March 2007

 

64 - Rally and Letter to the Supervisors Re SCC Mental  Health Budget

 

Attachments: SantaClaraMHImpactStatement1.pdf       List of Cities.doc       ComeRally4MH.doc       Letter2Supervisor.doc


DEVASTATING BUDGET CUT PROPOSALS FOR SANTA CLARA COUNTY TO IMPACT VULNERABLE,  HIGH RISK POPULATIONS

Attention All School of Social Work Students, Faculty, and Staff:

Proposed budget cuts for the next fiscal year  here in Santa Clara County in the Valley Health and Hospital System that will be extreme and devastating for vulnerable and marginalized populations. The Valley Health and Hospital System includes Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol, School Linked Services, Public Health and the hospital and regional medical clinics. The current proposals would close School Linked Services, cut Public Health by 24%, Mental Health by 16% and Drug and Alcohol by 25%.

Specifically, proposed cuts to Mental Health would cut services completely to nearly 7,800 seriously mentally ill adults and would impact services seriously to youth and families as well. Four outpatient mental health clinics would be closed including the two largest clinics, Central MHC and East Valley MHC. Can you imagine the impact on these high risk populations?

The proposal includes cutting 141 of 353 Mental Health Department jobs. With these and other position cuts in the other departments, many social work jobs will be lost as well.

Mental Health Director, Nancy Pena, PhD, notes the following among the negative impact areas in her proposal to the county executive and the Board of Supervisors:

* Increased suicides
* Increased homicides
* Increased domestic violence
* Increased child abuse and neglect
* Increased homelessness
* Increased incarceration of mental health clients
* Increased psychiatric emergency visits and psychiatric hospitalization





AND these are just the negative impacts related to mental health cuts.

Cuts of this size and impact are unjust, unacceptable and fiscally imprudent.

These proposed cuts impact human suffering AND increase budgetary expenses for all services involved in the areas of impact. Judge Manley, from Santa Clara County Drug Court, stated to the county executive and the Board of Supervisors last week that they can choose to pay for services to clients and patients and destroy an integrated, collaborative system or pay for increased budgets to the above affected systems that will experience increased demands on their services.

Past history in Santa Clara County has demonstrated that community action has an impact on the final budget outcome!

Join us at the Board of Supervisors Chamber on Tuesday April 24th at 9:00AM for a morning of collaborative community action and a show of force. We will meet  initially outside of the county building at 70 W Hedding here in San Jose. Later we will go inside for the BOS meeting where there will be time for one minute public input statements. Most of us will spend from 9-12 there. Please come for any portion of this that you can.

Attached you will find a flyer, sample letters that can be given to the BOS on April 24th or mailed in, and contact information for the county executive and BOS members.

Thank you for your support!

Charley Hodson, MHIP Coordinator
SJSU SSW

 

63 - Hands-On Healing: A Display of  Survivors' Strength and Resilience

 

Attachments: Hands-On Healing Flyer 2007.pdf

The Women's Crisis Center is proud to present:

Hands-On Healing: A Display of Survivors' Strength and Resilience

In recognition of April's Child Abuse Prevention Month along with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Women's Crisis Center will be presenting an art show by survivors of violence. Art therapy utilizes creativity as a means of self-expression, self-actualization and empowerment. On display will be poetry, short stories, paintings, mandalas and much more!

As part of the show, there will be a community project where people can trace their hand and attach it to a banner. We invite each hand to be decorated by a survivor of violence, someone who wants to make a statement about violence or in remembrance of someone who has been a victim of violence.

We understand that this process can illicit a strong emotional response, so there will be counselors and staff available to speak with. More information will be available on child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence.

April 6, 2007
5 - 8pm
Aqua Blue Spa
229 Main St, Salinas, CA
in conjunction with Old Town Salinas First Friday Art Walks.



Light refreshments will be available.

Come show your support and witness the beauty and healing power of the human spirit.

For more information, please contact Nina at 831.757.1002 or nalcaraz@mcwcc.net.

 

62 - Upcoming Graduation and SWGSA Meetings

 

RE: NEXT GRADUATION COMMITTEE (APRIL 2nd) & SWGSA MEETING (APRIL 9th)

Hello to All!

I just have some quick meeting reminders. The next Graduation Meeting is this coming Monday, April 2, 2007, from noon to 1:15pm @ the Social Work Office. If you want to give your input about the graduation ceremony, please attend the meeting, or email Erika Martinez @ emartinez823@yahoo.com.

Also, the next SWGSA meeting will be the following Monday, on April 9th @ noon in the Social Work Office.

