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Karen R. Garber

Social Services Program Coordinator

Nassau County

Direct Phone: (516) ***-****       

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Nassau County Department of Social Services

Nassau County

272 Old Country Rd

Mineola, New York 11501

United States

Company Description

Welcome to Nassau County, Long Island. "The Island of Possibilities." I am incredibly proud of Nassau County, an exciting and dynamic place to visit, just steps from New York City. We look forward to your visit – to experience and enjoy our natural beaut ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Spokeswoman

Department of Social Services

Social Worker, Attorney and Adjunct Professor

Long Island University

Director

Housing Intervention Connie Lassandro , Department of Public Works

Affiliations

Founder
Behavioral Health Unit

Web References (36 Total References)


Lyceum Books NEW PERSPECTIVES ON POVERTY: Policies, Programs, and Practice

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Karen R. Garber, Nassau County Department of Social Services

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Professors Giffords and Garber challenge the stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding poverty, focusing attention on at-risk populations.
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Karen R. Garber (BSW, MSW, Adelphi University; JD, Touro Law Center) is a social worker, attorney, and adjunct professor at Long Island University. She currently manages the Office of Consumer and Public Information and is administrator for Adult Protective Services, Family and Children's Services, and Child Protective Services at the Nassau County Department of Social Services. Prior to her current administrative position, Garber worked exclusively in child welfare, directly overseeing programs that included foster care, adoption, persons in need of supervision, juvenile delinquents, mentoring, and independent living. In 2012, Garber represented Long Island University Post Campus in Nanjing, China, where she taught students about current social work practices in the United States.


Almost twice as many kids helped by food stamps than before recession - Island Harvest

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"Effective March 1, 2009, the regulations expanded categorical eligibility, which could have contributed to an increase from that point forward," Karen Garber, spokeswoman for Nassau County's Department of Social Services, wrote in an email.

Garber said the department does not differentiate between children and adults, counting only individuals who receive SNAP. In 2007, she said 28,288 individuals in Nassau County received SNAP; by the end of 2014, 66,130 individuals received the food assistance benefit.


Karen R. Garber, Nassau ...

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Karen R. Garber, Nassau County Department of Social Services

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Professors Giffords and Garber examine the varying ideologies of poverty and analyze the impact of it has on specific at-risk populations, including people who are homeless, persons with disabilities, immigrants and refugees, individuals with co-occurring disorders, and veterans and military families.
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Karen R. Garber (BSW, MSW, Adelphi University; JD, Touro Law Center) is a social worker, attorney, and adjunct professor at Long Island University. She currently manages the Office of Consumer and Public Information and is administrator for Adult Protective Services, Family and Children's Services, and Child Protective Services at the Nassau County Department of Social Services. Prior to her current administrative position, Garber worked exclusively in child welfare, directly overseeing programs that included foster care, adoption, persons in need of supervision, juvenile delinquents, mentoring, and independent living. In 2012, Garber represented Long Island University Post Campus in Nanjing, China, where she taught students about current social work practices in the United States.


The number of cases grew from ...

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The number of cases grew from 6,624 to 7,192 between 2007 and 2008, an 8 percent increase, said Karen Garber, a spokeswoman for the Nassau County Department of Social Services.

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Garber said public attention surrounding the case of Leatrice Brewer, a New Cassel resident who drowned her three children in February 2008, contributed to an increase in reports in Nassau.


Child abuse reaches new highs on Long Island (The Nassau County PBA)

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The number of cases grew from 6,624 to 7,192 between 2007 and 2008, an 8 percent increase, said Karen Garber, a spokeswoman for the Nassau County Department of Social Services.

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Garber said public attention surrounding the case of Leatrice Brewer, a New Cassel resident who drowned her three children in February 2008, contributed to an increase in reports in Nassau.

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