Alumni Webinar Series | The Journey to Becoming a Supportive Adult for Students Who Have Experienced Foster Care and Homelessness
March 11, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Note: This course is available for free to U-M SSW alumni as part of our Alumni Webinar Series, which features invited alumni speakers. Please know that non-alumni participants are welcome to register as well!
Nationally, 2% of youth who have experienced foster care graduate with a bachelor's degree despite 80% reporting they have aspirations to attend college. Further, over 60,000 people identify as homeless on the FAFSA each year but are also underrepresented at graduation. Facilitators will share the unique needs of this student population and how family privilege impacts success in college. Participants will learn strategies for being a supportive adult and how to positively impact the campus culture for students from foster care or homelessness.
Registration for this course is closed. Visit the CE Course Catalog for more offerings.
March 11, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Todd Herrenkohl, Marion Elizabeth Blue Professor of Children and Families announces a new lecture series, Advances in Child Maltreatment Prevention. This is an annual lecture that focuses on global child maltreatment prevention.
The Advances in Child Maltreatment Prevention 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.
March 11, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
In the passion we have about our professional goals, there may be times when we miss out on unanticipated opportunities and new directions that we may never have considered. A panel of UM SSW graduates will provide tips to help MSW students seize new and unexpected opportunities and develop practice and employment readiness NOW.
March 11, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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.