The Faculty-Student Senate at the Silberman School of Social Work is a vital component of community and civic life within the School, and its impact is felt well beyond. The Senate is a governing body that brings faculty and student representatives together for collaborative debate and decision-making. The School is excited to feature profiles of five students serving on the Senate this year – Jordan Molina, Thomas Szlezak, Julia Sick, Joniel Thomas, and Andrew Belcher.
The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College-CUNY has established the National Child Trauma Workforce Institute (NCTWI), whose mission focuses on preparing new and experienced clinicians for trauma-informed work with children and families. The institute expands the Silberman School of Social Work’s capacity to address a pervasive major public health problem- the often-unrecognized impact of violence and trauma exposure in childhood.
Last weekend, the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College (SSSW) hosted the 11th annual Liberation-Based Healing Conference, led by Professor Willie Tolliver in partnership with the Dean’s Office and the Institute for Family Services (IFS). The conference brought together more than 200 outstanding professionals, scholars and students of anti-oppressive social work from across the country for a collaborative dialogue on justice-based practices.
Dear Members of the Silberman School of Social Work Community,
This past week’s national election evoked a broad range of feelings and reactions regardless of how one identifies politically. Many are searching for meaning and explanations as to how and why the Presidential election unfolded as it did, while others are confounded by the response of fellow citizens to the election results.
The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College (SSSW) warmly congratulates Stephanie Ruiz and Lucille Sandoval, who have both received the prestigious and impactful Latino Social Work Coalition Scholarship for 2016-17. Administered by the National Association of Social Workers-NYC Chapter and the Puerto Rican Families Institute, Inc., LSWC Scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding Latinx MSW students with financial need based in metro New York.
The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College (SSSW) congratulates our colleague Dr. William Cabin, who has been awarded Best Reviewer 2016 by the Journal of Social Work Education (JSWE). The award recognizes his outstanding contributions as a peer reviewer for this major scholarly journal. Dr. Cabin is an Adjunct Professor with many years of service to Silberman, where he also received his Ph.D. and MSW degrees. He currently teaches Research I. We are all very proud of his achievement!
The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College has launched its practice–based BSW program. The BSW program is open to full time, matriculated Hunter College undergraduates, who currently have between 55 and 80 credits.
The BSW program offers Hunter students a two-year professional social work degree with a practice focus in Child Welfare or Care Coordination.
The ceremony, held on Thursday, June 2 in the historic Assembly Hall at Hunter College, recognized 616 Silberman graduates. It featured two distinguished speakers and two graduating student speakers. The keynote speaker was Anne Williams-Isom, CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone.
Dr. Mary M. Cavanaugh, Acting Dean of the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, is pleased to announce that Dr. Manny J. González is the recipient of the 2016 Hunter College Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award recognizes Dr. González’s distinguished service as a Hunter College and Silberman School of Social Work classroom educator across twenty years. Dr. Manny J. González, Associate Professor and Director of the MSW program at Silberman, teaches graduate courses in clinical practice, relational therapy, psychopathology, evidence-based mental health practice, comparative analysis of psychodynamic theories and education in social work.
The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College mourns the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Robert Salmon, who passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016.
Since the start of his career more than fifty years ago, Dr. Salmon has significantly shaped the practice of social work in his roles as teacher, scholar, practitioner, and mentor.