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21 - Reminder ScWk Electives for Spring 2007

 

Dear Students,

ScWk 224, 245, and 285 still have room.  Looking for an elective?  Consider one of these and check the SJSU schedule

ScWk 224: Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice: A Spanish/English Framework

Now you can develop your social work skills within the context of working with Spanish-speaking clients and Latino client systems.  Social Work 224 "Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice: A Spanish/English Framework" is a 3 credit Master of Social Work elective course offered this Spring 2007 semester. A Certificate in Spanish Language Counseling is available to students who complete the course.
For more information contact the instructor, Dr. Migdalia Reyes (School of Social Work), 408-924-5868 or mreyes@casa.sjsu.edu 


ScWk 245: Management in Human Services

This seminar course will engage students in reading, research, and discussion on the following range of human service management topics:
- A survey of management theories;
- Review of administrative functions and challenges;
- Consideration of the role of leadership;
- Review of the necessary skills in human service management;
- Consideration of financial issues and challenges; and
- Strategies for change and cultural diversity.
Kevin McGirr, the instructor for this course, has over 30 years experience managing substance abuse, mental health and homeless services in non-profit and county administration. 








ScWk 285: Social Work and Social Problems

This course examines the economic, political, social, and cultural factors operating at the local, national, and global levels that serve to generate and maintain challenges for disenfranchised, oppressed, and marginalized groups. It will provide a framework for critically analyzing and understanding the intercultural, intracultural, psychosocial, social, and political factors, and ethical considerations that serve to maintain and promote marginalization, and suggests transcultural social work methods of practice for appropriate service delivery with special population groups such as Latinos, Asians and Pacific Islanders, African American, and sexual minorities. The course will also highlight social services to immigrants and refugees, emphasizing cultural and cross cultural issues, immigration policies, and social work knowledge and practice.
For more information contact the instructor, Dr. Migdalia Reyes (School of Social Work), 408-924-5868 or mreyes@casa.sjsu.edu 

 


20 - MHIP Program Update

 

TO ALL MSW STUDENTS IN THE HEALTH/MENTAL HEALTH AREA OF CONCENTRATION SEEKING 2ND YEAR FIELD PLACMENTS: MHIP PROGRAM

SJSU School of Social Work Mental Health Initiative Program Criteria of Eligibility to Apply:

For those interested in applying for the MHIP Program and the  stipend, please read the following:

Applications will be available for the Mental Health Initiative Program in late April. In the meantime, interested students must fit the following criteria in order to apply:

  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Currently in the SJSU SSW's Health/Mental Health Area of  Specialization
  • Must obtain a placement in a county mental health  department or in a county mental health department funded mental health contract  agency.
  • Willing to commit to completing one full time year of  employment in a county mental health department or in a county mental  health department funded mental health contract agency upon graduation. If  unable to find employment locally within a 120 day time frame, this would mean  that you would be willing to move somewhere in the state of California to  complete this requirement. I am hoping to get this time frame increased to 180  days, but there are no guarantees on this. Currently for the first 60 days you  must seek employment within a 60 radius of your residence.

Charley Hodson, LCSW, MHIP Coordinator
InternProgram@aol.com

 


19 - Reminder NASW Meeting and Lobby Days Scholarships

 


*** Reminder -  Reminder - Reminder ***
*** San Jose Chapter NASW Meeting ***
*** Monday, January 29th 6PM ***

Topic: Lobby Days!
Date: January 29th, Monday at 6PM

Hi,

We will be having our Chapter meeting at 828 South Bascom Ave, Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95128 on January 29th at 6 PM. It is a big meeting with lots of information. Lobby Days - We will have a representative from the State Chapter presenting on the bills in Sacramento that we as social workers will be focusing on. We will be discussing student scholarships for those interested in attending lobby days.

Remember, the local unit of NASW Ð CA has a limited number of scholarships available for students to attend Lobby Days.  Funds can cover registration and/or hotel expenses. If students need financial assistance in order to attend Lobby Days, they can find out more about these scholarships and how to apply for them at this meeting.

Social work students are encouraged to attend our meeting. We will provide food and good networking!

