Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice
Office Hours: Thursday 3:30 - 5:30; Friday 2:00 - 3:00
Phone: +1 (212) 220-8000;ext=5267
- This course introduces students to the field of Human Services and the profession of Social Work. Those human services which deal with social and personal problems are explored as well as the knowledge base, the skills base and the values base of the social work profession. Students are exposed to the methods of working with people as individuals, in groups and on a community level. This course meets the requirements as a liberal arts elective in social science.
- The course is designed to train students in the use of helping skills and techniques utilized in the field of human services. Some of the areas covered in the course include interviewing and counseling, making referrals, assessment, group process and behavioral techniques. This course is open only to students enrolled in the Human Services curriculum. Pre-Requisite: HUM101
- Students are placed for one day per week in human service settings where they learn first-hand about agency structure and function, the activities of human service professionals, and the application of human service skills. Settings include community centers, hospitals, family service agencies, community residences for the developmentally disabled, senior citizen centers, homeless shelters, child psychiatry clinics, etc. A one hour weekly class session reinforces the agency experience through case presentations and group discussion. This course is open only to students enrolled in the Human Services curriculum. Please note: This course has 1 hour lecture and 7 internship hours per week. Prerequisite: HUM 101 and [HUM 201 or Gerontology Major]
- This course follows the same format as HUM 301, Field Experience in Human Services I. Remaining in the same field placement, the student deepens his/her knowledge and strengthens his/her skills through continued practice and supervision. This course is open only to students enrolled in the Human Services curriculum. Please note: This course has 1 lecture hour and 7 internship hours per week. Prerequisite: HUM 301
- This course will acquaint students with the social welfare system of the United States. An historical perspective helps to illuminate the evolution of current policies, programs and practices. Poverty in the U.S. is analyzed as well as the specific programs which have been developed to alleviate it. Cross-cultural approaches to social welfare are also examined. Prerequisite: POL 100
Research and Projects
Rabinovitz, B.B., O’Neill, S., Rajendran, K., Halperin, J.M. (2016). Temperament, executive control, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder across early development. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 125(2):196-206. doi: 10.1037/abn0000093.
Healey, D.M., Rajendran, K., .O’Neill, S., Gopin, C.B., Halperin, J.M. (2016). The interplay among temperament, neuropsychological abilities, and global functioning in young hyperactive/inattentive children. British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 34(3):354-70. doi: 10.1111/bjdp.12134.
O’Neill, S., Rajendran, K., Mahbubani, S.M., Halperin, J.M. (2017). Preschool Predictors of ADHD Symptoms and Impairment During Childhood and Adolescence. Current Psychiatry Reports.19(12):95. doi: 10.1007/s11920-017-0853-z.
Zhang W., Rajendran, K., Ham, J., Finik, J., Buthmann, J., Davey, K., Pehme, P.M., Pritchett, D., Laws, H., Nomura, Y. (2018). Prenatal exposure to disaster-related traumatic stress and developmental trajectories of temperament in early childhood: Superstorm Sandy pregnancy study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 234,335-345. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2018.02.067.