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Dr. Rufus Sylvester Lynch

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Local Address:  United States
NASW-PA
425 N. 21St Street Suite 401
Camp Hill , Pennsylvania 17011
United States

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Fellow
    Institute for Court Management
  • BA , sociology
    Morgan State University
  • DSW
    University of Pennsylvania
  • MSW
    University of Pittsburgh
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Web References
NASW Board of Directors
www.naswdc.org, 5 Oct 2015 [cached]
Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW, ACSW Region Representative IV [NJ, PA]
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Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW, ACSW
Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW, ACSW (Pennsylvania Chapter), is Founder and Principal Investigator of the Institute for the Advancement of Working Families, a forensic education, behavioral health and employment services corporation. He received a doctorate in Social Work Administration and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work and a master's degree in Community Organization and Planning from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Social Work.
NASW leadership positions held include local Chair of the Philadelphia/Southeast Division; President of the NASW-PA Chapter, National Committee on Inquiry, National Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, National Futures Commission, was elected to the Delegate Assembly three times and was inducted as a Social Work Pioneer. Dr. Lynch is also a member of the National Organization of Forensic Social Work, Council on Social Work Education, Child Welfare League of America and the American Bar Association.
NASW-PA Board of Directors - National Association of Social Workers - Pennsylvania Chapter
www.nasw-pa.org, 5 Feb 2015 [cached]
Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW, ACSW
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Rufus has been a social worker for over 40 years and has served the profession in a variety of settings. He is a NASW Social Work Pioneer ® and Stoneleigh Foundation Senior Fellow. He also is currently the President and Principal Investigator for the Institute for the Advancement of Working Families (IAWF). Rufus has served as the Dean and a Professor at the Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University. He has lectured at over a dozen colleges and universities; authored or co-authored over 22 published manuscripts in professional books and/or scholarly journals. Rufus has been a NASW member for 42 years. He has served NASW as a President, a Delegate Assembly Representative on three separate occasions, and as Chair of the Philadelphia Division. He is a former recipient of the NASW-PA Social Worker of the Year award.
Resources | Stoneleigh Foundation
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Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW The Philadelphia Strong Families Coalition (PSFC), chaired by Stoneleigh Fellow, Dr. Rufus S. Lynch, completed a landmark project,... Read More
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Stoneleigh Fellow Rufus Lynch and Child Welfare League of America CEO Christine James-Brown jointly discussed efforts to engage fathers... Read More
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Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW
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Dr. Rufus Sylvester Lynch is motivated by the fact that for a variety of reasons, too many children are growing up without the emotional and financial support of both parents. According to the Annie E. Casey Kids Count (2011), 34% of all American households are headed by a single parent, affecting some 25 million children. The most recent census reflects that only 15% of these are headed by a father. The "father-absent" factor in the lives of children leads to greater poverty, dropout rates, instances of neglect and abuse, and juvenile justice and foster care system involvement.
Dr. Lynch's fellowship will explore and address some of the barriers to fathers' involvement with children. Working with some two dozen foster care provider agencies and responsible fatherhood service providers, he will administer father-friendly agency assessments, training and practice revisions, and enhance the integration of fatherhood programming into foster care service delivery.
Dr. Lynch's main partner is the Bryn Mawr College, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research; however, he has active support from the Regional Office of the Department of Health and Human Services, the City Department of Human Services and the state chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. The overarching goal of the fellowship is to improve well-being outcomes for children in Philadelphia and across the nation by creating a model for integrating responsible fatherhood programming into the child welfare system.
Rufus Sylvester Lynch, a NASW Social Work Pioneer ®, has served as President and Principal Investigator of the Institute for the Advancement of Working Families (IAWF): A Forensic Education, Behavioral Health, and Employment Services Corporation, since October 2001.
Fellow's Work Powerpoint Presentation at the 2014 Annual Statewide Fatherhood Forum, New Jersey Presentations Stoneleigh Fellow Rufus Lynch and Child Welfare League of America CEO Christine James-Brown jointly discussed efforts to engage fathers in child...
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The Philadelphia Strong Families Coalition (PSFC), chaired by Stoneleigh Fellow, Dr. Rufus S. Lynch, completed a landmark project, focusing...
Meet the Fellow: Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW Stoneleigh Fellow Rufus Lynch is addressing the barriers to fathers' involvement with children. Working with two dozen foster care provider... Attachments: Meet the Fellows:Rufus Sylvester Lynch.pdf
Meet The Fellows: Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW Meet The Fellows, Reports & Publications Rufus Sylvester Lynch is motivated by the fact that for a variety of reasons, too many children are growing up without the emotional and...
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Rufus Sylvester Lynch is motivated by the fact that for a variety of reasons, too many children are growing up without the emotional and financial support of both parents. Thus, his fellowship, The Integration of Responsible Fatherhood within Foster Care Service Delivery, proposes to develop capacity and compentency wihtin Child and Family Agences (CFAs) and two dozen agencies to explore the integration of responsible fatherhood programming within foster care service delivery in the City of Philadelphia
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breadrosesfund.org, 6 April 2014 [cached]
Rufus Sylvester Lynch
Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW, former Dean of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University, is a forensic social worker who serves as President and Principal Investigator for the Institute for the Advancement of Working Families: A Forensic Education, Behavioral Change, and Employment Services Corporation. Dr. Lynch has been described as a "highly talented professional with a national reputation as a successful and visionary leader with an impressive history of positive and proactive contributions to human and institutional development; champion of forward thinking, with a social conscience for implementing actions that have a positive impact on people, society, government and the systems that serve them; and creator of programs, policies, initiatives, and entities that impact society by means that improves the status quo and creates a better future for all. Lynch has authored several articles that address social work and the American justice system, as well as, served on the editorial board of the Justice System Journal. Currently, he serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Forensic Social Work. Dr. Lynch is a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management, affiliated with the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, he serves as the National Director of the Collaborative of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work Programs, housed within Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Dr. Lynch received his Doctorate of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master's in the same field from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Social Work, and a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Morgan State College. DONATE NOW
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