See you there,

Glenn Thomas, LCSW
San Jose Chapter Chair

 


18 - Summer Internship for 2nd Year Field Students

 

Dear Students,

Summer internships are only open to students going into their final year of internship (i.e., 2nd year field students).  The School of Social Work needs to evaluate its available resources for summer internship registration and enrollment.  Students interested in this option for Summer 2007, please reply to Blanca Tavera by February 9th with your intentions:
blanca.tavera@sjsu.edu.

Thank you,

Peter

Peter Allen Lee
MSW Program Coordinator

 


17 - MSW Class of 2007 URGENT Reminders

 

Attachments: Application for Award of Master's Degree Form.pdf     Course Subsitution Form.pdf

Dear MSW Graduating Class of 2007,

Congratulations!  You are almost finished!  Earning your MSW is just around the corner.  A few reminders:

1) Review your MSW Student Handbook
Please read your handbook for tips on how to complete your degree and to re-familiarize yourself with the common reasons for delays in attaining your MSW.  This may save you heartache later.

2) Application for Award of Master's Degree form is DUE FEBRUARY 15, 2007
Please DO NOT send this form to me; it should be sent directly to the Graduate Studies and Research office. The instructions are on that form.  If you have not received notification of a successful advancement to candidacy from the Graduate Studies and Research office, you should contact me asap.  You would have received that notification by the end of December 2006.

3) Request for Course Substitution in Master's Degree Program form
Please submit this one to me asap if you are substituting one elective for another.  It is best to wait until after your Spring 2007 schedule is finalized, but once you know your classes, file this form asap if it applies to you.  If you are taking an EXTRA course (i.e., another elective beyond the required 60 units for MSW), you do NOT need to file this form to report that extra class.

4) ScWk 287 - Substance Abuse Course - 1 unit
If you enroll in ScWk 287, remember that it is worth 1 unit, NOT 3 units.  You do NOT need to file a course substitution form if you are adding this class.  Although it will appear on your SJSU transcript, MAKE SURE you did not report this class on your official candidacy form, as it will confuse the university reviewers and delay your graduation.

If you have questions, please contact your advisor or me at 408-924-5850.

Thank you, and best wishes in your final semester!

Peter


Peter Allen Lee
MSW Program Coordinator and Graduate Advisor

 


16 - Internship Fair February 1st at Seneca Center

 

Attachments: Internship Fair 02 01 07 Flier - Directions.pdf         Internship Fair 2007 cover announcement.pdf


The Bay Area Training Collaborative is hosting an internship fair at Seneca Center in San Leandro on Thursday, February 1, from 10:00am -1:00pm.


The fair will be open house style - students & graduates can drop in any time they are able to during that timeframe. There will be representatives from at least 9 Bay Area Community Mental Health Treatment Agencies (of which Rebekah Children's Services will be one) available to discuss internship opportunities with your students/graduates.

Please feel free to copy & distribute both of the attached fliers - one is an overview of the agencies participating & the other has directions/location specifics.

You may also want to check out www.sfbatc.org to learn more about the Bay Area Training Collaborative. We meet 1x/month and have expanded quarterly meetings to include university
representatives such as yourself. We would welcome your participation. The Internship Fair was created out of group members' interest in supporting universities in training the "next generation" of mental health professionals.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Joseph LeFevre, MFT
Training & Education Manager
Rebekah Children's Services
290 IOOF Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020
Ph: 408-846-2174
Fax: 408-842-8815
jlefevre@rcskids.org




 

15 - Bridging the Gap Thank You

 


Dear students,

Thank you all for your support of Bridging the Gap.  The representatives from the agencies also thank you for your participation.  They came to see YOU, and were very impressed by your enthusiasm and interest in social work.  There were 60 participating agencies this year, and over half-dozen on the waiting list.  Next year, we hope to grow the event even more.

A special thank you to the Bridging the Gap student planning committee and all the volunteers.  We also appreciate the Career Center and its staff, who were invaluable in helping us host this event.  From this  event, we hope you all were able to gain something beneficial for your personal and professional growth.

Door prize winners will be notified soon.  If you have suggestions or interest in planning next year's Bridging the Gap, please contact me, and also consider serving in your student organization.

Thanks again,

Peter


Peter Allen Lee
MSW Program Coordinator
408-924-5850
plee4@email.sjsu.edu


 


14 - NASW Meeting

 


*** San Jose Chapter NASW Meeting ***
*** Monday/January 29th 6PM ***

Topic: Lobby Days!
Please put January 29th, Monday at 6PM on your calendar!

