GSSW News

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 Albany....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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Not Lying Down

January 15, 2014

New York State’s BOCES (Boards of Cooperative Educational Services) program has been around for nearly seven decades. The organization’s stated goal has always been to “provide shared educational programs and services to school districts within the state,” but at times its services have been misinterpreted as an alternative classroom environment for “bad” or “trouble” kids who don’t fit in with mainstream public schools.

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Sporting Optimism

January 15, 2014

As GSSW Class of ’13 graduate Julia Katchen can tell you, adolescence is a crucial time for social-work intervention. Even the most confident teenagers cope with angst and anxiety, while others become nearly debilitated by the challenges of coming into their own. That’s why Katchen, like many aspiring social workers, has set her focus on youth. It’s a path she began paving during her own high school years.

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Making Choices

October 17, 2013

GSSW Class of ’11 graduate Mia Artis first heard those words from her grandfather. And that’s only fitting, since for Artis, “family is the nucleus of it all.” In fact, while earning her Associate’s Degree at Kingsborough College, the mother of three brought all her children along to school. Even at their young ages of 8, 12 and 16, the kids already reflected their mother’s life lessons. “As a single parent, I didn’t have a choice,” she says. “They sat quietly through everything, even four-hour bio classes. They knew I was doing this for all of us.”

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