Saturday, February 27, 2010

February 27, 2010

www.fordham.edu/gss

Announcements

Here’s what’s happening, A to Z. Details on all announcements are located on the ground-floor and main-level bulletin boards.

United for Haiti: Compassion In Action- Please click on the following flyer for full details:



Children FIRST Identification & Reporting Child Abuse Training Sessions- Please note the following dates & locations for 2010 I & R training:

3/10: Fordham Westchester, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

3/10: Fordham Lincoln Center, 6-8:30 p.m.

3/30: Brooklyn Catholic Charities, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

4/07: Fordham Rose Hill, 12-3 p.m.

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.

Fordham Institute for Women & Girls presents the Sixth Annual Women's Symposium: A Human Rights Approach with Marginalized Adolescents- Please click on the following image for additional information.



An Afternoon with Peggy McIntosh- Sponsored by Fordham University's Office of Multicultural Affairs. Dr. McIntosh's talk is entitled, "Coming to See Privilege Systems: The Surprising Journey". Location: Flom Auditorium, Rose Hill campus in the Bronx. Date: March 25, 2010 at 1 p.m. For more information, please e-mail culturalrh@fordham.edu.



Career Development Workshop: Resume Writing & Interview Skills- Director of Career Services, Benay Lindenauer, will be holding a workshop on resume writing & interviewing skills at Fordham Westchester on the following dates: Wednesday, 2/17, from 3-5 p.m. in RM. 228 & Saturday, 2/27 from 12:40-1:40 p.m in Rm. 228. Please sign up on the ground floor GSS bulletin board located outside the cafe. If you have any questions/comments, please contact Benay at lindenauer@fordham.edu. *Note: To have Benay review your resume, you must attend one of the resume writing workshops.

Learn @ Lunch workshops- All workshops are held during the lunch hour (12:40-1:40 p.m.). Please click on the below image for full details. *Note: lunch is not provided.


Application for Fordham Universities' GSS Financial Need Based Scholarship- Beginning Monday, February 1st, GSS students may pick up the following application from Phyllis Gillians in room 103. Once completed, the application may be dropped off there or in Phyllis' mailbox. For further information please click on the below image:



Field Planning Meetings for students entering their foundation year of field placement in academic year 2010-2011 will be held March 4, 2010, 12:40-1:40 and March 6,2010, 12:40-1:40. Both will be held in room 117. For any questions, please contact Vincenza Corcoran, Associate Director of Field, at Corcoran@Fordham.edu.

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:

http://www.fordham.edu/academics/colleges__graduate_s/graduate__profession/social_service/centers_and_institut/children_first/training_schedule_an_33114.asp
"4" Fordham Big Events in Celebration of the Big Read- In honor on the Big Read, an initative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Fordham University Westchester Campus is hosting 4 free events that capture the spirit of the movement: Writing Our Lives: A Creative Writing Workshop for Veterans, Book discussion on The Things They Carries by Tim O'Brien, Veterans Art Exhibit, and Artists Reception celebrating the Veterans Art Exhibit. To register for the "Writing Our Lives" workshops, e-mail info@writerscenter.org or call (914) 332-5953. To register for all other events, e-mail eventswc@fordham.edu or call (914) 367-3202. For detailed information, please click on the following image:



*GSS Commencement Date Reminder- GSS Graduation will be in the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, May 23rd at 1:00 p.m.

*GRADUATION INFORMATION-The Commencement Ceremony for February, May and August 2010 graduates will be on Sunday, May 23rd at 1:00 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 grastorf@fordham.edu.

*Student Congress – Congress is composed of 1 to 3 students from each integrative seminar. Please consider volunteering.

*Writing services – Writing consultant is Jacqueline McKnight (jmckcsw@aol.com). Writing handbooks ($10) and a complete list of services are available in 106A.

This Week at GSS
Please click on the following image:


Important Reminders/Deadlines

*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.

Community Events

NASW Whitney M. Young Stipend for Social Action and Change- To view the criteria and apply for this $500 stipend/scholarship, please click on the following images:



The Essence of Gestalt: Introductory Course to an Experiential Approach to Therapy- Please click on the flyers for additional information:



Victims Assistance Services presents An Evening of Conversation & Film- please click on the below image for more details:



NASW Annual Awards Dinner- Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010. Location: the Davenport Club, 400 Davenport Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10805. Time: 6 p.m. cocktail hour, 7 p.m. dinner. Price: $50 early bird special; $55 after March 21st; Students pay $25. For additional info, please click the below image.



