September 2017 - December 2021
The overall goal of this initiative is to increase the number of Master’s in Social Work (MSW) behavioral health workers working in medically underserved Detroit communities. This project will involve inter-professional training opportunities for University of Michigan Master’s in Social Work students and Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA) behavioral health workforce serving children, adolescents, transitional age youth and adults across the life span in the Detroit community. In addition, this project will expand field placements that are linking behavioral health and primary care systems within the DWMHA network. This project will prepare the workforce to work with impoverished racial and ethnic minority children, adolescents, and transitional age youth living with behavioral health conditions and adults with severe mental illnesses in the Detroit community.