Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities 2018 Summer Learning Series

Connecting Home, School, and Community The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) is hosting a Summer Learning Series from early June through mid-August. The series consist of full-day and half-day workshops with interdisciplinary topics focused on working with students and individuals with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities and their families. The Summer Learning Series will help a range of professionals (e.g., teachers, social workers, psychologists, nurses, care providers, paraprofessionals, case managers, speech, physical, and occupational therapists, school counselors, faith leaders, community members, parents, students, and others) to expand their knowle

Congressional Briefing June 6 - Opioid Crisis Response: Social Work Workforce Readiness w/ the SSW&#

June 6, 2018 2:30-4:00PM RAYBURN HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING 2360 , Washington, DC RSVP TO: swpi@socialworkers.org WATCH LIVE ONLINE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuM9Ak_g2LM Please join NASW for a Congressional Briefing that will highlight the many ways that social workers are involved in responding to the opioid crisis, and will identify effective education, professional development, technical assistance, capacity building and research strategies that target strengthening workforce capacity and service delivery outcomes. Service delivery and training gaps will be identified and recommendations will be made to ensure that there is capacity and competence to address the opioid crisis. MODERATOR

Informatics: Scheduled Reboot of SSW Workstations

In order to become compliant with some CITS audit requirements, Informatics will be implementing an automatic reboot of all SSW workstations every Sunday at 1am beginning Sunday, June 3rd. These scheduled reboots will be used in conjunction with workstation patching; ensuring that updates that require reboots will get them applied. The reboot at 1am each Sunday morning is the best time to reboot workstations that have been left on and not interrupt anyone working late during the week. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please direct them to sswinformatics@ssw.umaryland.edu and we will get back to you.

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Upcoming Training: Cultural Competency June 29

The Behavioral Health Administration and the University of Maryland Training Center will host its annual Cultural & Linguistic Competency training on Friday June 29, 2018. This year will feature La Keita D. Carter, PsyD from the Institute of HEALing. She will facilitate a day long training focused on Cultural Competence Strategies For Under-served Populations: older adults, ethnic minorities, rural populations and veterans. The training will be from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM, at the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, Maryland, 21045. This workshop will engage the participants in a discussion of the various domains in which culture intersects with behavioral health challenges. After r

SSW Post-doctoral Fellow Kobulsky Co-authors Teen Sex Study Reported on by the Cleveland Plain Deale

Boys and girls have different reasons for risky sexual behavior, suggests a new study with connections to the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Julia Kobulsky, a post-doctoral fellow at the SSW, is a co-author of the recent study which was the focus of an article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. https://www.cleveland.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2018/05/troubled_girls_boys_have_diffe_1.html

Interested in being interviewed by a student this week on your understanding of environmental justic

If you have strong feelings about the intersection of environmental justice and social work and would be willing to be interviewed this week for 20-30 minutes by a student learning qualitative interview skills, please send Debbie Gioia an email. The students are on campus all week and can meet you somewhere in the building to do this brief interview. We are looking for students, staff and faculty to talk about this topic. Interviews will take place this Wednesday 5/23 and Thursday 5/24.

SSW's Michael Reisch Guest on Baltimore Sun Podcast "Trump on the hunt for welfare cheats&q

On the Baltimore Sun podcast "Roughly Speaking with Dan Rodericks," SSW Professor Michael Reisch and Rodericks discussed President Trump's order of an audit of federal welfare programs. Dan's guest: Michael Reisch, an expert on social policy, professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and a one-time resident of public housing in New York. Reisch explores why many Americans who in some way benefit from the social safety net -- or have it as backup -- believe that it’s rife with fraud. A letter from a Sun reader in western Maryland provides Exhibit A of that attitude.

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ONLINE MASTER OF SCIENCE AND GRADUATE CERTIFICATES IN PALLIATIVE CARE

You Can Improve Quality of Life for Those Impacted by Serious Illness UMB's 30-credit interprofessional Master of Science in Palliative Care is completely online and can be completed in five semesters or at your own pace. In addition to the Masters of Science, the University of Maryland Graduate School has five Graduate Certificates that focus in Palliative Care including Clinical Aspects of Hospice and Palliative Care, Leadership and Administration on Hospice and Palliative Care, Psychosocial/Spiritual Aspects of Hospice and Palliative Care, and Aging and Applied Thanatology. These programs have been designed to meet the educational needs of individuals who are currently working or who wish

Volunteer Opportunity - Take Steps For Crohn's and Colitis

Event – Take Steps Maryland Date – 6/23/18 Time –12pm-3pm (set up) and 3pm – 7pm (event) *this can be two shifts, or you are welcome to volunteer the whole time* Location – Canton Waterfront Park, 3001 Boston St. 21204 http://cctakesteps.org/baltimore2018 Description - Beyond raising money for research, Take Steps brings together the Crohn’s and colitis community in a fun, energetic and family-friendly atmosphere. While many suffer in silence, Take Steps encourages patients and their families encourages to make noise and be heard in the fight, raising awareness of these little-known diseases in their community and across the nation. On Saturday, June 23, 2018, we are hosting our annual Ta

Graduation Day Party in the Park Relocated

Unfortunately, the weather forecast is calling for showers and thunderstorms on Friday. Therefore, we have decided to relocate the Party in the Park to the second floor ballrooms of the campus center. There will still be food, the DJ, and the Oriole and Raven mascots. Also, there won’t be a formal procession to the Arena, however all graduates should report to the arena by 1:15 pm. All school and program banners will be at the bottom of the ramp at the arena.

Snapchat Filters at Convocation!

Going to the SSW Convocation and University-wide Commencement on Friday? Look for our custom Snapchat filters! Tell all your friends and family you graduated with the help of your filters. Filters available in the Snapchat app at the Lyric, the University Plaza and Royal Farms Arena before, during and after the events!

Moving From Protest to Policy: Making Advocacy Count

Join Associated Black Charities and the University of Maryland School of Social Work for Moving From Protest to Policy: Making Advocacy Count! When: Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 6-8pm Where: School of Social Work Auditorium 525 W. Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 See the flyer for more information and instructions to register!

Check Out the Latest TA Telegram

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Applications now open for CSWE, (Council on Social Work Education) Masters Minority Fellowship Progr

The Minority Fellowship Program - provides a monetary stipend, ($6,500.00 previous year) specialized training, mentorship, and other supports to direct practice focused social work master’s students in their advanced year of training. Applicants must identify mental health and/or substance use disorder service delivery to racial/ethnic minority populations as their focus, and be committed to seeking employment in this field after graduation. Historically, the MFP master’s fellowship has also required that fellows specifically work with children, adolescents, and/or transition-aged youths. While this is still a target population for applicants to serve, it is no longer a requirement. The pu

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