The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences seeks to foster caring in our global community. Through learning to treat one person at a time, helping individuals and families better manage every day issues, or working in a large organization, Mercy College teaches students how to become an integral part of their world.
SSBS faculty were honored for their years of service at a special Founder's Day event on October 3rd. Pictured above are:
Mary Kraetzer and Martin Kelly joined them in the festivities as the college community proudly celebrated our dedicated and wonderful faculty!
Not pictured but also honored:
Somers High School Human Rights Club hosts Mercy College Professor Ed Albrecht and representatives from Amnesty International for a discussion on the Syrian refugee crisis.
Mercy College received an Outstanding Delegation Award and Carolina Santrovitsch de Silva (above) won the Individual Outstanding Position Paper Award in the General Assembly at the 2017 Model UN Conference (April 9-13)!
Social Work Senior, Christina Stephens was honored at the 2017 Westchester National Association of Social Workers Awards as Student of the Year! Pictured with Christina are Professors Mary Knopp Kelly, Emily Murphy and Carol Bennett Speight. We are so proud of you Christina!
Professor Doug Evans and students from the Criminal Justice Program visit Children's Village, a cottage system out-of-home placement for justice system and child welfare involved youth and immigrant youth who are being detained while awaiting their legal proceedings. The campus has a school building, gym, basketball court, pool, barbershop, recording studio, and outdoor fields for sports. It is situated on 180 acres in Dobbs Ferry only one mile from Mercy.
Jack Simons, Assistant Professor of School Counseling presented his research:
Sexual Minorities in Schools: A Review of Research and Resources from Outside the United States at the Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC) 2017 Conference in San Antonio, TX
SSBS Trip to the United Nations
Students in the International Relations and Diplomacy program recently had the opportunity to visit the United Nations in Manhattan on a field trip organized by IRDP Professor, Michiko Kruoda. UN staff gave the students the official tour of the Security Council, the Ecosoc chamber, and the General Assembly. In addition, students got a chance to see the interesting art collection held within the UN. Some even got their passports stamped - since they had officially left US territory! President Tim Hall, Dean Karol Dean, and Professor Eduardo Albrecht joined too. After the tour, many stayed behind for a Thai meal at a favorite UN staff restaurant on 1st Avenue.
Find out what SSBS Faculty and Students are working on, writing, and thinking about on the the new SSBS Student and Faculty Blog!
A great day with strong Mercy participation: 1 platform presentation, 17 posters, 45 student researchers and 15 faculty mentors
On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, Mercy College BSW Social Work Seniors, along with over 600 BSW & MSW social work students, educators, and leaders from 18 schools of social work across New York State gathered at The Capitol to advocate on behalf of two key legislative issues; increased funding for the Social Work Loan Forgiveness Program and Raising the Age (http://raisetheageny.com). The Raise the Age bill was passed shortly after LEAD by the New York Legislature with various political factions claiming it as their own victory and its supporters calling it a historic protection for juvenile defendants.
Pictured above with counseling students and a fellow research collaborator, Assistant Professor of School Counseling, Jack Simons, marching in support of women and human rights at The Women’s March in Washington, DC
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