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  1. What am I Thinking? Understanding Personal Values and Beliefs and their Relationship to Cultural Identity and Practice

    March 25, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:15pm

    Note: This training is available for free to MDHHS-affiliated child welfare workers.

    This webinar encourages participants to define and identify oppressive ideas and behaviors and their impact on marginalized populations. Participants will work collaboratively to examine individual biases and develop a plan to actively change individual and systematic oppressive actions.

    Attendees will participate in lecture and small group discussions to be introduced, develop an increased awareness, and identify methods to disrupt practices of systematic oppression and their outcomes.

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

    Room: online
  2. ENGAGE: Poverty doesn't Pause: Housing Insecurity during a Pandemic ENGAGE: Poverty doesn't Pause: Housing Insecurity during a Pandemic

    March 25, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Homelessness and housing insecurity is an epidemic in our country, especially among Black and other communities of color. During a pandemic, these individuals end up being our most vulnerable. Linked to so many other systems of oppression, homelessness and housing insecurity is something as social workers that we are obligated to understand. Join us for this special virtual discussion featuring panelists who work on the frontline of Detroit’s housing insecurity to discuss how this issue has been exacerbated during the pandemic. Featured panelists include Lead Mobility Coach of Creating Opportunities to Succeed (COTS), Project Manager and Community Improvement Advisor for Built for Zero Nationals, Amber Elliott; and Courtney Smith, Executive Director of Detroit Phoenix Center.

    Field credit is offered to students attending this session. Students should check with their field faculty supervisors for more information.

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    Address: Online
  3. Celebrating Social Work - Social Workers are Essential

    March 25, 2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

    The School of Social Work Alumni Relations Committee & Student Union Present:

    Celebrating Social Work - Social Workers are Essential

    Alumni and students come together to discuss how to learn and best practice social work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Join us for breakout room discussions lead by members of the Alumni Relations Committee. Each breakout room will be dedicated to a specific topic suggested by the Student Union. Alumni will provide feedback, advice, and experience to students and each other in their breakout rooms.

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    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106

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