Touro Graduate School of Social Work Students Visit Washington, D.C. to Lobby for Social Work Reform Act

Date: May 02, 2013
Pictured lower left are Professors Allison Bobick and Director Elhanan Marvit, with students Dena Glazer (top) and Leanne Poploff, Veronica Olivares, Esti Marcus and Meira Cohen (middle row, left to right).
Pictured lower left are Professors Allison Bobick and Director Elhanan Marvit, with students Dena Glazer (top) and Leanne Poploff, Veronica Olivares, Esti Marcus and Meira Cohen (middle row, left to right).
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Students from the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work went to Washington, D.C. recently to lobby for support for H.R. 1466, “The Dorothy I. Height/Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act.”

The bill addresses workforce shortage issues in the field and would create a “Social Work Reinvestment Commission” that would develop strategies to maximize social workers’ ability to serve clients. H.R. 1466 also urges the President to recognize March as Social Work Awareness Month. The students, members of the school’s legislative advocacy program (LEAP), sought sponsorship from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D–N.Y.) and Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.). The students were accompanied by Assistant Professor and Director of Student Advancement Allison Bobick, MSW, LCSW, and Director of Administrative Services and Director of the GSSW’s Brooklyn Division Elhanan Marvit, MSW, LCSW. 

Touro College’s Graduate School of Social Work’s Master of Social Work program trains clinical social work practitioners who enliven individuals, families, and communities to meet their own needs and sustain their equilibrium, thereby enhancing their well-being. The program meets all academic requirements for both social work licenses: LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker) and LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker).

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