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  1. SSW Meeting - Office of Global Activities (OGA) Advisory Committee »

    December 7, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30amCancelled

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  2. Classes end »

    December 8, 2020

  3. SSW Meeting - Graduation Committee »

    December 8, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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  4. Exam/paper period begins (12/9 - 12/15) »

    December 9, 2020

  5. Twitter as a Tool for Connection and Advocacy During Covid 19 »

    December 9, 2020 to 1:00pm

    This webinar, hosted by the Parenting in Context Lab, will present research on how social work faculty have used Twitter for connection and advocacy, before and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The conditions of the pandemic have contributed to social isolation and stress among many social workers and the populations they serve. The role of technology and social media for social work practice are currently amplified. This presentation, drawing from data on hundreds of social work faculty, will describe how social workers can leverage Twitter as a professional resource for connection and advocacy.

    Participants will receive a follow-up email with information about accessing this Zoom webinar.

    Presenter

    Garrett Pace, MSW, PhD Candidate in Social Work and Sociology

    Agenda

    12:00 - 12:30pm | The basics of how to use Twitter and the prominence of Twitter among social work faculty

    12:30 - 1:00pm | How social work faculty used Twitter before and during the pandemic, and what social workers should consider when using Twitter to connect and advocate

    Learning Objectives

    Identify what Twitter is and the basics of how to use it.

    Describe the prominence of Twitter use among social work faculty.

    Compare how social work faculty used Twitter before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Assess strategies, benefits, and risks of using Twitter for connection and advocacy.

    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 synchronous online continuing education contact hour.

    Please see the CE Policies page for more information about continuing education.

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  6. SSW Meeting - Curriculum Committee »

    December 9, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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  7. Connect Virtually with a Current MSW Student! »

    December 9, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    What's the program really like? Where is your field placement? What do social work students do for fun? Join an MSW student as well as other prospective MSW students for a live webchat about the School of Social Work.  Our MSW students are excited to answer any questions that you have and share their feedback about the program. 

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  8. SSW Meeting - PRAXIS Committee: Promoting Action for Intersectional Social Justice »

    December 9, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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  9. SSW Meeting - Community Action and Social Change (CASC) Undergraduate Minor »

    December 10, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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  10. Community Conversation - Field Placements »

    December 10, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    We invite you to a community conversation about field placements. We have heard from students that they are experiencing field placement worries and stressors as we move into (for some, our first) field placement this Winter. This is a time for conversation - ask questions, raise concerns, and talk together as a school community. To aid the conversation, space will be limited. (We know it's coming up soon, so if you miss it, don't fear! If there is a lot of interest in this topic, we can hold another session soon.)

    About the format. A few students and faculty have decided to try something different - smaller community conversations. Our hope is that this can take topics that lend themselves better to verbal dialogue off of email and into a face-to-face (or screen-to-screen!) environment. We will draw heavily on practices from intergroup dialogue and restorative justice.

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