Dr. Amy Chanmugam, associate professor of the department of social work, was awarded a research stay by the German Academic Exchange Service. She will be working on a research project related to domestic violence.
Chanmugam’s research study is hosted in Hamburg, Germany by the Evalgelische Hochschule fuer Soziale Arbeit und Diakonie. This college offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work. It developed out of a training program in the nearly 200-year-old children’s charity called Rauhes Haus. Rauhes Haus is a social service institution founded in 1833, which shelters and trains children; the mentally handicapped and disturbed; and the aged. The organization also prepares individuals for social service careers.