Social work is a career that attracts college grads and middle age returnees to the workforce alike. If you’re thinking of becoming a social worker, you are likely interested in helping make a difference in the lives of others. To help you decide if this is the path for you, you will need some information on career opportunities and educational requirements. In this interview, Roberta Shiffman, LMSW, director of field education at the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, answers some of the most commonly-asked questions about the field.
The Patchners had spent nearly 31 years providing love and care for their son, who had severe developmental disabilities. They became his legal guardians when Christopher turned 18 years old. And then they were shocked to discover their guardianship died the moment Christopher did. Agencies they had been dealing with would no longer talk to them about their son because they were legally unable to do so due to the unforeseen limitations under state guardianship law.
Raised in Westchester and five years out of college with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Drexel University, Rachel Levinson, was forging a career path for herself in the world of marketing. The future Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, Class of 2017, grad was learning the ropes doing new business pitches, managing accounts and creating Twitter and Facebook pages. She had also moved to Israel, where she rose to a management-level job at a digital marketing agency.
Delegates from the Korea Association of Social Workers visited NASW’s national office in Washington, D.C., in December. Participants learned from NASW staff, including NASW CEO Angelo McClain, about the association’s efforts in promoting social work workplace safety, as well as other programs and policy efforts that aid the profession. Several NASW Social Work Pioneers® also joined in the meeting, where they discussed how the Pioneers program honors and promotes social workers.
Touro College Graduate School of Social Work Addresses Orthodox Mental Health Professionals at Conference
Growing old and taking care of yourself and your parents at the same time were among the topics addressed by Dr. Steven Huberman, dean of the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, at the 19th Annual NEFESH International Conference held recently on Long Island.
Are you taking on too much? (Of course you are.) You don't have to abandon your role as a caregiver to ease the burden. Use these research- and expert-backed solutions to feel—and function—better.
"Including screening for substance abuse and mental health in the primary care context means that contacts with health services become potential starting points for intervening on problems before they progress and multiply." -Jennifer Zelnick, MSW, ScD, associate professor and social welfare policy chair at the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work shares her views on the Affordable Care Act.
Touro College Graduate School of Social Work's Associate Dean Nancy Gallina, Ph.D., LCSW is honored with a Leadership Award from the Latino Social Work Task Force.
Tina Atherall, MSW, Director of MSW Recruitment, Outreach and Enrollment Management at the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, reflects on how her life and career as part of a military family have intersected with social work and led her on a path to change, not only her life, but those of others.
Jennifer Zelnick, Associate Professor at Touro Graduate School of Social Work, speaks about the response received to her and Mimi Abramovitz's study which asks human service workers their views about a range of workplace and practice trends. They ask for those who haven't already to take the survey and have their voices heard.
As of October 15, 2014 nearly 2,500 human service workers have participated in the Human Service Workforce Study, an online survey conducted by Professors Jennifer Zelnick from the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work and Mimi Abramovitz from the Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College of CUNY. Listen as Zelnick and Abramovitz discuss the study with Human Services Council Executive Director Allison Sesso on the Human Services News and Views radio program, which aired September 25th at 6pm on WVOX 1460AM.
Annecy Baez, professor at Touro Graduate School of Social Work, will be one of three artist performing at the Bronx Museum of the Arts' Series.
Approximately 700 patients at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are participating in a novel experiment. Within days of a session, they can read their therapists’ notes on their computers or smartphones.
Dean Steven Huberman and Chancellor Rabbi Doniel Lander present Founding Chairman David Mandel with an award for community service.
A Reformed User, Now 16 Years Sober and Receiving Her Master's Degree, Shows the Road to Graduation Can be Long
By earning a master's in social work, 58-year-old Antoinette Miller is overcoming remarkable odds and numerous obstacles, including homelessness, violence and an addiction to drugs and alcohol. At graduation she will receive Touro's Tikkun Olam Award.
Dr. Steven Huberman, Dean of Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, Receives Prestigious Award for Advancing the Social Work Profession
Dr. Steven Huberman, founding and current dean of the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), was presented with the prestigious Social Work Image Award from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) at the New York City chapter’s annual meeting in Manhattan recently.
Jennifer Zelnick, Associate Professor at Touro Graduate School of Social Work, speaks about the overwhelming response to her and Mimi Abramovitz's study on the human service workplace.
Jennifer Zelnick, Associate Professor at Touro Graduate School of Social Work, discusses her study with Mimi Abramovitz to determine what experts think of the changes that have occurred in the human service workplace.
Allison Bobick speaks to AM New York about dealing with the loss of ones mother on Mother's Day.
Victim of Ivan Lopez was reuniting with long-lost sister, another wounded soldier hails from upstate New York
In a story on one of the victims of the Fort Hood shooter, Melissa Earle, Associate Dean at the Graduate School of Social Work, says we should not assume the shooter suffered from PTSD and cautions that "PTSD does not equal violence".