Graduate School of Social Service

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Fordham Graduate School of Social Service (GSS) offers programs and classes in three convenient campus locations.

GSS News

Human Rights and Social Justice: Key Issues and Vulnerable Populations

Human Rights and Social Justice: Key Issues and Vulnerable Populations

Fordham GSS faculty members Dr. Carole Cox and Dr. Tina Maschi’s newest book collaboration, Human Rights and Social Justice: Key Issues and Vulnerable Populations is set to release on October 31, 2022! Congratulations, Drs. Cox and Maschi! Human Rights and Social Justice: Key Issues and Vulnerable Populations is a comprehensive text that focuses on central issues […]

Event: Behavioral Science at the United Nations Forum

Event: Behavioral Science at the United Nations Forum

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 6 – 7 pm gathering & book-signing 7 – 8:50 pm Forum Fordham University, 113 West 60 St., room 1022 (floor 10) “How can psychological scientists and practitioners promote better global health?” Since the 1980s, behavioral scientists have been increasingly involved with evidence-based policies at the United Nations. This forum brings […]

GSS Doctoral Alumni to Collaborate with Cornell Medicine, Law, Tech on NY Displaced Migrants in Postdoc

GSS Doctoral Alumni to Collaborate with Cornell Medicine, Law, Tech on NY Displaced Migrants in Postdoc

Congratulations to GSS doctoral alumni Tanzilya Oren, GSS ‘22, who was recently offered a postdoctoral research position at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Human Rights Impact Lab! Dr. Oren will work on research with displaced populations in New York with an interdisciplinary team, composed of scholars from Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Law, and Cornell Tech. We sat […]

Carole Cox Receives CURA Kinship Champion Award

Carole Cox Receives CURA Kinship Champion Award

Fordham GSS Professor Carole Cox, Ph.D., was named the Kinship Champion recipient at Thursday’s CURA awards, hosted by the New York State Kincare Coalition. Since 2015, the CURA awards event has been held to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of those involved with kinship care. Cox received the Kinship Champion award for her efforts […]

Fall 2022 Continuing Education Class Schedule Announced

Fall 2022 Continuing Education Class Schedule Announced

The fall 2022 continuing education class lineup has been announced and classes are now open for registration. All classes will be held virtually via Zoom. Please see the list of classes below, with links to learn more and register. Classes include: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Fostering Resilience Decentering Power in […]

Intersectional Perspectives on South Asian Mental Health

Intersectional Perspectives on South Asian Mental Health

Fordham GSS Assistant Professor Sameena Azhar, Ph.D., has recently co-authored a chapter within a new book titled South Asians in the United States: A Guide for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals.  The book, published by the NASW Press, serves to “debunk the myth of the ‘model minority,’ a term often used to describe South […]

GSS Celebrates Six Faculty as They Announce Retirement

GSS Celebrates Six Faculty as They Announce Retirement

On September 14, current and former members of GSS faculty and staff gathered on the 12th floor lounge at the Lincoln Center campus to celebrate the retirement of six GSS faculty: Amy Horowitz, Bob Chazin, Helen Crohn, Warren Dana Holman, Judith Smith, and Barbara Kail. Dean Debra M. McPhee, Ph.D., began the night by recognizing […]

MSW Student for Scientific American: Voice Training Is a Medical Necessity for Many Transgender People

MSW Student for Scientific American: Voice Training Is a Medical Necessity for Many Transgender People

Fordham GSS MSW student Z Paige Lerario, M.D., recently published an article in Scientific American asserting the importance of voice training in improving the quality of life for many transgender people. “When we do not affirm a transgender person’s identity, we may place that person at greater risk for anxiety, depression and suicide,” Lerario wrote. […]

MSW Student Advocates for LGBTQIA+ Migrants as They Seek Asylum

MSW Student Advocates for LGBTQIA+ Migrants as They Seek Asylum

As a social work student, the equation for helping others can seem simple: find a need and fill the gap with your services. However, when reality sets in — when lives are on the line, and basic human rights are being violated — that gap can rip open and expand. In these situations, it’s your […]

MSW Graduate Creates Social Space for Social Workers

MSW Graduate Creates Social Space for Social Workers

Social workers helping social workers — it doesn’t get much better than that. The social work profession will test you. It will present challenges that can leave you feeling helpless. All you wanted to do when you got your MSW was help! At Fordham GSS, we teach our students how to be catalysts for change […]