MDiaz’s Profile

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MDiaz
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Human Services
Office Location
Namm 401
Academic interests

Social Work, Mental Health, Education, Health Disparities, Child and Adolescent Issues, Narrative Approaches

Bio

Mery Diaz is an Assistant Professor in the Health and Human Services Department at New York City College of Technology. Dr. Diaz has worked as a clinical social worker with children and adolescents in a variety of mental health settings. She has worked in non profit settings and as a consultant in New York City public schools . Dr. Diaz has published in several journals and her research interest include: school social work; school-based mental health; social work education; child and adolescent mental health; urban education; narrative approaches: social justice movements; Latina feminist pedagogy and discourse.

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My Courses

HUS/ENG 1101, Becoming Agents of Change, Fall 2017

HUS/ENG 1101, Becoming Agents of Change, Fall 2017

Becoming Agents of Change: A Human Services 1101 and English 1101 Learning Community: In this Learning Community, we will investigate what it means to be an agent of change. By identifying the one social issue that you are most passionate about, you will explore what about your experiences make you interested in this issue, what your current role is in relation to this problem, and what you can do now and in the future to solve this problem.

HEA3505Fall2018

HEA3505Fall2018

This course will explore the various critical health and safety issues and problems affecting children and adolescents. Areas to be explored will include nutrition, personal hygiene, medical care, first aid and safety, CPR, mental health, HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, chronic and communicable diseases, sexuality and birth control.

HUS/ENG1101VanguardsOfSocialJustice

HUS/ENG1101VanguardsOfSocialJustice

There are many problems that impact the human condition. Inequality, poverty, oppression, and marginalization may seem insurmountable, and while there is still much work to do, history tells us that we have made great strides. In this learning community, we reflect on past, present, and future changemakers. Through the stories of influential figures who have or are working to resolve social problems, we will learn about the development of the human services field and changes that have taken place over time in an attempt to respond to human need. You will also develop your own changemaker autobiography, identifying a social problem you want to learn more about and explore organizations already involved in addressing the issue.

Stories of Service

Stories of Service

A Human Services 1101 and English 1101 Learning Community: What events in your life led you to be interested in human services? How do you see yourself as a helper? Just as your unique circumstances and experiences have caused you to be the person you are today, so has service delivery developed over time. In this learning community, we will be exploring the history, role, and characteristics of service. Through writing your stories– narration, description, definition, cause and effect– you will also be exploring who you are in relationship to service and your community.

HEA 3505 Health Issues of Children and Adolescents FALL 2017

HEA 3505 Health Issues of Children and Adolescents FALL 2017

This course will explore the various critical health and safety issues and problems affecting children and adolescents. Areas to be explored will include nutrition, personal hygiene, medical care, first aid and safety, CPR, mental health, HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, chronic and communicable diseases, sexuality and birth control.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

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FYLC – Faculty

FYLC – Faculty

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FYLC – First Year Learning Communities

FYLC – First Year Learning Communities

Welcome to the First Year Learning Communities Open Lab project page. If you are interested in joining the Reflective Writing Project or just learning more about events, resources and information related to the FYLCs at City Tech please request membership!

HUS 1101 Course Resource Lab

HUS 1101 Course Resource Lab

Changes in the human services continue to present the need for inter-professional collaboration. As such, strong written and technological skills are crucial for effective practice and to meet the complex needs of clients. As this is the introductory course to the major and one that develops the foundation skills students will utilized throughout the major’s curriculum, it is important for student success to front load their writing skills through a variety of pedagogical approaches that also include technological supports. As such, Human Services students require (a) Innovative curriculum and instruction that affords them these skills more effectively and to strengthen these skills early on in their course of study. (b) Faculty also need resources and support for implementing a variety of teaching practices and assessment measures to meet departmental goals. This includes developing high impact practices that engage students in writing intensive instruction. This site will , thus, serve as a resource exchange for instruction on writing skills for the human services, and lesson module or assignment that involves the use of the colleges open access platform. Objectives: -Strengthen student writing skills: Acquire and use tools needed for communication, inquiry, analysis, and productive work. -Improve student retention and completion rates. -Faculty training on delivering high impact practices to meet General Education outcomes and assessments, and self-study program outcomes. General Education SLOs: Skills: Acquire and use tools needed for communication, inquiry, analysis, and productive work Communication Inquiry and Analysis Values, Ethics and Relationships: Understand and apply values, ethics, and diverse perspectives in personal, professional, civic, and cultural/global domains. Professional/Personal Development Ethics/Values How will this be done? Additional Lecture on how to read peer-reviewed journals How to cite in APA style and Avoid Plagiarism WAC Fellow Support Redesign Term Paper to meet the following objectives: Understanding of the historical development of human services including its impact. Students will be able to analyze and interpret historical data for applications in advocacy and social change. Explore their personal values as they relate to the HUS Code of Ethics and Standards for Practice High Impact Educational Practices: Which of George Kuh’s High Impact Educational Practices will be incorporated into the course? (X)Common intellectual experiences (core curriculum) (X) Learning communities (X)Writing-intensive courses (X) Service- or community-based learning

Project Wayfinding

Project Wayfinding

Project Wayfinding is a college-wide effort to answer the question “How can Faculty, staff, and students effectively provide/use accurate information for academic career planning from Day 1 through Graduation?”

My Clubs

Human Services Club

Human Services Club

The Human Service Club, is a great way to network, help others, be an activist, and gain experience in the human service field.