March 15, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pmInterested 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.
In order to join, complete the RSVP below. The zoom link and official invitation will be sent the day before the event, via email.
We look forward to meeting you!
Building Efficient Meetings and Producing Effective Decisions: Achieve Twice as Much in Half the Time
March 16, 2023 - 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.
Registration for this course is closed. Visit the CE Course Catalog for more offerings.
March 16, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Congratulations! Newly admitted MSW Students can connect virtually with Current MSW students regarding the MSW program!
What's the program really like? Where is your field placement? What do social work students do for fun? What is Ann Arbor like in the Winter? Join an MSW student as well as other admitted 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.
March 16, 2023 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
The Advances in Child Maltreatment Prevention speaker series was created by Todd Herrenkohl, Marion Elizabeth Blue Professor of Children and Families. The 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.
March 17, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
In honor of Social Work Month, we are highlighting Michigan Social Work Alumni and the amazing work they are doing. Please join us for an Alumni Webinar featuring Vance Jackson, MSW '06.
March 18, 2023 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
Please join us for a day of service. We will leave for Detroit on a bus from the School of Social Work building at 9:30 AM and return before 4 PM.Morning
You'll have the chance to meet and greet with the Clark Park youth and bond over a fun ice skating session, games, and what being a college student is all about.
Help to organize and check-in youth ice skating and hockey equipment.Afternoon
Get ready for an eye-opening tour of Southwest Detroit focused on environmental justice and community benefits agreements, led by local grassroots organizers.
You'll learn about the cultural significance of the community center and gain a deeper understanding of the neighborhood's history and struggles.
Engage with important social and environmental issues.
March 20, 2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.
March 20, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Assistant Professor Ashley E. Cureton, Field Faculty Rosalva Osorio, and student members of the PRAXIS Committee are partnering with Dr. Lisa Jo Epstein from the Just Act Institute for Theatre of the Oppressed to teach social work students and the broader social work community on how to facilitate social and liberatory change through the use of Forum Theatre, a form of interactive theater that empowers audience members to actively explore, critique, and transform the reality that they live in to "rehearse for revolution."
Join us for this Forum Theatre performance featuring MSW students from the School of Social Work. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend this exciting event!
March 21, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
The financial sector-including banks, insurance companies, and institutional investors-is underwriting the climate crisis. Since the Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015, the world's 60 largest private banks have invested $4.6 trillion into the fossil fuel industry. This includes financing for tar sands and arctic oil and gas pipelines, offshore drilling, fracking, natural gas, and coal mining.
Coalitions including TH!RD ACT, Stop the Money Pipeline, 350.org, Sunrise Movement, Friends of the Earth, Sierra Club, and more are joining together on 3.21.23 (Tues., March 21st 2023) to collectively deliver the message that banks shouldn't use money to finance climate destruction.
This teach-in is organized in alignment with TH!RD ACT's National Day of Action demanding that banks stop funding climate destruction. The teach-in will provide information about the financial sector's investments in fossil fuels; responses from communities, organizers, and activists; and roles for social workers and the profession.
The teach-in is scheduled from 12pm to 1pm ET in SSWB 1636. A virtual option is available and a Zoom link will be emailed to registrants in advance of the event. Please RSVP in order to receive the Zoom link. Bring a bag lunch and light snacks will be provided.
March 21, 2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
The Global Social Work Practice Pathway and the Office of Global Activities are excited to announce our second annual Glocal Village Event!
This event will showcase the exceptional academic work of social work students through a showcase of students’ research, academic, field experiences, and creative projects with a global focus.
Inspired by this year's World Social Work Day theme, Glocal Village will center on "Respecting Diversity through Joint Social Action."
For more information on acceptable formats for submission, please see the presenter registration form. All submissions to present are due by March 12 at 11:59 PM.
Presenters and attendees may count their participation as field hours with the approval of their field instructor. Please be sure to include the learning activities associated with the conference in your justifications on the educational agreement.