Health and wellness are a priority to CUCS. They are part of our core programs and goals in rebuilding the lives of thousands of New Yorkers, and also why we love promoting healthy living at every opportunity. The Prince George supportive housing community recently held the Health and Sustainability Fair and what a success it was!
Every year, CUCS hosts a number of interns who are earning their field placement credits while studying for their Social Work Masters Degrees. We sat down with Linda Ricciardi, the Director of Staff Development, to learn about this year’s group and why it is so important for social work students to gain field experience.
Exciting things are happening this year! The CUCS Institute and the Network will offer members the opportunity to accumulate the 25 credits needed to complete the Case Management Certificate Program by attending a six-module comprehensive training series designed to offer direct service staff a nuts-to-bolts overview of case management services. Upon completion of all six trainings, licensed social workers who attend will qualify for 25 Continuing Education credits and certification of completion of the entire series.
There have been a lot of exciting changes happening at CUCS. Our agency continues to grow as our services continue to expand and we’re thrilled to be able to reach even more people in need in New York City. One of our expanding services is the Care Management program and we sat down with Adina Barbosa, Deputy Chief Program Officer, to find out more about the program and what these changes mean for our agency and those we serve.