PhD Students Lisa Fedina, Joon Lee, and Dante de Tablan Published in Journal of Social Work Educatio

PhD Students Lisa Fedina, Joon Lee, and Dante de Tablan have a new paper published in the Journal of Social Work Education that explores the factors affecting social workers' overall readiness to respond to intimate partner violence in practice settings (N = 205). Findings suggest MSW IPV education and postgraduate IPV training are significantly associated with perceived preparedness and perceived knowledge but not actual knowledge of IPV. Personal experience with IPV was also significantly associated with perceived knowledge but not perceived preparedness. Furthermore, perceived knowledge appears to be positively associated with perceived preparedness. Specific IPV topics that MSW graduates

Are you passionate about Global Literacy?

Global literacy is an understanding of how the world is organized and interconnected and the possibilities and constraints facing its peoples. We are looking for students to participate in a year-long project aimed at providing the University on how to educate globally literate students. This is an opportunity to serve as part of a interprofessional team to speak on behalf of your fellow students and advocate for educational initiatives that empower students to effect positive change in an increasingly interconnected world. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on July 15. For more information on the President's Fellows or to complete the application, please click here.

Dr. Jay Unick and Other Researchers Predict the Future of the Opioid Epidemic

School of Social Work Associate Professor Dr. Jay Unick ,and nine other opiate researchers, talked to Stat News about their predictions for the opiate epidemic. [https://www.statnews.com/2017/06/27/opioid-deaths-forecast/] This year there are more Americans dying from drug overdoses than died from AIDS at the height of that epidemic. Stat news asked 10 prominent opioid researchers to predict the future and discuss ways to reduce overdose deaths.

NASW, ASWB, CSWE, & CSWA Standards for Technology in Social Work Practice Announced - SSW's

The NASW partnered with ASWB, CSWE, and CSWA to develop a uniform set of technology standards for professional social workers to use as a guide in their practice. The four associations formed the Task Force for Technology Standards in Social Work Practice and jointly developed the Technology Standards in Social Work Practice. The School of Social Work's Jules Gilliam, Lead Instructional Technologist, served on the Technology Standards Sub–Task Force Advisory Group. The task force met for almost two years reviewing technology literature in social work services and emerging standards in multiple professions. The task force also reviewed relevant statutes and licensing regulations in various j

Did You Know? Bike Rack Available Outside of the School

The School of Social Work has a bike rack. Located behind the School in the courtyard, the rack provides a great space for our faculty, staff and students who prefer to park two wheels over four.

Advanced-Year Scholarship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to Advanced-year Scholarship recipients at the School: Alumni Association Scholarship Fund Ashlie Williams Gem Wilson Mara James Amanda Menke Maggie Gessert Bliss Scholarship in Addiction Studies: Eryn Chastain Bou International Scholarship: Ramona Dowdell Bou International Scholarship: HaYan Kim Camille Baudot Wheeler Scholarship: Mara James Gwendolyn C. Lee Award for Innovative Practice: Chelsea Gleason Linda Shapiro Clinical Scholarship: Chelsie Ader Julie Oktay Scholarship in Oncology Social Work: Elizabeth Gill Oliver Harris Scholarship: Jessica Laigle Richard W. Friedman Scholarship for Juvenile or Criminal Justice: Maureen Walker Woodside Scholarship

Social Work Alumna Start's Spanish Language Business In D.C.

School of Social Work Alumna, Rosie Bick-Mera, has opened her own Spanish language company in D.C. - Spanish For You! Spanish For You has a staff of highly qualified teachers, all native Spanish speaker, to teach groups or individuals Spanish. Spanish classes are increasingly necessary for all fields, from nursing, to social work, to business, or just for travel. www.spanishforyoudc.com

Office 365 Training Available

From the University's Center for Information Technology Services: Training classes are being held for Office 365 Intro and Office 365 User Groups. If you are interested in attending our training below, please visit the Training Enrollment System to sign up. June 28 @ 10-11 am Jul 18 @ 2-3 pm Jul 11 @ 2-3 pm Jul 27 @ 2-3 pm Aug 3 @ 10-11 am More information on Office 365 training resources can be found here.

Visiting Professor Susan Esserman Honored with Chambers Women's Law Award

School of Social Work Visiting Professor, Steptoe & Johnson partner, and former Deputy US Trade Representative Ambassador Susan Esserman has received the 2017 Chambers Women in Law Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Advancing Gender Diversity (Private Practice).” Ms. Esserman was presented with the award during a ceremony held at the Yale Club of New York City on June 15. According to Chambers, the “Outstanding Contribution to Advancing Gender Diversity” award is “reserved for an individual who has demonstrated significant dedication to gender diversity in the legal profession, and whose endeavors have contributed to the advancement of women in law.” In accepting the award, Ms. Esserman

Licensed Clinical Social Workers needed for summer camp

Circle of Tapawingo, a program of Circle Camps for Grieving Children, is looking for volunteer, licensed clinical social workers or psychologists to work with bereaved girls (ages 9 -16) who have experienced the death of a parent. The Circle of Tapawingo program begins on Saturday, August 19 at 1:00 PM and ends on Saturday, August 26 at 7:30 AM. It is important that interested volunteers believe in the value of girls addressing their grief while enjoying the adventures and fun of living and playing together. Licensed volunteers will help facilitate small group activities that offer campers the opportunity to share their stories and their feelings. Volunteers will also be a resource to

Crispus Attucks Recreation Center Re-Opening

Thanks to the hard work of a coalition of community partners—which has included Bronwyn Mayden and Promise Heights colleagues--and elected officials, the Crispus Attucks Recreation Center at Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary School (1624 Eutaw Pl, 21217) will re-open to serve the community! Mayor Pugh and Councilman Costello will hold a press conference and ribbon cutting this Thursday, June 22nd at 12:30 PM. You all are invited!

