SSW's Carl Jackson Among Winners in Maryland's Primary Election

Carl Jackson, an administrative analyst at the SSW, was elected by voters to be among the three delegates for Maryland's District 8 that will appear on the November ballot. District 8 is located in Baltimore County. Congratulations Carl!

Dean Barth Co-authors "Externalizing behaviors among adopted children: A longitudinal compariso

School of Social Work Dean Richard Barth is a co-author of the recently published article "Externalizing behaviors among adopted children: A longitudinal comparison of preadoptive childhood sexual abuse and other forms of maltreatment." The work appears in the recent issue of the journal Child Abuse & Neglect. ABSTRACT: Previous research has established that child sexual abuse (CSA) and other forms of child maltreatment can have lasting and profound implications for survivors in terms of externalizing symptomatology. Few studies, however, have examined long-term consequences of CSA and maltreatment among adopted children. Guided by a polyvictimization framework, the present study investigat

Dr. Julie Gilliam to present at the Social Work, Education and Social Development Conference in Dubl

Dr. Julie Gilliam will be presenting at the Social Work, Education and Social Development Conference in Dublin, Ireland on July 4th and 7th. Dr. Gilliam will be presenting a poster presentation on how to "Develop and Deliver Powerful Messages that Resonate in Education & Research." Gilliam will also be presenting on "A Demonstration of SHAR (Showing the How of Applications Realistically) Toolset for Human Service Professionals." The National Association of Social Workers, Association of Social Work Boards, Council of Social Work Education, and the Clinical Social Work Association devised the 2017 technology standards for Social Work Practice. The emphasis of the document clarifies how

Check out the Latest TA Telegram

The TA Telegram is a weekly e-newsletter that provides information about new announcements, grants, webinars, resources, and jobs relevant to children’s behavioral health. The Network is headquartered at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. conta.cc/2JUnI0j

Webinar for Academics and Scholars to Coordinate Advocacy Efforts in Response to Family Separation/F

Hosted by the Center on Child Immigration and Child Welfare (Thursday June 28th at 10amPST/11amMST/12pmCST/1pmEST) Due to the overwhelming response from child welfare, child development, and social work scholars around the country condemning government practices that are incarcerating children and families at the U.S./Mexico border, we are organizing a phone briefing next Thursday, June 28th at 10amPST/11amMST/12pmCST/1pmEST. Please join the Center on Immigration and Child Welfare and our guest Emily Butera from the Women’s Refugee Commission, the organization leading crucial advocacy efforts in this area. The purpose of the briefing is to: 1) provide up to date information on the rapidly sh

Working Paper: Detached and Afraid: U.S. Immigration Policy and the Practice of Forcibly Separating

PhD Graduate Tom Crea and UMBC Social Work Associate Professor Jayshree Jani are co-authors of the very timely working paper "Detached and Afraid: U.S. Immigration Policy and the Practice of Forcibly Separating Parents and Young Children at the Border." A growing number of families immigrating to the U.S. from Central America are being separated at the border, including parents of children who are under age six. We explore what happens to these children once they are separated from their families by examining the nature of the services and programs provided while they are in temporary foster care. We then draw preliminary conclusions about the emerging impact of family separation on outcomes

National Association of Deans and Directors at Schools of Social Work Release Statement on Family Se

The National Association of Deans and Directors of Social Work Programs (NADD) is deeply concerned, outraged, and opposed to the May 7, 2018 “zero tolerance” immigration policy that has seized and separated over 2000 children from their asylum-seeking families. We join the National Association of Social Workers, the Council on Social Work Education, the United Nations, and countless professional and advocacy groups in condemning this practice, calling for the immediate reunification of detained immigrant children and their parents, and demanding an end to this draconian policy. NADD represents over 200 graduate social work education programs throughout the United States, Canada, and the Cari

Dr. Reisch leads panel on voter engagement at NASW national conference

On Wednesday, June 20, Dr. Michael Reisch, Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice, was a moderator and speaker at a pre-conference teach-in on "Voter Engagement" at the NASW national conference in Washington, DC. Speakers included Tanya Rhodes Smith, Director of the National Humphrey Institute for Political Social Work at the University of Connecticut, Shaneice Simmons, Associate Director for Civic Engagement of Rock the Vote, Sheryl Aguilar, a practitioner and advocate for immigrant rights, and Angelo McClain, NASW's CEO. About 150 people attended the teach-in. See Dr. Reisch for information about voter engagement distributed at the event.

Free Lecture on EAP Social Work in India, July 5, 1:00-2:00, School of Social Work, Room 2e06

Dr. Saju Madavan, a faculty member in Social Work at Rajagiri College, Kochi India will present a lecture on “Mental Health in the Workplace: A Social Work Intervention Paradigm.” He will be discussing a psychosocial intervention model developed and implemented for a multinational corporate bank. Dr. Madavan is visiting our SSW along with four MSW students from Rajagiri College. The lecture is free and open to the public; there is no need to preregister. The lecture is 1:00-2:00, July 5 in room 2e06 of the School of Social Work. Questions? Please email Dr. Caroline Long Burry: cburry@ssw.umaryland.edu.

