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Faculty Profile: Katharine H. Briar-Lawson, Dean and Professor, School of Social Welfare

Briar-Lawson.jpgKatharine Briar-Lawson is dean and professor in UAlbany’s School of Social Welfare. She is a national expert on family focused practice and child and family policy. She co-chairs the Gerontological Task Force for the National Association for Deans and Directors and served as a past president. In addition, she is a Co-PI of the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute. Her research interests include child and family welfare, poverty and unemployment, community collaboration, and service integration. She has written and edited several books that are in the Libraries’ collection, including:

Globalization, Social Justice, and the Helping Professions
, edited by William Roth and Katharine Briar-Lawson. Albany: State University of New York Press, c2011. Dewey Library / HM 831 G56 2011.

Social Work Practice Research for the Twenty-First Century, edited by Anne E. Fortune, Philip McCallion, and Katharine Briar-Lawson. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. Dewey Library / HV 11 S5886 2010

Charting the Impacts of University-Child Welfare Collaboration, edited by Katharine Briar-Lawson and Joan Levy Zlotnik. New York: Haworth Social Work Practice Press, c2003. Dewey Library / HV 715 C48 2003.

Evaluation Research in Child Welfare: Improving Outcomes through University-Public Agency Partnerships, edited by Katharine Briar-Lawson, Joan Levy Zlotnik. New York: Haworth Press, c2002. Dewey Library / HV 713 E83 2002.

Family-Centered Policies and Practices: International Implications, by Katharine Briar-Lawson, Charles B. Hennon, Hal A. Lawson and Alan R. Jones. New York: Columbia University Press, c2001. Dewey Library / HV 697 F353 2001.

Innovative Practices with Vulnerable Children and Families, edited by Alvin L. Sallee, Hal A. Lawson and Katharine Briar-Lawson. Peosta, Iowa: Eddie Bowers Pub., c2001. Dewey Library / HV 699 I49 2001.

Social Work and the Unemployed, by Katharine H. Briar. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of Social Workers, c1988. Dewey Library / HV 699 B73 1988.

The Effect of Long-Term Unemployment on Workers and Their Families, by Katharine H. Briar. San Francisco: R & E Research Associates, 1978. Storage - CCBED / HD 5726 S485 B73.

In addition, Briar-Lawson has authored numerous scholarly articles that can also be found at the Libraries:

Child Welfare, the Media, and Capacity Building ,”by Briar-Lawson, Katharine, Kelly Martinson, Jen Briar-Bonpane, and Kathryn Zox. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 5.2/3 (2011): 185-199. doi:10.1080/15548732.2011.566754.

A Qualitative Examination of Power between Child Welfare Workers and Parents,” by Kimberly Bundy-Fazioli, Katharine Briar-Lawson and Eric R. Hardiman. The British Journal of Social Work 39.8 (2009): 1447-1464. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcn038.

Child Welfare Design Teams: An Intervention to Improve Workforce Retention and Facilitate Organizational Development,” by James C. Caringi, Jessica Strolin-Goltzman, Hal A. Lawson, Mary McCarthy, Katharine Briar-Lawson, et al. Research on Social Work Practice 18.6 (2008): 565-574. doi: 10.1177/1049731507309837.

Exploring Strategies to Advance Public-Sector Funding in Geriatric Social Work Education,” by Gary Behrman, Michael Mancini, Katharine Briar-Lawson, Victoria M. Rizzo, Frank Baskind, et al. Journal of Social Work Education 42.1 (2006): 37-48.

Charting the Impacts of University-Child Welfare Collaboration, ” by Nancy S. Dickinson and Katharine Briar-Lawson. Children and Youth Services Review 27.5 (2005): 567-569.

Family-Centered Policies and Practices: International Implications,” by Mary Hood and Katharine Briar-Lawson. Australian Social Work 54.4 (2001): 97-98.

Capacity Building for Integrated Family-Centered Practice,” by Katharine Briar-Lawson. Social Work 43.6 (1998): 539-550.

School-Linked Comprehensive Services: Promising Beginnings, Lessons Learned, and Future Challenges ,” by Katharine Briar-Lawson, Hal A. Lawson, Connie Collier and Alfred Joseph. Social Work in Education 19.3 (1997): 136-148.

For more information on these and other resources in social welfare, contact subject specialist Elaine Lasda Bergman at 442-3695 or elasdabergman@albany.edu.

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