October 14, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the United States for youth between the ages of 13-24. According to the National Council on Behavioral Health, youth that identify as LGBTQIA+ are 300% more at risk for attempting suicide and have identified rejection and negative reactions from family and social supports as precepitating factors to causing distress. Suicide and self harm have been identified as the solutions to address mental, emotional, and social distresses that don't have a perceived solution. Youth engaged in child welfare programs have an increased rate of exposure to trauma and increased risk to engage in behaviors that are harmful. This course will provide an overview of the prevalence of mental health concerns of LGBTQIA+ youth, introduce emotional pain as a concept to consider as a need to manage in treatment and methods to deliver services in accordance to ethical standards and obligations.
Registration for this course is closed. Visit the CE Course Catalog for more offerings.
October 14, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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 on the last Thursday of every month from 12-2pm (with some exceptions). All members of our school community are invited to attend.
A Zoom link will be sent out the day of the event to all those who RSVP.
Centennial Lecture Series | Intervention Research in Mental Health, Session 1: Intervention Innovations for Depression and Suicide
October 14, 2021 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
As part of the Michigan Social Work Centennial, we are delighted to feature cutting edge, contemporary innovations in social work practice that are being created by Michigan faculty members. This series will consist of three sessions showcasing mental health intervention research happening at the University of Michigan School of Social Work.
Featuring innovative research from SSW faculty, the session provides examples of community-engaged research and multilevel interventions to address and reduce suicide and depression in diverse communities. The strategies shared range from community-level, universal prevention to indicated, individual psychotherapy. The research targets rural and urban populations, and responds to specific conditions of young Black men, Alaska Native communities, rural Michigan communities, and adults with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. The interactive panel discussion will explore the diversity and promise of current SSW research.View the Recorded Event PanelistsLisa Wexler – Macro-Level Strategies to Prevent Suicide: Learning from Remote Alaska Native Communities How to Build on Community Strengths to Reduce Risk & Increase ProtectionDaphne Watkins – Physical Distance, Social Connection: Reducing Depression Among Young Black Men With The YBMen Project.Addie Weaver – Engaging with community and leveraging technology to increase access to depression treatment in rural Michigan: Pilot findings of Raising Our Spirits Together, an entertaining, technology-assisted cognitive behavioral therapy tailored for rural adults and delivery by clergy.Lindsay Bornheimer – Adapting a Cognitive-Behavioral Suicide Prevention Treatment for Adults with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders using Community-Based Participatory Research MethodsJoseph Himle – Discussant
October 14, 2021 - 5:00pm
Students should select and save an Assignment for each competency. You will not be submitting the Ed Agreement to your field instructor at this time, that will happen at the end of the term.