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                                                      Fall 2020 Opening Plan: Please refer to our latest updates here


Continuing Education



Co-sponsor: Wurzweiler’s Community Justice Fellowship Program

Friday, September 25, 2020
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Online Zoom Course
(You will need to register to receive login information.)

Registration: 2 CEU Credit Hours

  • General: $50
  • Wurzweiler Alumni and Current WSSW Field Instructors: $35
  • All Current Students: $15


Our speakers will address how some of our most important social institutions – the criminal justice system, the child welfare system, and the education system – exacerbate the collateral effects of mass incarceration on families and communities.  They will provide historical background, an understanding of critical community concerns, and strategies for social workers to enhance community justice.

Sylvia Harvey photo
Sylvia A. Harvey

Sylvia A. Harvey is an award-winning journalist and the author of The Shadow System: Mass Incarceration and the American Family. She reports at the intersection of race, class, policy, and incarceration.  Her work has appeared in The Nation, POLITICO, VQR, ELLE, VOX, Colorlines, The Marshall Project, The Appeal, and more.  Her commentary on race and the criminal justice system has been featured on NPR, WBAI, Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan, HuffPost Live, Radio Curious, and beyond. She is the recipient of a National Headliner Award and a National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Salute to Excellence award. The Oakland native holds a BA in sociology from Columbia University and an MS in journalism from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. Harvey lives in New York City.  You can connect with her on social media as Ms_SAH.

Dr. Claire J. Green-Ford
Dr. Claire J. Green-Ford

Dr. Claire J. Green-Forde is the Executive Director for the National Association of Social Workers, New York City Chapter. She is a Barbadian born, New York based, Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose work and interests focus on the intersectionality of behavioral health, criminal justice, social disparities, trauma, and human development. Dr. Green-Forde firmly believes in the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of wellness and is a strong advocate for holistic and culturally humble practices that consider both a trauma informed and neurobiological lens. She has training and experience in areas including adolescent and adult mental health, policy development, positive youth development, bullying, criminal and juvenile justice, and trauma. She is a firm believer in the power of advocacy and maintains that all people, regardless of specialty/area of practice, understand, support, and engage in advocacy on behalf of their profession and the communities we live and serve.



Rabbis, chaplains, and social workers are often called on to provide spiritual care near life’s end. Whether in response to serious illness, advanced cognitive or physical decline in old age, or unexpected, tragic violence, health care professionals and clergy need to respond compassionately and effectively with families facing spiritual, emotional, and existential crises. Clips from Wurzweiler School of Social Work’s “Spirituality Near the End of Life” Conference in July 2019 include leading clergy, chaplains, and social workers offering their knowledge, skills, and wisdom to assist professionals seeking to better integrate spiritual care into their professional and community work.


Why Wurzweiler for Continuing Ed?

Wurzweiler School of Social Work is currently offering continuing education opportunities that will appeal to professional social workers in diverse fields of practice. You can go anywhere, but why not try one, two, or three of our programs available to you at convenient times and locations? We know you will gain knowledge while satisfying your CE requirements. The name Wurzweiler is synonymous with Excellence. We look forward to seeing you there.

Accredited CE Credits

Wurzweiler is an approved provider of Continuing Education credits for licensed social workers by New York State and the ASWB. 

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As per New York State Continuing Education Guidelines, attendees must arrive on time and attend the ENTIRE workshop to receive their Continuing Education Contact Hours. Any attendees who arrive late or leaves early to a workshop WILL NOT receive their certificate, are not allowed admittance into the workshop, and are also not eligible for a refund in any way. Please check transportation schedules ahead of time and plan accordingly.

To receive your certificate of completion, on the workshop date, please sign-in with your time and before you leave, initial-out with your time. Please allow up to 30 calendar days after the workshop date to receive your certificate.

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