Office of Scholarship & Research

Centers & Networks

To fulfill the Silberman School of Social Work’s commitment to serve the people of the City of New York, with a focus to the underserved, we have Centers that apply research & scholarship to improve services in the human services world.


East Harlem Community Portal (EHCP)
The East Harlem Community Portal (EHCP) is a partnership between the Silberman School of Social Work and the community-based organizations and residents of East Harlem. Serving as a hub of information, resources, and services, the EHCP aims to effect collective solutions to community needs, and catalyze further development of this vital community. Click here for more information on the EHCP.

Hartford Silberman Center of Excellence in Aging and Diversity
The Hartford Silberman Center of Excellence in Aging and Diversity, funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and one of five Centers of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work across the country, builds upon the Silberman School of Social Work’s existing strengths in gerontology. The Center is organized into Education, Training & Lifelong Learning, Research, and Policy and Practice cores and promotes inter-professional, community-focused leadership in social work in aging. All Center activities support healthy aging among older adults, with an emphasis on developing and disseminating knowledge on the complex needs of racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, and LGBT older adults.

Contact Us
Center Director: Dr. Carmen Morano
Core Directors: Drs. Daniel Gardner, Caroline Gelman, and Nancy Giunta
Program Manager: Rebekah Glushefski
Phone: 212-396-7613
Email: rglushef@hunter.cuny.edu

National Center for Social Work Trauma Education & Workforce Development
The National Center is a collaboration between the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service and Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. As a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), the National Center works with NCTSN committees, developers of evidence-based trauma treatment methods, schools of social work, and community providers. Click here to visit the National Center for Social Work Trauma Education & Workforce Development's website.

National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections
The National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections at the Silberman School of Social Work is a training, technical assistance, and information services organization dedicated to help strengthen the capacity of State, local, Tribal and other publicly administered or supported child welfare agencies to: institutionalize a safety-focused, family-centered, and community-based approach to meet the needs of children, youth and families. Click here to visit the National Center for Social Work Trauma Education & Workforce Development's website.