Hi,

We will be having our Chapter meeting at 828 South Bascom Ave, Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95128 on January 29th at 6 PM. It is a big meeting with lots of information. Lobby Days - We will have a representative from the State Chapter presenting on the bills in Sacramento that we as social workers will be focusing on. We will be discussing student scholarships for those interested in attending lobby days. Social work students are encouraged to attend our meeting. We will provide food and good networking! See you there.

Glenn Thomas, LCSW
San Jose Chapter Chair

 


13 - Our BASW Colleagues

 

Hi all,

Our School of Social Work also has an accredited BASW program with over 150 students in the major or minor.  A School of Social Work t-shirt, designed by their student group (USWA - Undergraduate Social Work Association), will be on sale for $15 at Bridging the Gap.  Please support our colleagues and consider purchasing a shirt that you can wear to promote school spirit.

Thank you,

Peter


Peter Allen Lee
MSW Program Coordinator and Graduate Advisor

 


12 - MSW Student Updates from SWGSA

 


BRIDGING THE GAP, GRADUATION, & T-SHIRT DESIGN FOR GRADUATION COMMITTEE!
 
Hello Everyone!
 
Hope you are well! I am just giving you a reminder to attend the MANDATORY Bridging the Gap event, on Tuesday, JANUARY 23, 2007 from 10 a.m. Ð 2 p.m. This year over 60 agencies will be present. This is the highest number of attending agencies ever. So, bring your resumes and get ready to investigate and network for either potential near future employees and/or internships.  Also, even if you are not currently in need of a job or don't find the exact agency you are interested in, this is a great opportunity to see what else is happening in our profession. 
 




***Remember, this is a special and important event that SWGSA (US!), the School of Social Work, and the Career Center has worked hard to put on, just so that you can benefit! Who else brings future employers & agencies for internships all in one place for you? So, please make sure that you make the most of this opportunity!


***REMINDER, GRADUATION will be held indoors on Saturday, May 26th at 2pm at San Jose's McEnery Convention Center, Parkside Hall.***


Another reason to attend Bridging The Gap is to BUY YOUR GRADUATION TICKETS! We are selling GRADUATION TICKETS ONE DAY ONLY, on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS at Bridging the Gap, at the Graduation Committee table at the SJSU Student Union Ballroom. So, if you want family, friends, loved ones see you walk that stageÉ. you must attend Bridging The Gap and come to the Graduation Committee table and purchase your tickets @ $12 a ticket!!!
 
Lastly, the Graduation Committee is exploring selling T-Shirts to raise money for our graduation as well as to have them ready for Lobby Days. Presently, we are working with a volunteer artist, but we need your input for concepts, themes and if you are an artist, heck, we are still open to the design! Please come and give your input about the T-Shirts ASAP because we will have to have the top three designs finalized at the next Graduation Committee meeting on February 5th, and the ultimate design voted on by SWGSA on Monday, February 12th.
 
See you soon!
 
Take Care,
 
Linnette Peralta Haynes
SWGSA President
Linnette_Eighthday@yahoo.com









 


11 - Mandatory School Social Work Meeting

 


*** Attention MSW Students Going into School Social Work Fall 2007 ***

There is a mandatory meeting on Tuesday January 23rd at 8:30am (same day as Bridging the Gap) for all MSW students going into the school social work field of practice this coming fall semester (Fall 2007).  We now have 32 students signed up.  I will go over the placement process and PPSC forms.  The meeting will be in the large conference room in the Social Work office.

Thank you,

Dick Evans, LCSW, PPSC
PPSC Program Coordinator
(510) 894-3559
tmwre@comcast.net

 


10 - Registration Clarification: Bridging the Gap

 

Hi all,

I hope you have had a few more days to rest before resuming classes.  A few students have contacted me regarding some confusion about registering for Bridging the Gap and also for the Career Center.  Hope this explanation helps.

BASW and MSW students are required to attend, and there is no pre-registration with the School required.  Just come.  Students will register on the day of the event (January 23rd) and on-site.  However, registration for attending Bridging the Gap is different from registering with the Career Center.  To benefit from previewing, downloading, and printing agency and employment information, and to benefit from the Career Center job services, you must register with the Career Center.  I have copied below a portion of a message from MSWMail just received re instructions (please see end of my message).

