Associate Professor Kristin Seefeldt gave the keynote address at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work’s symposium “Poverty is a Human Rights Issue: Social Work and Economic Justice". Her talk focused on poverty and inequality, economic well being and family coping strategies.
Assistant Professor Shanna Kattari and Postdoctoral Research Fellow Ashley Lacombe-Duncan talk about their studies on transgender experiences with health professionals on Michigan Minds. They discuss their goal of creating easily accessible information for healthcare providers to help better care for transgender patients.
Rogério Meireles Pinto was invited to lead a training at The Guidance Center/Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority on best practices for clinical staff working with a client and interpreter during the course of mental health treatment. Pinto's training was part of the Children's Mental Health Lecture Series.
Mitch Paradise, MSW'19 was awarded the 2019 University of Michigan NASW Student of the Year. The award selection is based on the following criteria:
Min Hee Kim successfully defended her dissertation “Geographic Distribution of Aging and Health-Related Resources in Urban Neighborhoods: Implications for Health Care Delivery to Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Physical and/or Cognitive Impairment.” Her committee consisted of Ruth Dunkle, Sarah Burgard (co-chairs), Sandra Levitsky and Philippa Clarke.
Professor William Elliott’s research on child savings accounts is featured in the San Francisco Chronicle. “Children with a bank account designated for college, with $500 or less, were three to four times more likely to go to college than those without an account”, Elliott said.
John Doering-White successfully defended his dissertation entitled "In the Shadow of the Beast: Violence and Dignity along the Central American Migrant Trail". His committee consisted of Laura Lein, Jason DeLeon (co-chairs), Andrew Shryock, Reuben Miller and Jorge Delva. He has accepted an Assistant Professor of Social Work position at the University of South Carolina, with a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology.
Brian Perron presented, "Innovating administrative research through data science: Lessons learned from the U-M SSW Data Lab” at Tsinghua University in China. He also gave a workshop on "Writing and Publication Strategies in Social Work" hosted by the Tianjin University of Technology.
Associate Professor Robert Ortega and Professor Emeritus Charles Garvin’s new book,“Socially Just Practice in Groups” provides a comprehensive exploration of group practice through the lens of social work. The authors cover all stages of developing a group practice: getting started; establishing purpose, roles and tasks of the group; stages and phases of practice; and specific skills in assessment, monitoring and evaluation. Chapters contain case examples as well as exercise.
Marion Elizabeth Blue Professor of Children and Families Todd Herrenkohl is featured in the U-M Washington D.C. Update for his service on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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