Morris Heney, LMSW

Instructor, Clinical Field Education and Advisement

Graduate School of Social Work

Morris Heney


Morris Heney was worked in the field of social services for almost 50 years beginning in 1970 as a caseworker. His dedication to working with children began in 1978 when he was invited to work for the Bureau of Child Welfare.

Professor Heney earned his MSW from Hunter College Graduate School of Social Work in 1985 and received his NYS certification in 1986. He has served as a mentor and field instructor to students since 1989.

Morris Heney served as a manager of the hospital units in the Brooklyn child welfare office during the Boarder Baby & Foster Care Crisis in New York City. He has held seven director position in four agencies. Among his many contributions to the field of social work, he: implemented the Family Preservation program in Staten Island; implemented the Rapid Assessment Program and Permanency Plus at SCO; developed and implemented trial and final discharge conferencing for children returning home from foster care; worked with New York Law School in developing and implementing the immigration project assisting undocumented children in foster care to obtain green cards. He has lectured to graduate students on Termination, Loss and Bereavement.

Touro Graduate School of Social Work is his third career and provides Professor Heney the platform to give back to students the knowledge he has gained in the field of social work.