PhD Graduate Stacey Shipe, Terry Shaw, Sara Betsinger, and Jill Farrell published in Children and Yo

Stacey Shipe, PhD student in the SSW, Terry Shaw, Sara Betsinger, and Jill Farrell published the article: Expanding the conceptualization of re-entry: the inter-play between child welfare and juvenile services in Children and Youth Services Review. This study expands the definition of re-entry by examining 2259 children who either return to the child welfare system or move in the juvenile justice system after reunification from foster care.

PhD Candidate Emily Goering and Associate Professor Terry Shaw have an article published in Child Ab

Emily Smith Goering and Terry Shaw published the article: Foster Care Reentry: A survival analysis assessing differences across permanency types in Child Abuse and Neglect. This study examined the odds of reentry across multiple common permanency types for a cohort of 8107 children who achieved permanency between 2009 and 2013. Overall, 14% of children reentered care within 18-months with an average time to reentry of 6.36 months. A Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was used to assess differences in reentry across permanency types (including reunification, relative guardianship and non-relative guardianship). Children who achieved guardianship with kin had the lowest odds of reentry overall, fo

DeVylder Published in American Journal of Public Health

School of Social Work Assistant Professor Jordan DeVylder's article "Donald Trump, the Police, and Mental Health in US Cities" has been published by American Journal of Public Health. The article can be found online at http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/full/10.2105/AJPH.2017.303827. CITATION: DeVylder, J. E. (2017). Donald Trump, the Police, and Mental Health in US Cities. American Journal of Public Health, 107(7), 1042-1043. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.303827.

Two Scholarships Available to MSW Students

The Ward Law Group Better Future Scholarship | Award: $500 This scholarship will be awarded to the student who in a personal essay best explains how immigration reform and current immigration conditions in the United States have affected them as well as offer innovative ideas on how these conditions might be improved. This scholarship will award $500 to the winning student. Submission Details: Essays should be approximately 750 words in Times New Roman 12-point font and should avoid any grammatical errors. Additionally, applicants need to submit an updated resume and have a minimum 3.0 GPA from an accredited college or university. Eligible candidates must also be currently enrolled in an

Invitation to Lunch and Learn, Oncological Social Work: A Perspective from India

The School of Social Work invites you to attend a lecture by Professor Anil John, Rajagiri College, Kochi, India on Wednesday, July 12 from 12:15-1:30 in room 2e02 of the SSW. Lunch will be provided. There is no charge but space is limited; please RSVP by July 7 to Annie Waller awaller@umaryland.edu.

Free SHELTERED Conference: Residential Care for Human Trafficking Survivors

October 19-21, 2017, at Grace Community Church (8200 Old Columbia Rd., Fulton, MD 20759), The Samaritan Women is hosting SHELTERED, a national conference of Christian agencies providing residential and affiliated services to survivors of domestic sex trafficking. Keynote speakers include Dr. Joan Gillece, Project Director for SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma Informed Care, Lisa Thompson, Director of Education and Outreach at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, and Dr. Diane Langberg of the Global Trauma Institute. Registration is FREE for students! For more information, please email Allison Deitz (adeitz@thesamaritanwomen.org) and/or visit our website: thesamaritanwomen.org/shelte

Stubbs and Westgate Attend NIAAA Fellowship Training in Boston

Clinical Instructors Victoria Stubbs and Susan Westgate recently visited Boston University's School of Social Work for a National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Fellowship Training event. Susan and Victoria were selected to attend this social work immersion faculty training (SWIFT) that was focused on increasing alcohol and substance abuse content in school of social work curriculum. The emphasis was on learning the latest in evidence based practices regarding screening tools and interventions. They also reviewed the latest in medications, treatments and teaching strategies. With support from the NIAAA, the Fellowship program is designed to train Social Work faculty and e

Student Carolyn Peterkin Publishes Book "Loving Encounters/Deadly Consequences"

MSW Student Carolyn Peterkin has published the book "Loving Encounters/Deadly Consequences" and will be hosting a book signing event at Martin's West in Baltimore on June 24. The book is the fictional story of Tyler Andrew Spencer. His mother’s murder left "an everlasting scar on his soul that nothing can heal, and a twisted lump of hate, anger, and vengeance has rooted itself within him. Appearing to all as a handsome, successful businessman, Tyler seeks justice for one woman—his mother—while his own warped obsessions lead him to kill others." Refreshments and Cash Bar Available! Books will be available for $14.99 (Cash Only) Book Signing Information Saturday, June 24 - 4:30 to 6pm Martin'

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