Brad Forenza

Brad Forenza

Brad Forenza, MSSW, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at Montclair State University, where his research foci include social policy, civil society, and youth development. His academic career is accentuated by (1) direct social work practice at youth & family development agencies; (2) applied research/program evaluation for clients in the human services; and, (3) public policy analysis & advocacy. He is an active member of his community, and in his free time, he enjoys writing and performing. He is a graduate of Ithaca College (B.S.) and Columbia University (M.S.S.W), and received his Ph.D. from the Rutgers University School of Social Work.

Social Work in Context

Brad Forenza

Social workers talk about social work, social problems, and self-care in a video by Brad Forenza. more


As a congresswoman—and as the people’s voice for social workers nationwide—Barbara Lee has sponsored an impressive array of legislation that is paramount to the livelihoods of social work clients and the profession. Read Brad Forenza's interview. more

Social Work Month Project 2016

Haight Ashbury Free Clinic

By stu_spivack [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Dr. David E. Smith founded the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinics. The clinics established a foundation for today’s free clinic model. These clinics have employed social workers every step of the way. more

Social Work Month 2015

Frances Perkins

Photo courtesy of the Frances Perkins Center.

If the aim of social work is to alleviate human suffering, there are few whose reach has been as wide as Frances Perkins’. Perkins was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Secretary of Labor and an architect of modern-day social welfare policy. more



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