I understand that there are many things going on with you all.  The student organizations and the School have put in great efforts to enhance your professional and educational opportunities via Bridging the Gap.  Thank you for your support, and I look forward to seeing you there.

Take care,

Peter


Peter Allen Lee
MSW Program Coordinator and Graduate Advisor

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B. Career Center Registration. The Career Center will have the BTG publication ready by Tuesday January 16th.  Listed below are instructions for how to register with Sparta Jobs and how to download the publication in preparation for Bridging the Gap.  Although there will be some copies of this publication available that day, please view and print this for your own use in preparation for BTG.


Instructions on How Students Register with Sparta Jobs and Download Publication

To Register with Sparta JOBS:
1) Visit Career Center
2) Click on "New Student Sign In" on the left hand side of the Screen.
3) Follow the instructions on the screen, NOTE: Username and Password will be your student ID #.

To print a copy of the Employer Publication:
1) Click on the Student Sign In button
2) Enter your username/password (both are your 9 digit tower card number)
3) Select the PDF Employer Publication for Bridging the Gap located on left side of screen under Announcements and print our a copy 4). Review the publication and do basic research on organizations that interest you before the fair.
5). Target your resumes to specific employers' needs and highlight strengths and accomplishments that support your specific career or internship objective with that specific employer.


 

9 - Info for Bridging the Gap

 

Dear Students,

Six update items re Bridging the Gap:

A. BTG Registration. Student registration for attending BTG is different from registering with the Career Center.  Student registration for BTG will occur on-site and on the event day itself.  HOWEVER, to download and print the employer and agency information, as well as benefit from job services, you will need to register with the Career Center, see "B" below.

B. Career Center Registration. The Career Center will have the BTG publication ready by Tuesday January 16th.  Listed below are instructions for how to register with Sparta Jobs and how to download the publication in preparation for Bridging the Gap.  Although there will be some copies of this publication available that day, please view and print this for your own use in preparation for BTG.


Instructions on How Students Register with Sparta Jobs and Download Publication

To Register with Sparta JOBS:
1) Visit Career Center
2) Click on "New Student Sign In" on the left hand side of the Screen.
3) Follow the instructions on the screen, NOTE: Username and Password will be your student ID #.

To print a copy of the Employer Publication:
1) Click on the Student Sign In button
2) Enter your username/password (both are your 9 digit tower card number)
3) Select the PDF Employer Publication for Bridging the Gap located on left side of screen under Announcements and print our a copy 4). Review the publication and do basic research on organizations that interest you before the fair.
5). Target your resumes to specific employers' needs and highlight strengths and accomplishments that support your specific career or internship objective with that specific employer.


C. Door Prizes.  There will be a few door prizes given out at BTG, among them a voucher donated by NASW for on-line pre-licensure courses.  Your on-site registration form will also serve as your door prize entry.

D. Job Fair Success Workshop: Reminder.  This will be hosted by our career center counselor/liaison, Anita Manuel, M.A.  This workshop will provide tips and strategies on how to prepare for the fair, access information on the agencies attending, prepare a one-minute commercial, and review key resume tips. Workshop will be held: Tuesday, January 16th, 10:30am - 12:00pm at the Career Center, Modular "F" (located next to ATM machines on campus). Resume critiques will also be offered to social work students on a drop-in basis on Tuesday, January 16th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

E. Graduation Tickets: Reminder.  Remember that graduation tickets will also be sold at BTG on a first-come, first-served basis (please see MSW Notice 2007:8).

F. BTG FAQs: Reminder.  For BTG FAQs and other reminders, please see MSW Notice 2007:7.

 


8 - Graduation Update (Event Date and Tickets)

 

GRADUATION CEREMONY UPDATE & NEXT TICKET SALE!

HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!

As we start the new year of 2007, those who will be graduating in May are already thinking about our graduation ceremony. I would like to provide updates about graduation, the next time for ticket sales, and information on the Graduation Committee.

Last semester SWGSA created a survey about your preferences on the date of the graduation, location of ceremony, and indoor/outdoor setting.  We widely distributed this survey through MSWMail and at orientation.  In addition, SWGSA representatives made announcements in numerous classes, and passed out and collected surveys. (Thank you everyone who helped with this!)

