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NY Expected to Mandate
Continuing Education in 2015
Safety, Risk and Self-Determination: Client-Centered Practice with Survivors of Domestic Violence
 
Domestic Violence and Social Work: How one agency responds
Breaking Ground: Addressing Domestic Violence in New York City’s Muslim Community
NASW-NYC Social Justice Advocacy Update
PACE Endorsements
In Memoriam
NASW-NYC Fall 2013
Continuing Education Program
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NY Expected to Mandate Continuing Education in 2015

The Last State to Do So

Forty nine states require their licensed social workers to engage in continuing education. It makes sense: professionals need to stay current in what is happening in their field, and this applies to social work in this country.

Except in New York. Until now...
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Spotlight on Violence Against Women:

NYC Social Workers in Action

 

Safety, Risk and Self-Determination:
Client-Centered
Practice with Survivors of Domestic Violence


Liz Roberts, MSW, Chief Program Officer, Safe Horizon

At Safe Horizon, we work with tens of thousands of domestic violence survivors every year, through our hotline, court programs, community offices, and shelters.  Every day, our clients face choices that range from the difficult to the near impossible. 

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Domestic Violence and Social Work: How One Agency Responds

Beth Silverman-Yam, DSW, LCSW, Clinical Director, Sanctuary for Families

Here is a description of New York-based Sanctuary for Families (SFF), a comprehensive domestic violence (DV) agency committed to the safety, healing, and self-determination of survivors of DV and other forms of gender-based violence. This article will focus on the role of social workers within SFF’s holistic and varied program of services, providing advocacy and support for clients as they navigate multiple systems.

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Breaking Ground: Addressing Domestic Violence in New York City’s Muslim Community

Robina Niaz, MSW, Founder, Turning Point for Women and Families

It has always been difficult for immigrant women to find help and connect with services available in their adopted countries; however, following September 11, 2001, rising Islamophobia in the United States compounded these challenges and gripped the Muslim community in fear. One result of this was that numerous Muslim women were trapped in abusive relationships, unable to reach out to mainstream organizations for help. Many of them were being told by their abusers that if they sought help, the men would be detained and deported (this was indeed happening to many innocent Muslim men) and the women and children would be left without providers. 

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