The College of New Rochelle's 2010 Lunafest Film Festival- Please click the image below for full details !

Undoing Racism workshops- Please click the image below to find the winter/spring 2010 workshop dates and locations:


*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
Community Baby Showers Seeks Donations- The Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network (LHVPN) advocates and educates consumer and professionals about issues impacting maternal, child and family health. In an effort to educate low income women within the Lower Hudson Valley region, LHVPN is organizing 4 Community Baby Shower (CBS)in Mt Vernon, NY, Port Chester, NY, Haverstraw, NY, and Poughkeepsie, NY targeting low income women. These events will provide pregnant and post partum women (up to six weeks) and their partners or other support person with timely information to help them have a safe and healthy baby. As they continue outreach efforts to educate low income, high risk mothers and their families, they are requesting your support. In tough economic times, mothers will enjoy receiving baby items (such as gift certificates, cribs, strollers, car sets, diapers, baby clothes, baby bags, blankets, etc.) and supplies to help them care for the infants. Your assistance in helping the LHVPN provide these programs will be extremely valuable towards enhancing maternal child health in our region. Sponsored by Graduate School of Social Service. There will be a donation box set up outside the Common Ground Cafe beginning Tuesday, March 2 through Friday, March 12.
If you have any questions, please contact GSS Student Sandria Glasgow at 914-493-6435 or glasgows@lhvpn.net
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 (hdavis8@fordham.edu) for posting.

Career Services/Licensing

Career Development Workshop: Resume Writing & Interview Skills- Director of Career Services, Benay Lindenauer, will be holding a workshop on resume writing & interviewing skills at Fordham Westchester on the following dates: Wednesday, 2/17, from 3-5 p.m. in RM. 228 & Saturday, 2/27 from 12:40-1:40 p.m in Rm. 228. Please sign up on the ground floor GSS bulletin board located outside the cafe. If you have any questions/comments, please contact Benay at lindenauer@fordham.edu. *Note: To have Benay review your resume, you must attend one of the resume writing workshops.























Thursday, February 25, 2010

February 25, 2010

www.fordham.edu/gss

Announcements

Here’s what’s happening, A to Z. Details on all announcements are located on the ground-floor and main-level bulletin boards.

United for Haiti: Compassion In Action- Please click on the following flyer for full details:



Children FIRST Identification & Reporting Child Abuse Training Sessions- Please note the following dates & locations for 2010 I & R training:

3/10: Fordham Westchester, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

3/10: Fordham Lincoln Center, 6-8:30 p.m.

3/30: Brooklyn Catholic Charities, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

4/07: Fordham Rose Hill, 12-3 p.m.

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.

Fordham Institute for Women & Girls presents the Sixth Annual Women's Symposium: A Human Rights Approach with Marginalized Adolescents- Please click on the following image for additional information.



GSS Social Justice Club- Next meeting will be held on Thursday, February 25th, RM. 142 at 12:45 p.m. All are welcome! Please check out the below image to see how you can help those in Haiti (Sponsored by the Social Justice Club).


An Afternoon with Peggy McIntosh- Sponsored by Fordham University's Office of Multicultural Affairs. Dr. McIntosh's talk is entitled, "Coming to See Privilege Systems: The Surprising Journey". Location: Flom Auditorium, Rose Hill campus in the Bronx. Date: March 25, 2010 at 1 p.m. For more information, please e-mail culturalrh@fordham.edu.



Career Development Workshop: Resume Writing & Interview Skills- Director of Career Services, Benay Lindenauer, will be holding a workshop on resume writing & interviewing skills at Fordham Westchester on the following dates: Wednesday, 2/17, from 3-5 p.m. in RM. 228 & Saturday, 2/27 from 12:40-1:40 p.m in Rm. 228. Please sign up on the ground floor GSS bulletin board located outside the cafe. If you have any questions/comments, please contact Benay at lindenauer@fordham.edu. *Note: To have Benay review your resume, you must attend one of the resume writing workshops.

Learn @ Lunch workshops- All workshops are held during the lunch hour (12:40-1:40 p.m.). Please click on the below image for full details. *Note: lunch is not provided.


