Social Work Spirit

August 04, 2015

Take me out to the ball game...

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Keeping Kids Safe

July 15, 2015

While working at Our Place, a shelter for at-risk Orthodox Jewish teens, Shani Verschleiser noticed that a number of those seeking help for drug and alcohol problems had been victims of sexual abuse. “I told my husband Eli, who was also a volunteer and Our Place’s founder, that we have to work backward to help kids by reaching them before this cycle begins,” explains Verschleiser.

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Division of Graduate Studies Commencement Ceremony Celebrates Class of 2015

June 30, 2015

Students, faculty, and administrators of the Division of Graduate Studies (DGS) at Touro College celebrated the graduation of the class of 2015 at a joyous commencement ceremony at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, on June 23.

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Honoring the Graduate School of Social Work Class of 2015

June 11, 2015

Surrounded by family, faculty, and friends, the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) honored this year’s graduating class with family, faculty, and friends at the annual academic recognition ceremony and hors d’oeuvres reception held at Touro’s Lander College for Women.

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An Advocate for a Better World

May 19, 2015

Abandoned by his father when he was a small child, Dr. Steven Huberman was raised by his disabled mother for most of his life. “If it wasn’t for my guidance counselor and social worker, I never would have made it,” he says.

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From the United Nations to Sleepy Hollow

April 01, 2015

Touro College Graduate School of Social Work students and faculty were active during Social Work Month – convening at the United Nations to learn about international social work, mingling in Albany with elected officials, recruiting students around town to become social workers, and supporting one of their own in a 13.1 mile half-marathon.

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Touro College Graduate School of Social Work Hosts Educational Panel for Asian-American Professionals

January 14, 2015

The Touro College Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) recently held an educational panel catering to Asian-American professionals who serve a large number of their fellow community members in health, mental health and human service sectors.

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Human Service Workforce Survey

September 15, 2014

Your voice is needed!

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Recognized for Doing Good

June 19, 2014

With great pride, Dr. Steven Huberman, dean of Touro College’s Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), welcomed attendees to the sixth annual GSSW Award Recognition Program, which honored the graduating class of 2014. The event highlighted the graduates’ special accomplishments and honored David Mandel, CEO of OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services, with a Special Lifetime of Community Service Award.

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Unspoken Bonds

January 15, 2014

The practice of play therapy offers children exactly what it promises: a chance to express themselves through games and toys in lieu of articulating what can be very complicated feelings. Straightforwardness of its name aside, play therapy is an incredibly nuanced method for approaching kids who’ve experienced trauma or are otherwise struggling behaviorally, and one that’s proven historically successful.

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