September 9, 2013

The Washington state chapter of the National Associate of Social Workers has honored Jennifer Stuber with its annual leadership award presented at their September board of director’s meeting at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Stuber, who teaches mental health policy and administration, is also a force behind Forefront, a cross-campus partnership focused on innovations in suicide prevention through advocacy, outreach and research. Forefront is hosting its kick-off event on September 10. Please RSVP to attend this free event with dinner, music and speakers.  

The Association of Gerontology Education in Social Work has selected Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen to receive its Career Achievement Award to be presented in November at Gerontological Society of America’s annual scientific meeting in New Orleans. The honor is awarded to a faculty member noted for outstanding leadership in social work education and aging. Fredriksen-Goldsen was selected, in part, for her outstanding scholarship exploring health disparities and personal resilience among older lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender adults.

The Washington State Supreme Court has asked Taryn Lindhorst to serve on the Gender and Justice Commission to help ensure gender equality in the in the state’s legal system, and to lead the development of a multi-faceted study of gender issues in Washington state courts.

Earlier this summer, Lindhorst was part of a U.S. Congressional briefing and panel discussion on the problems of parents who flee with their children across national borders to escape domestic violence. She provided perspective and data on how U.S. laws on international child abduction and the Hague Convention treaty unintentionally abet abusers and fail to protect abused women and children. She provided additional testimony on the Hague Convention to a delegation of Japanese law and police officials at the World Affairs Council.