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  1. Daphne C. Watkins Daphne Watkins Selected as New Director of Joint Doctoral Program

    Associate Professor Daphne Watkins was selected as the new Director of the Joint Doctoral Program. Her appointment will begin on 1/1/2017 following the successful tenure of Professor Berit Ingersoll-Dayton who has served in this position since 1/1/2010.

    • July 29, 2016
  2. Babe Kawaii-Bogue Babe Kawaii-Bogue Defends Dissertation, "Multiracial Perspectives: Multiracial Young Adults Experiences with Racial Microaggressions and Coping Strategies"

    Babe Kawaii-Bogue successfully defended her dissertation entitled, “Multiracial Perspectives: Multiracial Young Adults Experiences with Racial Microaggressions and Coping Strategies” and obtained her PhD in Social Work and Psychology. Her committee consisted of Mary Ruffolo, Lorraine Gutierrez (co-chairs) and Michael Spencer.

    • July 27, 2016
  3. Reuben J. Miller Reuben Miller Responds to Alton Sterling Shooting in The Huffington Post

    Assistant Professor Reuben Miller wrote a blog post for The Huffington Post regarding the Alton Sterling shooting entitled, “I can’t write fast enough”. 

  4. Paula Allen-Meares Paula Allen-Meares Selected as Insley-Evans Public Health Social Worker of the Year by American Public Health Association

    Dean Emerita Paula Allen-Meares will be honored as this year's recipient of the Insley-Evans Public Health Social Worker of the Year by the Award's Committee of the Public Health Social Work Section of the American Public Health Association. A reception will be held in her honor during the Association's annual meeting on 11/1/2016.

  5. Laura  LeinH. Luke  Shaefer Laura Lein and Luke Shaefer's Books on Poverty and Welfare Referenced in Vox

    Dean Laura Lein and Associate Professor Luke Shaefer's books, “Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work” and “$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America” respectively, were both referenced in the Vox article, “‘If the goal was to get rid of poverty, we failed’: the legacy of the 1996 welfare reform”.

  6. Message to SSW Community on Orlando Shooting

    Dear Social Work Community,

    It is with shock, pain and deep sadness that we reflect on the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, early this morning. We have heard from social work colleagues in Central Florida as they participate in the response to this devastating tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those dead and injured and their families, to the larger community, and to our colleagues who are engaged in work connected with the tragedy. Our School of Social Work community is invited to join a time of reflection and expression of caring and concern on Monday, June 13, 2016 in the ECC between 4:30pm and 5:30pm.

    In sorrow, Laura Lein, Jorge Delva, Tim Colenback

  7. Resources for Teaching in Times of Crisis

    The resources below come from Professor Gary W. Harper, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health

    Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS): "Secondary traumatic stress is the emotional duress that results when an individual hears about the firsthand trauma experiences of another. Its symptoms mimic those of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Accordingly, individuals affected by secondary stress may find themselves re-experiencing personal trauma or notice an increase in arousal and avoidance reactions related to the indirect trauma exposure. They may also experience changes in memory and perception; alterations in their sense of self-efficacy; a depletion of personal resources; and disruption in their perceptions of safety, trust, and independence." (NCTSN)

    • June 13, 2016
  8. Kathleen L. Lopez Katie Lopez Receives M-Global Education Abroad Resource Grant for Undergrad Peace Corps Prep Program

    Assistant Director of the Office of Global Activities Katie Lopez is a co-leader on a new M-Global Education Abroad Resource Grant, "Developing Core Competencies Critical to Intercultural Fieldwork: Peace Corps Prep Program".

    Through a partnership of the International Center, School of Social Work, School of Information, School of Natural Resources and Environment, the Center for Global and Intercultural Studies, and the International Institute, an initiative called the Peace Corps Prep Program will be implemented here at U-M. Peace Corps Prep prepares undergrads for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service. This program intends to build the following four competencies among undergraduate students:

    1. Training and experience in a specific work sector
    2. Foreign language skills
    3. Intercultural competence
    4. Professional and leadership development
    • June 8, 2016
  9. Charles D. Garvin Charles Garvin Selected as Namesake of New Annual Lecture at International Association for Social Work with Groups Meeting

    Professor Emeritus Charles Garvin was selected by the International Association for Social Work with Groups to be honored (via namesake) at its annual meeting each year. This year’s  initial Charles Garvin Lecture,"Advancing the Relevance of Social Group Work Research in the Current Social Work Practice Environment" will be a talk related to group work research by Professor Mark Macgowan of Florida International University.

  10. Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy

    Join Kelsey Tajer (MSW ‘16) in the Student Ambassador Program. You will be able to be directly involved in policy by communicating with members of Congress to advocate for change. You will also be given the opportunity to increase your understanding of advocacy through annual training and networking events on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

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