Welcome to the Social Work Department!
Social workers are agents of change. As professionals, they work to empower the human capacity to solve complex problems and improve the human condition.
Social Work has many faces (click here for a short video)
SUNY Buffalo State's Social Work Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree that educates graduates in a field that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has indicated will grow 25% faster than the average for all occupations through 2020.
Social Work positions in Buffalo, NY
Our program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1975 and is unique in that it combines relevant academic preparation with hands-on practical experience.
Mr. Yohan Cho (below right) and Emmanuel Rogers presented at the VA Western New York Healthcare System at Buffalo (March 19th). The event's topic was Evidence -based Treatment Models.
Mr. Cho compared the 'Treatment First' and 'Housing First' models. His research suggested that Housing First 'can end Veteran homelessness and eliminate cost for emergency shelters, transitional, and short-term treatment programs'.
Mr. Rogers (in picture with Professor Renzi) discussed the effectiveness of the 'Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC)'. The program provides social support groups that are found to be highly effective in reducing PTSD and generalized anxiety.
Dr. Aviles recently presented a workshop on "Dealing with Burnout and Occupational Stress" at the Heritage Community Service Center.
Professor Pomerzntz is working with Transitional Services to provide supervisory staff training.
Dr. Hilarski has a new publication in the Metropolitan Universities Journal, volume 24, issue 1 - "Building Student Self-Efficacy and Mastery of Skills through Service Learning Partnerships"
Congratulations to our 2013 Baccalaureate Student Award Winners!
The "Excellence in Social Work" award was presented to Christal D. Guthrie, Jodi M. Herrera, and Tricia E. Lewis
The 2013 NASW NYS Award Winners were Christal D. Guthrie and Jodi M. Herrera