Application for Fordham Universities' GSS Financial Need Based Scholarship- Beginning Monday, February 1st, GSS students may pick up the following application from Phyllis Gillians in room 103. Once completed, the application may be dropped off there or in Phyllis' mailbox. For further information please click on the below image:



Field Planning Meetings for students entering their foundation year of field placement in academic year 2010-2011 will be held March 4, 2010, 12:40-1:40 and March 6,2010, 12:40-1:40. Both will be held in room 117. For any questions, please contact Vincenza Corcoran, Associate Director of Field, at Corcoran@Fordham.edu.

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:

http://www.fordham.edu/academics/colleges__graduate_s/graduate__profession/social_service/centers_and_institut/children_first/training_schedule_an_33114.asp
"4" Fordham Big Events in Celebration of the Big Read- In honor on the Big Read, an initative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Fordham University Westchester Campus is hosting 4 free events that capture the spirit of the movement: Writing Our Lives: A Creative Writing Workshop for Veterans, Book discussion on The Things They Carries by Tim O'Brien, Veterans Art Exhibit, and Artists Reception celebrating the Veterans Art Exhibit. To register for the "Writing Our Lives" workshops, e-mail info@writerscenter.org or call (914) 332-5953. To register for all other events, e-mail eventswc@fordham.edu or call (914) 367-3202. For detailed information, please click on the following image:



*Fordham Westchester Online Book Order Instructions- To order your books online through Fordham Universities' website, please click on the following image:



*GSS Commencement Date Reminder- GSS Graduation will be in the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, May 23rd at 1:00 p.m.

*GRADUATION INFORMATION-The Commencement Ceremony for February, May and August 2010 graduates will be on Sunday, May 23rd at 1:00 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.

*FINANCIAL AID-Applications for student loans and Tuition Remission/Assistance for the upcoming academic year will be available at each campus in early February.

*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 grastorf@fordham.edu.

*Student Congress – Congress is composed of 1 to 3 students from each integrative seminar. Please consider volunteering.

*Writing services – Writing consultant is Jacqueline McKnight (jmckcsw@aol.com). Writing handbooks ($10) and a complete list of services are available in 106A.

This Week at GSS

2/22: Practicum Lab, RM. 139, 6-7:30 p.m.

2/23: Normal operating day.

2/24: Foundation Year Integrated Seminar, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 5:30-7:30 p.m.

2/25: Normal operating day

2/26: Normal operating day

2/27: Learn @ Lunch: Non-Accidental Head Trauma, 12:40-1:40 p.m., RM. G12. Career Development Workshop: Resume Writing & Interview Skills, 12:40-1:40 p.m., RM. 228 (Advanced Year Students).

Important Reminders/Deadlines

*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.

Community Events

The Essence of Gestalt: Introductory Course to an Experiential Approach to Therapy- Please click on the flyers for additional information:



Victims Assistance Services presents An Evening of Conversation & Film- please click on the below image for more details:



NASW Annual Awards Dinner- Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010. Location: the Davenport Club, 400 Davenport Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10805. Time: 6 p.m. cocktail hour, 7 p.m. dinner. Price: $50 early bird special; $55 after March 21st; Students pay $25. For additional info, please click the below image.



The College of New Rochelle's 2010 Lunafest Film Festival- Please click the image below for full details !

Undoing Racism workshops- Please click the image below to find the winter/spring 2010 workshop dates and locations:



*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

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 (hdavis8@fordham.edu) for posting.

Career Services/Licensing

Career Development Workshop: Resume Writing & Interview Skills- Director of Career Services, Benay Lindenauer, will be holding a workshop on resume writing & interviewing skills at Fordham Westchester on the following dates: Wednesday, 2/17, from 3-5 p.m. in RM. 228 & Saturday, 2/27 from 12:40-1:40 p.m in Rm. 228. Please sign up on the ground floor GSS bulletin board located outside the cafe. If you have any questions/comments, please contact Benay at lindenauer@fordham.edu. *Note: To have Benay review your resume, you must attend one of the resume writing workshops.




















Saturday, February 20, 2010

February 20, 2010

www.fordham.edu/gss

Announcements

Here’s what’s happening, A to Z. Details on all announcements are located on the ground-floor and main-level bulletin boards.

Fordham Institute for Women & Girls presents the Sixth Annual Women's Symposium: A Human Rights Approach with Marginalized Adolescents- Please click on the following image for additional information.



