Brad Forenza

Brad Forenza

Brad Forenza, MSW, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at Montclair State University. His research foci include child welfare, youth development, and civil society. His academic career is accentuated by direct practice at youth and family development agencies, as well as public policy analysis and advocacy.

Mediating conflict, promoting health and wellness, facilitating social media workshops, drafting letters to parents, and leading meditation groups are just several ways in which school-based social workers are utilized at Harlem Children's Zone. Read more

, Social Work Month Project 2018

In the spirit of National Social Work Month and strengths-based practice, it is imperative to reflect on what people are capable of, as opposed to what they lack. Brad Forenza interviews the Hon. David Mathews, Sec. of HEW under Pres. Ford. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2017

The person initially tasked with ACA implementation was the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2009-2014. In this exclusive interview, Secretary Sebelius offers advice to aspiring human service professionals. Read more


Social Work in Context

Brad Forenza

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



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