Featured Stories tagged with "Graduate School of Social Work"

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What Are Your Career Plans? I’d like to pursue a career serving the veteran population and also to continue working with people who have developmental disabilities.  The military program that was created at Touro has opened my mind to a new career path that I did not know existed until I came here. 
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This April, the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work brought together faculty, staff and students for its spring “Community Day,” which focused on providing services to a diverse society.  Larry Davis, MA, MSW, Ph.D., dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh, spoke on “Delivering Services in an Increasingly Racially and Economically Diverse Society.” Other speakers included Robert. S. Schachter, DSW, LMSW, executive director of the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), who talked about mobilizing those in the profession to recognize and address structural racism, and David Mandel, MA, MBA, CEO of Ohel Children\'s Home and Family Services. Attendees also heard inspiring stories from alumni of GSW who have experienced valuable cross-cultural exchanges. 
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Bobby Staley, who received his MSW from the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work in 2008, had a goal of becoming a LCSW--and now he is officially a Director/Team Leader! Bobby works at The Bridge Inc., one of the top mental health organizations in the New York City area.
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Chana Lazar, who received her MSW from the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work in 2012, had a goal of becoming a child and family therapist. She is now officially a clinician at Pesach Tikvah Family & Children’s Services in Boro Park, as well as the outpatient center’s director of training initiatives.  In addition to Chana\'s many academic achievements, serving as treasurer of the graduate school’s Alumni Leadership Council, her professional activities and community service outreach, Chana also utilizes play, art, and sand therapy techniques she honed while earning her certification in child and family therapy from the New York University Silver School of Social Work.
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Aris P. Johnson, MSW, MPA, currently works as the director of facilities at a settlement house in New York, where her role is to oversee a local Head Start program. She received her Master of Public Administration in 2004 and her MSW 2015.  Additionally, she received the National Association of Social Workers’ Student of the Year Award, for which she notes she was “humbly appreciative of receiving.” Currently she is preparing to take the licensing exam for social work and plans to pursue a Ph.D.
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Cheryl Bogdan, who received her MSW in 2012, grew up in a warm, loving home in Queens where money was scarce but family and community were essential to her nurturing. The daughter of a factory worker, she became the first in her family to graduate high school and was determined to give back. Today she works in adult education at the Queens Library, where her employer provides classes in English as a Second Language (ESL) and Pre-High School Equivalency (HSE) for individuals seeking their high school diplomas.
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March is National Social Worker\'s Month. In celebration of the important work of our country\'s more than 600,000 social workers, among them GSSW grads, we asked four alumni of the Graduate School of Social Work to reflect on their professional journeys thus far.  We spoke with Bobby, Chana, Cheryl and Aris about what they have learned about social work -- what has excited them, surprised them, challenged them and inspired them. And what keeps them going as they take on some of the most critical work needed to support individuals, our communities and the world in which we live.
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Isaac Massre, of Flatbush, always planned on getting a degree in social work but he changed his mind as to what population he wanted to work with. “I initially wanted to work with adolescents,” said Massre. “However, I realized that a lot of the problems adolescents have stem from the family so now I’m looking to do marriage counseling. It’s a way of taking care of several problems at once.”
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On October 15, Touro College Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) student James Hernandez was recognized for his years of service to his neighbors with the Rising Latino Star Award.
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Sharing stories of a little girl who lost her leg, a tragic car accident and more, Zehava Farbman, Director of Trauma and Bereavement at Chai Lifeline, illustrates what it\'s like to treat individuals, families and communities dealing with tragedy and crisis, marking the Graduate School of Social Work\'s inaugural alumni event.