News from the School of Social Welfare
Through the ‘Navigator’ program, SSW graduate students serve as frontline support to help community members navigate the health exchange enrollment process. Navigators at UAlbany provide free and unbiased information, with the objective of matching each person with an ideal plan that meets their physician, prescription, or other medical needs.
For the past 15 years as part of a partnership with Hallym University in South Korea, the UAlbany School of Social Welfare has hosted Hallym faculty and students. This summer, Dr. Yojin Kim and 4 social work students from Hallym participated in the Study Tour Exchange.
As new technology develops, social workers are learning more about how to use new tools like social media in clinical practice. SSW alum Hillary Closs LMSW ’11, ’12 assessed how Facebook is being used with foster care youth in transition.
The treatment and support for veterans returning to civilian life with primarily physical injuries is challenging. Much harder to identify and support are veterans with invisible wounds from trauma, known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD.)
In January, The Social Workers, a weekly radio talk show on UAlbany’s WCDB 90.9 FM, featured School of Social Welfare alumnus David M. Burns LCSW, author of Therapeutic Lessons.
During the 2014 winter break, School of Social Welfare students, Amanda Bane-Cortlynd, Hasanai Badar, Rosalie Calcagno, Michael Fiske, Ashley Huie, Christine Leavitt, Nicolas Mojica and Charles Orr traveled to New Orleans for a service learning trip.
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Distinguished Librarian Trudi Jacobson and Yvonne Harrison of Public Administration & Policy are 2014 SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant winners for new massive open online courses (MOOCs). Jacobson’s project promotes student metaliteracy; Harrison’s increases management and leadership training for the nonprofit sector.
UAlbany is creating new online courses in healthcare for students and professionals through New York State “Open SUNY” grants designed to aid the state’s economy in key industries and provide new training opportunities for the state's workforce.
UAlbany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy honors alumni exemplars, including Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the World Trade Organization, a former chief of staff to a U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, and the regional CEO of the American Red Cross Northeastern NY at its annual alumni ceremony on May 16.
The University at Albany's School of Social Welfare and five university partners have received a $21.2 million award from the Children’s Bureau to lead the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute.
University at Albany graduate student Madeline Knopfler is well versed in the challenges confronting individuals who are in need of health insurance, or are seeking to provide health care coverage for their families.