March 1, 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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.
March 4, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Self-care is a professional and ethical obligation for social workers. What does it look like to engage in regular, intentional, effective self-care? In this 60-minute workshop, led by Jamie Boschee, SSW Embedded CAPS Therapist, we will explore what self-care looks like in practice and share specific strategies to manage stress and improve well-being. Students who attend this session may count this workshop as field hours with approval from their field instructor.
Welfare of Children and Families Pathway Showcase: Highlighting Innovations in Practice, Teaching and Research of the WCF Students, Faculty and Alumni
March 5, 2024 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Join us for this hybrid event as we showcase some of the great work coming out of the Welfare of Children and Families Pathway. The showcase will feature presentations from current students, alumni and faculty highlighting many of the innovations, initiatives and areas of practice. The event will take place in the ECC. For those who cannot attend in person, there is a Zoom option.
Building Efficient Meetings and Producing Effective Decisions: Achieve Twice as Much in Half the Time
March 7, 2024 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
This session shares results from the Meetings Masters/Decision Maestros Research Project intended to help social workers conduct more effective meetings. The first part of the session highlights practices from Meeting Masters, including the Menu Agenda, and the Agenda Bell. Principles of the Meeting Masters help social workers in the four phases of meeting - preplanning, facilitating/running the meeting itself, processing items for the next meeting, and follow up and implementation of decisions and actions. The second portion reviews several examples of "decision rottenosity" and outlines the process of decision crystallization.
March 7, 2024 - 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Join the University of Michigan School of Social Work for an evening celebrating Social Work Month! Students, alumni, donors, faculty, staff, and community partners are invited to join us as we celebrate the work of the SSW community and get excited about the future of the SSW. Following the reception, we invite you to join us for a special stadium experience at Michigan Stadium, home of the 2023 National Champions, where you will have the opportunity to tour the locker room and experience the stadium from the field!
March 8, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
MSW Virtual Open House is focused on providing information for students admitted to or applying for the MSW program.
This online session will address many questions that students have before starting the MSW program. Faculty, staff, and students of the MSW program will be available to discuss the curriculum, field placement, career services, and more. There will be an opportunity to ask questions during the session. Join us!
The session will be recorded and a copy will be sent to everyone who RSVPs. Students who cannot join live will receive the recording link.
March 8, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
The Associate Dean of Research is hosting a Half-Baked Brown Bag for Faculty and Doctoral Students to share their early stage ideas with peers for feedback. Come join James Ellis and Lisa Fedina for their brief presentations (15 min each ) followed by a 30 min discussion (each). Pizza and drinks provided. Space for up to 20 attendees!
March 12, 2024 - 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.
March 12, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
This presentation is the follow-up session to the Welfare of Children and Families Pathway Showcase and will introduce participants to the basic definitions, processes, and ethical considerations for the inclusion of animal partners in social work interventions from therapy to social work education. After learning the fundamentals on March 5th, attendees will participate in an experiential Animal Assisted Learning activity with animal partners in the SSW Building courtyard.
March 13, 2024 - 2:00pm to 4:00pmImproving Health Outcomes Following Child Maltreatment and Prevention from a Public Health Perspective
Dr. Tracie Afifi is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Childhood Adversity and Resilience, a Professor in the Departments of Community Health Sciences and Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba, the Director of the Childhood Adversity and Resilience (CARe) Research team, and a Research Scientist at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. She is also an Associate Editor of Child Abuse & Neglect. Dr. Afifi’s primary research interests are in the areas of child maltreatment and mental health with a focus on resilience, intervention, and prevention. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal publications and has 180 conference presentations at national and international conferences. To date, she has been awarded $45 million in research funding as Principal or Co-Investigator. Dr. Afifi is an inducted college member of the Royal Society of Canada, the 2018 recipient of the Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research, the 2019 recipient of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Gold Leaf Award, the 2020 recipient of the Alexander Leighton Award in psychiatric epidemiology, named Canada’s 2021 top 100 most powerful women by the WXN Diversity Council of Canada, and the 2023 recipient of the University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni Award for Academic Innovation.
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.