David Foster, director of the Social Welfare Evaluation, Research and Training Center (SWERT) and Dr. Iran Barrera, associate professor in the Department of Social Work Education launched “SWERT Talks” – an online talk show aimed at connecting universities and communities to health.

The first episode in the series, which explores adverse childhood experiences in the Central Valley, can be viewed now on youtube. Three episodes per semester will be filmed and shared via the digital platform, with Barrera as host of the show.

SWERT, a center housed within the College of Health and Human Services, studies the human condition, social issues and delivery of human services in Central California, with a focus on improving the quality of life for residents in the San Joaquin Valley region.

Follow “SWERT Talks” on youtube and instagram at @swerttalks. For more information, contact Barrera at irbarrera@csufresno.edu.