. Gerald P. Mallon, Associate Dean for Scholarship and Research at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, and Director of Continuing Education and Licensure Dr. Patricia Gray both received the National Association of Social Workers-New York City Chapter (NASW-NYC) Ruby Leader Award at the Chapter’s 12th Annual Leadership Awards Dinner on March 28.
Dr. Rong Zhao joins the Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work at the rank of Assistant Professor. She earned her doctorate from the Columbia University School of Social Work this past spring, and previously studied at the Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China.
Dr. Geetha Gopalan comes to the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College as an Associate Professor from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Her research focuses on the implementation of evidence-based mental health interventions with youth and families, particularly family-level interventions to improve youth mental health and
Dr. Anna Ortega-Williams is joining the Hunter College Silberman faculty as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Ortega-Williams is a social work scholar, practitioner, educator, and activist. She earned her doctorate from the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, having previously earned her MSW from Stony Brook University (SUNY) and her bachelor’s degree from Hunter College.