Here’s what’s happening, A to Z. Details on all announcements are located on the ground-floor and main-level bulletin boards.
GSS Graduation Party ! Please join us on Friday, May 14th, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Fordham Westchester's downstairs patio for a night of celebrating with our 2010 graduates. Wine and hors d'oeuvres supper will will be served. Tickets are $10.00 (recently reduced from $20) and can be purchased from Henry Davis in RM. 106 A.
Graduation Tickets Available on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. To receive your complete packet which includes 6 tickets, 6 invitations, graduation card, and graduation memo, please see Henry Davis in 106 A.
Summer 2010 course cancellation- Due to low enrollment, Dr. Pardasani's SWGS 6615 01A course, Supervision & Staff Development has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause students.
LMSW Review Date Revision- The new date for the Westchester Campus LMSW Review is Saturday, June 19th, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Summer 2010 course cancellation- Due to low enrollment, Dr. Popescu's SWGS 6605 00A course, Community Organization has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause students.
Gay/Straight Alliance Westchester County LGBTQ Summit-For additional information on this event, please select the below image.
LMSW Review Dates- Westchester Campus: Saturday, June 19th, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Lincoln Center Campus (Pope Auditorium): Wednesday, May 26th, 6-9 p.m. & Saturday, June 12th, 1-4 p.m. *NOTE: If you're a Westchester student planning on attending one of the L.C. Review Sessions, please RSVP to Benay Lindenauer at email@example.com.
Participate in Trauma-Informed Education & Practice !
Social Welfare History Group Essay Competition-For more information, please click on the below flyer.
A Letter/FYI from the Desk of Dean Egan- Please click on the following images to access important information from Dean Susan Egan.
2010 GSS Fall Course Schedule-Please click the following image to review our fall course offerings at Westchester.
2010 GSS Updated Summer Course Schedule- Please click the following image to review our summer course offerings at Westchester.
LMSW/LSW Study Resources- The following images contain resources for those students pursuing certification & employment.
Graduation Information, Student Speakers, & Awards Memo- Please select the below image for full details.
GSSS Academic Calendar 2010-2011- Please click the following images for full review.
Summer Semester Elective at L.C. Campus, SWGS 6040: Social Work and Human Rights-This is a 5-day intensive held on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 12:30-6:30 p.m. on the following dates: May 17, 19, 21, 24, & 26. For additional info, please click on the following image:
Summer/Fall 2010 Registration Dates- Please click on the below images for dates & times:
Children FIRST Identification & Reporting Child Abuse Training Sessions- Please note the following dates & locations for 2010 I & R training:
4/28: Fordham Lincoln Center, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
6/07: Brooklyn Catholic Charities, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Professional Licensing Course (New York State): Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment- This course is being offered for $25.00 to Fordham University Students (For Fordham Alumni, the fee is $35. For others, the fee is $55). The course covers important information that professionals, who are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect, need to know. For dates/location/time, please click on the following link:
*GRADUATION INFORMATION-The Commencement Ceremony for February, May and August 2010 graduates will be on Sunday, May 23rd at 1:00 p.m. (students call time is an 1 1/2 - 2 hrs. before 1 p.m.) at the WaMu Theater in Madison Square Garden. May and August 2010 graduates need to file a Candidate for Degree Card by January 29, 2010. You are an August graduate if you are taking your last course in Summer Session and/or in a 14 hour/week field placement. August graduates are encouraged to participate in the commencement ceremony in May, but will receive a diploma dated August 9th - it will be mailed to you or you can pick it up in mid-September. February 1st graduates should already have completed a Candidate for Degree card. If you did not, do so immediately. Cards are available in Room 726 at Lincoln Center and Room 102 in Westchester. You will receive more information about graduation through Integrative Seminars and meetings in the Spring semester. If you are a ‘10 graduate and not in seminar this year, please read the monthly calendars and read the signs at each campus. Graduates will receive six (6) tickets for guests. There will be graduation parties: Lincoln Center’s will be Friday, May 21st from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. in Pope Auditorium. The Student Congress at Westchester will be planning for the Westchester celebration. More information to come.
*LMSW/LSW REVIEW-There will be free review sessions for the Licensed Master’s Social Worker (New York State) and the Licensed Social Worker (New Jersey) exams offered at Lincoln Center and in Westchester in early June. Dates will be announced soon. In New York State you need to have completed your degree requirements before you can take the Master’s level exam. In New Jersey you can take the Master’s level exam during your last semester. Applications for the NY State exam are available on the state’s website – www.op.nysed.gov/sw. NJ residents can call (973) 504-6495 for an application. Connecticut has one level of licensing - the “Clinical/ Advanced” level test and 3,000 hours of Post-master’s experience is needed. If you are interested in licensing in other states, go to the Association of Social Work Board’s website at http://www.aswb.org/.
