GSSW News

The Advocate

October 17, 2013

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Little Advocates

September 23, 2013

A small town on the coast of Columbia, Palomino suffers greatly from its close proximity to Venezuela and deteriorating border conditions.  Veronica Olivares, a second year student at the Graduate School of Social Work, went there this summer as part of an art therapy internship to work with the children and young adults.

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GSSW - One Person Can Make a Difference

September 10, 2013

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Soldiering On

August 05, 2013

At 37, second-year Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) student Carla Giglio has only begun her journey. Going forward, a huge part of that will involve helping individuals who are finally coming home from tours of duty overseas. Last spring, the lifelong Queens resident took a several-months break from school and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, completing boot camp shortly thereafter. This fall, she’ll be among the lucky few GSSW participants in a new Touro scholarship initiative that offers hands-on experience rehabilitating returned combat soldiers. It will be plenty to juggle for the active Naval Reservist and part-time student (Giglio completes reserve training one weekend a month while taking classes) but it also presents a singular opportunity to advance her qualifications as a social worker looking to heal veterans.

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Making an Impact

June 27, 2013

Over 200 family and friends came to honor the achievements of this year’s 94 graduates of Touro’s Graduate School of Social Work. All students were recognized for outstanding achievements, and some called out for special attention.

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Inner Strength

June 26, 2013

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Moving Past Tragedy and Crisis

June 10, 2013

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. 

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A Drop in the Bucket

June 07, 2013

New Yorkers require more than 2,200 units of blood every day for transfusions throughout New York Hospitals. A need that is not being met. Dr. Richard Ancona MD, adjunct professor at School of Health Sciences (SHS) Manhattan Campus Physician Assistant Program, started his Hematology lecture to the Class of 2015 by impressing upon the class about the need for blood donations. He lamented that the United States of America is one of the stingiest countries with regards to blood donations. 

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Between Elderly Parent and Child

May 10, 2013

“With age comes wisdom, and length of days brings understanding.” - Job 12:12

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” - Robert Browning 

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Graduate School of Social Work Celebrates Diversity During Community Day

April 23, 2013

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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