GSS Social Justice Club- Next meeting will be held on Thursday, February 25th, RM. 142 at 12:45 p.m. All are welcome! Please check out the below image to see how you can help those in Haiti (Sponsored by the Social Justice Club).


An Afternoon with Peggy McIntosh- Sponsored by Fordham University's Office of Multicultural Affairs. Dr. McIntosh's talk is entitled, "Coming to See Privilege Systems: The Surprising Journey". Location: Flom Auditorium, Rose Hill campus in the Bronx. Date: March 25, 2010 at 1 p.m. For more information, please e-mail culturalrh@fordham.edu.



Career Development Workshop: Resume Writing & Interview Skills- Director of Career Services, Benay Lindenauer, will be holding a workshop on resume writing & interviewing skills at Fordham Westchester on the following dates: Wednesday, 2/17, from 3-5 p.m. in RM. 228 & Saturday, 2/27 from 12:40-1:40 p.m in Rm. 228. Please sign up on the ground floor GSS bulletin board located outside the cafe. If you have any questions/comments, please contact Benay at lindenauer@fordham.edu. *Note: To have Benay review your resume, you must attend one of the resume writing workshops.

Learn @ Lunch workshops- All workshops are held during the lunch hour (12:40-1:40 p.m.). Please click on the below image for full details. *Note: lunch is not provided.



Application for Fordham Universities' GSS Financial Need Based Scholarship- Beginning Monday, February 1st, GSS students may pick up the following application from Phyllis Gillians in room 103. Once completed, the application may be dropped off there or in Phyllis' mailbox. For further information please click on the below image:



Field Planning Meetings for students entering their foundation year of field placement in academic year 2010-2011 will be held March 4, 2010, 12:40-1:40 and March 6,2010, 12:40-1:40. Both will be held in room 117. For any questions, please contact Vincenza Corcoran, Associate Director of Field, at Corcoran@Fordham.edu.

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:

http://www.fordham.edu/academics/colleges__graduate_s/graduate__profession/social_service/centers_and_institut/children_first/training_schedule_an_33114.asp
"4" Fordham Big Events in Celebration of the Big Read- In honor on the Big Read, an initative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Fordham University Westchester Campus is hosting 4 free events that capture the spirit of the movement: Writing Our Lives: A Creative Writing Workshop for Veterans, Book discussion on The Things They Carries by Tim O'Brien, Veterans Art Exhibit, and Artists Reception celebrating the Veterans Art Exhibit. To register for the "Writing Our Lives" workshops, e-mail info@writerscenter.org or call (914) 332-5953. To register for all other events, e-mail eventswc@fordham.edu or call (914) 367-3202. For detailed information, please click on the following image:



*Fordham Westchester Online Book Order Instructions- To order your books online through Fordham Universities' website, please click on the following image:



*GSS Commencement Date Reminder- GSS Graduation will be in the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, May 23rd at 1:00 p.m.

*GRADUATION INFORMATION-The Commencement Ceremony for February, May and August 2010 graduates will be on Sunday, May 23rd at 1:00 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.

*FINANCIAL AID-Applications for student loans and Tuition Remission/Assistance for the upcoming academic year will be available at each campus in early February.

*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 grastorf@fordham.edu.

*Student Congress – Congress is composed of 1 to 3 students from each integrative seminar. Please consider volunteering.

*Writing services – Writing consultant is Jacqueline McKnight (jmckcsw@aol.com). Writing handbooks ($10) and a complete list of services are available in 106A.

This Week at GSS

2/22: Practicum Lab, RM. 139, 6-7:30 p.m.

2/23: Normal operating day.

2/24: Foundation Year Integrated Seminar, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 5:30-7:30 p.m.

2/25: Normal operating day

2/26: Normal operating day

2/27: Learn @ Lunch: Non-Accidental Head Trauma, 12:40-1:40 p.m., RM. G12. Career Development Workshop: Resume Writing & Interview Skills, 12:40-1:40 p.m., RM. 228 (Advanced Year Students).

Important Reminders/Deadlines

*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.

Community Events

Victims Assistance Services presents An Evening of Conversation & Film- please click on the below image for more details:



NASW Annual Awards Dinner- Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010. Location: the Davenport Club, 400 Davenport Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10805. Time: 6 p.m. cocktail hour, 7 p.m. dinner. Price: $50 early bird special; $55 after March 21st; Students pay $25. For additional info, please click the below image.



