Martha Bragin

Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Chair, Global Social Work and Practice with Immigrants and Refugees
Silberman School of Social Work, City University of New York (CUNY)

Martha Bragin, PhD, LCSW, is an Associate Professor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and the Doctoral Program in Social Welfare at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is Chairperson of Global Social Work and Practice with Immigrants and Refugees. She is a member of the IASC Reference Group (UN-NGO) on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, which developed the first international consensus guidelines for the field of mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian crises, as well as technical advisor to the International Network for Education in Emergencies. Dr. Bragin has helped foster sustainable change to countries in crisis by supporting governments to develop locality based social work standards and create culturally relevant social work curricula. Recent projects have included Vietnam and Afghanistan.

Dr. Bragin’s work on social work program development engages local partners to support women, children, and young people affected by violence and disaster to participate in the transformation of the communities in which they live. To insure the effectiveness of these programs she has and developed and published culturally sensitive ways to measure their effectiveness, including the Community Participatory Evaluation Tool (CPET) for use to determine baseline indicators of children’s well-being and development in cultural context. Current research includes a participatory study defining and operationalizing the concept “psychosocial wellbeing” among war affected women in Nepal Burundi and Uganda, and another on classroom based interventions to improve educational outcomes for adolescents affected by war and community violence.

Learn more about Dr. Bragin here.


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