Hope to see you soon!

Have a Great Day & Make it Count! ;-)

Take Care,


Linnette Peralta Haynes
SWGSA President
Linnette_Eighthday@yahoo.com




 

61 - Coaching Children

 

Attachments: Bay Area Ad-3-07.doc


Dear Students,

I'm the Director of Human Resources at Kidz Love Soccer, Inc. We're a specialized soccer program for small children ages 2-12 years old. We have a number of coaching positions open for our classes and are looking for the right kind of person.  Ideally someone interested in working with kids and who likes sport/soccer.  Please see the attached document that describes the position in detail. Thank you so much for your time.

Sincerely,
Peter Torres

--
Peter Torres
Director of Human Resources
Kidz Love Soccer, Inc.
(408) 252-1894 -voice
(408) 252-3490 -fax




 

60 - Lobby Days Update

 

Hello Fellow Social Work Students,

Lobby Days is soon approaching. Final registration for this event is March 26, 2007.  SWGSA would like to ensure that this year's event is cohesive and educational for all of us San Jose State Social Work students who decide to attend.  I also think that it can be a lot of fun. In order to best prepare for the event and to appropriately show that our San Jose State Social Work program is represented, it would be really helpful for me if all of you who are planning to attend can email me to let me know that. Also, in your email, please let me know if you would be interested in coming to dinner with fellow students on Sunday.  This information will allow our Lobby Days committee to best organize.  We can do things such as saving seats together for the opening day's speakers, possibly making some group dinner arrangements, etc.

The following are important dates to mark in your calendar:

Lobby Days April 15 &16 (in Sacramento)

Final registration for this event is on March 26 ($55 if you are an NASW member)

You can register for the event at www.naswca.org

At this point, we have learned that social workers will be lobbying around health care issues. We are currently trying to get further information as to the specific bills. These are some of the possible bills we will lobby on:
SB 2 (Cedillo) Homelessness
AB 190 (Bass) Child Welfare
SB 840 (Kuehl) Universal Single Payer Healthcare
We are opposing  the Governor's proposed CalWORKs budget cuts.



If you have any questions or suggestions concerning this event, please feel free to email me at olafsonita@gmail.com


Thank you,
Kristin Olafson

 

2007:59 - Community Project Paper Guidelines and Instructions

 

Attachments: Community Project PAPER Guidelines and Instructions (2006-2007)1.doc


Dear Students,
 
Attached please find the Community Project Paper Guidelines and Instructions. If you have questions, please consult with your FFL.
 
Take good care,
 
 
Blanca Tavera
Interim Director of Field Education








 

2007:58 - Medical Social Work Certificate Training Program


*** Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care - Northern California ***
*** Medical Social Work Certificate Training Program ***

The Medical Social Work Certificate Training Program will be held for the first time next month in the Bay Area.  SSWLHC is seeking to provide opportunities for basic job preparedness beyond what is learned in graduate school for medical social workers of the next generation.  The program is open to MSW social work students and alumni with or without any medical experience.   Topics include:
Hospital structure and roles of social workers;
Medical documentation, entitlement programs and legal issues;
Bioethics and patient care conferences;
Diagnosis and case management;
death, dying, and grief;
ER and crisis intervention.
The training costs $250 (by March 26, $300 subsequently) and consists of a 3-day intensive workshop in the beautiful Oyster Point Boulevard Building in South San Francisco on 3 consecutive Fridays, April 6, 13, and 20th from 9am to 4:30 pm. Co-sponsored by DRG Health Care Staffing, it will be taught by experienced medical social workers, many having worked in the field for over 25 years.






For more information and registration forms, please contact Nancy Jacobson LCSW at 650-877-8111 or email her at njacobson@drgstaffing.com.

 

2007:57 - Graduation Update

 

RE: IMPORTANT GRADUATION UPDATE!

Hello Everyone!
 
I hope you are all well. I know a lot is happening for many of us, but if we look closely, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Meanwhile, I wish you encouragement, emotional support and good energy. We will all get there! Speaking of the light at the end of the tunnelÉGraduation will be indoors at San Jose's McEnery Convention Center, Parkside Hall, on Saturday, May 26th at 2pm.
 
Students have worked hard and volunteered their time and talents to make this graduation as fabulous as we can. With that said, you have collectively purchased 1,500 tickets! Wow! This surpassed our greatest expectations by 200 tickets! We actually oversold tickets! However, we worked with the San Jose Convention Center to expand the seating to accommodate us with their maximum capacity.
 
