Tag Archives: Social Work

Dr. Jill Becker Feigeles, an adjunct professor at Wurzweiler, teaches Block Program students during the intensive summer sessions in New York.

In Israel, Helping Students Help Others

In Israel, Helping Students Help Others

Wurzweiler’s Block Program Offers Israelis Cutting-Edge Social Work Education As a high school English teacher in Jerusalem, Rivkah Weiss found students frequently turned to her for advice and guidance. But although she loved helping them navigate the personal challenges they faced, Weiss was frustrated by the sense that she could only do so much for

Dr. Ronnie Glassman

Wurzweiler Students to Help High-Risk Adolescents

$1.4 Million Grant Will Train Students to Work With Vulnerable Youth   Drug abuse, multiple trauma experiences, underachievement and a 10 percent high school dropout rate are just some of the problems faced by adolescents growing up in high-risk environments, often leading to mental health disorders that need to be addressed. A new grant awarded

Wurzweiler Palliative Care Conference

Wurzweiler Conference Highlights Opportunities and Challenges for Palliative Care Social Work On March 25, 2011, the Wurzweiler School of Social Work and the Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network (SWHPN) co-hosted Innovations in Palliative Care Social Work: Emerging Models, Effective Strategies. The conference was also co-sponsored by Columbia and New York University’s Schools of Social Work.  Attended

Wurzweiler School of Social Work Receives Major Grant to Train Specialists in Child Welfare

Wurzweiler School of Social Work was the only New York school selected for a $550,000 grant from the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute in collaboration with the US Children’s Bureau. The grant, extended over five years, will support scholarships and curricular innovations in the area of child welfare training.

Wurzweiler Hosts First-Time Conference on Role of Social Work in End-of-Life Care

When a hospital team confers with terminally ill patients and their loved ones, the discussion may trigger personal anxieties and questions: Is hospice care possible? Can the patient remain at home with pain management and support from a social worker? What about “do not resuscitate” orders or removal of feeding tubes?