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Susan Radzilowski

LEO Lecturer II

Susan Radzilowski

Susan Radzilowski, MSW '82, has practiced in community mental health settings, K – 12 Public Schools, and Head Start Early and Head Start environments for more than 30 years. Radzilowski is an Endorsed Infant Family Specialist.

Radzilowski is currently the Lead Social Worker for the Detroit Institute for Children where she is assigned as a Mental Health Consultant to Matrix Head Start. She provides consultation around issues of mental wellness to teachers and parents of enrolled Head Start and Early Head Start children from age birth to five years. She also provides counseling and support to mothers at risk of perinatal depression. As a school social worker with Detroit Public Schools for 25 years, she worked with both general education and special education populations and with the Student Assistance Program (SAP).


Year Degree   School
1982 MSW Interpersonal Practice University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1979 BS Sociology and Psychology Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant
Year Description
2023 Annual Gender Identity Seminar: Gender Affirming Care for Trans Youth and their Families, Michigan State University, April 2023
2023 Ethical Considerations in Providing Social Work Services to LGBTQ+ Youth: Making Informed Choices, NASW Michigan Chapter
2023 Support Services and Mental Health Care for Patients Diagnosed with Differences in Sex Development, DSO Clinic Journal Club, Michigan Medicine, March 2023.
2023 Working with Young Transgender Children and Their Families, NASW Maine Chapter (June, 2023)
2023 Faculty for Gender Identity and Clinical Concerns (Working with Trans Youth and Parents of Trans Youth), NASW Michigan Chapter (2022, 2023)
2023 Social Work Ethics Keynote for State Conference - Panel Presentation, NASW Michigan State Conference (May, 2023)
2023 Transgender & Gender Non-Binary (TGNB) Clients: Clinical Issues and Treatment Strategies, (March, 2023)
2022 Open Sky Wilderness Therapy Training on Working with Trans Youth, Smith College, April 2022
2022 Supporting Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Their Families: Evidence-based Strategies, Smith College, March 2022
2022 Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender & Gender Non-Binary Nephrology Patients, Michigan Council of Nephrology Social Workers, March 2022
2022 Gender Affirming Care for Transgender Youth, Michigan State University, February 2022
2022 Working with Young Transgender Children: Clinical and Ethical Considerations, Wayne State University, October 2022.
2022 Supporting Very Young Trans Clients and Their Families: Evidence-Informed Gender Affirming Principles of Care (June, 2022)
2022 Ethical Considerations on the State of Social Work Practice, NASW Michigan Chapter (August, 2022)
2021 Affirming Care & Support for Very Young Transgender, Intersex, & Gender Diverse Children & Their Parents, Michigan Association of Infant Mental Health
2021 Nexus Summit 2021: Working Together, in the Nexus Site, Improving Interprofessional CommunicaMon During Virtual Team Conferences with Parent/Caregiver: Video-Based Simulation Learning, September 2021
2021 My Transgender Journey: A Mother's Personal and Professional Story, NASW Maine Chapter, June 2021.
2020 Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Parent Digital Training Series Sessions, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, August 2020
2020 Supporting Your Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, or Transgender Child in the Home, Family, And Community, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, August 2020
2020 Working with Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Clients: Current Issues & Interventions, Michigan State University, May 2020
2020 School-Based Support Strategies for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children & Adolescents (June, 2020)
2019 Working with Transgender Youth and Their Families, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, April 2019
2018-Present Transgender and Non-Binary Youth: Advanced Practice Gender-Affirming Interventions to Help Clients Live an Authentic Life,

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