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Institute on Justice

Purpose

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.

Principal Investigator

Sharon C. Lyter, LCSW, PhD

lyter@kutztown.edu

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.

Related Courses

SWK130 Poverty and Social Welfare
SWK508 Maltreatment in the Family: Social Work Practice
SWK520 Community Social Needs Assessment
SWK524 Program Evaluation and Social Work

Agencies Hosting Interns

Friend, Inc.

Valley Youth House


 

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