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  1. International Coffee Hour

    October 19, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    The Office of Global Activities hosts a bi-weekly coffee hour for all international students and visitors in the School of Social Work. This coffee hour will be a social event for international students and visitors to get together and talk about their experiences with this semester so far. It will be a great opportunity to connect with other international students and visitors after Fall Break, ask questions, and share advice. Milk tea will be served at this Coffee Hour. Please fill out the RSVP form by Tuesday, October 18 at 11:59 PM to confirm your attendance and select your milk tea flavor.

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  2. Fedele F. and Iris M. Fauri Memorial Lecture: Child Trafficking and Child Safety

    October 19, 2022 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    The Fedele F. and Iris M. Fauri Memorial Lecture on child welfare is presented annually in recognition of the former University of Michigan Dean and Vice President Fedele F. Fauri and his wife, Iris. Dean Fauri's leadership and accomplishments in the field of child welfare spanned nearly 50 years.

    For this year's conference, we will focus on dynamics underlying child trafficking in and across local and global contexts. We will examine how and where child trafficking occurs; who is most vulnerable, and conditions under which child exploitation and trafficking place victims at risk. Experts will also speak about the consequences of child trafficking, measures taken to protect vulnerable children, and potential solutions to this enduring, global problem. In their remarks, panelists will integrate research and practice to inform policy at the local, state, national, and international levels.

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  3. Google Data Studio Lunch & Learn

    October 20, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    The Child and Adolescent Data Lab (CADL) and the Program Evaluation Group (PEG) invite you to this introduction to the data visualization tool Google Data Studio. Google Data Studio is a free online tool in the Google suite that can help you create customized reports and dashboards with your data. SSW Professor Brian Perron, CoDirector of CADL, will conduct the workshop.

    Workshop Recording
  4. For Prospective Students - Connect Virtually with a Current MSW Student! For Prospective Students - Connect Virtually with a Current MSW Student!

    October 20, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    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. 

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  5. Fines and Fees: Punishing the Poor & Increasing Disparity

    October 20, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    This discussion is co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy's Poverty Solutions.

    From the cash bail system, to fines and fees while incarcerated, to the cost of reentering society, our society functions on a punitive system of fines and fees that often catapults those already experiencing hardship into a spiraling cycle of debt and repayments - never fully able to catch up. Join us as we explore the inequity surrounding fines and fees in our criminal justice system and its role in increasing race-based disparities. Featured panelists include Washtenaw County Prosecutors Eli Savit and Victoria Burton-Harris; and Dr. Meghan O’ Neil, Research Scholar at the Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research. This panel will be facilitated by MSW Student and Co-founder of Michigan Liberation, Nicholas Buckingham.

    Event Recording
  6. Trauma or ADHD? Trauma-Informed Tools for Working with ADHD

    October 21, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    ADHD is the most studied diagnosis of children and adults. This course will discuss the latest research findings, provide greater understanding of the effects ADHD has on the brain and how these effects are very similar to those left on the brain by traumatic experiences. We will discuss the spectrum of trauma, and how even small sometimes unnoticed brain injuries can cause symptoms comparable to those recognized as common ADHD symptoms. We will draw a clear connection between the spectrum of trauma and ADHD. We will also look at demographics of who is diagnosed with ADHD...

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

  7. Evidence-based Parenting Interventions to Help Parents Reduce the Use of Physical Punishment

    October 21, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    This course focuses on an issue that many social workers confront in their practice with children and families - the use of discipline and physical punishment in childrearing. This course examines research on the effectiveness of a wide range of parental disciplinary approaches. This course introduces a series of evidence-based parenting interventions, and discusses how these interventions approach parents' beliefs and behaviors related to child discipline. We will discuss how cultural norms and beliefs may influence parents' discipline choices, and how social workers can engage in productive dialogue with parents to help parents achieve their parenting aims. Content of this course is based on the book published by the instructor titled "Ending the physical punishment of children: A guide for clinicians and practitioners."

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

  8. Building Power Against White Supremacy Conference

    October 22, 2022 - 10:00am to 5:30pm

    Building Power is a student led conference that provides attendees with the opportunity to learn about interconnected injustices and engage in collective liberation.

    This year's conference includes workshops and affinity group sessions on, but not limited to: environmental justice; food and land sovereignty; and housing disenfranchisement. The goal of this event is to create a space to strengthen community ties and mutual aid projects, as well as to supply attendees with the toolkit needed to partake in more sustainable and self sufficient practices in both their activism and personal life. Our keynote speaker will be Mama Shu, founder of an up and coming eco-village in Highland Park, Michigan. 

    The conference will be held on October 22 of this year from 10am-5:30pm at the School of Social Work. Food and Drinks will be provided. Attendance is open to all and we have the opportunity for students and staff to volunteer!

  9. Idealist.org New York Graduate School Fair

    October 24, 2022 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

    Stop by the Idealist.org Graduate School Fair to speak with an admissions representative about U-M's MSW and PhD programs. The fair is free and open to anyone considering graduate school.

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  10. SSW Meeting - Recruitment, Admissions, Student Services and Financial Aid Committee (RASSFA)

    October 25, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

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