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Research and Publications

Research and writing is at the heart of what we do at Wurzweiler. Our faculty are scholars and practitioners who combine significant academic achievements with dedication to teaching and commitment to the professional community. Their ongoing research and publications not only focus on the latest issues and trends in social work but also demonstrate their dedication to the school’s mission: to prepared skilled social workers for practice in both the general and Jewish communities.

Recent Faculty Research 

Dr. Hanni Flaherty

Flaherty, H. B. Bornheimer, L. A., Hamovitch, E., Garay, E., Mini, M., Acri, M., & McKay, M. (In Press). Examining Organizational Factors Supporting the Adoption and Use of Evidence-Based Interventions. Community Mental Health Journal.     

Flaherty, H. B. (2020). Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice: A Discussion about How to Integrate Evidence-Based Interventions in Clinical Practice Through Education. Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning,17 (2), 25-41. 

Beckerman, N. & Flaherty, H. B. (2019). Domestic Violence Shelters: Exploring Secondary Traumatic Stress of Female Counselors. Journal of Anxiety & Depression,2 (2),1-11.  

Dr. Sari Beth Skolnik

Giacomucci, S., & Skolnik, S. (in press). The Experiential Social Work Educator: Integrating Sociometry into the Classroom Environment. Journal of Teaching in Social Work.  

Dr. Kathryn Krase

Krase, K.S. & Delong-Hamilton, T. (2020). Child welfare: Preparing social workers for practice in the field. New York: Routledge.  

Krase, K. & Pollack, D. (2020, July 10). A call for new legal standards of educational neglect, especially regarding special needs. New York Law Journal  

Krase, K. (2020, October 7). Nana Rose: Learning about my grandmother by living through a pandemic. Park Slope Reader, Fall 2020.  

Dr. Daniel Pollack

Pollack, D. & Shipp, K. (2020). How attorneys can help people who disclose past sexual abuse: Day one. The Legal Intelligencer.     

Pollack, D. & LeRúe, F. (2020). If Odysseus were a child welfare department director. APSAC Advisor, 32(3).   

Pollack, D. & Krase, K. (October 28, 2020). Reckless endangerment of a child vs. Child abuse and neglect. Connecticut Law Tribune.   

Dr. Gary Stein

Stein, G.L., Berkman, C.S., O’Mahony, S., Godfrey, D., Javier, N.M., & Maingi, S. (2020). Experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients and families in hospice and palliative care: Perspectives of the palliative care team. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 23(6), 817-824. DOI:

Stein, G.L., Berkman, C.S., & Pollak, B. (2019). What are social work students being taught about palliative care? Palliative & Supportive Care, 17(5), 536-541. DOI:

The Social Work Forum

The Social Work Forum (PDF) is a refereed journal of social work practice and Jewish social thought published by Wurzweiler. We are devoted to presenting the current thinking, expertise and experience of faculty, social workers and educators in the professional fields of social work and Jewish communal service.

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