|Kutztown University Institutes of Social Work|
|Institute on Children and Families|
John Vafeas, LSW, DSW
Community Activities and Presentations
Participants in CWEB (Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates). A program that covers tuition and offers a stipend to students who intern at a public child welfare agency with the intend to establish a career.
Research and Publications
PA NASW presentation on Family-in-Environment Genogram.
Factors Affecting Child Abuse and Neglect in Pennsylvania: A County Level Analysis.
Adkins, L., Vafeas, J & Coffey, D. (2003, March). Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates (CWEB) Opportunities and Outcomes. A workshop presented at PA Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers Annual Meeting, Valley Forge, PA, March 20-22, 2003.
Gasker, J. (2002). Incorporating sexual trauma into the functional life narrative. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen.
Vafeas, J. and Courtney, R. (2001). County level drug and alcohol consumption and incidence of child abuse and neglect in Pennsylvania.
Vafeas, J. G. & Kovarie, G. (October 2001). Collaborative Curricula: A six Year University-field Partnership in Child Welfare. A presentation the Pennsylvania Association of Undergraduate Social Work Education Annual Meeting, State College, PA.
Vafeas, J. G. & Gasker, J. (March 2001). From Welfare to Work: A Systems Analysis. A lecture presentation, Five Days of Justice Events sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Co-Curricular Development, Kutztown University.
Vafeas, J. G. & Gasker, J. (March 2001). The Ethics of Affluence. A lecture Presentation, Five Days of Justice Events sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Co-Curricular Development, Kutztown University.
Courtney, R. and Vafeas, J. (2000). Population density and child abuse and neglect incidence rates in Pennsylvania Counties.
Gasker, J. (1999). I never told anyone this before: Managing the initial disclosure of sexual abuse re-collections. Binghamton, NY : Haworth Maltreatment and Trauma Press.
Dr. Janice Gasker
Dr. Varsha Pandya
Mr. George Kovarie, Executive Director
Berks County Children and Youth Services
SWK328 Child Welfare and Social Work Practice
Agencies Hosting Interns
Lehigh Valley Children & Youth
Women And Their Children Heal (WATCH)
The focus of this institute is to provide our graduates with opportunities for funding and employment.
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