2015 Hellman Graduate Awardee
Joseph Roscoe is a graduate of the Boston University School of Social Work and has practiced as a licensed clinical social worker in Massachusetts and Colorado since 2009. His professional experience includes outpatient psychotherapy, recovery services for individuals with severe mental illness, anxiety disorder research, and assessment of children, adolescents, and adults. In his practice, Roscoe recognized the unjust burden that emotional and behavioral health disorders had placed on disadvantaged adult populations, and this led to a new focus on preventive intervention in vulnerable youth populations.
He has since collaborated on prevention research with the University of Denver School of Social Work, and joins the Berkeley School of Social Welfare in order to advance our understanding of how community practitioners can engender resiliency and positive social-emotional development in youth populations. When he is not working, he records music, lifts weights, and experiments in the kitchen.
“The Hellman award has provided me with the honor and opportunity to undertake my doctoral studies as a researcher in my own right,” Roscoe says.
“I have the resources and time available to plan and execute a strategic research agenda that will bring service and justice to the youth communities that need it most,” he adds.