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Welcome Karen Slovak, our new social work faculty member!
Karen Slovak holds a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University.
Her dissertation research was on "The Mental Health Consequences of Violence Exposure: An exploration of youth in a rural setting."
Dr. Slovak is a Licensed Independent Social Worker, Supv. (LISW-S). Her research on cyberbullying recently led the Ohio Senate Education Committee to request her services as an expert witness on SB127, the cyberbullying bill.
Dr. Slovak has an extensive record of research and has been honored by students at her former institution as an outstanding teacher. Her first year at Malone she will be teaching Social Work Research Practice I and II, and American Minorities (SOC 310.) In addition, she will work with seniors in the field during spring semester.
Check out the newest article written by Elizabeth Patterson
International Social Work: A Faith-Based, Anti-Oppressive Approach (Chapter 21 of Christianity and Social Work, 4th edition)
Below is the introductory paragraph:
With increased global awareness and interdependency, there is great opportunity for social workers to combine their Christian callings and social work skills through international social work efforts at home and abroad. Social work practice, biblical principles and theories of Christian missions offer parallel principles that can shape international social work practice. However, throughout history we have the seen the reality of shamefully oppressive international social welfare practices in the name of Christian faith. As we combine Christian faith and social work values in this era of globalization, anti-oppressive practice can inform our approach in order to combat unintentionally oppressive practice. My involvement in the process of the development of a faith-based NGO in Romania will provide a case study to challenge Christian social workers toward anti-oppressive practices.
Purchase information: The fourth edition of Christianity and Social Work (IBSN # 978-0-9715318-7-1) is 403 pages long, and is now available at NACSW's on-line bookstore for $49.95 - or only $39.95 for NACSW members (plus shipping). For more information about Christianity and Social, visit http://www.nacsw.org/CSW4.htm. We invite you to order an exam copy or purchase a copy of the 4th edition of Christianity and Social Work today!
We will miss you, Dr. Ken Stoltzfus! Lithuania is Blessed!
Social Work Conference 2008
Ken, Fulbright Scholar, Saratov, 2010
Going-away reception, 2012