Ticket sales are now closed. However, we have put out a call to students who have not yet purchased tickets via this list serve. If this is you, you need to contact Erika Martinez, the Graduation Committee Chair @ emartinez823@yahoo.com ASAP! If you are not on her list, and should be, you need to email her directly ASAP, or forever hold your peace. Ultimate deadline to be added to this list is March 31st.





To those of you who purchased too many tickets, you might be able to sell your tickets back to SWGSA in order for us to sell these tickets to students who have not yet purchased any (those on the list). If you have any extra tickets, please contact Erika as well. Any available tickets will be evenly distributed to those on Erika's list.

As for ceremony details, we are working them out in Graduation Committee. We need more of you to get involved! We cannot do it without your input and your help! We will be working on details of the actual ceremony, student speakers, flowers, decorations, refreshments, etc. Graduation Committee meets the first Mondays of each month, at noon, in the social work office.
 
See you at the next Graduation Committee meeting, April 2nd!

Take Care,

Linnette Peralta Haynes
SWGSA President
Linnette_Eighthday@yahoo.com

 


2007:56 - SOCIAL WORKERS CONFERENCE HAVANA-CUBA NOV-DEC 2007

 

Attachments: 112007.pdf

 

*** SOCIAL WORKERS CONFERENCE HAVANA-CUBA NOV-DEC 2007 ***

Please see the attached flyer and contact Dr. Migdalia Reyes if you would like to consider attending as part of an SJSU School of Social Work student group to this conference.  Dr. Reyes' contact is  (408) 924-5868.

Thank you.

 

2007:55 - FREE Infant and Toddler Child Development Training


*** Infant and Toddler Child Development Training ***

Your fellow MSW students have arranged a training that is free for all students to attend, if you can arrange it with your field instructor, it can count for internship hours.

What:   Child Psychologist Beth Limberg will be presenting an Infant and Toddler Child Development Training focusing on the parent-child relationship.

When: April 4th from 9am-12pm with time from 1pm-4pm for individual case consultation.

Where: Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children Services Building 1 in the Auditorium on the 1st floor.(333 W. Julian Street, San Jose, CA 95110)

If you have any questions or plan on attending the 1-4 session, please contact Wendy Peng at (408) 393-4504

See you there!

 

2007:54 - Helen Hansen and Helen Walsh Soderstrom Scholarships

 

Attachments: HELENWALSHS20071.doc  HellenHanson20071.doc


*** Scholarship Opportunities ***

Please see attached flyers for information

Helen Walsh Soderstrom Scholarship
$500.00

Helen S. Hansen Scholarship
$1,000.00

 

2007:53 - CASA Days Volunteers

 

Dear Students,

As part of CASA Days, our college (CASA) is asking for student volunteers for the panel on diversity/inclusive excellence.  This is a great opportunity to participate and contribute to a dialog on diversity and inclusion related to social work education and our profession.

The CASA Day committee is working diligently on putting together a great program for CASA Days.  We need your help to pull off this event.  CASA is asking for panel volunteers.  Students will be given several questions to respond to regarding their experiences with diversity and/or inclusive excellence.  CASA would like students' names, email, and phone information. 

If you are interested, please provide me with your complete contact information BY FRIDAY MARCH 23rd.

Thanks,

Peter
plee4@email.sjsu.edu


Peter Allen Lee
MSW Program Coordinator

 

2007:52 - CASA Days (Celebrating Inclusive Excellence)

 

Attachments: CASA Day Flyer.doc

 

COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCES & ARTS PRESENTS

CASA DAYS on APRIL 9 AND 10

CELEBRATING INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE

FREE and OPEN TO ALL PARTICIPANTS

PROGRAM
APRIL 9 (meet in MLK Room 225)


1830-2000     Diversity Lecture by Cheryl Jacques, National leader in the gay civil rights movement
 
APRIL 10 (meet in MLK Room 225)



0830-0930     Continental Breakfast, Welcome and Discussion of Diversity
0930-0945     Break
0945-1045     Student Panel: Experiences (good and bad) in Inclusive Excellence and Diversity
1045-1100     Break
1100-1200     Faculty Panel: Best Practices in Inclusive Excellence on Departments and Schools in CASA
1200-1330     BBQ (at the BBQ pits near CCB, cost $2)
1400-1500     Panel: Your career in the New Age: Secrets to Lifelong Success (Almaden Room)
 
Join us in all or part of the events celebrating the diversity of CASA








 

2007:51 - Update on Tuition (SF Chronicle Article)


Dear Students,

For your information:

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Thursday, March 15, 2007 (SF Chronicle)
UC, CSU again reach for students' wallets/Tuition increases approved for both state university systems -- 5th boost in 6 years
Tanya Schevitz and Jim Doyle, Chronicle Staff Writers



   (03-15) 04:00 PDT Los Angeles -- California's 626,000 public university students got clobbered Wednesday with their fifth tuition hike in six years as the governing boards of both the University of California and the California State University agreed to raise the price of attendance dramatically.
Despite emotional pleas from students, the UC Board of Regents and the CSU Board of Trustees said they had no choice but to increase the costs next fall to maintain the quality of the institutions.
   As dozens of students chanted in protest outside, the regents voted 13-6 during their meeting at UCLA to increase undergraduate and graduate fees in the fall by 7 percent and professional school fees by up to 12 percent. Meanwhile, in Long Beach, the CSU trustees voted 15-1 to impose a 10 percent fee hike on undergraduate and graduate students next fall.
   Regents acknowledged this is probably not the end of annual increases for UC students. Since the 2001-02 school year, undergraduate tuition has climbed 92 percent at UC's campuses and 94 percent at CSU's schools.
   One UCLA student, 19-year-old Sarah Andrews, seemed to sum up the students' disappointment: "They are trying to tell me that they do not value ... students who come from low-income families, students of color and students who are not blessed enough to have parents to pay for a $23,000 education, students who work two to three jobs to get by, students who commute and take the bus to avoid high living costs."
   The fee hike is expected to raise $68 million in 2007-2008 for UC, which has a $12.8 billion budget this year, and $97 million in 2007-2008 for CSU, which currently has a $4 billion budget. The fees are rising as both institutions are under fire for their compensation of executives, among other things. UC Regent Odessa Johnson, who voted against the fee increase, said she is bothered by the disconnect. "When I'm asked to vote on increases for administrative salaries, and you come around and ask me to vote for a 7 percent increase today and next year and the year after, I want to say, sometime we have to stop the bleeding," Johnson said.
   Abraham Ramirez, a student at Cal State Fullerton, pointed out that since 2005, CSU executives have received an average 23 percent pay increase "on top of an inflated salary. "This misapplication of resources is dismantling our quality of education," Ramirez said. "This is a public education system. It's supposed to be accessible to underprivileged and under-represented students. If this keeps going on, we will not remain acquiescent."
   Some said the tuition increase will hit middle-class students hardest because their parents make too much money for them to qualify for financial aid. Tuition will increase to $6,571 annually for UC undergraduates and $7,380 for graduate students. At CSU, tuition will rise to $2,772 for undergraduates and $3,414 for graduate students. Students at both UC and CSU also pay about $700 to $800 in campus-based fees.
   The two institutions began raising fees in 2002-03 and have done so every year since. But last year, the 8 percent fee increase approved by both boards was rescinded when the Legislature stepped in with additional state funding.
   "We need those resources, including student fees, to sustain an outstanding university," said Roberta Achtenberg, who chairs the CSU Board of Trustees. At UC, students in the professional schools, including law, business, medicine and dentistry, will take the hardest hit with an average 10 percent increase. In 1994, the professional school students paid less than $7,000 a year. Fees are now well above $20,000 in most of the programs. For instance, with the new increase, the fee will be close to $23,000 for medical school and $26,000 for UCLA's dentistry program.
   The increases in professional school fees will be 12 percent at the law and business schools at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and UCLA. Total tuition fees would top $28,000 annually at some of those schools, where the deans have said they need the extra funding to make up for declining state money and maintain their academic quality.
   At UC, regents expressed concern that the professional student fees were rising too high and are likely to increase further in coming years. "Where does this leave working-class students? I think we ought to worry about this path we are embarking on," said UC Regent Eddie Island.
   UC has 209,000 students, and CSU has 417,000. Officials at both UC and CSU note that part of the fee increase will go back into financial aid programs for needy and middle-income students. At both meetings, regents and trustees complained that they weren't given a chance to assess whether the full proposed increase is needed.
   "We need to analyze this more carefully before we continue to raise student fees," said CSU Trustee Melinda Guzman, who voted against the increase. "This work should be done by outside analysts. I want us to think outside the box. ... I don't think we should increase student fees without having this discussion. Yet we're compelled to make up this shortfall."
   The state Legislative Analyst's Office had recommended a 2.4 percent increase in CSU student fees, saying that amount would be sufficient to bridge the gap between state funding cuts and the university's needs. But university officials said they need not only to account for inflation but also to make up for cuts in past years.
   "We need to make up ground," said UC President Robert Dynes. "I hate this notion of raising student fees. ... It is the most agonizing decision the regents face. Nobody wants to raise fees."
   A key reason for raising fees, UC officials said, is to improve student services, such as mental health services. The regents were told in September that student registration fees must be raised if UC campuses are to improve mental health services, which are underfunded now.
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Copyright 2007 SF Chronicle


















 

2007:50 - Next SWGSA Meeting 3/19/2007

 

Attachments: SWGSA_Feb12_minutes.doc


 
NEXT SWGSA MEETING MONDAY, MARCH 19th @ NOON!
 
