Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wurzweiler awarded $550,000 Child Welfare Training Grant

Wurzweiler School of Social Work was the only New York school selected for a half million dollar grant from the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute in collaboration with the U.S. Children’s Bureau. This new child welfare training initiative will extend over five years and includes scholarship support and curricular innovations.

Wurzweiler will select 12 Child Protective Service workers each year from the New York City Children’s Services (NYCCS) as full-time graduate students who will complete a curriculum infused with child welfare content and enrichment seminars leading to a new Certificate in Child Welfare Practice (CCWP).

Scholarship recipients will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to culturally competent child welfare practice with Hispanic communities. Other Wurzweiler students committed to child welfare and serving Hispanic families in New York City will also be eligible to participate in this special certificate program. Wurzweiler hopes that this grant will further enhance its affiliation with NYC Children’s Services and their Satterwhite Training Academy. The What's New Blog congratulates the Wurzweiler faculty for their on-going efforts to promote excellence in child welfare practice.
(Thanks to Carmen Hendricks, Assoc. Dean, for this post.)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

WSSW Prof Pimpare Discusses Poverty on GRITTV

On March 25, internet personality Laura Flanders interviewed Wurzweiler Proff Stephen Pimpare about his new book, A People's History of Poverty, which was published on November 17 by the New Press, as part of an American history series edited by Howard Zinn.

Here's how Flanders introduced the segment:
The Unites States has historically done a pretty bad job of taking care of its poor. And the record, in the last few decades, has only gotten worse. Before Obama entered office we spoke to Stephen Pimpare, the author of A People's History of Poverty in America. He had high hopes for Obama at the time. What would he say after the first few months?