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  1. Registration Begins by Appointment for Undergraduate Students

    March 27, 2023

  2. Spring/Summer & Fall Registration: Begins by Appointment for Undergraduate Students (March 22 - April 7)

    March 27, 2023

  3. For Admitted Students- Connect Virtually with Current Online and On-campus MSW Students! For Admitted Students- Connect Virtually with Current Online and On-campus MSW Students!

    March 27, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Congratulations! Newly admitted MSW Students can connect virtually with Current MSW students regarding the MSW program!

    What's the program really like? Where is your field placement? What do social work students do for fun? What is Ann Arbor like in the Winter? Join an MSW student as well as other admitted 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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  4. Joyful Jewish Jams: JCLP Communal Concert and Conversation Joyful Jewish Jams: JCLP Communal Concert and Conversation

    March 27, 2023 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

    Join the Jewish Communal Leadership Program for our 2023 Communal Concert and Conversation: an evening of Joyful Jewish Jams with Batya Levine and Ann Arbor native Aly Halpert at the Ark! We look forward to bringing together musical artists who weave Jewish tradition into their music, in celebration of Jewish ritual, culture and peoplehood. There will be a Q&A session at the end.

    Admission is free and all are welcome. Doors open at 6:30 pm and performance will begin at 7 pm.

    The Communal Concert is made possible by the generous support of the U-M LSA Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, U-M Hillel, Beth Israel Congregation of Ann Arbor, Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor, The Well Detroit, Repair the World Detroit, Zingerman's Community of Businesses, CultureVerse, Jewish Young Professionals of Ann Arbor, U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance, the Ark, U-M School of Social Work Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the U-M School of Social Work Student Union.

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  5. Alumni Career Chat - Aaron Corte O'Brien, LMSW

    March 28, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join our alumni career chat with - Aaron Corte O'Brien, LMSW on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 12 -1 pm by zoom. (Link will be sent out before the session)

    Aaron is a 2018 graduate of UM SSW. Prior to joining the program, he worked for various start-ups and was drawn towards helping others manage stress and burnout. Following graduation Aaron became trained in EMDR and began to clinically focus on trauma.

    Aaron now maintains a smaller caseload and runs a small virtual group practice, Wellspring Connection. The practice hires part-time social workers who want to do online therapy on the side. Additionally, in 2022 Aaron started providing employee mental health consulting for companies. He leads mental health workshops and helps leaders to better support the well-being of their people.

    Come talk with Aaron about the post MSW journey from clinical social worker to consultant!

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  6. SSW Meeting - Executive Committee

    March 28, 2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

  7. Community Conversation: Recognizing and Addressing our Implicit Biases

    March 29, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    We invite you to a Community Conversation around recognizing and addressing our implicit biases on Wednesday, March 29th from 12-1pm over zoom.

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  8. MSW Prospective Student Information Session - Virtual MSW Prospective Student Information Session - Virtual

    March 29, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

    This online session will provide the opportunity to learn more about the University of Michigan School of Social Work MSW program. Topics covered will include: Online Program, On-Campus Program, Curriculum Options, Application Process, Financial Aid, and more!

    All registered attendees will receive a recording of the session.

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  9. Curtis Center Health Equity Seminar featuring Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey

    March 30, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    National Guidelines for Workplace Suicide Prevention:
    How Social Workers Can Help Implement Comprehensive Public Health Approaches

    The workplace is a relatively untapped environment for social work education, prevention, and intervention, despite the fact that adults spend a majority of their time at work and interacting with managers and coworkers. The need for social workers in the workplace has never been greater as workplace leaders realize and embrace the need to improve working conditions with improved policies and programs that foster a culture of health and well-being and support psychological safety in the workplace. Social work values and ethics permeate all areas of the workplace with behavioral health, DE&I, equity, and social justice. These values, ethics, and practice mandates are informing workplace leadership on ways to improve conditions and treatment for their most valuable asset - their employees.

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    About the Presenter

    Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey, PhD, LCSW-C, CEAP is a Full Professor with tenure at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. She serves as Associate Dean for Research and chairs the Social Work in the Workplace & Employee Assistance Sub-specialization. She is also the Founder and Faculty Executive Director of the recently launched Behavioral Health and Well-Being Lab (BHWell Lab). For the past 10 years, she chaired the Financial Social Work Initiative. Dr. Frey’s research focuses on adult and emerging adult behavioral health and well-being with an emphasis on suicide prevention, mental health, substance use, and the workplace. She has published over 100 articles, books, and book chapters, in addition to presenting her research regularly at national and international conferences. Dr. Frey co-chairs the Workplace Suicide Prevention and Postvention Committee where she is helping to lead the dissemination of the National Guidelines for Workplace Suicide Prevention. You can follow Dr. Frey on Twitter at @JodiJFrey.

    Description

    The majority of adults who experience mental health problems, including suicide, are in the workforce (Peterson et la., 2020; World Health Organization, 2006). However, the majority of workplaces are not prepared to help employees who might be struggling with suicidal thoughts or behaviors in an attempt to prevent suicide, nor are most prepared to cope with the aftermath of an employee suicide with appropriate and effective postvention practices.

    While many employers offer basic mental health and wellness programs, these programs are often underutilized due to barriers such as stigma. When employees do seek help, they often come face-to-face with barriers to care including lack of access, prohibitive cost, and low quality services that are not culturally responsive to the needs of the workforce. Additionally, few managers are trained to talk about suicide with employees and therefore often feel helpless about how to reach out to an employee or support a work organization that has experienced a suicide or a situation of suicide intensity. Research shows us that change in the workplace is possible, and social workers can play a pivotal role in helping to change the culture of the workplace, in addition to providing effective and culturally responsive services throughout the work environment.

    With the launch of the National Guidelines for Workplace Suicide Prevention, over 1600 workplaces and professional organizations have taken the pledge to make suicide prevention a health and safety priority. The Guidelines were developed by a national committee that is supported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and United Survivors of Suicide, Inc. Together with committee members representing diverse workplaces and occupational groups, including voices with lived experience, we utilized a mixed methods research approach to collect primary data and develop the national guidelines that provide accessible and effective tools for employers to prevent suicide and encourage a psychologically safe workplace culture.

    This presentation will provide an overview of the need for workplace suicide prevention and role for social workers throughout the workplace. The presentation will also introduce attendees to a multidimensional, comprehensive approach to suicide prevention using upstream, midstream and downstream policies and programs. Participants will learn how they can take information from the national guidelines to implement within their workplace and/or professional organization.

    Learning Objectives

    Identify opportunities for social workers to help lead initiatives to prevent suicide in the workplace.

    Apply upstream, midstream and downstream approaches to workplace suicide prevention.

    Agenda

    1:00 - 1:30pm | Overview of suicide prevention in the workplace and the role for social workers in a public health approach to suicide prevention

    1:30 - 2:00pm | Introduction to best practices for upstream, midstream and downstream approaches to workplace suicide prevention

  10. For Admitted Students- Connect Virtually with a Current MSW Student! For Admitted Students- Connect Virtually with a Current MSW Student!

    March 30, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

    Congratulations! Newly admitted MSW Students can connect virtually with Current MSW students regarding the MSW program!

    What's the program really like? Where is your field placement? What do social work students do for fun? What is Ann Arbor like in the Winter? Join an MSW student as well as other admitted 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.

     

    Click here to register »

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