Hello to All!
 
Just a quick announcement. The next SWGSA meeting will be this coming Monday, March 19th @ noon in the Social Work Office. We will be discussing Lobby Days, Graduation, student-facilitated workshops, the Transcultural Committee and more!
 
I have attached the minutes from our last SWGSA meeting (the February meeting), for your review.
 
Have a Great Day & Make it Count! ;-)
 
Take Care,
 
Linnette Peralta Haynes
SWGSA President
Linnette_Eighthday@yahoo.com















 

2007:49 - Lobby Days Update


*** Lobby Days Update ***

Hello Fellow Social Work Students,

Lobby Days is soon approaching. Final registration for this event is March 26, 2007.  SWGSA would like to ensure that this year's event is cohesive and educational for all of us San Jose State Social Work students who decide to attend.  I also think that it can be a lot of fun.
In order to best prepare for the event and to appropriately show that our San Jose State Social Work program is represented, it would be really helpful for me if all of you who are planning to attend can email me to let me know that.
Also, in your email, please let me know if you would be interested in coming to dinner with fellow students on Sunday.  This information will allow our Lobby Days committee to best organize.  We can do things such as saving seats together for the opening day's speakers,
possibly making some group dinner arrangements, etc.


The following are important dates to mark in your calendar:
- Lobby Days April 15 & 16 (in Sacramento)
- Final registration for this event is on March 26 ($55 if you are an NASW member)

You can register for the event at www.naswca.org

At this point, we have learned that social workers will be lobbying around health care issues. We are currently trying to get further information as to the specific bills. These are some of the possible bills we will lobby on:
        SB 2 (Cedillo) Homelessness
        AB 190 (Bass) Child Welfare
        SB 840 (Kuehl) Universal Single Payer Healthcare


We are opposing the Governor's proposed CalWORKs budget cuts.

If you have any questions or suggestions concerning this event, please feel free to email me at olafsonita@gmail.com

Thank you,

Kristin Olafson

 

2007:48 - UPDATE - SSW Argentina Study Abroad Course: Decrease in cost


March 11, 2007

Dear SJSU SSW students and faculty :

It appears that current  cost information  posted on the SJSU Website is incorrect . THE ACTUAL COST WILL BE LESS THAN THAT POSTED. I have contacted the website and requested the changes be posted tomorrow as follows:

There will be one (1) course offered , 3 units SW 285/185. The cost for this course is $750.00 In addition, our host , the University of Palermo will offer a conversational Spanish seminar  AT NO COST to San Jose State students. ( a good deal !)

The course and seminar  will commence June 4-and end June 26, 2007.

COSTS:

Tuition {3 units} : $750
Room/board /   and University of Palermo/Buenos Aires  expenses : approx
$1700*
RT Airfare {approx $1000}**
----------------------------------
Estimated total expenses : approx $3500 ***




* room and board {2 meals a day x 5 days a week} will be arranged with host families through the University of Palermo our host university in Buenos Aires
** air fare will generally be arranged by each student; we may also be able to negotiate a group rate which, however, would require everyone to travel on the same flights .
***  expenses  can vary by individual.

Therefore,  if you have ANY interest in the course  please register ASAP !!!
Registering DOES NOT COST ANYTHING. It merely provides us with an idea of how many students might be interested.  Once we have an idea of the number of students, we will call a meeting to discuss specifics. PLEASE DO NOT DELAY !
FYI the course is open to any graduate or upper division student at SJSU or the CSU or the UC.

HOW TO REGISTER:

#1} GO TO THE SJSU STUDYABROAD WEBSITE
#2} EMAIL/CONTACT Todd Oberson :  todd.oberson@sjsu.edu  tel: 924-6128
  IF YOU REGISTER WITH TODD DIRECTLY PLEASE COPY ME !!  emg3@sjsu.edu

Dr Gorman
Associate  Professor,  School  of Social Work San Jose State University, San Jose , CA 95192-0124
408-924-5812

 

2007:47 - Local NASW Email Group


*** Local NASW Email Group ***

I would like to invite you to join the new Yahoo! Group I just created with cooperation from San Jose Unit representative, Glenn Thomas for NASW social workers in the San Jose area. The group is designed to facilitate us social workers to communicate with one another about issues that affect us. It's for students and professionals who are local to or interested in the San Jose area. It will also be a way to find out about local social work-related events.

