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  1. Thirteenth Annual Restoring the Neighborhood Backpack & School Supply Drive Thirteenth Annual Restoring the Neighborhood Backpack & School Supply Drive  »

    June 17, 2019 to June 28, 2019

    We invite others to join us in service by donating backpacks and/or school supplies for the 13th Neighborhood Festival Annual Backpack Giveaway in Detroit. The aim is to support the community in educational sustainability.  "Whatever good that will come out of our neighborhoods will be a direct result of the good we invest in our neighborhoods". 

    Service is an essential core value of being a social worker, and the New Leaders of Afrikan Centered Social Work Scholars are excited to offer our service of support to the 13th Neighborhood Festival Annual Backpack Giveaway in conjunction with Yusef Bunchy Shakur in the City of Detroit that will be held on August 3, 2019. All donations will be given to the children/youth of the area. We hope you will share in our efforts by donating to this great event.

    Questions can be directed to Yusef Shakur @ 

  2. Liberation at Work Liberation at Work »

    June 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Come join us as we celebrate Juneteenth! The purpose of this event is to celebrate the independence of folks from the African Diaspora and the current liberation that includes graduate education at a public university and working as a professional. 

    As a result of this event, students will be able to: describe the history of Juneteenth, identify three professional roles that Black professional Social Workers hold, identify two strategies to utilize when seeking a position, and provide two definitions of professionalism.

    Refreshments will be served.

    RSVP here »

    Sponsored by the Association of Black Social Work Students, New Leaders in African-Centered Social Work Scholar Program and the School of Social Work

  3. SSW and DPSS Personal Safety Lecture »

    June 19, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    In partnership with the Division of Public Safety & Security, the Office of Field Instruction is sponsoring an introductory lecture to personal safety and self defense.  Our presenters from DPSS will be Candace Dorsey, Empowerment Self Defense Manager, and Sergeant Gary Hicks.  

    Description: "Our self-defense workshop takes a holistic approach to self-protection, emphasizing awareness and assertiveness skills as well as physical and verbal strategies to counter violence. The goal is to leave you better equipped to deal with everything from harassment to potentially violent people to sexual assault." 

    Information will be presented in a lecture format, and further resources will be given for students who wish to follow up with a self defense course through DPSS.  

    Food will be provided!  Students may arrive between 5:00 and 5:30 for food; the lecture will begin at 5:30.



  4. Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Older Adults »

    June 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

    The Thursday course days will be held at the U-M School of Social Work. On Saturday, June 29th, the class will meet at Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. This course will address how depression & anxiety in late life compromise the quality of life in older adults. The students will be assisted to deepen their understanding of the thought process of those with depression and anxiety. They will learn how MBCT could help improve the disorder and see MBCT as a viable non-pharmacology intervention. The scientific evidence in the effectiveness of mindfulness interventions for mental health issues, and specifically MBCT for prevention of relapse of depression and anxiety will be discussed. The step-by step components of 8 sessions of MBCT wil be discussed and students will have opportunities to practice the skills. They will learn the differences in approaches between MBCT and CBT. Adaptation made to accommodate working with older population will be discussed in detail. The results of pre-post outcome data and qualitative evaluation of the MBCT groups the instructor led with local older adults will be shared. The ethical issues that have risen as the application of mindfulness spread through the society will be addressed. The roles that a MBCT therapist plays and the training needed will be discussed.

    Registration for this course is closed. Visit the CE Course Catalog for more offerings.

  5. Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship »

    June 21, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    In this mini-course, students will learn a theoretical framework for social entrepreneurship and design thinking, as well as explore the individual skills and will necessary to respond to complex social needs both locally and globally. Students will be placed on teams throughout the course to engage in hands-on activities, case studies, competitions and a leadership project. The objective of this course is to inspire and begin equipping students to become innovative leaders in the social sector. Specifically, we will address how to understand yourself as a leader within the context of a community and how to lead with moral imagination (the ability to put yourself in the shoes of the people you are serving); understand how an entrepreneurial mindset and operational skills can create and support social change; and turn theory into action by designing and carrying out a team leadership project.

    Registration for this course is closed. Visit the CE Course Catalog for more offerings.

  6. Spring Half term classes end »

    June 24, 2019

  7. Find a Job: Tips on Job Searching, Interviewing and Salary Negotiation »

    June 24, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Come by and grab a lunch and discuss job searching, interviewing and salary negotiation with Director of Career Services, Michelle Woods. Lots of handouts will be given out. 

  8. CEW+Inspire Workshop Series: Understanding Nutrition and Community Health – A Journey from Service to Research to Advocacy »

    June 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

    During this workshop, attendees will follow Dr. Cindy Leung’s trajectory in public health. Exploring her early work in local food banks with food-insecure populations and her scientific research on the effectiveness of our federal food programs, attendees will then discuss her present-day qualitative research to better understand the lived experiences of food-insecure individuals. Participants will learn about populations affected by food insecurity, including low-income families and college students. To wrap up the session, attendees will learn how all of this information is being used to design programs and affect future policies to benefit food-insecure populations. A hands-on wellness activity will be presented by the CEW+ Inspire team to complement this workshop.

    The discussion will be followed by a networking reception.


  9. Final Public School Field Placement Educational Agreement Due for All Advanced Standing Students »

    June 27, 2019 - 5:00pm

    Final public school field placement educational agreement due for advanced standing students.

  10. Legal Issues of Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities »

    June 28, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    This course helps students increase their understanding of the legal issues frequently encountered by older adults and persons with disability, including estate planning, planning for incapacity, guardianship, elder abuse and exploitation, advocacy for quality long-term care and other services, eligibility for long-term care benefits and services, and elder abuse and exploitation. Students will discuss readings and case studies in small groups with other students and write short reflective pieces, as well as having the option to observe court proceedings.

    Registration for this course is closed. Visit the CE Course Catalog for more offerings.

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