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Top 10 Questions We Answer in Our Online Magazine
Alumni / Community / Faculty & Staff / Social Justice

Top 10 Questions We Answer in Our Online Magazine

For students, alumni and faculty at Adler University, advancing social justice isn’t just our mission. It’s what we do every day. We are excited to share the stories of our work in Social Change, our online magazine. The summer issue of Social Change released today explores how we are strengthening communities. With expertise in counseling, advocacy, … Continue reading »

Students to Illinois’ Education Policymakers: ‘Eliminate Barriers for Gender Minority Youth’
In The Classroom

Students to Illinois’ Education Policymakers: ‘Eliminate Barriers for Gender Minority Youth’

Taylor Pauken is a third-year Adler University Chicago Campus student pursuing a doctor of psychology (Psy.D) degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis on children and adolescents. She was among a group of a dozen students who advocated for specific causes — in her case, gender minority youth — this past spring at the Illinois … Continue reading »

‘Don’t Forget the True Meaning of Memorial Day’, Students Urge
Academic Programs

‘Don’t Forget the True Meaning of Memorial Day’, Students Urge

As Memorial Day approaches, members of Adler University’s Student Veterans Association are honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving their country, and reminding community members about the true meaning of the holiday. Observed this year on Monday, May 28, Memorial Day is devoted to remembering those killed while serving in the United States military. Since 1775, more … Continue reading »

Adler Psy.D. Students Ask State Officials to Fix School-to-Prison Pipeline Problems
General / In The Classroom

Adler Psy.D. Students Ask State Officials to Fix School-to-Prison Pipeline Problems

Juan Barriga is a third-year Adler University Chicago Campus student pursuing a doctor of psychology (Psy.D) degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis on children and adolescents. He was among a group of a dozen students who advocated for a specific cause last month at the Illinois State Board of Education. The effort was part … Continue reading »

What Does it Mean to be a Socially Responsible Practitioner?
Academic Programs / Faculty & Staff / Social Justice

What Does it Mean to be a Socially Responsible Practitioner?

Adler University’s programs seek to prepare students to become socially responsible practitioners who are educated to be effective personal and social change agents in the pursuit of justice. What does that mean? Well, the meaning of socially responsible practice can vary by discipline, population and with each client’s unique circumstances. We recently looked to a couple … Continue reading »

The Keys to Fixing a Divided City’s Flawed Approach to Public Safety
Centers & Institute

The Keys to Fixing a Divided City’s Flawed Approach to Public Safety

Dan Cooper, Ph.D., is the executive director for Adler University’s Center for Equitable Cities. He has spent more than a decade working with community-based organizations and coalitions on issues including violence prevention, youth development, housing, economic development, program evaluation, and strategic planning.  What happens when the primary investments in a community are policing and incarceration rather than human and … Continue reading »