To join, just go to the following website and join the Group:
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/naswca_san_jose/

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

Thanks!
Laura Vroman
LVroman1@yahoo.com

 

2007:46 - NASW Meeting and Social Work Month


*** Attention Social Work Students! ***

NASW Meeting in San Jose March 16

Mark your calendars for the next NASW meeting on March 16th at 6pm at  828 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128.

It is Social Work Month, so at this meeting we will find out who will win the Social Worker of the Year Award and also the Stand Up for Others Award.
It is also the last meeting before Lobby Days, so we will review Lobby Days information.

In addition, Social Work door prizes will be given out and a full dinner and desert will be provided free of charge.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at the email listed below.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Laura Vroman
LVroman1@yahoo.com

 


 2007:45 - Summer Classes and Summer Field Placement

 

Attachments: ScWk 222 Summer Request Form.doc


Hi all,

The information regarding availability of summer classes is about finalized.  It is anticipated that due to SJSU budget constraints and historically low enrollment in certain sections, only ScWk 222 and summer internship for final-year students (ScWk 232) will be offered in Summer 2007.  The following conditions also apply:

ScWk 232 - Blanca Tavera sent out an application for those needing to start their final year of internship during the summer.  This was MSW Mail message 2007:44.  Please read the instructions, complete the form, and return that application to her by Thursday April 5th (corrected and extended date from March 30th, due to Spring Break).

ScWk 222 - This summer section of the family practice course must be taken with the field course (ScWk 232) by those approved for summer internship.  Priority will be given to these students, however, if there is room, students wishing to take ScWk 222 WITHOUT SUMMER INTERNSHIP in order to lighten the load in Fall 2007 may request to enroll.  Students requesting this should complete the attached form and return to me by Thursday April 5th.

We understand that many students try to arrange their curriculum plans to accommodate other responsibilities.  Unfortunately, although the School of Social Work would like to offer more opportunities, in many areas we are limited by the reality of scarce, available resources.  Please contact me if you have suggestions, questions, or concerns.

Thank you,

Peter

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

 

2007:44 - Summer Field Placement

 

Attachments: Summer Field application2007.doc

 

*** For Students Entering Final Year of Field ***

Dear Students,
 
Attached is the application for Summer Field Placement.  Please note that this application is due no later than Thursday April 5th, (corrected and extended date due to Spring Break from March 30, 2007). You must consult with your FFL to determine if you are eligible for a summer slot. In addition, you must verify that any agency you wish to work in will be able to accommodate a student for a summer placement.
 
Take care,
 
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
 













2007:43 - NEW INFO re SSW Argentina Study

 

Attachments: Argentina_FLP_sswswFlyerrev.pdf


March 7, 2007

Dear SJSU SSW students:

It appears that current  cost information  posted on the SJSU Website is incorrect . THE ACTUAL COST WILL BE LESS THAN THAT POSTED. I have contacted the website and requested the changes be posted tomorrow as follows:

There will be one (1) course offered , 3 units SW 285/185. The cost for this course is $750.00 In addition, our host , the University of Palermo will offer a conversational Spanish seminar  AT NO COST to students. ( a good deal !)

The course and seminar  will commence June 4-and end June 26, 2007.

COSTS:

Tuition {3 units} : $750
Room/board /   and University of Palermo/Buenos Aires  expenses : approx
$1700*
RT Airfare {approx $1000}**
_________________________________
Estimated total expenses : approx $3500 ***




* room and board {2 meals a day x 5 days a week} will be arranged with host families through the University of Palermo our host university in Buenos Aires
** air fare will generally be arranged by each student; we may also be able to negotiate a group rate which, however, would require everyone to travel on the same flights .
***  expenses  can vary by individual.

Therefore,  if you have ANY interest in the course  please register ASAP !!!
Registering DOES NOT COST ANYTHING. It merely provides us with an idea of how many students might be interested.  Once we have an idea of the number of students, we will call a meeting to discuss specifics. PLEASE DO NOT DELAY !
FYI the course is open to any graduate or upper division student at SJSU or the CSU or the UC.

