Tag Archives: Social Work

Moments from Malawi: Reflections from student volunteers

Featuring Shannon Rudy, MSW ’18 Malawi Children’s Mission (MCM) Partnership May-June 2017 “They have taught me more than I ever feel I could begin to teach them about the human connection and what it means to be a good person in the face of adversity.  I cannot wait to learn more!” Part 1:  Elation, anxiety […]
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Social Work Department explores effects of grandparenting through research, workshops

Two recent journal articles about the challenges and opportunities confronting grandparents taking care of grandchildren highlight the passion of Youjung Lee, co-director of the Institute of Multigenerational Studies (IMS) and several Binghamton University co-authors. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 2.7 million grandparents have primary caretaker roles for their grandchildren in this country. By definition, […]
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March is National Social Work Month!

March is National Social Work Month! This month, social workers around the country are celebrating the history and the future of their profession. This year, social workers have extra cause for excitement: the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) turns 60 in 2015. Founded in 1955 through the merger of seven organizations, the NASW is […]
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It’s About the Journey not the Destination

Something that I have been trying to remind the second year graduate social work students that I teach is to enjoy this time in graduate school, as this program with their peers is a once in a life time experience. The students typically roll their eyes, groan and sigh as I say this. Especially now […]
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Drs. Bronstein and Blitz on the Malawi Children’s Mission

College of Community and Public Affairs Dean Laura Bronstein and Dr. Lisa Blitz, Assistant Professor of Social Work, spent their winter break working with children, many orphaned and living in extreme poverty, in partnership with the Malawi Children’s Mission. The MCM provides nutrition, education, healthcare, and emotional support to children near Blantyre, Malawi. Founded in […]
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Grandparents raising grandchildren in Broome County

Grandparents raising grandchildren is a population that is growing fast. They are important in sustaining healthy family systems, but the caregiving is demanding and requires that the older adults make significant shifts in the roles that they hold in their families. Grandparents struggle with high stress and they tend to be depressed than non-caregiving older […]
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The Broome County Promise Zone model: A Community and University Strategy

What do you get when you combine limited funding for full-time staff, college students searching for meaningful learning opportunities, and public schools facing increasing demands and budget constraints? A recipe for success to build a foundation on which to build a county-wide, university-assisted community school model! That is exactly the ingredients we used to build […]
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