New and Exciting Policy Placement with Stipend for 2018!

New for academic year 2018-19 the Office of Field Education has established a dynamic internship opportunity with LifeBridge Health in their Government Relations and Community Development office. Develop both advocacy and technical skills e.g. testimony, bill drafting and inter-organizational collaboration while earning a stipend! Student advising on Macro Field opportunities is available now! Contact Angela Jachelski in the Field Office for more information about this and other exciting Macro placement

Late Night with the Writing Center, December 6

It is that time of the year again - final papers are looming! We are here to support you. Please join us for the Late Night with the Writing Center next Wednesday, December 6, in room 307 at the SMC Campus Center, for some additional writing support, hot chocolate, coffee, & snacks, and some extra TLC to get you through your final papers! We will have additional consultants available for appointments from 5-10 pm that night, for both in-person and online appointments. Feel free to schedule an appointment in advance or just drop by between 5-10 pm that night. We will have some consultants available just for walk-ins. To make an appointment in advance, go to our online appointment system

Required advising for students interested in Employee Assistance Program Subspecialization

All students considering the Employee Assistance Program or EAP subspecialization which is offered as part of the Behavioral Health specialization must meet with Dr. Jodi Frey prior to submitting their field application. Dr. Frey will talk with you about options for field, including but not limited to EAPs (some placements are also eligible for the BHWISE Fellowship!) based on your learning goals. Please contact her immediately at to schedule your half-hour advising session. To learn more about the EAP subspecialization (the only one in the country), please see a brief introductory video about social workers in EAP and the workplace:

UMB Campus Survey on Intimate Partner Violence

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Community Collaborative on Intimate Partner Violence is conducting a brief survey of students, staff, and faculty to better understand the needs of our campus community related to intimate partner violence. The UMB Community Collaborative on Intimate Partner Violence is a multidisciplinary effort comprised of faculty, staff, and students from the schools of social work, law, nursing, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy as well as the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), and Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. Your answers to this short (about 5 minutes) survey will directly inform the development of awareness, training, and education progra

Call for Comments on Proposed Regulations

The 2017 Maryland Legislature approved a Bill revising the Social Work Statue. On May 4, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan signed into law these revisions. Since then the Statue and Regulations Committee of the Board has been working on regulations that are meant to help clarify and implement these changes. Attached to this email are the proposed draft copies of Chapter 01 Regulations Governing Licensing and Chapter 08 Supervision and Independent Practice. The Board is seeking WRITTEN comments and recommendations on these proposed regulations and request that they are sent to the Board via email, fax or mail by December 4, 2017. The next step in this process will be an opportunity to verbally prese

Kwanzukkahmas – Dessert Party 12/7

Do you want to learn more about Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas? Join ISLSI for an educational dessert party. Do you celebrate a winter holiday other than the one's mentioned in the event title? Stop by the event and share your holiday traditions with the group. Thursday, December 7, 2017 SMC Campus Center, Cafe Space Noon - 1:00 p.m

Licensing Q & A with SSW Student Services

Dawn Shafer, Assistant Dean of Student Services, will hold a basic licensing Q and A to review the process of applying for LGSW licensure in Maryland and DC. Monday, December 4th 2017 Three 30 minute sessions (attend one, the information will be the same at each) 12:15 OR 12:45 OR 1:15 Room 2E02 Registration is not required Feel free to bring your lunch

MSU Meeting – December 4th from 5:00 – 5:45, Room 3E10

Please join us in a discussion with Becky Davis, Assistant Director of SWCOS, and Bill Joyner, Coordinator with UMB’s Office of Community Engagement, on the pros and cons of pursuing social work licensure as macro practitioners. The discussion will include a brief overview of the 2018 changes to Maryland’s social work licensure requirements. All are welcome. Food will be provided.

OASIS General Body Meeting Monday 12/11 Room 2E10

The purpose of OASIS shall be to promote unity among African-Americans and to empower students by providing academic, professional, social, and spiritual support. OASIS works to highlight issues of race, African-American culture and provisions of social service to African-American communities. Come join us Monday, December 11th in room 2E10 5pm-6pm! Dinner will be provided. Hope to see you there! Please see attached link to learn more ways on how you can become involved and join the OASIS family! If you have any questions, suggestions, concerns, or ideas feel free to send us an email at

Principles of UMB Compensation: Everything You Always Needed to Know about Compensation

UMB SSW Managers, this course is for you! This three-hour course, Principles of UMB Compensation: Everything You Always Needed to Know about Compensation, will be held here in the SSW building to teach all about compensation laws and policies, as well as UMB practices and procedures. With a focus on a manager’s role and responsibilities, learners will gain a better understanding of compensation. Registration is required; space is limited. Register at Time/date: 1 to 4 p.m. December 7, 2017 Location: 525 W. Redwood St., Room 4E22

Students Invited to Attend an Overview of Self Study and Upcoming Site Visit

Self Study Overview for Students On December 4 at 12:30 p.m. in room 2E06, Dr. Meyer and Dr. Cohen-Callow will hold a meeting for students to go over the School of Social Work's reaccreditation report. They will also discuss the upcoming CSWE site visit that will take place on January 31 and February 1 at the School. Pizza will be provided.

