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  1. Suicide Risk Assessment and Safety Planning

    December 1, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Suicide is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States and worldwide. Nearly 50% of individuals who end life by suicide see a primary care provider within a month of death, yet suicide risk assessment and treatment is consistently difficult in practice. It is imperative that risk assessment and safety planning knowledge and skills are in place for our work with clients with the ultimate goal being to prevent premature suicidal death.

    This webinar will discuss and present on suicide as public health issue in the US, risk and protective factors, warning signs, barriers to help-seeking, risk assessment process and risk formulation, safety planning, and cultural humility in risk assessment with use of a clinical case. This workshop is also focused on the adult population.

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

  2. Community Conversation: Collaborating Through Diverse Viewpoints

    December 1, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    As social workers, our passion for social justice drives us to become influential leaders of change. We learn in class how to ethically and effectively influence change by incorporating the experiences and values of the clients and communities we serve. However, we rarely discuss how to engage with our colleagues when they have perspectives that are different than our own. This leads to a significant question: is there space for social workers to have diverse viewpoints?

    This is a time for conversation – to share feelings, 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. With these smaller Community Conversations, our hope is to explore restorative dialogue and build community, creating a space where we are all teachers and learners. We will draw heavily on practices from intergroup dialogue and restorative justice. 

    Click Here to Register

  3. For Prospective Students - Connect Virtually with Current MSW Students! For Prospective Students - Connect Virtually with Current MSW Students!

    December 4, 2023 - 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. 

    Click here to RSVP »

  4. SSW Meeting - Curriculum Committee

    December 5, 2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

  5. CASC Info Session

    December 6, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Interested in learning more about the Community Action and Social Change minor? Join an info session to learn more.

    The CASC Info Session provides an opportunity to learn more about the minor, its requirements, course offerings, the MSW preferred admissions program and other ways to get involved in programs, events, and other experiences in the minor. We invite you to join us for a virtual presentation.

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  6. MSW Prospective Student Information Session - In Person MSW Prospective Student Information Session - In Person

    December 6, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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

    Click here to register »

  7. Owning Our DEI Stories: The Power of Healing and Inclusive Inspiration- Part Two

    December 6, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Join us for an enlightening two-part workshop on "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Owning Our Stories, The Power of Healing, and Inspiring Change."

    Register for Part Two »

  8. What can you do with an MSW Degree? Exploring a Social Justice Career Path

    December 7, 2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    This panel is co-hosted by CASC and ENGAGE.

    What can you actually do with an MSW degree? If you want to work in public policy or politics, do you need a Masters in Public Policy or a law degree? If you’re aiming to do research or teach, do you need a PhD? What sort of credentials do you need to practice interpersonal clinical practice, either with individuals or families, in a private-practice or clinical setting? What credentials do you need to work in human services and administration? Join us for an in-person networking event and panel featuring notable University of Michigan School of Social Work alumni that work in politics, interpersonal clinical practice, research, and community organizing. The panel will be moderated by ENGAGE staff member and President of the National Association of Social Work Michigan, Fatima Salman, MSW. Food and beverages will be provided. Panelists include Victoria Peebles, Researcher at Mathematica Policy Research; Professor Justin Hodge, UM School of Social Work; Yusef Shakur, Deputy Director of Strategy & Innovations at the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion; and Megan Gunnell, LMSW, founder and director of the Thriving Well Institute.

    Register here »

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

    December 11, 2023 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

  10. SSW Meeting - Graduation Committee

    December 11, 2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

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