ERIC Number: EJ803443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
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The Center on Race and Social Problems at the University of Pittsburgh
Davis, Larry E.; Bangs, Ralph L.
Research on Social Work Practice, v17 n5 p632-634 2007
In 2002, the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh established the Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP). CRSP, which is the first race research center to be housed in a school of social work, has six foci: economic disparities; educational disparities; interracial group relations; mental health; youth, families, and elderly; and criminal justice and substance abuse. The main activities are promoting research, mentoring young scholars, and disseminating knowledge. CRSP fosters research by organizing research advisory panels, funding pilot studies, and assisting with applications for outside funding. The center mentors young scholars through postdoctoral fellowships and guidance by senior faculty. The center disseminates knowledge through a lecture series, conferences, summer institutes, courses, and academic publications.
Descriptors: Social Problems, Mentors, Substance Abuse, Adolescents, Social Work, Racial Relations, Racial Bias, Economic Factors, Socioeconomic Status, Socioeconomic Influences, Equal Education, Educational Discrimination, Mental Health, Youth Problems, Family Environment, Older Adults, Crime, Social Justice, Pilot Projects, Financial Support
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania