May 7, 2019
May 8, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
First day of class for students enrolled in SW 531.
May 9, 2019 - 5:00pm
For all students graduating in May 2019 with a public school field placement, the final field placement Educational Agreement is due this day.
May 10, 2019 - 8:15am to 4:30pm
Admissions representatives will be attending the NASW-MI Macro Summit to share info. on U-M's MSW and PhD programs.
May 13, 2019
May 14, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.
May 15, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Latinos constitute the largest ethnic minority group in the United States. The United States Latino population is immensely diverse, with members originating from over twenty countries. Latino sub-populations tend to reside in different areas of the United States, have different cultural practices/norms, immigration experiences, and varying levels of economic attainment. These sources of internal variation are important, as they have implications for many social outcomes and social work practice with Latino families. This mini course focuses on the theoretical, empirical and practice literature on Latino families in the United States. The mini course will allow for students to become familiar with demographic trends, health disparities, acculturation and acculturative stress, and the current debates surrounding the immigrant health paradox. Additionally, this mini course will cover key methodological approaches aimed at engaging Latino families in mental health and health care services, as well as barriers and facilitators to mental health and health care utilization. Furthermore, the course focuses on clinical aspects of working with Latino families, including but not limited to, culturally congruent assessment, and prevention and treatment models. Students in this course will acquire a general understanding of (1) the demographic, social and political background of Latino families in the United States, (2) key theoretical frameworks to consider (e.g., acculturative stress) when working with Latino families, (3) culturally congruent assessment, prevention and treatment approaches for health and well-being, and (3) acquire a general understanding of clinical aspects when working with Latino families in the United States.
May 16, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
This minicourse will explore contemporary issues in spirituality and social work focused on what it means to competently integrate spirituality into one's social work practice. In adopting a holistic perspective to guide practice, spirituality will be viewed as a vital and essential dimension in the biopsychosocial assessment and treatment planning process. This course will explore the rationale and need to integrate assessment and interventions related to spirituality in social work in a manner that supports cultural humility and competent practice. It will examine spirituality as rooted in the history of social work practice as well as exploring how to best define, integrate, and use spiritual assessment and interventions in addressing presenting client issues in clinical setting today. The relationship between spirituality and issues of race, gender and social class as well as spirituality across the life cycle will be addressed. Specific methods and interventions will be highlighted and applied to practice with a variety of client populations. Relevant readings, discussion, case presentations, and experiential exercises will be used to deepen one's competence and comfort level with spirituality in social work practice.
Field Placement Application Due (Incoming 20-month, Advanced Standing and Out of Sequence Students) »
May 16, 2019 - 5:00pm
Field Placement Application materials are due for incoming students (20-month, Advanced Standing and out-of-sequence) for a Fall 2019 field start. Out-of-sequence students include any students interested in a national or international field placement over the Spring/Summer term, students interested in field placements that follow an alternative field schedule or any students in a special scholarship that starts field in the Fall.
May 17, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
This course introduces students to the world of dementia care for older adults and family caregivers. Demographic data regarding increased incidence of dementia in all ethnic/racial and socioeconomic groups will frame examination of intervention research with individuals with dementia and family caregivers.