HOW TO REGISTER:

#1} GO TO THE SJSU STUDYABROAD WEBSITE
#2} EMAIL/CONTACT Todd Oberson :  todd.oberson@sjsu.edu
  IF YOU REGISTER WITH TODD DIRECTLY PLEASE COPY ME !!  emg3@sjsu.edu

Dr Gorman

 

2007:42 - SOCIAL WORK CHALLENGES IN ARGENTINA APPROVED!!!

 

Attachments: Argentina_FLP_Flyer1.pdf

 

Dear SJSU MSW and BASW Students:

We have finally received the necessary approvals to proceed with the proposed social work and social justice course in Buenos Aires this June. The good news is that we have the "green light" ; now we  are recruiting  on a very quick timeline !  If you are at all interested in this exciting possibility, please contact me ASAP {emg3@sjsu.edu or 408.924.5812} and register* on the SJSU Study Abroad website.www.sjsu.edu/studyabroad

  * Registration does notcommit you but it gives us an  idea of how many students are interested. There is no cost to register

PLEASE DO NOT DELAY  AS  WE NEED TO NOTIFY THE UNIVERSITY IN ARGENTINA !

The International Studies Program has allowed us  to  recruit  students beyond their usual deadline! PLEASE  REGISTER BY MARCH 15 !!  www.sjsu.edu/studyabroad

Dr Gorman

E Michael Gorman Ph.D.,MPH, MSW
Assoc Professor, School  of Social Work
San Jose State University, San Jose , CA 95192-0124

 

2007:41 - UPDATE - Prospective Faculty Colloquia - Please Join  Us!

 

Attachments: Flyer Huff.pdf    Flyer Seavey.Hultquist.pdf    Flyer Ramirez1.pdf

 

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:

Attached, please find flyers for the colloquia presented by prospective faculty interviewing for the position of Field Education Program Director.


Nicole Huff, MSW: San Jose State University, will give a one hour colloquium, Monday, March 5, 2007 from 12 Ð 1 PM in the School of Social Work's Large Conference Room entitled: The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment: Best Practices for Social Workers.

Joanne Seavey-Hultquist, MSW University of Connecticut will give a one hour colloquium, Tuesday, March 6, 2007 from 12 Ð 1 PM in the School of Social Work Large Conference Room entitled: Combating the Effects of Media Violence on Children: A Social Worker's Role.

Randall Ramirez, L.C.S.W., MFT, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) will give a one hour colloquium, Monday, March 12, 2007 from 12 Ð 1 PM in the School of Social Work Large Conference Room entitled:  Treating Acculturation Guilt: A Community Mental Health Approach for Serving Latino Immigrant Youth.

All Faculty, Staff, & Students are invited to attend.  We hope you will join us for these colloquia!

Alice

Alice Hines
Director, School of Social Work

 

2007:40 - Graduation and an Invitation to a Free Event on  Tuesday, March 6th!

 

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Hello Everyone!
 
I hope you are well! I am writing to remind you that the Graduation Committee will be meeting on Monday, March 5th Noon in the Social Work office. If you want your graduation to be extra-fabulous, including your ideas, well, please, show up, represent and participate! ;-) Hope to see you there! ;-)
 
If you cannot make the meeting, but would like to share some ideas, comments and/or have questions about graduation, please contact the Co-Chair of this committee, Erika Martinez at emartinez823@yahoo.com. Thanks in advance!
 
Also, have you seen the large statue on our campus of 2 Olympic gold medalists with fists in the air, showing the Black Power salute? Well, Tommie Smith, depicted in the statue is coming to our campus to speak!
 
On Tuesday, March 6, 2007, we will invite Tommie Smith (1968 Mexico Olympic Gold Medalist) to San José State University and have discussion on the theme “Empowerment & Unlocking the Human Potential.”  It will be at the SJSU Engineering Building Room #189 from 2:30pm -4:30pm.
 
While a student at San José State, Mr. Smith won the national collegiate 220-yard (201.17-meter) title in 1967.  In the 1968 Olympic Games at Mexico City, he won the gold medal for the 200m in a world record time 19.83.  He and a teammate, John Carlos, who earned the bronze, gave a Black Power salute while receiving their medals.
 
Some people (particularly IOC president) felt that a political statement had no place in the international forum of the Olympic Games. In an immediate response to their actions, Smith and Carlos were suspended from the U.S. team by the IOC president and banned from the Olympic Village. Those who opposed the protest said the actions disgraced all Americans. Supporters, on the other hand, praised the men for their bravery.
 
I have attached flyers about the event for your review.
 
Take Care & Have a Great Weekend!
 
