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February 2024 Newsletter

February 2024 Newsletter

Newsletter February 2024 Welcome to SPI’s February Newsletter! This month, we will kick off our HOPE at SDSU Building Block Series, share a staff spotlight, and highlight capacity building through our partnership work. The Social Policy Institute is centrally focused on healthy aging across the lifespan and wellness for all. The articles and updates that follow have a focus either…

HOPE Building Block Series: Relationships

HOPE Building Block Series: Relationships

HOPE Building Block 1: Relationships Launching our HOPE Building Blocks series, we delve into the transformative influence of Relationships. Let’s explore why these connections hold such significance. In 1938, researchers began a longitudinal study of male Harvard students to track their longterm health outcomes. Over the years, the research unveiled a crucial insight: loneliness can have detrimental effects, while close…

Blog: Barriers that Prevent LGBTQ+ Individuals from Accessing Healthcare

Blog: Barriers that Prevent LGBTQ+ Individuals from Accessing Healthcare

SPI MSW Intern Mara Christian Scher recently interviewed Steve Carroll, Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services for the San Diego LGBT Community Center, to discuss the shortcomings of the healthcare field in supporting the specific needs of the LGBTQ+ community. Click HERE to view the full write-up of this conversation, the findings from a focus group discussion, and additional resources…

January 2024 Newsletter

January 2024 Newsletter

Welcome to SPI’s January Newsletter! The SPI Team wishes you a New Year filled with health, safety, and personal enrichment. Happy 2024! The Social Policy Institute is centrally focused on healthy aging across the lifespan and wellness for all. The articles and updates that follow have a focus either on aging issues, or child welfare/prevention/wellness concerns—or both. SPI’s January 2024…

December 2023 Newsletter

December 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to SPI’s December Newsletter! Regardless of one’s family or community traditions, this is a season of hope. The Social Policy Institute wishes each of you a time of joy, rest, and deep connection over the holidays. May HOPE show up in our family life as well as in the work to advance healthy aging across the lifespan and wellness…

November 2023 Newsletter

November 2023 Newsletter

In the spirit of the season, the Social Policy Institute is grateful for the focused work to advance healthy aging across the lifespan and wellness for all. The articles and updates that follow have a focus either on aging issues, or child welfare/prevention/wellness concerns—or both. We wish you and your families a deep time of connection and reflection – Happy…

Chapin Hall Evidence Based Programs Guide

Chapin Hall Evidence Based Programs Guide

Child welfare services are notoriously difficult to navigate through, often because of the amount of programs available combined with the specific needs of families to be intentionally matched to these programs. The university of Chicago’s Chapin Hall has launched a NEW “Evidence-Based Practice Desk Guide” helps to combat this issue, by indexing 17 programs of the U.S. Department of Health…

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