International Association for Social Work with Groups
Long Island Chapter
Adelphi University School of Social Work, Field Education Department
GPS for GROUP WORK:
Finding your way with group work standards in practice,
Supervision and education
Carol Cohen, DSW
Associate Professor, Adelphi School of Social Work
Feeling like you took a wrong turn? Want to find your way back?
Group workers often feel overwhelmed when engaging in the practice and supervision of group work. This presentation will focus on creatively using the standards as a guide to enhance group practice. The standards reflect the distinguishing features of group work as well as the unique perspective that social workers bring to their practice with groups.
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 - 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Adelphi University, School of Social Work Alumni House
154 Cambridge Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
Directions to the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
Jennifer Clements, PhD, LCSW
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Group Work in the Aftermath of Disaster
On April 11, 2013, the Long Island Chapter of IASWG hosted a presentation by Andrew Malekoff
"The Vital Role of Group Work in the Aftermath
of Disaster - from the Inside-Out"
Andrew Malekoff, LCSW, CASAC, is executive director and CEO, North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center, editor-in-chief of Social Work with Groups and author of Group Work with Adolescents: Principles and Practice.
This presentation explored the role of group work in developing an organizational culture that encourages rapid, well-integrated responses to disaster. North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center has responded to multiple disasters, including the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and Hurricane Sandy. Using illustrations from both of these disasters and others, the discussion covered: the use of group work for planning with, deploying and debriefing staff, and delivering direct services to survivors.