*COURSE ON THE IDENTIFICATION AND REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE AND MALTREATMENT-It is a requirement that proof of completion of a two hour course on child abuse identification and reporting be provided when applying for the LMSW in New York State. This will be offered to students for a $25 charge several times during the spring semester at both the Lincoln Center and Westchester campuses – check the monthly calendars and bulletin boards for dates. Other approved providers in the state can be found on the state’s website www.op.nysed.gov/caproviders.htm. If you have previously taken such a course you do not have to reenroll, but you will need the certificate of completion at the time you apply for the license.
*GSS WEBSITE-The school’s website has information on it that can be very helpful to you. The Student Handbook, calendars, and LMSW information are some of what you will find. Log on to www.fordham.edu/gss and click on Student Resources. The Continuing Education information may be of interest too, so click on that link as well.
*Ethical Eye- This semester, a newsletter discussing ethics in social work practice -- the "ETHICAL EYE" -- will be published. Our first edition will include thoughts from faculty about ethics in social work practice. Subsequent issues, however, will involve YOU! We have established an anonymous web-based submission form for you to submit ethical dilemmas encountered in your practice for future publication and discussion.
Here's how it works:
1.) You experience a situation in your internship that you think involves ethical decision-making -- a client, for example, asks you to "keep a secret" but you are part of a treatment team; or your research project involves 5 year-old children and you wonder how you can ask for their consent to participate.
2.) You go to the web by clicking on Click Here to take survey and fill out the easy to follow submission guide.
3.) Your anonymous submission is read by a committee made up of an administrator, faculty from field, the Ethical Eye editor, and representatives from your student congress.
4.) The committee will then make a selection of scenarios from your submission to publish for our Fordham community. The publication will include responses from selected faculty and students, creating a community dialogue.
SHARPEN YOUR FOCUS-BE A PART OF THE "ETHICAL EYE"
*Attention Left-handed GSS Students: Receive a desktop palette for right-handed desks today! The following attachment, meant for those who experience awkwardness taking notes on right-handers' deskstops, may be obtained in room 147. Contact: Grant Grastorf, (914) 367-3202 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Student Congress – Congress is composed of 1 to 3 students from each integrative seminar. Please consider volunteering.
*Writing services – Writing consultant is Jacqueline McKnight (email@example.com). Writing handbooks ($10) and a complete list of services are available in 106A.
This Week at GSS
*Parking permits – Secure your parking permit registration at the security desk. Upon completion, submit to security office, room 143, with car registration and student ID. Fee is $100 per year.
*Student ID cards are delivered to Henry Davis, room 106A, if you mailed your photo to Fordham. Otherwise, visit room 13G on the ground level to secure your card.
5th Annual Walk 4 Hearing- Sponsored by the Hearing Loss Association of America Westchester Chapter. For additional details on how to be a part of this event, please click the following image.
Win Jets tickets for an important cause ! Please click on the flyer for further details.
Mental Health Across the Lifespan Forum- Sponsored by the Center of Aging & Policy at at. St. Mary College. For more info, please click on the following image.
From Problems to Solutions: Navigating the Road to Licensure- Time: Thursday, May 13, 2010, 6-8 p.m. Location: NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Sq. South. This event is free & open to the public. For more info, please click on the below image.
Helping Families in Distress: A Provider's Toolkit- Sponsored by St. Vincent's Hospital Westchester Conference Center in Harrison, NY. For more details, please click on the following image.
Fostering Creative Play and Self-Expression in a Commercialized World- Presented by The Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc. Date: Thursday, 5/06. Location: the Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY. Please click on the following image for additional information:
*National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence/Westchester, Inc. (NCADD)-For information on the up-coming CASAC Training Program and/or Family Information Series, please call (914) 949-8500 or check out their website at http://www.ncaddwestchester.org/.
*Psychotherapy Treatment- Available through Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Referrals for treatment on a sliding scale. No insurance necessary. -Prompt referrals, very reasonable sliding scale fees. -Treatment provided by highly trained & experienced psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists. -Daytime & evening hours available, private offices in Westchester, Rockland, Fairfield Counties -Strict confidentiality, no insurance needed or utilized. -Long-term intensive treatment available, For application or more information: Call Nancy Bobker: (914) 967-1300 or visit their website: http://www.wcspp.orf/ (click treatment tab). WCSPP is a non-profit educational institution chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York.
*Zen Interfaith Sitting Meditation- Every Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Blessed Miguel Pro, S.J., Chapel located at Fordham Westchester. Free and open to all; No registration needed. For more information visit http://www.kennedyzen.org/ or contact Carol Gibney at (914) 367-3420.
Student to Student
Worker Wellness Workshop- Click on the below image to additional details.
Donate toys for children of domestic violence- Please click on the following image to see how you can make a contribution.
Do you have an announcement for other students; something to buy, sell, exchange; a group or activity you want to organize? Please e-mail your announcement to Henry Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) for posting.
Director of Career Services, Benay Lindenauer, email@example.com.