The College of New Rochelle's 2010 Lunafest Film Festival- Please click the image below for full details !

Undoing Racism workshops- Please click the image below to find the winter/spring 2010 workshop dates and locations:



*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

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 (hdavis8@fordham.edu) for posting.

Career Services/Licensing

Career Development Workshop: Resume Writing & Interview Skills- Director of Career Services, Benay Lindenauer, will be holding a workshop on resume writing & interviewing skills at Fordham Westchester on the following dates: Wednesday, 2/17, from 3-5 p.m. in RM. 228 & Saturday, 2/27 from 12:40-1:40 p.m in Rm. 228. Please sign up on the ground floor GSS bulletin board located outside the cafe. If you have any questions/comments, please contact Benay at lindenauer@fordham.edu. *Note: To have Benay review your resume, you must attend one of the resume writing workshops.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

February 18, 2010

www.fordham.edu/gss

Announcements

Here’s what’s happening, A to Z. Details on all announcements are located on the ground-floor and main-level bulletin boards.

GSS Social Justice Club- Next meeting will be held on Thursday, February 25th, RM. 142 at 12:45 p.m. All are welcome! Please check out the below image to see how you can help those in Haiti (Sponsored by the Social Justice Club).

An Afternoon with Peggy McIntosh- Sponsored by Fordham University's Office of Multicultural Affairs. Dr. McIntosh's talk is entitled, "Coming to See Privilege Systems: The Surprising Journey". Location: Flom Auditorium, Rose Hill campus in the Bronx. Date: March 25, 2010 at 1 p.m. For more information, please e-mail culturalrh@fordham.edu.



Campus Ministry's Global Outreach Fundraising dates- Please check out the dates below and help support the Global Outreach program !

February 9th: Raffle tickets & totes from 12:30 to 1:30 in front lobby

February 13th: 12 to 2pm- Fordham Crew Sweatshirts for sale & selection of raffle winners to be announced.

February 16th: Sweatshirt sale, 12:30 to 1:30

February 17th: Sweatshirt sale, 11:30 to 12:30

February 20th: Sweatshirt sale, 12 to 2pm

The Arts & Social Work- Please click on the image below if you're interested in the role art plays in the field of Social Work.



Supporting & Welcoming Individuals with Disabilities in the Workplace with Mitchell Levitz- Sponsored by Fordham Westchester, Mitchell Levitz, co-author of the award-winning bestseller Count Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndrome, will discuss workplace expectations and employees with developmental disabilities. Please click on the following image for additional information:



Career Development Workshop: Resume Writing & Interview Skills- Director of Career Services, Benay Lindenauer, will be holding a workshop on resume writing & interviewing skills at Fordham Westchester on the following dates: Wednesday, 2/17, from 3-5 p.m. in RM. 228 & Saturday, 2/27 from 12:40-1:40 p.m in Rm. 228. Please sign up on the ground floor GSS bulletin board located outside the cafe. If you have any questions/comments, please contact Benay at lindenauer@fordham.edu. *Note: To have Benay review your resume, you must attend one of the resume writing workshops.

Learn @ Lunch workshops- All workshops are held during the lunch hour (12:40-1:40 p.m.). Please click on the below image for full details. *Note: lunch is not provided.




Application for Fordham Universities' GSS Financial Need Based Scholarship- Beginning Monday, February 1st, GSS students may pick up the following application from Phyllis Gillians in room 103. Once completed, the application may be dropped off there or in Phyllis' mailbox. For further information please click on the below image:



Field Planning Meetings for students entering their foundation year of field placement in academic year 2010-2011 will be held March 4, 2010, 12:40-1:40 and March 6,2010, 12:40-1:40. Both will be held in room 117. For any questions, please contact Vincenza Corcoran, Associate Director of Field, at Corcoran@Fordham.edu.

