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What Influences the Mental Health Views of Latina Young People?

What Influences the Mental Health Views of Latina Young People?

New research from Fordham GSS Assistant Professor Jenn Lilly, Ph.D., examines the factors influencing Latina young people’s mental health views, uncovering a novel theoretical construct in the process. The article, “‘I Learned to Bottle Up My Feelings From a Young Age’: A Narrative Analysis of Latina Young People’s Family Mental Health Socialization,” was published in Families […]

Barriers to Participation in HIV Prevention Research and Services Among Sexual and Gender Minorites of Colour

Barriers to Participation in HIV Prevention Research and Services Among Sexual and Gender Minorites of Colour

In a recent research article titled “‘I am denied comfort and safety’: Barriers to participation in HIV prevention research and services among sexual and gender minorities of colour,” Fordham GSS Assistant Professor Sameena Azhar, Ph.D., explored the critical issues facing Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM) individuals of color in accessing HIV prevention research and services. […]

Lincoln Center/Westchester New Student Welcome and Open House!

Lincoln Center/Westchester New Student Welcome and Open House!

Selecting the right graduate school is a challenging process. One of the best ways to get to know a school is to visit campus and meet members of the faculty, staff, and student body. We hope you consider joining us for one of our upcoming On-Campus Welcome Reception & Open House! Lincoln Center & Molloy […]

iPIT Team Kicks Off Grant Work at Lincoln Center Campus

iPIT Team Kicks Off Grant Work at Lincoln Center Campus

As Mark Zuckerberg and five other big tech executives face the US Senate over social media’s harmful—and, arguably, deadly—impact on America’s youth, Fordham GSS Associate Professor is attempting to build ethical and responsible public interest technology curricula that could be adopted nationwide.  Goldkind, who received a $178,000 grant from the ethical tech organization PIT-UN in […]

An intersectional look at concepts of health among a diverse sample of LGBTQ adults

An intersectional look at concepts of health among a diverse sample of LGBTQ adults

New research from Fordham GSS Assistant Professor Kimberly Hudson, Ph.D., explores not just the disparities in disease and access for LGBTQ health, but the profound ways in which individuals within this community conceptualize health. The article, titled “Medicine, access, spirit, and survival: An intersectional look at concepts of health among a diverse sample of LGBTQ […]

Same Classroom, New Purpose: MSW Student Finds Love for School Social Work While Substitute Teaching

Same Classroom, New Purpose: MSW Student Finds Love for School Social Work While Substitute Teaching

We all remember middle school. Bad class photos, cafeteria cliques, and learning that the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell defined some of our most formative years.  However, it’s also a vulnerable time when children are desperate to fit in. Unfortunately, this can come at the expense of classmates in the form of bullying—face-to-face […]

Community Bars Have Therapeutic Elements, MSW Student Says

Community Bars Have Therapeutic Elements, MSW Student Says

Fordham MSW student Kailey McGarvey thinks the local watering hole is more than just an establishment of intoxication. Past the dusty bottles behind the counter and the beer-stained, velcro-stick floors, McGarvey finds beauty. In fact, she’d say those things are part of its beauty.  “A bar is a microcosm of the world,” McGarvey said.  And […]

MSW Students Advocate for “Rap Music on Trial” Bill

MSW Students Advocate for “Rap Music on Trial” Bill

Can creative expression ever cross the line into confession? Prosecutors in a recent case against rapper Jeffery Williams—known popularly as Young Thug—think so, and are attempting to prove this in court. Interpreting the artist’s song lyrics as a murder manifesto, attorneys argue Williams’s words outline his position as head of the YSL, or Young Slime […]

Social Workers’ Support for Veterans

Social Workers’ Support for Veterans

Harvey Cruz, GSS ’24, is a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) student at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. He also serves as a student ambassador for the program. Watch the video of this interview here. Why do you want to be a social worker? I want to be a social worker because […]

Three GSS Alumni Selected to City & State NY 2023 Responsible 100

Three GSS Alumni Selected to City & State NY 2023 Responsible 100

Exciting news for GSS alumni! Three of our esteemed graduates—Nathaniel Fields, GSS ’96; Michael Kohlhagen, GSS ’88; and Sandra Moody, GSS ’99—have all been named to the 2023 City & State Responsible 100! Congratulations! Selectees are described as being “selfless leaders…among the countless New Yorkers who are quietly toiling to create a better world for […]