The majority of students voted for an indoor graduation ceremony on the date of Saturday, May 26th.  This is the same day as the main SJSU graduation ceremony, so you can attend both!  In the spirit of democratic participation, the people (students) spoke, and SWGSA listened!  Therefore, please make a note that:

Our ceremony will be held indoors on Saturday, May 26th at 2pm.  SWGSA is also proud to announce that everyone's collective effort of pre-paying for graduation tickets, and the support of our School of Social Work, allowed us to book a large off-campus venue for the first time in our SJSU Social Work history! The location of our ceremony will be: San Jose's McEnery Convention Center, Parkside Hall, just a few blocks away from SJSU.

The graduation ceremony is for the graduates (us!) and the undergraduates of the School of Social Work. So, although we have a bigger venue, collectively (the graduates and undergraduates) have already sold quite a few tickets. Space is limited. Therefore, we will be holding a ONE DAY follow-up ticket sale, selling tickets on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis, at the MANDATORY Bridging the Gap event, on Tuesday, JANUARY 23, 2007 from 10 a.m. Ð 2 p.m, at the SJSU Student Union Ballroom.  Look for the SWGSA reps when you sign-in for Bridging the Gap.

Lastly, I am proud to announce that Erika Martinez has been elected as the MSW student chair of the Graduation Committee. (Thank you Erika for all of your hard work already!)  She will work in collaboration with her BASW student-leader counterparts to help plan and make important decisions about the ceremony, and to carry out vital details.

Everyone is invited to participate in the Graduation Committee. If you are interested, just attend this committee meeting which will be held on the first Monday of each month, at noon, in the social work office, beginning on February 5th.

See you soon--at Bridging the Gap on January 23rd from 10am to 2pm, and at the next Graduation Committee meeting on Monday, February 5th, at noon!

Take Care,

Linnette Peralta Haynes
SWGSA President
Linnette_Eighthday@yahoo.com

 


7 - Bridging the Gap Reminder and FAQs

 

Dear Students,

Over 50 agencies from across the Bay Area are coming to meet with YOU!

This is the largest response to our Bridging the Gap event yet, and the agency representatives are very excited to see you!  Thank you to the Bridging the Gap committee who helped put this event together for our social work students.

Just a friendly reminder and FAQs for Bridging the Gap.  Please note that all BASW and MSW students are required to attend.  This event has been scheduled on a day before the official start of classes for your convenience.  For those in field, the School of Social Work has also approved your attendance as part of your internship hours, and we are cooperating with our supporting agencies to allow your participation.  If you have any field issues preventing your participation, please consult with your FFL and the Field Education Director, Blanca Tavera.  If you have other concerns, please consult with the MSW Program Coordinator, Peter Allen Lee.

Please remember that the Career Center is hosting preparation workshops (see below or attached).  Another message with specific student registration information and how to access the Career Center for an exhaustive list of agencies and positions will be sent soon.


Reminder and FAQs
Bridging the Gap: Internship and Career Fair
Tuesday, January 23, 2007: 10 a.m. Ð 2 p.m.
Hosted in the SJSU Student Union Ballroom
 
Q: Why should I come?
A:   This is the only career fair offered that is specifically targeted to social work students on campus - both undergraduate and graduate social work students will benefit from this event:
¥      Find internship opportunities
¥      Learn about job opportunities
¥      Network with agencies and other social work professionals
¥      Learn about social services and programs in various counties/locations
 
Get started early!  It typically takes new graduates 3-6 months to land their first job.  The best way to find a job is through networking; only 10% of open positions are actually posted online, or formally listed.  This is your chance to meet professionals in your field and develop your network.
 
Q: I already have a job lined-up, why should I come?
A:   Even if you already have a job lined-up after graduation, you will still want to attend the fair to increase your knowledge of other services and programs that are available for your future clients. Success in the field comes from partnerships and the ability to connect your clients with the best and most appropriate services available. This fair will be your chance to network with other social work professionals and learn about trends and issues in the profession.
 
