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  1. Online Part-Time Students: Field Application Due for students starting field in Fall 2022

    March 1, 2022 - 5:00pm

    This deadline applies to the following cohorts:

    Spring/Summer 2021 cohort: Online Part-Time Advanced Standing

    Fall 2021 cohort: Online Part-Time Master Track

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  2. Classes resume 8:00 a.m.

    March 7, 2022

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  3. Building Efficient Meetings and Producing Effective Decisions: Achieve Twice as Much in Half the Time

    March 11, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    This session shares results from the Meetings Masters/Decision Maestros Research Project intended to help social workers conduct more effective meetings. The first part of the session highlights practices from Meeting Masters, including the Menu Agenda, and the Agenda Bell. Principles of the Meeting Masters help social workers in the four phases of meeting - preplanning, facilitating/running the meeting itself, processing items for the next meeting, and follow up and implementation of decisions and actions. The second portion reviews several examples of "decision rottenosity" and outlines the process of decision crystallization.

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  4. ENGAGE Community Engagement Showcase ENGAGE Community Engagement Showcase

    March 11, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    ENGAGE will be hosting a Community Engagement Showcase event for the school to uplift and highlight the amazing work that students, staff, and faculty are doing in communities! This event will take place on March 11th, 2022, from 10am-12pm in the ECC.

    Register here »

    Submission Process

    We want to showcase the work of six (6) students and two (2) faculty/staff members at this event by asking them to do 2-5 minute lightning talks about their work. Whether it be field, research, your job, volunteering, or any other ways you’re engaging in the community- we want to hear about it! Panelists selected have the option of either presenting in-person or virtually.

    Although only 6 submissions will be participating in the showcase lightning talks, pictures from all submissions will be featured in a PowerPoint running throughout the program. Some submissions may also be contacted for future use on the SSW website and social media channels.

    To submit your work for consideration, use the forms below. Responses will be collected until February 18th, 2022, and selected individuals will be notified by February 25th, 2022. 

    Student submission »

    Faculty/staff submission »

    For any questions, please contact Fatima Salman at fsalman@umich.edu for more information!

    Room: 1840
    Address: Online
  5. Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health & Primary Care | Adult Track

    March 14, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    The Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care - Adult Track is designed for clinicians -- such as social workers, nurses, care managers, psychologists, and physicians -- who deliver or plan to deliver integrated health services, and who serve populations often presenting with complex needs in physical health, mental health, and substance use. Participants will gain assessment, intervention, and consultation skills; will learn strategies to apply these skills in the workplace; and will link with a peer distance learning community to practice new skills and discuss ideas...

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  6. Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health & Primary Care | Pediatric Track

    March 14, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    The Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care - Pediatric Track is designed for direct practitioners -- social workers, nurses, care managers, psychologists and physicians -- who provide services in an integrated health care setting serving children, youth, adolescents and families, or those interested in providing care in a pediatric integrated health care setting. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills associated with providing consultation, screening, assessment, and interventions in primary care settings that serve the distinct developmental and systems of care needs for the pediatric population...

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  7. Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health & Primary Care | Combined Pediatric & Adult Tracks

    March 14, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    The Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care - Combined Track is designed for clinicians -- such as social workers, nurses, care managers, psychologists, and physicians -- who are interested in the distinct considerations for providing integrated care to both pediatric and adult populations. Participants will gain assessment, intervention, and consultation skills; will learn strategies to apply these skills in the workplace; and will link with a peer distance learning community to practice new skills and discuss ideas...

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  8. Grand Challenges: Extreme Economic Inequality and Agents of Change

    March 17, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    One of the Grand Challenges of Social Work practice is to reduce the harm caused by extreme economic inequality. From housing, employment, internet access, to healthcare - economic inequality is pervasive, and affects how we participate in the policial, social, and economic spheres. 

    How do benefit programs like the Child Tax Credit, housing vouchers, etc., impact extreme economic inequality? Does Universal Basic Incomes (UBI) work, and how does it help? What other forms of assistance are needed? 

    Join us for a discussion with scholars and activists on how labor and economic inequality and social service programs work and affect our lives. This session will be moderated by Dr. Trina Shanks, Professor of Social Work and Founding Director of the Center for Equitable Family and Community Well-being at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Speakers include Reverend  Joan C. Ross, Director of the North End Woodward Community Coalition (NEWCC), among others.