Linnette Peralta Haynes
SWGSA President


















 

2007:39 - HBO Special on Addiction

 

Attachments: hbo.doc     hbopressrelease.doc     hbo 01.31.2007 Complete schedule.doc

 

HBO'S BIGGEST MULTI-PLATFORM MEDIA EVENT, THE ADDICTION PROJECT, A GROUNDBREAKING 14-PART SERIES, KICKS OFF WITH CENTERPIECE DOCUMENTARY MARCH 15

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Project Defines Addiction As
A Chronic Relapsing Brain Disease That Is Treatable
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Entire Series To Be Offered Free To Cable Subscribers During Four-Day Preview On HBO, March 15-18
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“How can we comprehend the concept of a person who wants to stop doing something and cannot, despite catastrophic consequences?  That is what we are up against.  Some people don't want to speak about addiction, or compare it to other chronic diseases.  Well, this is a disease, a treatable disease, and it needs to be understood.  HBO's ADDICTION project is an initiative that will help people understand more about this illness, its advancements and how to find help.”

-- Nora Volkow, M.D., Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse


             LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12, 2007 ­ One in four Americans has a family member who is struggling with addiction.  Over 80% of people with substance abuse or dependence disorder started using before age 18.  Currently, addiction affects 22.2 million Americans.  Yet only 9% are receiving the treatment they need.

             In partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), HBO launches the ADDICTION project, an unprecedented multi-media campaign aimed at helping Americans understand addiction as a treatable brain disease, as well as spotlighting new medical advancements.  Debuting THURSDAY, MARCH 15 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), with the centerpiece documentary ADDICTION, the series is eye-opening and ultimately hopeful, providing guidance in navigating the often confusing world of addiction treatment and recovery.

             For the first time, HBO will use all of its digital platforms, including the HBO main service, multiplex channels, HBO On Demand, podcasts, web streams, and DVD sales to support a campaign that includes a 14-part documentary series, a book published by Rodale Press, four independent addiction-themed films, a robust website and a national community grassroots outreach campaign funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  All films will initially be offered during a free HBO preview weekend from Thursday, March 15 to Sunday, March 18 in participating cable systems.

             “HBO is utilizing all of its platforms to develop programming directly targeted to the various needs of the American public on this complex public health issue,” says Chris Albrecht, HBO's chairman and CEO.  “Our resources are committed to illuminating, demystifying and defining addiction ­ a problem that is riddled with misconceptions.”

             The ADDICTION project showcases the work of many of today's leading documentary filmmakers, including Jon Alpert; Kate Davis and David Heilbroner; Susan Froemke; Liz Garbus and Rory Kennedy; Eugene Jarecki; Barbara Kopple; Albert Maysles; D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus; and Alan and Susan Raymond.

             ADDICTION brings together leading thinkers and organizations that are at the threshold of new treatments.  Current advances in brain imaging science make it possible to see inside the brain of an addicted person, pinpoint the parts of the brain affected by addiction, and see how the addict's brain differs, ushering in a great many advances in medical treatment.  In fact, treatments for addiction are now as effective as treatments for other chronic relapsing diseases such as diabetes, hypertension or asthma.

             A candid depiction of the emotional, psychological, social and political toll that addiction takes on the country, the ADDICTION project demonstrates conclusively that the disease is treatable and shows that there are millions of Americans in long-term recovery.  Topics covered
include:  the nature of addiction, addiction in the workplace, and the protracted insurance battles waged by families, as well as the difficulty of finding and getting adequate treatment.

             The ADDICTION project will be supported by an unprecedented 30-city nationwide community outreach campaign funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and coordinated by Join Together, Faces and Voices of Recovery, and the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).

             The ADDICTION project is produced by John Hoffman and Susan Froemke and executive produced by Sheila Nevins.  For additional information, visit hbo.com.

 

2007:38 - DV and Child Abuse in Child Welfare Seminar

 

Attachments: 03.12.07 Flyer.pdf


Dear Students,


The Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Program, in collaboration with Nicole Huff, MSW, LCSW, is providing a seminar entitled "Domestic Violence and Child Abuse in Child Welfare." The event is open to all MSW students and will take place on Monday, March 12, 2007 from 9:00 am to 12:00 p.m. at the MLK Jr. Library in room 255/257 (a light breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m.).

Seating is limited and you must RSVP for this event by March 8th to rcueto@email.sjsu.edu. Attached is a flyer for the event.

Ruth Cueto
Title IV-E Administrative Analyst
SJSU-School of Social Work
408.924.5834 (P)
408.924.5892 (F)
www.sjsu.edu/title4e