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  1. Town Hall in Memory of George Floyd

    June 2, 2020 - 5:00pm

    An opportunity for students, faculty and staff to come together.


    A Zoom link will be sent to all those who RSVP.

  2. Cultural Issues with Opioid Use Disorders/Substance Use Disorders

    June 4, 2020 (all day)

    This course will address cultural issues, barriers, strengths and needs that may arise in substance use treatment settings. Students will gain a theoretical understanding of cultural awareness models and will explore clinical applications in assessment and intervention. Students will engage in critical discourse concerning strengths, needs and limitations of implementation methods in SUD/OUD practice. Students will review epidemiological data specific to the prevalence of SUD/OUD and utilization trends for diverse cultural and identity groups, and will engage in collaborative peer-to-peer discussions. Concepts relating to race, ethnicity, racial and intergenerational trauma and the clinical relevance to SUD/OUD will be key components. Sub-culture will be addressed in the context of substance use disorders (e.g. spirituality, ritual, symbolism, language, art, music, dance, dress, politics and literature); specialized attention to the impact of these identities and evidence-based treatment strategies to...

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

  3. Family Psychoeducation Intervention in Work with Adults, Adolescents, Children and Their Families/Extended Support Networks

    June 6, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

    This course will focus on developing the group work skills necessary to implement evidence-based family psychoeducation interventions in work with adults, adolescents, children and their families. Special emphasis will be given to the family psychoeducation approach using multiple family groups in the treatment of severe psychiatric disorders. This course will examine the theoretical and empirical foundations for family psychoeducation, as well as, the practice of multifamily group treatment in schizophrenia, bi-polar illness, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and with children and adolescents with serious mental illnesses.

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

  4. Field Educational Agreement Due for Review

    June 10, 2020 - 5:00pm

    For all students currently enrolled in field, the Field Educational Agreement is due for review for the Spring Term.

    This does not apply to incoming students. 

  5. Engage SSW: Activists & Organizers Leading the Uprising in Defense of Black Lives

    June 11, 2020 - 12:00pm

    Join us for a special session focused on prominent social justice activists helping to organize the protests in defense of Black lives around the state. Social worker and Executive Director/Founder of Survivors Speak Trische’ Duckworth will join us to discuss her role in organizing protests in Washtenaw County. Detroit activist, founder of “We Found Hip Hop,” model and artist Piper Carter will join us to discuss her role in organizing protests in Detroit and her general work disrupting racist institutions. We will discuss how this significant moment in civil rights history informs our work as social work leaders, advocates and anti-racist organizers.

    Attending this session will count for field credit.

    Resources from 6/11 ENGAGE Virtual Discussion.

    Trische’ Duckworth Social Worker, activist, and founder and Executive Director of Survivors Speak

    Piper Carter Detroit artist, activist and founder of “We Found Hip Hop”


    Watch the Recording Here

  6. Conversation on COVID-19, White Supremacy, Community Organizing

    June 11, 2020 - 3:00pm

    In response to the latest events across the country and the world, on Thursday June 11 our guests will address COVID in the context of white supremacy and police brutality, major problems of pandemic proportions.  

    We will discuss these issues with a focus on individual, peer and family relations, and community organizing. Our overarching theme, Identity and Vulnerabilities, will be used to frame the discussion. 


    Rashun Miles: MSW, Doctoral Student in Social Welfare, University of Mississippi
    Justin Hodge: MSW, Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work, U-M Chair of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office's Community Advisory Board for Law Enforcement
    Justin Woods: MBA/MSW Candidate, U-M, Founder, EQuity Social Venture
    Darris Hawkins: Harm Reduction Specialist, North Jersey Community Research Initiative 
    Charles E. Williams II: Pastor of Historic King Solomon Baptist Church, and President of the National Action Network of Michigan 

    Please join us!
    Now is the moment for action!

    Zoom Link

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  7. Sport Social Work: Beyond the Playing Field

    June 12, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Sport Social Work is becoming a powerful force in the field of sport and recreation. Social workers are leaders in infusing teams, parents, programs, and student athletes with empowerment, self development, and inclusion.

    In this workshop, we will explore how social work values, theories, and interventions are applied on a micro and macro level to enhance sport and recreation services across the lifespan.

    Content will include social work theory, interventions from behavioral psychology, and human development. Workshop participants will have the opportunity for small and large group discussions.

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

  8. The Time Is Now: Ethically Engaging in Anti-Racist Actions (Webinar Training)

    June 17, 2020 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

    This interactive webinar is open to SSW faculty, staff, and field instructors. This event will be hosted online via Zoom. Event join information will be distributed the day before the event. Please register by 4:30pm on Tuesday, June 16th.

    This webinar aims to provide a foundation for building upon the ethical obligations of the social work profession and to engage participants in completing a self-assessment and develop an action plan for engaging in disrupting systemic structures that uphold the principles of racism.

    This beginner-level synchronous interactive webinar has been approved for 1 ethics and 2 continuing education contact hours.


    Daicia Price, LMSW

    Learning Objectives

    Describe social workers' ethical obligation to engage in activities that disrupt racism.

    Identify three policies, procedures or practices that they currently engage in that perpetuate oppression.

    Develop one action to actively engage in practices that interrupt racism.


    8:30am - 9:00am | Ethical Obligation to Eradicate Racism

    9:00am - 9:30am | Self Assessment

    9:30am - 9:45am | Break

    9:45am - 10:45am | Policies, Procedures, Protocols that Support Racism

    10:45am - 11:00am | Break

    11:00am - 12:00pm | Identifying Individual Role in Anti-Racism Work

    CE Approval Statement

    The University of Michigan School of Social Work, provider #1212, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The University of Michigan School of Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 5/15/2020-5/15/2023. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 ethics and 2 continuing education contact hours.

    This beginner-level synchronous interactive webinar has been approved for 1 ethics and 2 continuing education contact hours.

    RSVP here »

  9. Undoing Racism Meeting Undoing Racism Meeting

    June 17, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Please join us at the next Undoing Racism workgroup meeting to build collective community and continue our efforts to organize and implement anti-racist practice in the SSW. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome! A zoom link will be sent out before the meeting to those who register.

    RSVP Here »

  10. Evidence-Informed Opioid Use Disorder/Substance Use Disorder including MAT

    June 18, 2020 (all day)

    This course will focus on Substance Use Disorders, with particular attention to Opioid Use Disorder and evidence-based interventions, including Medication Assisted Treatments (MAT). Fundamental neurobiological, physiological and psychosocial aspects of chemical dependence will be reviewed, with special attention given to Opioid Use Disorder. The pharmacological functions and psychosocial benefits of Medication Assisted Treatments (MAT) will be a focal point of this mini-course. The complexities, benefits and barriers to implementing integrated health care models for Substance Use Disorders, such as MAT, will be given specialized attention. Social justice issues relating to accessible to health care, gender, race and stigma existent in conjunction with substance use disorders, and most especially, opioid use disorders, will be central to this course. Overall, students enrolled in this course will gain an introduction to Substance Use Disorders, with a focus on Opioid Use Disorder and Medication Assisted...

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

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