Frey Quoted in Detroit Free Press Story "Is your guy irritable? Angry? Here’s a website that co

Associate Professor Jodi Frey's work on suicide prevention among men in Michigan prompted a story in the Detroit Free Press that explored her research in the Healthy Men Michigan project. "A researcher wants more working-age men in mid-Michigan to get screened for depression and suicide risk. She also wants to find out if “man therapy” works. That’s a different way of treating depression, acknowledging that guys aren’t the same as women. Men often have the “pull themselves up by their bootstraps” mentality, said Dr. Jodi Frey, associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. They don’t talk to their friends or spill their guts to their doctors as much as women. And me

SSW's Institute Receives Funding Grant from Washington State Division of Behavioral Health &

The National Technical Assistance Network for Children's Behavioral Health at the School of Social Work's Institute for Innovation & Implementation has been awarded an $80,000 grant from Washington State's Division of Behavioral Health & Recovery. The award supports the State of Washington to meet its obligations under the TR Settlement agreement to provide all medically necessary services to Medicaid eligible children under the federal EPSDT (Early, Periodic, Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment) requirement. The National Technical Assistance Network for Children's Behavioral Health is providing consultation and technical assistance in three areas: Financial strategies to support and sustain

Social Work Licensing: DC, MD, VA

Social Work Licensing: DC, MD, VA WHEN Friday, December 15, 2017 10:00-12:00 PM LOCATION Catholic University/Caldwell Hall 620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC Presenters: Jaimie Hoyle, Njeri Clay, Robin Jenkins, Mavis Azariah (Licensing Board Representatives) Dr. Melissa Grady, LICSW (Moderator) Description: This workshop will include a panel presentation by members from each of the three jurisdictions regarding licensing regulations, followed by a question/answer session. Participants will receive an outline summarizing the regulations. This workshop will provide information for students, recent graduates, licensing by endorsement, and for social workers who have relocated to the DC Metropo

Bigger than Buses - The Legacy of the Freedom Riders

Paul Breines, retired member of the Boston College History Department, and a participant in the 1961 Freedom Rides to Jackson, Mississippi comes to the SSW to speak December 4 and 5. Monday, 12/4/2017, from 2-5pm & Tuesday, 12/5/2017, from 2-5pm SSW Auditorium Space is limited, so please arrive early to attend.

Global Health Interprofessional Grants Available

UMB has an outstanding program called the Global Health Interprofessional Grants. These grants provide the airfare for UMB students across the schools to travel with faculty to work on projects in a variety of countries. The School of Social Work has been well-represented in these projects in past years, and this summer’s projects in Costa Rica, Rwanda, The Gambia, and Israel again provide many opportunities for MSW students. Foundation MSW students and Advanced students who are not graduating until December 2018 are eligible to participate. The application deadline for students is December 3 and the website for applications is

Spring 2018 Course Addition - NRSG 664 - SON: Critical Issues in Global Health

Please note there is an additional course which was added to the spring 2018 course schedule for the Baltimore Campus Only. CRN 25267 NRSG 664 (01) School of Nursing: Critical Issues in Global Health - Wednesday - 2:00p-5:00p - Ogbolu To enroll, contact SSW Office of Registration at 410-706-6102 or Additional information for this course is under the Spring 2018 Course Schedule. Please click here:

Spring 2018 - 1 Credit Elective on Interprofessional Responses to Intimate Partner Violence

The UMB Community Collaborative on Intimate Partner Violence is sponsoring a 1-Credit Elective course entitled Interprofessional Responses to Intimate Partner Violence: What We All Need to Know. This course is comprised of 7 consecutive sessions and will be held on Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm beginning on January 31 and ending on March 14. Course instructors will include faculty and staff from the Schools of Social Work, Law, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Nursing. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant societal problem, which has persisted despite efforts to eradicate it using numerous intervention strategies. In this course, the student will be introduced to key concepts, pr

SGA Meeting Monday, December 4 @ 5pm

SGA Meeting Monday, December 4th @ 5pm in Room 2W11. It's never too late to learn more about the how to stay plugged in. All student groups will be represented at this meeting. We will be discussing upcoming events for the December and the Spring semester. All are welcome to attend. Food will be served.

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