Community School Interns at Eutaw-Marshburn

YouthWorks is a 5-week youth employment program for 14-15 year old in Baltimore City. For the third year, Promise Heights in partnership with Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary will host a team of 15 youth as Community School Interns. The goals of our program include: * Developing written and verbal communication skills * Developing and completing a school beautification service learning project * Conducting a need community needs assessment *2-3 YouthWorkers from our team will support math instruction, chaperone field trips, and assist teachers with the preparation of materials with The Judy Center summer camp Youth will participate in career exploration in the media arts through the creation

Immigration Statement from Dean Richard Barth

June 18, 2018 ​ Dear UMSSW Community, The outrage about the separation of thousands of children from their parents at the US border is gathering national, even bi-partisan, and international support. We at the University of Maryland School of Social Work are in agreement with this outrage and join together to repudiate this harmful and inhumane practice. These dire new procedures are creating a range of extraordinarily detrimental consequences for the children of immigrants and refugees traumatized by forced removal from their parents. These uncalled for and unacceptable harms must stop. We, our alumni, students, and colleagues have long been involved as social workers on international fro

UMB Annual Electrical Power Reduction Test June 26

Every year at this time UMB voluntarily participates in a program of electrical demand reduction called the PJM Demand Response Program. This program relies on the collaboration of large electrical power users to reduce power consumption at times of peak demand in order to help the electric utilities avoid brown outs and black outs caused by overloading the power distribution grid during the summer months. In exchange for this voluntary participation UMB receives a meaningful reduction in the electric utility bills. The requirements for participation include an annual test in June, and then readiness for participation in potential real time events where we are asked to curtail electrical usa

A Conversation About the Grand Challenges for Social Work - June 21 in Washington, DC

Please Join Us For A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE GRAND CHALLENGES FOR SOCIAL WORK Thursday, June 21, 6-7 PM National Association of Social Workers Conference 2018 - Shaping Tomorrow Together Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel • Room Number: Washington Room 4 FACILITATORS Sarah Christa Butts, MSW Executive Director, Grand Challenges for Social Work, University of Maryland Lissa Johnson, MSW, LCSW Director of Policy Initiatives, Grand Challenges for Social Work, Washington University in St Louis Ronald Manderscheid, PhD Executive Director of the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors; Executive Director of the National Association for Rural Mental

Trauma-Informed Care Social Work Conference with TASSC in DC next Fri. June 22; register by tomorrow

For anyone interested in trauma-informed care, social work advocacy, interdisciplinary models of care, and/or work with international populations, you are invited to join the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC) for its 20th Anniversary Conference – "Building a Home Away from Home" on Friday, June 22nd at American University in Washington, DC. You must register by June 15th to attend. To learn more, register, and see the full agenda, head to the following site: www.tassc.org/20th-anniversary-conference-advocacy-day/ 4 Continuing Education credits are available as well! For this year's conference, we will highlight and celebrate the elements which make TASSC unique in

A Group of Students and Faculty from India Will Be Visiting the SSW in July; You Can Participate!

What: Four Rajagiri College MSW students and a faculty member, Dr. M.D. Saju, from Kochi, India will be visiting the SSW and will sit in on classes, visit field agencies, and tour local cultural and social services sites. When: June 30-July 16, 2018 Why: The Social Work Department at Rajagiri College and the SSW have partnered for over a decade in a number of ways. In particular, groups of SSW students have lived at Rajagiri and completed field placements and coursework; other SSW students have visited Rajagiri and participated in conferences. Now we have an opportunity to reciprocate Rajagiri’s generous hospitality by hosting this visit. What We Need: • We are looking for volu

Measuring Attitudes About End-of-Life Care: Evaluation of a Modified Version of the Hospice Philosop

Associate Professor John Cagle (top left) and PhD student Seokho Hong (top right) are co-authors of the recently published article "Measuring Attitudes About End-of-Life Care: Evaluation of a Modified Version of the Hospice Philosophy Scale." The work appears in the recent issue of the Journal of Applied Gerontology. ABSTRACT: The Hospice Philosophy Scale (HPS) is the only scaled instrument that measures health professionals’ attitudes about end-of-life care consistent with the hospice philosophy. This study tested the properties of a modified version of the HPS to provide preliminary validation data on internal consistency, convergent validity, and factorability in a broad population of a

Women’s Policy Institute (WPI)

Are you an advocate or activist in the areas of criminal, economic, reproductive, trauma or health justice? Are you looking to get more experience with advocating for policies that create systemic change at the state level? We are happy to announce that we're accepting applications for the 2018-19 cohort of our Women's Policy Institute-State Fellowship! WPI-State is open to cisgender and transgender women, non-binary and genderqueer people, and transgender men. Over the course of one year we'll train you to advance policy change in our state capital on behalf of your community. We'll show you how the policy process works—how to conduct research, develop messaging, mobilize supporters, bui

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