Shadow Count 2010- Please click on the following image for a description of the event:



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:

http://www.fordham.edu/academics/colleges__graduate_s/graduate__profession/social_service/centers_and_institut/children_first/training_schedule_an_33114.asp
"4" Fordham Big Events in Celebration of the Big Read- In honor on the Big Read, an initative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Fordham University Westchester Campus is hosting 4 free events that capture the spirit of the movement: Writing Our Lives: A Creative Writing Workshop for Veterans, Book discussion on The Things They Carries by Tim O'Brien, Veterans Art Exhibit, and Artists Reception celebrating the Veterans Art Exhibit. To register for the "Writing Our Lives" workshops, e-mail info@writerscenter.org or call (914) 332-5953. To register for all other events, e-mail eventswc@fordham.edu or call (914) 367-3202. For detailed information, please click on the following image:



*Fordham Westchester Online Book Order Instructions- To order your books online through Fordham Universities' website, please click on the following image:



*GSS Commencement Date Reminder- GSS Graduation will be in the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, May 23rd at 1:00 p.m.

*GRADUATION INFORMATION-The Commencement Ceremony for February, May and August 2010 graduates will be on Sunday, May 23rd at 1:00 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.

*FINANCIAL AID-Applications for student loans and Tuition Remission/Assistance for the upcoming academic year will be available at each campus in early February.

*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 grastorf@fordham.edu.

*Student Congress – Congress is composed of 1 to 3 students from each integrative seminar. Please consider volunteering.

*Writing services – Writing consultant is Jacqueline McKnight (jmckcsw@aol.com). Writing handbooks ($10) and a complete list of services are available in 106A.


This Week at GSS

2/15: President's Day- Fordham University closed.

2/16: Normal operating day.

2/17: Advanced Integrated Seminar, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 5:30-7:30 p.m.

GSS Career Development Workshop, 3-5 p.m., RM. 228

2/18: Individuals with Disabilities in the Workplace with Mitchell Levitz, 3:30-5 P.M., RM. 117

2/19: Normal operating day

2/20: Association of Black Social Workers Mtg., 12:40-1:40 p.m., RM. 105

Learn @ Lunch: Domestic Violence: Working with Batterers, 12:40-1:40 p.m., RM. G11

Important Reminders/Deadlines

*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.

Community Events

NASW Annual Awards Dinner- Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010. Location: the Davenport Club, 400 Davenport Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10805. Time: 6 p.m. cocktail hour, 7 p.m. dinner. Price: $50 early bird special; $55 after March 21st; Students pay $25. For additional info, please click the below image.



The College of New Rochelle's 2010 Lunafest Film Festival- Please click the image below for full details !

Retooling Mental Health Models for Racial Relevance-Sponsored by the NASW Westchester Division. Presented by Sandra Bernabei, LCSW, Mary Pender Greene, LCSW-R, and Sophia McKenzie, MSW. Time: Wednesday, February 17, 2010. Location: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Main Building. 21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, NY 10605 (at Maple Ave.). For additional information, please click on the below image.



Undoing Racism workshops- Please click the image below to find the winter/spring 2010 workshop dates and locations:



*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

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 (hdavis8@fordham.edu) for posting.

Career Services/Licensing

Career Development Workshop: Resume Writing & Interview Skills- Director of Career Services, Benay Lindenauer, will be holding a workshop on resume writing & interviewing skills at Fordham Westchester on the following dates: Wednesday, 2/17, from 3-5 p.m. in RM. 228 & Saturday, 2/27 from 12:40-1:40 p.m in Rm. 228. Please sign up on the ground floor GSS bulletin board located outside the cafe. If you have any questions/comments, please contact Benay at lindenauer@fordham.edu. *Note: To have Benay review your resume, you must attend one of the resume writing workshops.



Welcome to GSS News & Views!

Check in regularly, and feel free to contact any GSS staff member for support. Here is how you find us.

Janna C. Heyman, Ph.D., Associate Dean/Program Director; 917-367-3030, heyman@fordham.edu


Linda White-Ryan, LMSW, R.N., CASAC, Assistant Director; 914-367-3017, whiteryan@fordham.edu


Aida Lau, Academic Administrator, GSS Tuition Remission, alau@fordham.edu; 914-367-3104


Henry Davis, Assistant to the Dean/Faculty and Student Services, hdavis8@fordham.edu; 914-367-3101


Laura Sutter, Executive Secretary, lsutter@fordham.edu; 914-367-3108


Field Practicum staff :

Vincenza Corcoran, Associate Director, 914-367-3107; Corcoran@fordham.edu


Gail Davenport, Assistant Director, 914-367-3109; gdavenport@fordham.edu


GSSS Westchester Career Services:


Derek Brown, Coordinator of Career Services, adebrown@fordham.edu


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