Katherine Van Wormer

Katherine Van Wormer

Katherine Van Wormer, PhD, MSSW, is Professor of Social Work at the University of Northern Iowa and is the author of 15 books in the fields of women and criminal justice, addictions treatment, social welfare in a global perspective, and confronting oppression.

Articles by this author

My mind turns to the Great Depression, too, but to a source that is often overlooked—to older black women who grew up during that time in the rural South. (Photo: Bettmann / Contributor) Views
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Building Resilience in the Days of the Coronavirus: Lessons from the Great Depression
The word resilience comes from the Latin verb resilire, meaning "to jump or spring back. Resilience at the personal level relates to one’s ability to overcome a blow or series of blows in one’s life, accept what happened, and find strength to address the later challenges that come along. Resilience...
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Friday, February 03, 2017
Analyzing the Mindset of President Trump: Does Antisocial Personality Disorder Fit?
Because so many of his executive actions and remarks on Twitter and in interviews seem rash, commentators, including psychiatrists and psychologists are raising questions about the stability of President Donald J. Trump’s mind. Reportedly, there is a good fit with Trump’s personality...
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