“NEW” Career Development Chats – One on One with Cherita Adams, Career Development Manager

We are happy to announce that you may reserve a spot to speak with Cherita Adams on Thursday, August 2, 2018. She will be available from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm at the School of Social Work Room will be given once session has been confirmed! All sessions have to be reserved in advance. During this first session with Cherita you may want discuss your “Personal & Career Development Plan creation." Please bring questions and concerns. If you are interested in attending a Chat session with Cherita please email: SSWHR@ssw.umaryland.edu in the subject line include Chat August 2nd. You will receive an email confirmation or call 6X1489 between 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and feel free to leave a message. Session

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Iconic Civil Rights Group Honors Esserman With Award

As a girl, Ambassador Susan G. Esserman, JD, founder and executive director of the University of Maryland Support, Advocacy, Freedom and Empowerment (SAFE) Center for Human Trafficking Survivors, was inspired by the work of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the historic civil rights organization whose founding and longtime president was Martin Luther King Jr. This month, the SCLC, whose roots trace back to the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955, when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, awarded Esserman with its Justice for Girls Award for her advocacy in assisting survivors of human trafficking. Esserman is a visiting professor with a joint appointm

Davitt Research on Loneliness Published

Associate Professor Joan Davitt is a co-author of new research published in Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. "Loneliness, Depressive Symptoms, and Cognitive Functioning Among U.S. Chinese Older Adults," was published earlier this month. ABSTRACT: Objective: Loneliness has been associated with cognitive functioning in the general older adult population. Previous studies further indicate that loneliness has a strong association with depressive symptoms and the two constructs can reinforce each other to diminish well-being. However, such relationships have not been examined in U.S. Chinese older adults. This study attempts to bridge this knowledge gap. Method: Data were drawn from a populat

UMBC's Kusmaul Earns Alumni Honor from University of Buffalo

Nancy Kusmaul, Phd, an assistant professor of social work at UMBC, has been selected by the University of Buffalo as the recipient of its 2018 Distinguished PhD Alumni Award. This award was established in 2013 and honors an outstanding University at Buffalo School of Social Work alumna who has made noteworthy contributions to social work practice and/or research and who, by their positive attitude and drive to make a difference, have added distinction to the social work profession. Kusmaul will be presented the award at an event in October.

Jodi Frey's Healthy Men Michigan Project Reviewed in RHIhub

In Michigan, men die 4 times more often from suicide than women, and suicide is the second leading cause of death among working-aged men ages 25-34 (fourth cause of those ages 35-49). Experts say several factors contribute to this, including men's tendencies to minimize suicide and depression warning signs. Because seeking traditional mental health services for help does not coincide with what is often the cultural definition of masculinity, many are left struggling in silence, feeling isolated and alone with their pain. Additionally, relationship problems, financial and job instability, and substance use can increase the risk of suicide among men. Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey, Associate Professor

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Do Men and Women Do Friendship Differently? Research helps explain differences and similarities in w

Professor Geoff Greif is quoted in a recent Psychology Today story that explores How Men and Women Do Friendship Differently. Greif, author of Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships, describes research that contradicts the claim that men’s friendships are less emotionally intimate than women’s, and in fact, that suggests that “the ability of men or women to receive support from others may be, in the final analysis, linked more to one’s genes than to one’s gender.”

Professor Reisch presents paper at Joint World Conference in Dublin, Ireland on U.S. treatment of im

Michael Reisch, Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice, presented a paper on the past and present U.S. treatment of immigrant children and their families at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education, and Social Development held in Dublin, Ireland in early July. Dr. Reisch's paper, "Assisting the Least Among Us: U.S. Social Work's Response to Unaccompanied and Abandoned Immigrant Youth - Implications for a Conflict-Ridden World," was based on an article he co-authored with UMBC Professor Jayshree Jani that was published in Children and Youth Services Review this winter. His paper addressed the current crisis created by the Trump Administration's separation of immig

New Research from the SSW's Sacco, Tuten, Connolly and Hodorowicz examines Substance Use and Psy

