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New state law championed by social work dean and his wife becomes legacy for son's life

August 15, 2017

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.

Touro Social Work Student Helps Others by Helping Them Understand Themselves

August 10, 2017

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.

Social Work in Action

March 17, 2016

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

February 16, 2016

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.

Touro College Graduate School of Social Work Addresses Orthodox Mental Health Professionals at Conference (PDF)

5 Ways to Lighten Any Caregiving Load

February 09, 2016

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.

Public Health Social Work: Now More Than Ever

November 23, 2015

"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.

A Nod to Nancy

May 06, 2015

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.

Merging the Personal and Professional - Social Work Leads the Path to Change

March 23, 2015

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. 

Human Service Workforce Study: Your Voice is Needed for Public Policy

November 23, 2014

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.

Human Services News and Views

November 06, 2014

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. 

3 artists will share their Bronx tales at popular Bronx Museum of the Arts' series Friday

July 24, 2014

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. 

What the Therapist Thinks About You

July 07, 2014

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.

Touro Honors David Mandel

June 26, 2014

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

June 05, 2014

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

June 02, 2014

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.

Human Service Workforce Study Hits a Nerve! Your Voice is Still Needed!

May 15, 2014

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.

Human Service Workforce Study Wants to Know What You Think!

May 15, 2014

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. 

Here's what to do if Mother's Day is not a day of celebration, but a reminder of your loss

May 14, 2014

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

April 04, 2014

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".

Military playing catch-up on PTSD

April 04, 2014

In looking at the shooting at Fort Wood and troubled veterans, Melissa Earle, Associate Dean at Touro Graduate School of Social Work, talks about traumatic brain injury vs. PTSD.