Hazel S. Cometa-Lamberte
Hazel S. Cometa-Lamberte, RSW, MSW
Assistant Professor 7
Registered Social Worker, Master of Social Work
Two decades of child protection experience working with rescued children who are physically and sexually abused, neglected, and abandoned.
Over 10 years of extensive experience in residential care facilities for children, including case management, operations and supervision of children’s village, resource mobilization and networking.
6 years as a former member of the Inter-country Adoption Board Placement Committee of ICAB, the Philippine central authority on inter-country adoption, representing the social work profession. Reviewed and discussed cases of children cleared for inter-country adoption and match them with suitable foreign prospective adoptive parents.
3 years as a hotline and rescue social worker in the country’s first child helpline for abuse children.
Broad knowledge on child welfare and protection framework, theories and approaches, protocols, guidelines, and policies.
9 years of teaching social work practice to undergrad and graduate level and training social work practitioners in the field of child welfare.
Clinical expertise in working with children and families doing individual and group social work counseling, group work, sand play therapy and psychological first aid.
Co-produce/anchor a multi-awarded community radio program called “Sikhay Kilos Radio” at DZUP 1602 that features issues and challenges on social development including child welfare and protection.
A graduate of Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Master of Social Work, with Clinical Concentration. Presently, a PhD candidate of the Philippine Studies program of the University of the Philippines, specializing in socio-cultural field.
Involve in several social development research including impact assessment and process evaluation.
Authored and co-wrote local and international publications and presented papers on children on both international and local conferences.
A staunch child rights advocate
Specialization and Areas of Interest: children’s rights, adoption, child welfare and protection
An Analysis of Houseparents Role Performance in a Residential Care Facility for Children. ASEAN Social Work Journal. Vol. 5 No. 1. Indonesia Social Work Consortium. ISSN: 2089 – 1075. July 2017
Contributor, The Human Costs of the Philippine War on Drugs. A Compilation of Case Studies. National Association for Social Education Inc. (NASWEI ) – Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC). 2017
“Process Evaluation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program Operations,” a collaboration between the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the UP College of Social Work and Community Development, February 15 – October 14, 2016
ASEAN Level Active Ageing 3A’s Research Project, collaboration between Department of Social Welfare and Development and the UP College of Social Work and Community Development, August – December 2016
Development of Strategy Framework for Anti VAC (Violence Against Chil-dren) a collaboration between the UNICEF and the Department of Social Work and Community Development, February 2018 – March 2019
Topic: Sikhay Kilos Radio Digital Archive
Grant funded by Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Development (OVCRD) – University of the Philippines Diliman, December 2017 – November 2018
Covid-19 Psychosocial Impact in Urban Communities
Bahay Ampunan: Filipino Virtue Ethics in Residential Care Facilities for Children