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Frederick J. Streets, GMH Faculty

Rev. Jerry Streets, M.Div.,DSW, LCSW Frederick J. (Jerry) Streets is Visiting Professor in the Department of Social Work and Latino Community Practice at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. He is an Associate (adjunct) Professor of Pastoral Theology at Yale University Divinity School and Columbia University School of Social Work in New York City.  He was the Chaplain of Yale University from 1992-2007. He was a 2007-8 Senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Pretoria in Pretoria, South Africa where he conducted research on the intersection of public and faith-based organizations response to the crisis of HIV and AIDS amongst children and families. He returned to South Africa in 2010 as a Fulbright Specialist at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa where he examined its transition to becoming a multi-cultural institution. He was a 2009 Connecticut Health Foundation Fellow through which he advocated for closing various health care disparities experienced by members of minority communities. He holds the Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, the Master of Social Work and Doctor of Social Welfare degrees from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University where he served as the former Carl and Dorothy Bennett Professor of Pastoral Counseling.. He has over thirty years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker, urban pastor and pastoral counselor. Dr. Streets was a part of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma initiative in promoting a mental health service program in Bosnia-Herzegovina and is a member of its Master’s Certificate Program in Global Mental Health faculty. He has published in the areas of social work and pastoral care and counseling. Please see: