News and Events
Center for Family, School and Community Partnerships (CFSC) Fall 2014 Meeting
November 13, 2014- 10:30-Noon- University Downtown Center, Room 220A
The CFSC focuses on enhancing and sustaining educational opportunities and quality of life for children, families and communities through interdisciplinary research, practice, family engagement and outreach. The Center's research, practice and service-learning projects include school-linked services, community schools, family outreach and engagement, intergenerational caregiving initiatives, and professional development for school personnel and community partners. In the Fall 2014 Center meeting, we will invite community collaborators and families the Center has been collaborating with to discuss the current projects and future plans.
Productive Aging and Families across the Globe
October 31, 2014- 11am-1pm- University Downtown Center, Room 220
The Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence (TAE) Sustainable Communities, Institute for Intergenerational Studies and the Department of Social Work, Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton University are co-sponsoring this event. Lunch provided. See flyer below for more details.
Productive Aging and Families across the Globe (.pdf, 467 KB)
Please see information at the following link about an upcoming presentation and round table discussion on January 15, 2013: https://www.facebook.com/events/130752770421502/
From Inside, Binghamton University’s newspaper
Binghamton University to Lead “Safe Schools” Project
The University is leading the effort in a project designed to create a safer environment for 28,000 children in 10 Broome County school districts.
A team from the College of Community and Public Affairs’ Social Work Department, the Decker School of Nursing and the Graduate School of Education is providing program development and evaluation for the Safe, Healthy Attitudes Require Education (SHARE) collaborative. Broome-Tioga BOCES recently received a four-year, $5.6 million federal grant from the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative, one of only four awarded in New York state in 2009, and one of the 6% of those submitted nationwide to be funded.
From the Binghamton University Foundation
Getting Youth the Help They Need: Services for Binghamton Families and Children
“Years ago it wasn’t expected that all youths would graduate from high school,” Laura Bronstein says. “Now that is the goal.”
In recent decades, though, social problems have been intensifying while families and children’s needs have become more complex, creating challenges for financially strapped public schools to keep youths focused on their education.