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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.

Fort Hood shooting renews questions about demands on mental health care

April 04, 2014

Melissa Earle, Associate Dean at Touro Graduate School of Social Work, expresses her concern that if we label individuals with PTSD as prospective shooters it could discourage those with PTSD from seeking the help that they need. 

Story also appeared on ABC-7 News, Denver

Fort Hood shooters bought guns at same local shop

April 03, 2014

Melissa Earle, Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Social Work, discusses the dangerers of assuming the Fort Hood shooter was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

2014 Lobby Day Draws 120 SW Students to Albany; $500,000 for SW Loan Forgiveness Expected in 2015 NYS Budget

March 25, 2014

Julie Jimenez, who represents NASW-NYC as a student “member associate” at Touro College School of Social Work, wrote about her first experience in the capitol.

Financial 'vicious cycle' traps poor women caregivers

March 06, 2014

A recent study suggests poor women are more likely to take on caring for aging parents and to enter a downward financial spiral as a result. Judy Strauss, a social worker and researcher at the GSSW, comments on the findings.  

Dominican Student Residents Support Dream Act Bill

March 04, 2014

A broadcast news segment featuring Martina Rodriguez and other Touro social work students who went to Albany to lobby for passage of “Dream Act,” and state budget enhancements that would provide for greater loan forgiveness for social workers.

Dominican Student Residents Support Dream Act Bill

March 04, 2014

Martina Rodriguez and other students from the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work traveled to Albany to ask legislators to approve the Dream Act bill, which would give undocumented immigrant students access to financial aid programs. 

NOTE: The original article is in Spanish. To read it in English, please visit http://translate.google.com/. Video only available to Time Warner Cable subscribers.

Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities

February 28, 2014

Steven Huberman, dean of Touro Graduate School of Social Work speaks with bankrate.com about aging and retirement communities.

Collateral Damage: Combat Vets, PTSD and How to Get Help

December 31, 2013
Prof. Melissa Earle, associate dean at the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, writes that not all soldiers returning from a tour of duty exhibit signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder right away. But that doesn't mean it's not there.



Hurricane Sandy anniversary: Dealing with the psychological scars one year later

October 29, 2013

Julie Banderas of Fox News' Health Talk speaks with Dr. Melissa Earle on the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy about its lingering effects and PTSD.

Elmhurst social worker joined the Navy to better understand challenges of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans

October 16, 2013

Carla Giglio, a student in a specialized program at the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work focusing on helping former soldiers, decided to get on-the-job training by enlisting in the Navy.

Flexible work schedules help men who care for parents

June 18, 2013

Juan Erman Gonzalez was showing his clothing patterns to a customer when his cellphone buzzed. It was his mother telling him that his father had another fender bender. Gonzalez excused himself to his agitated client and zipped off to persuade dad to give up driving.


Veterans Take Stock of 2012, Look Forward to 2013

December 31, 2012

Dr. Melissa Earle of the Graduate School of Social Work talks about the keys to identifying veterans at risk of suicides and mental illness.

On Veterans Day, remembering the victims of PTSD

November 11, 2012

On this Veterans Day, and in the aftermath of Hurrican Sandy, Dr. Melissa Earle looks at the trauma that lingers for soldiers and victims of natural disasters.