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  1. Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Mood Disorders »

    March 28, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    The focus of this course is on the concepts, theory, principles and practice to the assessment and interpersonal psychotherapy of adults and adolescents with mood disorders. The course content reflects advanced material of current relevance for effective and evidence-based clinical social work practice. Specifically, this mini-course will provide updated training in the Interpersonal Psychotherapy treatment of mood disorders. This course will review diagnostic criteria and assessment, but will mainly focus on clinical skills and will be an interactive seminar type class.

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

  2. Truth in Sentencing Town Hall »

    March 28, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:30pmCancelled

    Learn about and discuss ways to bring back good/earned time credits within the Michigan prison system with local and state legislators. Featured Panelists include Senator Jeff Irwin, Senator Sylvia Santana and more!

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  3. Jews & Money: An Interactive Conversation about History, Stereotypes, and Personal Relationships to Money Jews & Money: An Interactive Conversation about History, Stereotypes, and Personal Relationships to Money »

    March 29, 2020 - 11:00am to 3:00pmCancelled

    The Jewish Communal Leadership Program at the University of Michigan School of Social Work is hosting an interactive program on the topic of Jews and Money. We’ll explore how antisemitism, privilege, poverty, and philanthropy have impacted the relationship between Jews and money, especially as it relates to Jews at the University of Michigan and our personal relationships to money. Guest speakers, engaging activities, and small group discussion will help attendees understand the myths and realities of Jewish wealth and identify antisemitic stereotypes related to money. People of all ages, backgrounds, and religions are encouraged to attend. Students and community members welcome.

    Cosponsored by Trotter Multicultural Center, Michigan Hillel, School of Social Work Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Frankel Center for Judaic Studies

    Parking: Thompson Lot (508 Thompson St.) is two blocks from the venue and street parking can be found all down State St. and surrounding streets. All parking (deck and street) are free on Sundays. 

    Building accessibility: There is a wheelchair ramp at the front (State St.) entrance. The program is downstairs on the lower level. You will find the stairs directly to your left upon entering. The elevator is past the stairs also on the left. All-gender, accessible restrooms are on the main floor and second floor. Women’s and men’s accessible restrooms are also located on the lower level. 

    Food: Brunch will be served, free of cost. Kosher options available. Upon registration, please inform us of allergies and dietary restrictions so we can accommodate you. 

    Questions? Contact Lauren Fine at


  4. Virtual School of Social Work Town Hall »

    March 30, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Join us for a Virtual Town Hall focused primarily on Spring/Summer semester in relation to COVID-19. Here are a few topics that will be addressed:
    classes, field education, financial aid, health & wellness, etc.

    Students will be able to send in questions online. The session will be recorded for viewing following the Town Hall Session.

    Click here to RSVP »





  5. Unaccompanied Children and the Pathway to Sponsorship Unaccompanied Children and the Pathway to Sponsorship »

    March 30, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pmCancelled

    Approximately 70,000 unaccompanied children crossed the U.S. southern border in 2019. An unaccompanied minor is a child who enters the country without a parent or legal guardian or a child who, for other reasons, has been separated from their parent or legal guardian. The majority of unaccompanied minors encountered at the border are apprehended, processed and initially detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Once children leave the custody of border patrol, they are received by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. The unaccompanied minors hope to establish permanency in the United States.  

    The Child and Adolescent Data Lab is currently working with the National Center for Youth Law and Civil Rights Clinic to evaluate and the care and supervision of unaccompanied children at the border. The assessment includes site visits to Office of Refugee Resettlement facilities, interviews with program staff and the analysis of data. 

    Beyond an occasional media report, virtually nothing is known about this large population of children.  

    What systems do we have in place to serve these children?  

    Where do these children go?  

    How long does the process take?  

    What improvements could be made to better serve these children?  

    These are some of the questions we seek to answer.

    The Speaker

    Joseph Ryan, professor of social work and co-director of the Child and Adolescent Data Center

    Ryan’s research and teaching build upon his direct practice experiences with child welfare and juvenile justice populations. He conducts applied research in social service settings and has numerous studies focusing on child maltreatment, parental substance abuse, childhood trauma and juvenile delinquency. Ryan was appointed by the governor to serve on the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice. He also serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals including Child Maltreatment, Child Welfare, Social Work Research and Residential Treatment for Children and Youth. 

    Ryan is committed to building strong university and public agency partnerships that utilize empirical evidence to advance knowledge and address critical questions in the fields of child welfare and juvenile justice.

  6. Advising Drop in Session for Current MSW Students »

    March 31, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

    SSW staff and faculty will be online during this session to answer Spring/Summer and Fall 2020 registration questions. There will no be a formal presentation during the webinar. Please just send in any questions that you have regarding your schedule.

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  7. SSW Meeting - Faculty »

    April 1, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

  8. Free the Mind: Wellness Fair »

    April 1, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pmCancelled

    Come take an opportunity to relax and unwind at the Free the Mind Wellness Fair! The fair will feature self-care activities, games, healthy snacks, and on-campus resources that support wellness. 


    Co-sponsored by Mental Health Matters, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Office of Student Services.

  9. MSW Prospective Student Webinar »

    April 2, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

    This online session will provide the opportunity to learn more about the University of Michigan School of Social Work MSW program. Topics covered will include: MSW Curriculum, Dual Degree Programs, Application Process, Financial Aid, and more.

    Click here to register »

  10. CASC 10 Year Anniversary Celebration CASC 10 Year Anniversary Celebration »

    April 2, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pmCancelled

    Since 2010, the CASC minor is a space that fosters community among students engaged in social change and provides course work and experiences aimed at helping students deepen their understanding of what it means to be a change agent. Join us in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the minor, and the community that shape the direction, work, voice, and vision for the future.

    The 10-year anniversary celebration will highlight the history of the minor, commemorate alumni, and lift up the work of current students committed to social change, in diverse contexts. The program will feature presentations and performances by alumni, and highlight reflections and community focused initiatives led by students in the minor.  

    The program will conclude with a roll out of the Community Art Installation, designed by CASC students and alumni to commemorate the vision of the minor, and honor the role of activism, social movements, and core principles of community-based action.

    We look forward to celebrating the CASC 10 year anniversary with the broader campus community, and invite your participation in this exciting occasion.

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