Despite the frequency of liver transplantation in alcoholic recipients, the burden of co-occurring psychosocial comorbities remains poorly defined. The SSW's Paul Sacco, Michelle Tuten, Mark Connolly, Mary Hodorowicz and others co-authored new research published in Transplantation Proceedings. Substance Use and Psychosocial Functioning in a Sample of Liver Transplant Recipients with Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

The ‘Mismatched Buddy Movie’ Is the Male Equivalent of the Rom-com

Professor Geoff Greif is quoted in a melmagazine.com story that examines the complexities of male friendships in movies and in life. “Men have been socialized to compete with each other from a very early age,” argues Geoffrey Greif, a professor of social work at the University of Maryland and the author of Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships. READ MORE

SSW Alum Jessica Herriot Reads From Her New Book "Riding the Second Wave" at the Village L

UMB SSW alum Jessica Herriot (PhD 1992) will read sections from her recently published book, Riding the Second Wave: How Feminism Changed Women’s Psychology and Mine her memoir about her experiences as a second-wave feminist and therapist. The reading takes place at the Village Learning Place in Baltimore, from 7pm to 9pm on Thursday, July 19th. Dr. Herriot received her doctorate and was adjunct professor at the School of Social work where she designed and taught a course about social work practice with women and was a co-founder of the Women’s Growth Center (a feminist counseling collective) in Baltimore. The Village Learning Place is located at 2521 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD, street p

SSW's Sarah Christa Butts Named Daily Record VIP

The SSW's Sarah Christa Butts, Executive Director of Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative, has been named a VIP by the Daily Record. The Daily Record created the VIP List in 2011 to recognize professionals 40 years of age and younger who have been successful in Maryland. This year’s honorees, chosen by a panel of previous VIP List honorees and business leaders, were selected on the basis of professional accomplishments, community service and commitment to inspiring change. “The 2018 VIP List honorees are the next generation of leaders across our state,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “These high achievers learned early and quickly that giving back to the

UMBC's Kusmaul Has Articles on Trauma-informed Care Published

UMBC Assistant Professor of Social Work Nancy Kusmaul wrote an article for the June edition of the SWHPN Voice titled "Trauma-informed Hospice and End-of-Life Care." She also published a piece in Social Work in Health Care titled "Applying a trauma-informed perspective to loss and change in the lives of older adults."

Do You Want to Have a Role in Dismantling the Phenomenon of Gun Violence?

We are looking for UMB students enrolled full time during the 2018-2019 academic year to participate in a year-long project aimed at exploring a phenomenon that is both pervasive and controversial – Gun Violence. This is an opportunity to serve as part of an interprofessional team to disassemble the topic of Gun Violence to its many parts and explore how we as an institution can better lead in and support a society experiencing a gun-related epidemic. Specifically, the President’s Fellows will: (1) examine UMB’s role as an anchor institution in addressing gun violence through education, research, clinical care, and service; while (2) exploring the root causes of gun violence; and (3) using a

Front Desk Volunteers Needed at My Sister’s Place Women’s Center

My Sister's Place Women's Center (MSPWC) is looking for volunteers who are interested in assisting with the front desk during the week Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12 – 4 pm. Front desk volunteers direct phone calls to the appropriate staff members, give the women access to the building and assist them to the dayroom on the second floor. If you are interested, please contact Jackie Reid at jreid@cc-md.org. For more information on My Sister's Place Women's Center, visit their website at: www.catholiccharities-md.org/services/my-sisters-place-womens-center/

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Congratulations to the Advanced Year Scholarship Recipients!

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Advanced Year Scholarship Recipients. Thank you to all who applied. Alumni Association Scholarship: Candace DeShields James Dollar Bethany Fitzsimmons Daniela Ochoa Kate Scher Bou Family International Scholarship: Heather Braeuninger Melinda Maule Zelalem Yilma Richard W. Friedman Scholarship for Juvenile Justice or Criminal Justice: Sarah Turner Dr. Oliver C. Harris Scholarship for the Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence: Leanne Pomeroy The Gwendolyn C. Lee Award for Innovative Practice by a Social Work Student: Elizabeth Cocker Julie and Erol Oktay Scholarship for Oncology Social Work: Jennifer Defensor Linda S. Shapiro Clinical Scho

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