GSSWSR Professor Julia H. Littell participated in a number of seminars, conferences, and panels during the summer.
In May she participated in a seminar on the elements and essential characteristics of effective psychosocial treatments held at the London School of Economics. Later that month, she moderated a panel discussion on systematic reviews at the international Campbell Collaboration Colloquium in Copenhagen. While in Denmark, she also presented an invited talk on psychosocial interventions for children and families at the “What Works?” conference for policy makers and program directors.
In July, Littell attended a meeting of the international, interdisciplinary Society for Research Synthesis Methodology in Aix en Provence, France. Little is an associate editor of the society’s journal.
Littell was also named to the Fulbright Specialist roster this summer. The Fulbright program supports short visits from its specialists to countries seeking consultation or advanced training in the specialist’s area(s) of expertise
Littell’s scholarly work focuses on services for children and families, assumptions underlying social work practice with children and families, methods of social work research and synthesis, and the uses and misuses of empirical research in social policy and social work practice. She is co-author of Putting Families First: An Experiment in Family Preservation, Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis, and numerous journal articles and book chapters on research, social work, and social policy.
The GSSWSR is one of the nation’s oldest academic social-work programs. The school provides a learning environment that is supportive and intellectually rigorous, encouraging critical thinking and the expression of social-work values through classes, field-based training, research, and active civic engagement in collaboration with the College as a whole.