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Core Concepts in Child and Adolescent Trauma

Colorful house in Buenos Aires

Program Faculty:

  • Diane Mirabito, DSW, MA, BA, Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work

Program Costs:

  • Tuition and Fees: Graduate tuition and fees, paid directly to the Bursa. Undergraduate tuition (senior BSW students only, must interview): Please review the University’s tuition structure for undergraduates:, paid to the Bursar.
  • Insurance: In-country insurance ($6) and enrollment in GeoBlue insurance ($28.30) is required for all students traveling outside of the United States for an NYU course.  The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning will enroll all students in GeoBlue insurance.
  • Estimated Housing: 2018 rates for housing NYU-facilitated housing TBA. Students may also look for their own housing arrangements, which must be approved by program staff.
  • Estimated Airfare to Buenos Aires: $1,200 (estimated), subject to booking date.
  • Meals: A welcome or farewell dinner will be provided; students responsible for paying for all their other meals on their own.
  • Excursions: Group cultural activities will be scheduled within Argentina. All activities will be an additional fee payable in Buenos Aires. Estimated costs forthcoming.
  • All personal expenses are additional.

About the program

  • Dates of Courses: August 6 - August 17, 2018 (dates subject to slight change)
  • Housing: Double- and single-occupancy studio apartments to be arranged by staff
  • Passport: Must be valid at date of entry; must have at least 1 blank page
  • Note for 16-month students: Students in the 16-month program are unable to be absent from field or class in the summer session; given the compressed nature of the program there is insufficient time available to make up missed field hours. 16-month students can, however, take a Jterm global course the winter of their second year, when they are on the same schedule as the two year program.

This three-credit elective course has been developed specifically to prepare MSW students for trauma-informed evidenced-based practice.  The curriculum is based on twelve guiding core concepts developed by an expert consensus panel of trauma experts in association with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.  It proceeds from a problem-based learning approach; new to many social work educators, in which in-depth case studies that reflect a distillation of the best evidence about the impact of trauma are presented to respond to the expressed desire of student’s to experience “real” cases as they actually unfold in practice.

Global Program Application and Registration Process

The application for the summer 2018 program is now closed. Please check back in September for information about our 2019 program.

For General Inquiries Contact

Stephanie Kaplan
Assistant Director, Office of Global and Lifelong Learning

For Course Content Inquiries Contact

Diane Mirabito
Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work