Subject area description
The Initiative on Social Work and Forced Migration at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work aims to lead and coordinate social work and social welfare research, education, and training to improve the quality of life and well-being for internationally forcibly displaced people.
The Social Work and Forced Migration initiative serves as a virtual hub/clearinghouse for social work scholars in international forced migration. The initiative aims to develop certificate programs that recognize scholars and service providers who adhere to the initiative’s standards. Moreover, the initiative will participate in international student exchange programs, attract interested graduate students, and convene conferences. Furthermore, the initiative will participate in open-source data collection and sharing in forced migration studies.
- Project MIRACLE: Motivational Interviewing for Refugee Adaptation, Coping, and Life Empowerment
- Creating a Welcoming Miami for LGBTQ Immigrants and Refugees (with Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services)
- Assessing Refugee Poverty Using Capabilities Versus Commodities
- Suicide Risk in LGBTQ Refugees and Asylum Seekers
- Impacts of Immigration Enforcement Actions on US Citizen Children