community conversations

Community Conversations Series

Each semester, the College of Social Work and Criminal Justice invites the community to come together for meaningful conversations on various high-interest topics impacting our local communities and society at large. The series illuminates the intersection of social work and criminal justice, with special consideration given to issues impacting underrepresented and/or marginalized groups.

The Community Conversations series informs our broader community on the complementary overlap of our two fields and their shared impact, while providing a space for attendees to engage directly with faculty and community experts.

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Social Media Misuse & Abuse – What Families, Schools and Platforms Can Do

Troubling Trends in Student Culture


Browse Series Playlist


Committee Members


Cassandra A. Atkin-Plunk, Ph.D.

Interim Director and Associate Professor


Wendy Guastaferro, Ph.D.

Interim Associate Director and Professor


Heather Thompson, Ph.D. LCSW

Director, Associate Professor, Phyllis & Harvey Sandler School of Social Work


Sigal Rubin, MSCCJ

Senior Instructor, Associate Undergraduate Coordinator and Field Experience Coordinator


Danile Jerome, MSW

Associate Director
Operations & Community Engagement


Katherine F. Jones

Director of Communications