Josephina Alvarez, Ph.D., core faculty member in the Psy.D. program at Adler University, explores the trauma caused by recent U.S. immigration policies. Fifty years ago, my parents, two younger siblings and I migrated to the U.S. as refugees, after being granted political asylum. Unlike many other asylum seekers, my family was not facing imminent danger; my …
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, …
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 …
These are institutions of higher education seeking to discriminate against LGBTQ students on the basis of the institutions’ religious convictions—while still collecting taxpayer dollars.
Trump supporters are said to operate on fear, resentment, and a sort of willful ignorance, rather than on cooperation with the “ironclad logic of social living” that Alfred Adler described.
While there are lots of examples of successful campaigns, there’s no single recipe. If there were, we’d all be doing ice bucket challenges for breast cancer, domestic violence, and everything else.
As a white person, I have the privilege to not fear for my life from those who “protect and serve”. This lived experience is in stark contrast to how black people navigate the world.
“For Today I Am A Boy” by Kim Fu tells the story of Peter Huang, a first-generation Chinese-Canadian growing up in Ontario, while awakening to his transgender identity.
Fathers, if you’re involved in your daughter-athletes’ lives, you will make mistakes, but keep holding high standards, keep showing up, keep having the conversations about sports and life and love and family.
Our work has never been more important than it is now. It is in these moments that I find comfort in each and every graduate, both our alumni and our future alumni, in making the world a more just—and safe—place in which to live.
Given that sentences are longer in private prisons, the only way to reduce costs is to spend less on prisoners. Education and training programs are often among the first to go.
I was able to reach Corey before his plans for vengeance took shape. Sadly, too many kids like Corey never get a chance to heal the pain they encounter and accumulate. They can range from being “problem children” to gang members. But in almost every case the heart of the matter is the same. These kids are hurting.