UMB Night at the Ballpark September 19

Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox Tuesday, Sept. 19 7:05 p.m. Mark your calendar to join us for the annual UMB Night at the Ballpark! It’s fan appreciation night too and everyone will receive an Orioles knit cap. Discounted tickets are available in many sections while tickets last and $5 from every ticket will support the UMB CURE Scholars Program. 7 SEATING OPTIONS AVAILABLE! Terrace Box Outside Bases Sections 1-17, 55-65: $39* Lower Reserve Between Bases Sections 19-53: $39* Left Field Lower Box Sections 66-86: $39* Lower Reserve Sections 7-17, 55-87: $24* Eutaw Street Bleachers Sections 90-98: $24* Upper Reserve Sections 306-364: $20* Left Field Upper Reserve Sections 368-388: $15* *The

Dr. Frey presents workplace outcomes from Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program at Annual Confer

Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey presented workplace outcomes data resulting from participation in the Flight Attendant Alcohol and Drug Program (FADAP) on at the 7th Annual FADAP Conference in Baltimore, MD. Outcomes related to return to work following treatment for alcohol, drugs and mental health focused on work performance and safety, in addition to costs saved in lost work time. Her work with over 26 airlines participating in this project continue to support the need for employees to have easy access to effective treatment for alcohol and other drugs. Link to Conference:

UMB Rideshare

UMB Rideshare offers students, staff, and faculty a fun and easy way to get around. Drive your own car and split costs by offering rides, or if you don’t have a car, find a ride with someone who’s going your way. Use UMB Rideshare to find transit options, cycling routes, and bike and transit buddies, too! For more information, visit the UMB Rideshare webpage.

Mental health and educational experiences among Black youth: A latent class analysis

Assistant Professor Theda Rose is the lead author of the article "Mental health and educational experiences among Black youth: A latent class analysis" that's been published by the Journal of Youth & Adolescence. The SSW's Nadine Finigan-Carr, a research assistant professor, is also a co-author of the research. Ongoing efforts are needed to address disparities in the educational experiences of Black adolescents. Nationally, these youth experience differential achievement and problematic retention, suspension, and expulsion rates as well as less connection to the school environment, which, in turn, has negative implications for full realization of their life and economic potential. During ado

Swanberg Co-author of "Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction Among Long-Term Care Staff"

Professor Jennifer Swanberg is a co-author of the article "Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction Among Long-Term Care Staff," that has been published by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. In the article, the authors assessed the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and organizational factors that predicted job satisfaction among long-term care employees. VIEW THE ABSCTRACT

MSW Student Kolkin Published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine

MSW student Melanie Klokin and Proeschold-Bell et al., have a new paper published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine that explores the effects of a 2-year wellness intervention program for North Carolina's United Methodist Church clergy. The primary outcome was metabolic syndrome (a cluster of cardiovascular risk factors), and the secondary outcomes were stress and depression. Using data from the Duke University Spirited Life study, authors found a decrease in the prevalence of metabolic syndrome from baseline. These improvements were sustained at 24-month follow-up. More details can be found at:

Mentor a DreamKid

The DreamMentor opportunity is a chance to build a developmental relationship with a DreamKid to show them that you care, challenge their growth, provide support, share power, and inspire possibilities. You will be meticulously trained and matched with a DreamKid who we believe will be the perfect match for a bidirectional relationship. Qualifications: -Sincere desire to be personally involved helping a young person develop positive dreams for their lives, equipping them with the tools to make those dreams reality. -Ability to communicate with a student openly and non-judgmentally; -Strong listening skills; -Ability to establish a relationship based on equal responsibility and respect;

SOWK 631 Organizing for Justice Lecture Series

Welcome to the Second Annual SOWK 631 Organizing for Justice Lecture Series. This semester we will engage an exciting list of accomplished and thoughtful speakers on organizing topics such as media, transgender rights, tenant leadership, and homelessness empowerment. All lectures will begin at 6:00PM in the auditorium, but seating is limited: - September 20 Marc Steiner, Founder of the Center for Emerging Media on "Media as a Tool of Social Change" - October 4 Ava Pipitone, Director of the Baltimore Transgender Alliance, on "Frameworks for Macro Practice: Power, Oppression, and Empowerment" - October 18 Communities United Public Housing Tenant Leaders on "Community Engagement and Commu

