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  1. Using Social Media Data from Reddit to Examine the Concerns of Foster Families »

    October 28, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    This webinar will present research on how foster families, including parents and children, are faring during COVID-19. Given the challenges involving child welfare workers accessing foster families during the pandemic, the current research relied on social media data from Reddit to better understand the most pressing concerns of foster families discuss on online forums during COVID-19. The research will shed light on areas child welfare workers, programs, and policies can intervene to ally some of the challenges foster families experience during this time.

    This beginner level webinar is approved for one synchronous online continuing education contact hour.


    Joyce Lee, MSW, MS, LCSW

    Olivia Chang, BA Candidate


    12:00 - 12:30pm | Comparing discussion topics most commonly mentioned before and after COVID-19 amongst foster families

    12:30 - 1:00pm | Implications for social work practice in serving foster families during and after COVID-19

    Learning Objectives

    Describe the topics most commonly discussed amongst foster parents on Reddit. 

    Examine specific contexts in which the topics occurred both for foster parents and children.  

    Identify trends in the topics before and after COVID-19 occurred.

    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 hour.

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

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  2. International Coffee Hour »

    October 29, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    In this coffee hour, Ed-Dee Williams, who is a current Ph.D. student at the School of Social Work, will join us and lead a discussion on Black Lives Matter. 

    For International Students, context related to U.S. policies and social justice initiatives is difficult to get involved. This time Ed-Dee will give us a brief presentation of what is the Black Lives Matter(BLM) and its impact and future perspectives.

    If you have any related topics want to disccuss with Ed-Dee, please feel free to submit your questions in the RSVP form.

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  3. Undoing Racism Workgroup Meeting Undoing Racism Workgroup Meeting »

    October 29, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    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.

    RSVP Here »

  4. Field Placement Application Due for all GASP, JCLP, NCS, and National Placements (Spring/Summer 2021) »

    October 29, 2020 - 5:00pm

    This is only applicable to students in the listed categories who are already in field in Fall 2020, and who are scheduled for/intend to complete a global or a national field placement in Spring/Summer 2021: 

     Global Activities Scholars (scheduled to complete a global field placement in Spring/Summer 2021)

    National Community Scholars (scheduled to complete a national field placement in Spring/Summer 2021)

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program (only those who are already in field in Fall 2020 and intend to complete a national field placement in Spring/Summer 2021)

    16-month students (only those who are already in field in Fall 2020 and intend to complete a national field placement in Spring/Summer 2021)

  5. Connect Virtually with a Current MSW Student! »

    October 29, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    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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  6. Student Conversation - Winter Semester Student Conversation - Winter Semester »

    October 29, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

    We invite you to a conversation with students about the winter semester.  The School is seeking opportunities to hear from faculty and students about how we can organize our winter semester.  With so much online, how do we connect with one another?  How do we build community?  How do we learn from and with each other as we prepare to be practicing social workers?  We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas.  To aid the conversation, space will be limited.

    About the format. A few students and faculty have decided to try something different - smaller community conversations.  Our hope is that this can take topics that lend themselves better to verbal dialogue off of email and into a face-to-face (or screen-to-screen!) environment. We will draw heavily on practices from intergroup dialogue and restorative justice.

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