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    Address: Online
  9. Advances in Child Maltreatment Prevention

    March 17, 2022 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    The Advances in Child Maltreatment Prevention speaker series was created by Todd Herrenkohl, Marion Elizabeth Blue Professor of Children and Families. The speaker series features the work of leading prevention and child welfare scholars engaged in efforts to strengthen and reform child‑serving systems. The series provides a forum for new and emerging knowledge from the social sciences and the helping professions that can improve the health and well-being of vulnerable children and their families.

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    Maximizing  the Possibility

    The abuse and neglect of our nation’s children is one of the pressing public health and social justice issues of our time.  The events of the past year and a half, including a global pandemic and acute racial and civil unrest, have placed additional stressors on children, families, and communities.  And, while risk factors have increased for millions of families, opportunities for social connection and other protective contexts have decreased.  As we work to assure the conditions and contexts for health and wellbeing for children and families, it will be critical to integrate lessons from the past, the best available scientific evidence, and intentional strategies to forefront equity, and community and family expertise into our system design.   In this presentation, Dr. Merrick will review the history of child abuse and neglect as a field, including the numerous opportunities that exist for truly prioritizing prevention, including the collective and comprehensive efforts that are required to assure health, wellbeing, and prosperity for our nation. 

     
    Keynote Speaker

    Melissa T. Merrick, PhD, is President and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America), the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the primary prevention of child abuse and neglect. She has more than 20 years of clinical, research, and leadership experience related to the etiology, course, and prevention of child abuse and neglect.

    Previously, Dr. Merrick was a senior epidemiologist at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in Atlanta. She is recognized as one of the country’s foremost experts on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs): in partnership with the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Child Abuse and Neglect, she served for 8 years as the lead scientist for the ACEs study at CDC and is the lead author of CDC’s Vital Signs: ACEs, the most nationally representative report on the topic.

    Dr. Merrick successfully leverages her significant clinical and research experiences to communicate and disseminate the critical public health importance of preventing early adversity to key stakeholders with diverse priorities, backgrounds, and knowledge, including legislators, business and civic leaders, and members of the academic and medical communities. She is one of the principal architects of Thriving Families, Safer Children: A National Commitment to Well-being, an effort that aims to reshape child welfare in the United States by focusing explicitly on equity and prevention. Thriving Families unites PCA America, the Children’s Bureau, Annie E. Casey Foundation, and Casey Family Programs, among numerous other local partners, to proactively create the conditions and contexts for strong families and communities across the country.

    Dr. Merrick received her BA in psychology, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania, and her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego, joint doctoral program in clinical psychology, where she served as a program coordinator for the San Diego site of the Longitudinal Studies on Child Abuse and Neglect consortium. Dr. Merrick was a National Institutes of Health-funded postdoctoral fellow at the University of Miami Child Protection Team (CPT), where she was involved in a multi-site program of research that examined child maltreatment risk and protective factors in families evaluated by CPTs across the state of Florida.

    Dr. Merrick is married and has two young children who are still enthralled by the novelty of snow in Chicago.

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  10. Introduction to Budgeting and Fiscal Management

    March 18, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    This course introduces budgeting and fiscal management as a decision tool and provides specific technology for participants' future use, including the index of difference, the MacMillian Matrix, and the Cafeteria Compensation tool. Various kinds of budgets and their presentation will help participants to develop an understanding of fiscal management in social work practice settings.

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  11. Undoing Racism Workgroup

    March 31, 2022 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Undoing Racism Workgroup

    Undoing Racism is a community collective of students, staff, and faculty in the School of Social Work dedicated to fighting white supremacy at the individual, school, and structural levels.

    This workgroup was established in 2019 after students, staff, and faculty took part in the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond Undoing Racism© workshops. Since then, the Undoing Racism workgroup has been working to implement the People’s Institute anti-racist community organizing model – recognizing that community organizing within our school is critical to move toward an anti-racist and anti-oppressive program to bring along all members of the community.

    The Undoing Racism workgroup also emphasizes the role that white members of our community must take on to dismantle and undo white supremacist structures that benefit and maintain power for white people. Our work has largely been focused on building collective community – a fundamental step in the People’s Institute organizing model. Our dialogue and strategic planning to advance towards an anti-racist and anti-oppressive program and school community must begin with building relationships and strengthening community bonds to engage in internal and external anti-racism work.

    Meetings are held monthly on the last Thursday of the month from 12-2pm. All members of our school community are invited to attend.

    Upcoming Meetings:

    March 31st, 2022

    April 28th, 2022

    May 26th, 2022

    Contact: ssw.undoingracism@umich.edu

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    Address: Online

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