Q: I've never been to a job fair; how should I prepare to best benefit from this event?
A:   We have partnered with the SJSU Career Center to provide advising and preparation tips through workshops and office hours.  Be sure to attend the Job Fair Success Workshop hosted by our career center counselor/liaison, Anita Manuel, M.A. This workshop will provide tips and strategies on how to prepare for the fair, access information on the agencies attending, prepare a one-minute commercial, and review key resume tips. Workshop will be held: Tuesday, January 16th, 10:30am - 12:00pm at the Career Center, Mod. F (located next to ATM machines on campus). PLEASE RSVP by January 12th to Anita ( anita.manuel@sjsu.edu). Resume critiques will also be offered to social work students on a drop-in basis on Tuesday, January 16th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

















Q: What geographical areas will be represented?
A:   We will have a diverse geographical turn out.  We already have agencies signed up from as far away as Los Angeles and as close as here in San Jose.  We now also have agencies from a wide range of geographical locations, including the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco.  Additionally, agencies will be representative of our social work fields of practice and specialties.
 
More Info:

Manju Gajare, SWGSA Representative (408-219-0341, manjugajare@hotmail.com)
Kristin Olafson, SWGSA Representative (818-825-0284, olafsonita@gmail.com)
Anita Manuel, Career Center Representative (408-924-6049, anita.manuel@sjsu.edu)
 
This event is co-sponsored by SWGSA, USWA, the SJSU Career Center, the School of Social Work, and the Center for Human Services and Research Development


 


6 - Part-Time Students Entering First Year of Field Fall 2007

 

Attachments: Petition2007.doc

*** Attention Part-Time (3-Year Program) MSW Students Entering First Year of Field Education in Fall 2007 ***

Dear Students,

I hope you are all doing well.  It is time to start planning for your first year field placement.  Please plan to attend the Field Placement Planning Meeting for part-time (3-Year Program) students starting internship in Fall 2007 which will be held on Tuesday February 27, 2007 from 6-8 PM, location to be determined.  Our goal is to assure that you are placed in an appropriate setting for your internship.  At this meeting, you will meet with other students to further discuss and think about placement and you will have the opportunity to ask faculty and staff questions about the placement planning process.

Some of you have already contacted me indicating that you would like to petition for an exception to the "Use of Employment as a Field Placement Setting" School of Social Work Policy.  For your convenience, I've attached a form with all the relevant information you need to complete your petition.  Please note that the deadline has been moved up to Tuesday February 6, 2007.  We will not consider petitions submitted past the deadline.

So, that we may plan accordingly please contact Tracy Fant at: tfant@casa.sjsu.edu to let us know that you will be attending. Thank you and please call me if you have any questions.

Blanca Tavera
Interim Director of Field Education
School of Social Work
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0124
(408)924-5846




 


5 - Career Center Support/Prep for Bridging the Gap

 

*** SJSU Career Center Support ***
*** Preparation for Bridging the Gap ***

Dear Students,

Just a reminder that to help you benefit from Bridging the Gap, our Career and Internship Fair, we have partnered with the SJSU Career Center to provide advising and preparation tips through workshops and office hours:
*** Job Fair Success Workshop ***

Tuesday, January 16th, 10:30am - 12:00pm Career Center, Mod. F (located next to ATM machines on campus). By Anita Manuel, M.A.
- Tips and strategies on how to prepare for the fair
- How to access information on the agencies attending
- Preparation of a one-minute commercial
- Review of key resume tips



Please RSVP by January 12th to Anita ( anita.manuel@sjsu.edu)


*** Resume Critiques ***

Drop-in basis Tuesday, January 16th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

 


4 - ScWk Electives for Spring 2007 Schedule

 

Dear Students,

ScWk 224, 245, and 285 are three electives we would like to highlight for Spring 2007.  In order to keep these classes, we must meet minimum enrollment:

ScWk 224: Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice: A Spanish/English Framework Now you can develop your social work skills within the context of working with Spanish-speaking clients and Latino client systems.  Social Work 224 "Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice: A Spanish/English Framework" is a 3 credit Master of Social Work elective course offered this Spring 2007 semester. A Certificate in Spanish Language Counseling is available to students who complete the course. For more information contact the instructor, Dr. Migdalia Reyes (School of Social Work), 408-924-5868 or mreyes@casa.sjsu.edu

ScWk 245: Management in Human Services
This seminar course will engage students in reading, research, and discussion on the following range of human service management topics:
- A survey of management theories;
- Review of administrative functions and challenges;
- Consideration of the role of leadership;
- Review of the necessary skills in human service management;
- Consideration of financial issues and challenges; and
- Strategies for change and cultural diversity.
Kevin McGirr, the instructor for this course, has over 30 years experience managing substance abuse, mental health and homeless services in non-profit and county administration.






