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Showing events starting from May 1, 2024 up to May 31, 2024

  1. Intergenerational Lifecourse Perspectives on Risk and Protective Factors of Child Abuse and Violence

    May 3, 2024 - 9:00am to 12:15pm

    This comprehensive course delves into the intricate dynamics of child abuse and various forms of violence through an intergenerational lifecourse lens. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the multifaceted factors that contribute to these issues, along with effective assessment and intervention strategies for child welfare workers. With a strong commitment to creating positive change, this course equips learners with the knowledge and tools to make a lasting impact on the lives of vulnerable children and families.

    To ensure a thorough understanding of the course material, participants will be evaluated through a combination of assessments, including case studies and scenario-based assessments that require the application of knowledge and skills in real-life situations. Group discussions will encourage critical thinking, collaboration, and commitment.

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  2. Where Do I Start? Grantwriting for Beginners

    May 3, 2024 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Non-profits should engage in a diverse funding model. Grants often are a part of a diversified strategy. That said, many non-profits do not have the resources for a dedicated grant writer, therefore these responsibilities fall within other roles. This presentation allows social workers to begin to understand what type of grant funding is available and to learn the first steps required to initiate an application.

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  3. School of Social Work Spring Commencement

    May 4, 2024 - 1:30pm

    The School of Social Work Spring Commencement for Master of Social Work students will be held in person at the Power Center and livestreamed on the SSW website. The Power Center doors will open for guests and graduates starting at 12:30pm.

    A light reception will be held in the Power Center Lobby immediately following commencement.

    Additional instructions and information will be added to this page as commencement approaches.

    Have questions? Contact: ssw.graduation@umich.edu

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  4. Jewish Communal Leadership Program Graduation Brunch

    May 5, 2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Please join us in the graduation of the Class of 2024 from the Jewish Communal Leadership Program at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Brunch from Zingermans will be served.

  5. Spring/Summer 2024 Field Begins for All Residential & Online Students

    May 7, 2024 (all day)

  6. Building Healthy, Strong Communities Virtual Conference

    May 7, 2024 - 10:00am to May 8, 2024 4:30pm

    Building Healthy, Strong Communities is a professional development program presented by the School of Social Work's Office of Development and Alumni Relations and the Professional Development Committee of the Alumni Board.

    Registration for individual sessions is not required - By registering for the conference you will have access to all the sessions.

    Times will vary - See schedule below.

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    Tuesday, May 7, 2024 10-11:30 am - Restorative Practices in Social Work

    Barb Hiltz, LMSW, PhD

    1-2:30 pm - Get Out the Vote: A Social Work Call to Action

    Justin Hodge, LMSW

    Social workers have an ethical obligation to engage in social and political action to advance social justice. Expanding and safeguarding the right to vote is critical in achieving that. As we approach a hugely consequential election, all social workers need to be prepared to empower those around them to exercise their right to vote. 

    2-3:30 pm - Centering Social Justice in Non-Public Behavioral Health Care Part 1: Foundations of Centering Social Justice

    Daicia Price, LMSW, PhD

    Wednesday, May 8, 2024 10-11:30 am - Centering Social Justice in Non-Public Behavioral Health Care Part 2: Practice Strategies

    Daicia Price, LMSW, PhD

    1-2:30 pm - Trauma-Informed Programs and Practices (TIPPS) for Schools: A Research-Based Model for Systems Change

    Todd Herrenkohl, LMSW, PhD and Allyson Andrews, MSW Student

    3-4:30 pm - Generative AI in Social Work: Navigating New Frontiers

    Brian Perron, MSW, PhD

  7. Lorraine M. Gutiérrez Retirement Party

    May 9, 2024 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Join us for a hybrid celebration of Lorraine M. Gutiérrez's retirement!

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  8. Sexuality, Social Work, and Exploring Implicit Bias

    May 10, 2024 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

    This course challenges learners to explore their personal values, beliefs and judgements related to issues of sexuality. Interpersonal practice tools will be offered to assist clients in holding personal beliefs and values and remaining present to client's sexual self, needs, beliefs. Lecture and discussion will examine how implicit bias can limit services and harm clients, particular limits to sexually diverse populations. Sexual health will be considered as a social justice issue.

    This course has been developed to meet the Michigan implicit bias training requirements for health professionals.

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  9. SSW Meeting - Graduation Committee

    May 13, 2024 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

  10. Community Conversations Training

    May 13, 2024 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    We invite you to become a Community Conversations facilitator! We extend this opportunity to all SSW staff, students, and faculty.

    There will be a two-session Community Conversations facilitator training, held on Zoom on May 13th and May 20th from 5-7 pm. Both sessions are required, along with pre-work to be completed before the first session on May 13th. The training will equip you with intergroup and restorative dialogue skills, which include a strong anti-racist history and deeply embed PODS into their structure and approach. These skills are applicable in micro-, mezzo-, and macro- social work practice and help to develop all of the nine social work competencies.

    Community Conversations bring us together in dialogues in which we are all teachers and learners, and which help create an environment of compassion, understanding, and change. These conversations help us to broaden our perspectives and to discover collective meaning.

    We hope to see many of you on May 13th and May 20th!

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