Thursday, April 19, 2007

Interview with Dr. Edward Sites: Women in Social Work

In today’s podcast, I talk with Dr. Edward Sites about women in social work. Dr. Sites gives us a historical perspective of the role of women who were born at or before 1900 in the development of social work as a profession in the United States.


Dr. Edward Sites, Ph.D., ACSW, LCSW, BCD, has devoted his entire career of nearly 50 years to child welfare practice, education and research, the last 41 years of which have been as a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work where Dr. Sites was a full professor from 1978 until his retirement in 2006. He is the longest serving School of Social Work faculty member in the School’s 70 year history. At his retirement, he was the principal investigator of 9 projects and programs with total annual budgets of over $30 million and a state-wide staff of nearly 100 faculty and professional staff. These projects included research, degree and training programs in collaboration with 16 universities, and provided over 35,000 days of training annually to 4,000 public child welfare employees and 9,000 foster parents in all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties as well as baccalaureate and master’s degree programs for hundreds of child welfare workers annually. Dr. Sites has received a number of prestigious awards including NASW Social Worker of the Year in Pennsylvania (1996); the Bertha Paulssen Medal (2001); the Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award from the University of Pittsburgh (2003), and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh (2004).
Some of Dr. Site's recent publications include:
  • Cahalane, Helen and Sites, Edward W. (in press). Is it hot or cold? The climate of child welfare employee retention. Child Welfare.
  • Friedman, M.S., Koeske, G.F., Silvestre, A.J. Korr, W. S, and Sites, E. W. (2006). The impact of gender-role nonconforming behavior, bullying and social support on suicidality among gay male youth. Journal of Adolescent Health, 28(5), 621-623.
  • Sites, Edward W. (2005). Child Welfare in the 21st Century: A Commentary. Journal of Children and Poverty, 11(2), pp. 169-175.
  • Newhill, Christina E. and Sites, Edward W. (2005). Identifying Human Remains Following an Air Disaster: The Role of Social Work. In Turner, Francis J. (Editor) Social Work Diagnosis in Contemporary Practice. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Sites, Edward W. (2001). Paulssen Power. Seminary Ridge Review, 3(2), 31-37.
  • Newhill, Christina E. and Sites, Edward W. (2000). Identifying Human Remains Following an Air Disaster: The Role of Social Work. Social Work in Health Care, 31(4), 85-105.

Download MP3 [49:24]

ReferencesNational Conference of Charities and Correction. (1910). Proceedings of the National Conference of Charities and Correction. (Alexander Johnson, Editor). Fort Wayne: The Archer Printing Company.
National Conference of Charities and Correction. (1911). Proceedings of the National Conference of Charities and Correction. (Alexander Johnson, Editor). Fort Wayne: The Fort Wayne Printing Company.

National Conference of Charities and Correction. (1912). Proceedings of the National Conference of Charities and Correction. (Alexander Johnson, Editor). Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne Printing Company.

National Conference of Charities and Correction. (1913). Proceedings of the National Conference of Charities and Correction. (Alexander Johnson, Editor). Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne Printing Company.

National Conference of Charities and Correction. (1914). Proceedings of the National Conference of Charities and Correction. (William T. Cross, Editor). Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne Printing Company.

National Conference of Charities and Correction. (1935). Proceedings of the National Conference of Social Work: Index 1874-1933. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

National Association of Social Workers. (1995). Encyclopedia of Social Work, Vol. 3. (R. L. Edwards, Editor) Washington: NASW Press.



APA (5th edition) reference for this podcast:

Singer, J. B. (Host). (2007, April 19). Interview with Dr. Edward Sites: Women in social work [Episode 16]. Social Work Podcast. Podcast retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://socialworkpodcast.com/2007/04/interview-with-dr-edward-sites-women-in.html

5 comments:

Matthew said...

Jonathan,

Just want to thank you for your hard work. I'm a graduate student in clinical Psychology and your podcasts are highly informative. I listen when I'm driving or walking and I take a lot from them. Keep up the great work!

Matt
mlebo49@yahoo.com

Jonathan B. Singer, LCSW said...

Matt,

Your comment means the world to me. Thanks for taking the time to let me know.

Best,

Jonathan

Todd said...

Johnathan,

Excellent podcast. I just made a blog post about it over at my website. http://toddstanfield.com/the-social-work-podcast-very-good-use-of-your-time.htm

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