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  1. Alumni Webinar Series: Through the Lens of a Corrections Social Worker »

    October 26, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Note: This course is available for free to U-M SSW alumni as part of our Alumni Webinar Series, which features invited alumni speakers. Please know that non-alumni participants are welcome to register as well! Join us to learn about the field of corrections social work, explore what brought about the need for corrections social work, and the importance of quality mental health care within the prison system. Participants will learn about the impact that incarceration has on the individual and the family. We will also examine different programs available within Corrections Mental Health. We will close with a segment on progress that has been made in this field and where the field is headed.

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  2. Building Efficient Meetings and Producing Effective Decisions: Achieve Twice as Much in Half the Time »

    November 6, 2020 - 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.

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  3. Introduction to Budgeting and Fiscal Management »

    November 13, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    This course introduces budgeting and fiscal management as a decision tool and provides specific technology for participants' future use, including the index of difference, the MacMillian Matrix, and the Cafeteria Compensation tool. Various kinds of budgets and their presentation will help participants to develop an understanding of fiscal management in social work practice settings.

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  4. Thanksgiving recess begins (11/21 - 11/29) »

    November 21, 2020

  5. Classes resume remotely »

    November 30, 2020

  6. Alumni Webinar Series: Body-based Approaches to Trauma-Inclusive Mindfulness in Therapy »

    December 1, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Note: This course is available for free to U-M SSW alumni as part of our Alumni Webinar Series, which features invited alumni speakers. Please know that non-alumni participants are welcome to register as well! Mindfulness. You've heard of it and the research shows it's a highly effective strategy for reducing anxiety, improving focus, managing chronic pain, and even treating trauma symptoms. But will any practice do? When using mindfulness for therapeutic factors, there are a variety of factors to consider. In this webinar participants will learn how mindfulness of the body and movement can support individuals who have experienced traumatic stress. Instruction will include: a review of factors that can increase or decrease a clients' sense of safety and empowerment; a brief explanation of relevant neuropsychology research, such as the difference between bottom up and top down approaches to treatment and the value of each; and experiential activities to showcase mindfulness practices that can help increase self-awareness, support emotion regulation and distress tolerance capacity, and motivate clients toward positive change.

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  7. Classes end »

    December 8, 2020

  8. Exam/paper period begins (12/9 - 12/15) »

    December 9, 2020

  9. Field Education ends »

    December 17, 2020

  10. School of Social Work Commencement »

    December 19, 2020

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