Student Blackboard Orientation

Greetings, SSW Students, and welcome from the IDEA Team! Our mission is to support quality teaching, learning and research at the School of Social Work. We serve you by providing support services and resources related to Blackboard and other educational technologies. (Note that email, wi-fi, printers, hardware, software, networks, computer labs, and classroom technology are handled by SSW Informatics.) If you are new to the school and/or using Blackboard, or haven't used it for a while, we highly recommend taking an hour or so to go through our Blackboard orientation module. Upon successfully completing the orientation quiz, you can receive a certificate of completion PDF, which some i

Wellness Hub September Events

Check out the events and workshops at the Wellness Hub throughout September!

Licensure Prep Course

A two-day intensive comprehensive review program prepares MSW graduates to pass the LGSW, LCSW and LCSW-C state licensing exams. The program incorporates a review of test-taking strategies using sample multiple choice questions that are similar to those found on the licensing exam. Participants will receive volumes I & II of the Comprehensive Study Guide and Practice Questions from Social Work Examination Services. Social workers who use SWES materials pass licensing examinations. In fact, these students pass in high numbers (92%), and with high scores (average 84%). Exam scores exceeding 90% are not uncommon. Friday-Saturday, September 15 -16, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Baltimore, $325,

Beyond Housing Conference 2018

January 10-12, 2018 New York City Join fellow practitioners, policy makers, and service providers to share new and effective programs, solutions, and policies aimed at reducing poverty and homelessness among children and families in the US. Attend strategy and solution-based interactive workshops, enlightening panels, informative table discussions with peers, keynote luncheons, a networking reception, and much more. Register now.

MSW Students: Interested in being a Research Assistant?

If you are interested in being considered for Research Assistant positions, please complete the survey at: All faculty and research staff interested in hiring MSW students as Research Assistants will have access to the pool of applicants who complete the application link at: Please note that completing the application does not commit you to any particular project or insure that you will be offered a position. Joining the applicant pool allows faculty and staff to know of your interests and availability.

Seeking Student Worker - Office of Admissions

The Office of Admissions has one student worker position available for a SSW student who has 12-20 hours of work availability on weekdays (normal office business hours). Position includes general office duties such as: • Greeting visitors of the Office of Admissions • Answering phones • Conducting School tours Those interested in applying should email your resume to: Position opened until filled. Students with or without Federal Work Study can apply.

Become a SSW Admissions Ambassador!

Become a SSW Admissions Ambassador! Locations: The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) Baltimore (UMB) How would the application process have played out differently if you had access to current students or recent alumni that could answer your questions/concerns from firsthand experience? What would the experience of transitioning into graduate school have felt like if you already had an instant support network? As current students, you can become an ambassador to bridge future students to the UMB School of Social Work. Ambassadors will be expected to: • Assist with recruitment and outreach activities • Facilitate School tours to prospective students • Share experiences • Relate feedb

USG Pizza Social - September 1

The USG MSW Program at the Shady Grove campus is kicking off the year with a Welcome Back Pizza Social on Friday, September 1 from 12-1 in room III-4230. Please join us for pizza and camaraderie.

Register for interprofessional service course, Social Justice & Our Community (1 credit, tuition

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is offering a service-learning course to all UMB students for the fall 2017 semester. Students will receive hands-on, professional experience with community health programs by working with partner organizations in the community surrounding UMB. Through service learning students will learn how community health programs are developed, organized, implemented, and evaluated as well as how interprofessional teams successfully function, how to interact with individuals and groups living in our community, and how to report on their observations to peers and supervisors. Students who wish to take this course will register through their school’s normal re

Dr. Theda Rose an invited panelist at a Community Conference on Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Assistant Professor Theda Rose presented at Not All Wounds Are Visible: A Community Conversation about Mental Health and Substance Use, sponsored by the University of Maryland Medical System and the University of Maryland Baltimore, on June 27, 2017. Dr. Rose’s presentation, "Promoting Mental Health among Adolescents," was part of an invited panel session addressing Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Mental Health.

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