Global Refugee Crisis and the Effects of Displacement
Community / In The Classroom / Social Justice

Global Refugee Crisis and the Effects of Displacement

Adler University students toured “Forced from Home,” an interactive exhibit presented by Doctors Without Borders, at the Daley Center in Chicago on Monday, September 24. Tiffany R. Gunn, a student in the M.A. in Counseling: Specialization in Rehabilitation Counseling program, shares her thoughts on the exhibit and the global refugee crisis. The very earth that … Continue reading »

Current U.S. Immigration Policies Cause Trauma and Damage Fabric of Nation
Faculty & Staff / Social Justice

Current U.S. Immigration Policies Cause Trauma and Damage Fabric of Nation

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 … Continue reading »

Studying How Restorative Justice Community Court Invests in Human Potential
Centers & Institute / Social Justice

Studying How Restorative Justice Community Court Invests in Human Potential

During her years working in federal prisons, Adler University’s Elena Quintana, Ph.D., has seen firsthand how the traditional criminal justice system fails. “We’ve spent so much time criminalizing people instead of restoring them to their fullest potential,” says the Institute for Public Safety and Social Justice Executive Director. Now, she’s investigating the effectiveness of a groundbreaking … Continue reading »

Intersectionality, Social Democracy, and Human Rights
In The Classroom / Social Justice

Intersectionality, Social Democracy, and Human Rights

Danial Asadolahi, a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology student at the Vancouver Campus, is the winner of the 2018 Adler University essay contest. The Office of Student Affairs asked students to write about two questions: How have you seen intersectionality advance the cause of social justice? How might an increase in intersectionality contribute to … Continue reading »

Raising Awareness of Refugee Community in Vancouver
In The Classroom / Social Justice

Raising Awareness of Refugee Community in Vancouver

Alyssa McDonald is a student on our Vancouver Campus studying for a Master’s of Arts in Organizational Psychology. She is also the Adler Vancouver Student Association’s Social Justice Chair. Adler University’s Vancouver community put aside the busyness of school and work on June 1 to participate in the sixth annual Community Action Day, entitled “Un/Settled: … Continue reading »

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 »

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 »