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 workers talk about social work, social problems, and self-care in a video by Brad Forenza. more
Social Work in the U.S. Congress: An Interview With Representative Barbara Lee, Chair of the Congressional Social Work Caucus
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
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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
Remembering Frances Perkins: An Interview with Dr. Christopher N. Breiseth and Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall
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