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  1. ENGAGE: Food Justice Virtual Debrief  »

    November 13, 2020 - 12:00pmCancelled

    With our power, resources, and knowledge - what can we do about food injustice in this country? How do we address the policies that have been strategically put into place to deprive some, but not others? Join us for a special debrief session to discuss the connection of food justice to historic social policies, racism, and other social justice issues. Students, faculty, and staff doing work on food and environmental justice are encouraged to join and share their endeavors, and discussion on how the school can better integrate food and environmental justice into its curriculum, field experiences, and student learning is welcome and encouraged.

    Attending this session counts for field credit. Please document your attendance and contact your field faculty supervisor for information.

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  2. Winter 2021 Early Registration begins (continuing students) »

    November 16, 2020

  3. SSW Meeting - Office of Global Activities (OGA) Advisory Committee »

    November 16, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

  4. Pre-Professional Information Session: What is Social Work?  »

    November 16, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

    Meet with and hear from School of Social Work alum, current students, and staff to learn about what social work is, the different types of careers that surround social work, and how to explore social work as a U-M Undergrad!

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  5. International Student Alumni Panel »

    November 18, 2020 - 8:00am to 9:00am

    The Office of Global Activities is proud to host an international student alumni panel as a part of International Education Week (IEW), a week dedicated to celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Each panelist will discuss their experience after graduating from U-M SSW with their MSW degree, their current position, and what it was like using their MSW degree either upon returning to their home country or remaining in the U.S. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions before the event. A zoom link will be provided to those who RSVP.

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

    November 18, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pmCancelled

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

  7. The Michigan Healthy Start Program: Strategies to Engage Fathers in Social Work Practice »

    November 18, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    In this webinar, Dr. Shawna J. Lee will describe working with Healthy Start programs throughout the state to develop, implement, and evaluate a father engagement home visitation program. The goal of the father home visitation program was to increase fathers' participation in Healthy Start home visits and to increase fathers' knowledge of infant health and developmental milestones. The Healthy Start program targets low-income mothers in Detroit, Flint, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and through the Inter-tribal Council of Michigan. The Healthy Start fatherhood program provided father-friendly parent education and home visitation by a fatherhood-focused community health worker.

    This intermediate-level webinar is approved for one synchronous interactive continuing education contact hour.

    Speaker

    Shawna Lee, PhD, MSW, MPP

    Agenda

    12:00 - 12:30pm | Michigan Healthy Start fatherhood program - home visiting with fathers

    12:30 - 1:00pm | Strategies to engage fathers in home visitation

    Learning Objectives

    Describe the Healthy Start father engagement home visitation program intervention components.

    Identify evaluation metrics used to evaluate this program. 

    Identify effective strategies for engaging fathers in home visitation.

    CE Approval Statement

    The University of Michigan School of Social Work, provider #1212, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The University of Michigan School of Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 5/15/2020-5/15/2023. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 synchronous online continuing education contact hours.

    Please see the CE Policies page for more information about continuing education. 

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  8. SSW Meeting - Curriculum Committee »

    November 18, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

  9. Undoing Racism Community Meeting  »

    November 19, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pmCancelled

    Join us to build community collaboration and continue the conversation about anti-racist practice and actions. A Zoom link will be sent out to those who RSVP.

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  10. CASC + ENGAGE: Racial Equity in Washtenaw County »

    November 19, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    It is essential to connect our critical analysis of social justice issues to multi-level collective action for systemic and institutional change. Join us on September 19, from 12 pm-1:30 pm, for a special joint-session in partnership with CASC to explore how racial and socioeconomic inequity in Washtenaw County is connected to historic and ongoing discriminatory policies and practices. This virtual discussion will feature social workers in the field, CASC alumni, among others, discussing the history of racial inequity in Washtenaw county, its connection to the present, the role of social work practice in addressing this issue, and the activists leading change.

    Attendees will learn about the racial equity issues in Washtenaw county, how historic and ongoing policies have created it, and the institutions and infrastructures in place that uphold it. Attendees will learn about racial inequity in housing, education, socioeconomic, among other indicators. The session will also feature current social workers and activists working to address racial inequity in Washtenaw county, and present ways to get involved.

    Presenters

    Hear from CASC and social work alumni engaged in fighting for equity in Washtenaw County, including Clinical Assistant Professor Justin Hodge, Washtenaw County Commissioner Felicia Brabec, and others. Associate Professor and CASC Director Katie Richards-Schuster, and CASC Assistant Director Amber Wiliams, will also join us to share how we move from critical analysis to action for equitable change.

    Agenda

    12:00 - 12:30pm | Introductions and Identifying Issues

    12:30 - 1:00pm | History of racial inequity in Washtenaw County and its connection to current problems

    1:00 - 1:30pm | Activism and its connection to social work practice

    Learning Objectives

    Describe how historic and ongoing policies have contributed to racial inequity in Washtenaw county.

    Identify strategies for addressing racial inequity in Washtenaw county.

    CE Approval Statement

    The University of Michigan School of Social Work, provider #1212, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The University of Michigan School of Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 5/15/2020-5/15/2023. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 synchronous online continuing education contact hours.

    Please see the CE Policies page for more information about continuing education.;

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