ScWk 285: Social Work and Social Problems This course examines the economic, political, social, and cultural factors operating at the local, national, and global levels that serve to generate and maintain challenges for disenfranchised, oppressed, and marginalized groups. It will provide a framework for critically analyzing and understanding the intercultural, intracultural, psychosocial, social, and political factors, and ethical considerations that serve to maintain and promote marginalization, and suggests transcultural social work methods of practice for appropriate service delivery with special population groups such as Latinos, Asians and Pacific Islanders, African American, and sexual minorities. The course will also highlight social services to immigrants and refugees, emphasizing cultural and cross cultural issues, immigration policies, and social work knowledge and practice. For more information contact the instructor, Dr. Migdalia Reyes (School of Social Work), 408-924-5868 or mreyes@casa.sjsu.edu

 


3 - Child Abuse Prevention Center/Future Families Volunteer Program

 

Attachments: Recruitment Flyer2007.doc

Volunteer Opportunities!

You can help bring hope to a child in foster care who has suffered abuse or neglect by:

- Supervising visits between families and children placed outside the home
- Providing child watch while parents attend support groups and classes
- Mentoring a child by offering support, friendship, & being a positive role model
- Accompanying/Transporting children to family visits and appointments
- Tutoring a child to overcome academic challenges
- Assisting the program through office support



At our Trainings you will learn:
- Mandatory reporting and the four types of abuse
- Overview of Social Services Agency and Child Protective Services
- Domestic Violence & Substance Abuse as it relates to child abuse and more

Volunteer Training:  Saturday, February 3          9:00am - 1:00pm

To reserve a spot please RSVP :
Stacey Basso, Volunteer Coordinator
(408) 975-5382
E-mail: stacey.basso@sccgov.org

www.futurefamilies.org

 


2 - Bridging The Gap - Collective Effort to Invite  Agencies

 

Attachments: 2007 email invitation.doc 2007      Agency Invitation Flyer.pdf

Happy Holidays Everyone!

I hope you are all recuperating from fall semester and enjoying your vacation! As you all know, Bridging The Gap, the annual career and internship fair, will be held on Tuesday, January 23rd from 10am to 2pm. The Bridging the Gap Committee has been hard at work getting agencies to participate and smoothing out all of the details.

They have been working hard at getting agencies from all over the Bay Area to attend to make the event worthwhile to all job and internship seekers (You!) regardless if you live in San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, etc., etc.. As social workers, we all know that neither one person, nor no one committee can accommodate everyone (although we try!) and so we need your help.  I have attached a flyer that you can download or email to your place of internship, an agency you would like to work/intern, or just any agencies that you think should be there. The Bridging the Gap Committee may have already invited them, so if you ask them it could be a great reminder, or if not, it may be a wonderful invitation!

See you there!

Happy Holidays & Peace, Love, Health and Justice in 2007!

Take Care,

Linnette Peralta Haynes
SWGSA President
Linnette_Eighthday@yahoo.com

 

1 - Labeling of MSW Mail Notices

 


Dear MSW Students,

Happy New Year!  Hope you all have been able to enjoy the holidays and some rest.

Some have reported missing some information sent via email by the MSWMail listserv.  Starting in 2007, notices sent by MSWMail will have a label identifying the year and number of the message, i.e., the "2007:1" in the subject line refers to the year 2007 and the first message sent that year.  This is to help students track disseminated information and determine if they have missed any messages sent through the listserv.  We are also investigating the creation of an electronic bulletin board so that students who miss messages or need to refer to previously sent information can view an archive.

Thanks for your support and patience regarding our attempts to use technology to improve aspects of our program.  If you have comments or suggestions re the listserv, please feel free to share them with me ( plee4@email.sjsu.edu), and I will pass them along.

Best wishes,

Peter

Peter Allen Lee, Ph.D., MSW
MSW Program Coordinator
School of Social Work
One Washington Square
San Jose State University
San Jose, California 95192-0124
(408) 924-5850
(408) 924-5892 (fax)