The UPD CSWCD Department of Women and Development Studies developed a Mental Health Briefing Paper for Quezon City Isolation Centers for Mild Suspected and Probable Cases: a brief guide for administrators for mental health support of staff and patients.

In the observance of World Social Work Day 2020, it is proper and fitting to remind all progressive social workers to passionately work “to promote, restore, maintain, and enhance the well-being of individuals, families, social groups, organizations, and communities.” In the process of building and restoring human relationships, let us also nurture these relationships as “infrastructures of dissent”. Together with people, we can again promote collectivity and solidarity. Our experience teaches us that only through collective efforts can personal and structural changes achieve enduring character.

Today is World Social Work Day. We challenge our colleagues in DSWD to search for innovative ways to continue to deliver, NOT suspend basic and mandated social protection measures and to come up with others measures to mitigate the enhanced community quarantine. It is also the time for DSWD to release unpaid cash grants and social pension.

Retirement of Ms. Soledad J. Fonseca A send-off was held in honor of Ms. Soledad J. Fonseca on February 13, 2020 at the CSWCD Seminar Room. It was a warm gathering of friends, family members and colleagues. To start off the activity, Dean Sylvia E. Claudio opened the program and lauded Ms. Fonseca’s contribution to the […]

From August 29 to 30, the Department of Women and Development Studies hosted 11 Japanese graduate students and their supervisor in an immersion into the intersectional and gendered social development perspectives and practice as part of the decades-long partnership between the UP College of Social Work and Community Development (UP CSWCD) and the Graduate School of International Social Development of Nihon Fukushi University (NFU) in Japan. The UP organizing team was led by Associate Prof. Roselle Leah K. Rivera, while the NFU delegation was led by Prof. Naoto Noda.

The 12th volume of the Philippine Journal of Social Development was formally launched last September 11, 2019, at the Audio-Visual Room of the College of Social Work and Community Development. Authors, reviewers, and members of the academic community witnessed the warm and joyous birthing of the PJSD’s latest addition which took a total of nine […]