|Kutztown University Institutes of Social Work|
|Institute on Justice|
The purpose of this institute is to advance a greater awareness of the deleterious impact of social injustice, particularly poverty, and to disseminate empirically-based policy and programmatic recommendations intended to promote greater social justice.
Sharon C. Lyter, LCSW, PhD
Community Activities and Presentations
Dr. Sharon Lyter is a member of the Board of Directors, Friends Inc. Community Services, Kutztown, PA
Dr. John Vafeas is a member of the Board of Directors of SAM, Inc.
Research and Publications
Weaver, R.D. (2005, April). Child well-being and poverty: Does location make a difference? Paper presentation at the 2005 Conference on Issues and Challenges in Adolescent Mental Health. Bryn Mawr, Pennslyvania.
McDonald, S. (2005, April). The impact of the dominant discourse on family policy. Paper presentation at the 2005 Conference on Issues and Challenges in Adolescent Mental Health. Bryn Mawr, Pennslyvania.
Vafeas, J. (2003, September) Ethnic diversity as a resource in modern America. A keynote address at September 24, 2003 Naturalization Ceremony, Berks County Courthouse. Reading, PA.
Gasker, J. & Vafeas, J. (2003, March) Starting where the student is: Adapting social justice curricula to poverty attitudes. Workshop presented at the Annual National Conference of the Council on Social Work Education. Atlanta, GA.
SWK130 Poverty and Social Welfare
Agencies Hosting Interns
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