Lunch Time Research Seminar 10/19 Item Writing and Construct Validation Processes for Attitudinal an

Please join us for the upcoming Lunch Time Research Seminar featuring Dr. Laura Stapleton Professor, Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology University of Maryland. DATE: Thursday, October 19, 2017 TIME: 12:15-1:45PM ROOM: 4E26 of SSW Bldg. 525 W. Redwood Street Baltimore, MD 21201 Presenter: Laura M. Stapleton is a Professor in Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation (EDMS) in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland. Additionally, she serves as the Associate Director of the Research Branch of the Maryland State Longitudinal Data System Center. She joined the faculty of EDMS in Fall 2011 after being on the facul

LGBT+ Group Interest Meeting (Allies Welcome)

The official LGBT+ group of the UMB School of Social Work is having its first meeting Monday, October 9th at 5pm! We will eat dinner and discuss what we want the group to look like this year. Ideas for activities and events are welcome! No commitment is required; if you are interested in being involved in any way, please stop by! Date: Monday October 9th Time: 5-6pm Room: 2W11 Dinner: Pizza. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know two days in advance. Contact: Amanda Fox,

Women: FREE salary negotiation workshop October 12 @ the SSW

On October 12, 2017, at 6:30 pm, AAUW and LUNA, in collaboration with the Financial Social Work Initiative and faculty from the University of Maryland School of Social Work are sponsoring a FREE salary negotiation workshop at the School of Social Work on Redwood Street in Baltimore. Attend to gain the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages. Space is limited; register today. Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM UMSSW Room 4E26

The Cultural Competency Bridge: Indigenous People's Day

Keith Colston will present on the utilization of cultural competency to increase comprehension of distrust and issues that surround Indigenous Peoples. He will provide information on the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs as well as testimony from previous, current, and future initiatives. Food will be provided. October 9, 2017 SMC Campus Center, Elm Room B Noon - 1 p.m.

GLOBAL FORUM - UMB 2017 Student Summer Global Grantee - October 11

GLOBAL FORUM - UMB 2017 Student Summer Global Grantees and their faculty mentors will be presenting their work and reflections on their interprofessional global health projects. If you are interested in participating in our global health summer interprofessional grant program, this is a great opportunity to learn more the program and talk to students who have participated. Please join us and register to attend this FREE event. Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:00 noon – 1:00 PM Gladhill Boardroom HSHS Library, Rm. 505601 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD Lunch will be served, so please register.

MSW Students Now Offering Services at Enoch Pratt Librarys

from the Baltimore Sun: Social workers now available at four branches of the Enoch Pratt Free Library will offer some counseling services and help patrons with other tasks such as filling out forms for disability benefits. Representatives of the library system said they decided to offer the services because so many people were coming in with questions that needed the expertise of a social worker. “A lot of what we were doing was overlapping into the social work field,” said Herbert Malveaux, the Pratt’s assistant chief of neighborhood library services. “People come to the library for all types of information." The social workers, who are graduate students from the University of Maryland Sch

University of Maryland School of Social Work's Financial Social Work Initiative Celebrates 10 Ye

Anniversary Celebrated With New Certificate Program, Grant Awards, Increased Scholarship Opportunities, Several Key Lectures The University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMSSW) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Financial Social Work Initiative (FSWI) during the 2017-2018 academic year with a new Financial Social Work (FSW) Certification Program and numerous activities that honor its achievements over the past 10 years and that lay the groundwork for ongoing work in this important, emerging area within social work. In celebration of this milestone, the FSWI received a leadership grant in the amount of $100,000 from The Woodside Foundation, whose trustee, Meg Woodside, MBA, MSW,

Documentary Screening: Care - October 26 at the SSW

Thursday, October 26, 2017 6 pm screening, followed by community discussion and reception University of Maryland School of Social Work 525 W. Redwood Street Baltimore, MD 21201 Parking nearby and accessible by public transportation Admission is free, but reservations strongly encouraged: By October 19, 2017 to Jennifer Pelton: Join us for a public screening of the award-winning documentary Care. This film pulls back the curtain on the poignant and largely hidden world of in-home elder care. Beautifully shot and deeply moving, the film reveals the deep bonds that form between paid care workers and elders while exposing the cracks in the U.S. care system. Care highlig

How To Make Friends (In Real Life)

SSW Professor Geoff Greif was quoted in the story "How To Make Friends (In Real Life)" that appears online at the popular British web site, Mr. A 2015 study by the Movember Foundation, the charity behind the annual fundraising event in which men grow moustaches for the month of November, found that some 2.5 million men in the UK do not have a single friend they could turn to for help or advice in a crisis. The same study also discovered men’s chances of friendlessness almost trebles between their early twenties and late middle age, with married men less likely than single men to say they have friends to turn to outside the home. “Men tend to conduct their relationships shoulder t

Social Work and Technology Standards Overview

The SSW's Dr. Julie Gilliam will be presenting today at the Clinical 2017 National Association for Social Workers Conference in Linthicum, Maryland. The goal of her workshop is to understand how social workers can design and deliver services to individuals, families, and groups employing the social work technology standards. Dr. Gilliam will investigate how the use of technology impacts communities, organizations, administration, and policy. Other information presented will be on how to gather, manage, and store information under the formalized standards. Lastly, the workshop will illustrate how the use of technology impacts social work.

Cagle, Pittman and Cohen-Callow Honored at UMB Event

The SSW's John Cagle, Joan Pittman, and Amy Cohen-Callow were recognized at a recent UMB event to recognize those who have been promoted to Associate Professor and Clinical Associate Professor and other ranks. President Perman expressed his recognition of the huge effort and accomplishment that such promotions represent. Associate Professor Michael Woolley, Chair of the Faculty Senate, added his congratulations and read the names of all attending appointees, presenting them with certificates of recognition.

Westgate Receives Invitation to Guest Lecture at SUNY - Binghamton on the subject of Health Disparit

Clinical Instructor, Susan C. Westgate, presented to an audience of tenured social workers and local community partners this past weekend at SUNY Binghamton on the subject of Health Disparities. The goal of this training was to educate attendees about the fiscal and social costs of disparate care and how to avoid reproducing patterns of inequity within the context of the larger health care system. This presentation was the product of an multi-month partnership between the Westgate and faculty members of the SUNY-based School of Social Work.

SGA Meeting Monday, October 2nd

The SGA will be holding its second meeting of the school year Monday, October 2nd at 5pm in room 2w11. If you missed the first meeting it's not too late to learn more about the student groups! All groups will be represented at this meeting. We will be discussing upcoming events for the fall semester. Come and learn how you can be involved! All are welcome to attend. Food will be served.

Family Centered Treatment, Juvenile Justice, and the Grand Challenge of Smart Decarceration

The School's Charlotte Bright, Jill Farrell, Andrew Winters, Sara Betsinger and Bethany Lee are co-authors of "Family Centered Treatment, Juvenile Justice, and the Grand Challenge of Smart Decarceration" which has been published by Research on Social Work Practice. Purpose: Responding to social work’s grand challenge of smart decarceration, this study investigated whether Family Centered Treatment (FCT), a home-based service for juvenile court-involved youth, is more effective than group care (GC) in reducing recidivism. Outcomes are juvenile readjudication and commitment to placement, and adult conviction and sentence of incarceration. Method: Data were drawn from service provider and stat

New Social Work Licensing Laws and New Technology Standards for Macro Social Workers

NASW-MD's Dr. Daphne Daphne McClellan and the SSW's Dr. Julie Gilliam are presenting New Social Work Licensing Laws and New Technology Standards for Macro Social Workers at the National Association for Social Workers on September 28. There are major changes coming in MD SW Practice Act and a collaboration within our profession has just produced new Technology Standards for Social Work. It us our ethical responsibility to be aware of the law and the standards governing our profession. 1. Change in MD Law will affect Macro Social Workers 2. Current thinking regarding licensing and macro social work 3. Appropriate use of technology for Macro Social Workers Please contact Julie Gilliam for mor

Very Poorly Controlled Asthma in Urban Minority Children: Lessons Learned

The School's Mel Bellin, PhD, is a co-author of "Very Poorly Controlled Asthma in Urban Minority Children: Lessons Learned" that has been published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. Background Very poorly controlled (VPC) asthma in children is associated with ongoing acute exacerbations but factors associated with VPC are understudied. Objective To examine the risk factors associated with VPC asthma in urban minority children. Methods This descriptive study examined asthma control levels (well-controlled [WC], not well-controlled [NWC], and VPC) at baseline and 6 months in children participating in an ongoing randomized controlled trial of an emergency departmen

Common Cents Conference Presentation: Workplace Financial Education for Low-Wage Hospital Employees

PhD Student, Rachel Imboden, MSW, LSW and Courtney Bettle, AFC, Director of Financial Capability, CASH Campaign Maryland, presented on the development, delivery, and evaluation of a collaborative financial capability project at the September 2017 Common Cents Conference. A series of financial education workshops drawn from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) Money Smart curriculum were selected and provided to low-wage employees within five hospitals in a large Mid-Atlantic city. Results related to financial stress, knowledge, and self-efficacy were discussed as were considerations for future research.


MSW Degree candidates may apply to the BSWE for licensure examination in their final semester. A sealed letter verifying that the degree candidate is in their final semester must be provided with the application. The SSW Office of Records & Registration will provide this official letter for a Maryland application to students (December graduates only) who have submitted an Application for Diploma through SURFS with the UMB Registrar’s Office. Letters will be distributed beginning October 2, 2017(distribution information to be announced via the Daily Bulletin). Note: This letter does not constitute an official transcript review. Students are responsible for making sure they have met all of

International Social Work Organization - General Meeting 9/29 in 3E08 at 12:05PM

*International Social Work - General Meeting* ~What does it mean to be a local-global, internationally minded social worker? ~How do we work locally with international populations? How do we work globally in cross-cultural settings? ~Can we work with individuals (micro) as well as within the larger community (macro) context? Join us as this year as we explore these questions and more! Our first general meeting agenda items include introducing ourselves, reviewing current roles and goals, and exploring activities for 2017-2018. We have two meeting time slots to accommodate class schedules. Please check out the event in our UMB International Social Work Organization Facebook group for

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