The Intersection of Latinx Language, Cultures, and Careers

The panel discussion will focus on how Latinx leaders at UMB navigate the intersection of their careers, cultures, and language. They will share their journeys and take questions from the audience. Food will be provided Friday October 5, 2018 Noon - 1pm SMC Campus Center Room 115

SGA Meeting- October 1st @ 5PM

The UMB School of Social Work Student Government Association will be hosting our monthly meeting for all Social Work students on Monday, October 1st at 5 PM in room 2E29. FOOD PROVIDED!

Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign Update

The “Proud to Work Here. Proud to Give Here.” match challenge ends in just a few days! Matching funds are still available, but are going fast. Please consider participating in this university-wide campaign and show others how proud SSW faculty and staff are to work here and give here. Remember, every faculty and staff gift is matched. To date, the School of Social Work team has contributed 25 gifts with over $4000 in matching funds. Thanks to all! Click here to double your impact today.

Join the Anti-Oppression Work Group, Wednesday 10/3

Join the Anti-Oppression Work Group next Wednesday, October 3rd from 5-6pm in room 2E10 for our second meeting of the year! We will be debriefing the CSWE site-visit that took place last week, as well as discussing our plans for the coming year. Do you have concerns or ideas about the ways in which your SSW is addressing systems of oppression and diversity? We want to hear from you! FREE FOOD! We would love to see you there. Please contact sswantioppressionworkgroup@gmail.com with any questions.

PNC Bank Supports SWCOS Neighborhood Fellows Program

PNC Bank has provided the SSW with $17,000 to help support the School's Social Work Community Outreach Service's Neighborhood Fellows Program. The purpose of the Program is to provide case management, short-term intervention, and mutual support groups in areas such as: economics, housing and homelessness, technology assistance, health, education, employment, and family issues to community members who frequent the Enoch Pratt Free Libraries at 7 branches.

Student Financial Well-Being Fair on November 5, 12-2 p.m.

Join us for UMSSW's first Student Financial Well-Being Fair! Speakers and representatives, including from UMB's Financial Aid Office, CASH (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope) Campaign of Maryland, Guidewell Financial Solutions, and more, will present, talk with students, and share resources about a variety of topics affecting financial well-being, including managing debt, coming up with spending plans that work, getting help with taxes, financial goal-setting, and planning for the future after graduation. Light refreshments, too! Come to the UMSSW Auditorium and Atrium on Monday, November 5, 2018, 12-2 p.m. PIZZA AND SALAD TO BE SERVED! Contact Christine Callahan of UMSSW's Financial Social

SSW's Shdaimah’s Research Cited in Reports by Yale Global Health Justice Partnership on Prostitu

Diversion from Justice is national in scope and offers an initial taxonomy and justice-informed evaluation framework for PDPs across the United States, while Un-Meetable Promises is a deep-dive investigation into the policies and practices of NYC’s Human Trafficking Intervention Courts. Key themes of the reports include: the problems that arise from the conflation of all sex sector activities with a reductive and inaccurate “trafficking” narrative; the mismatch between services provided through PDPs and the actual desires and structural needs of people who sell sex; and the dangers of embedding social services within a coercive and compromised criminal justice system. Un-meetable Promises no

Race and Social Work Practice: The Challenges of Working Within and Across Populations - Clinical Le

You are invited to attend our Fall Clinical Social Work lecture featuring Kenneth Hardy, PhD. Hardy will focus on all social workers’ ability to discuss topics of race with clients with a specific focus on social workers of color. November 12, 2018 | 12:15pm-1:45pm University of Maryland School of Social Work Auditorium Event is Free | CEUs: 1.5 | CEU Fee: $20 LIVESTREAM LINK [no CEUs for online viewers] Ken Hardy Lecture Chat & Chew @ 5pm in Room 2W11 Kenneth V. Hardy, PhD is a Professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is the Director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York City. He is an internationally recognized clinician, author, educator, and con

OSI Provides SWCOS Funds for its Positive Schools Center’s School Climate Change Framework

The Open Society Institute has awarded the School's Social Work Community Outreach Service $100,000 to help support its Positive Schools Center’s School Climate Change Framework. The Positive Schools Center’s School Climate Change Framework focuses on five pillars of school climate: leadership, positive relationships, teaching and learning, environment, and safety, along with the five foundational components: trauma-responsive educational practices; restorative & healing practices; racial justice; social-emotional character development; and developing student, family, and community voice. The project will focus on restorative and healing practices, provide an online hub to strengthen school

CURE Program hiring work-study student!

The UMB CURE Program is hiring a work-study student to help with administrative duties in the office. The pay is $15 per hour. The UMB CURE Scholars Program is a groundbreaking year-round pipeline program that identified sixth-graders with an interest in science from three West Baltimore middle schools and supports these scholars throughout middle school, high school, and beyond. The goal of the CURE Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in careers in STEM, health care, and cancer research. The federal work-student student would assist in administrative duties within the office, including entering data necessary to measure scholars' success. O

Food for Thought October 3

Are there questions you have been wondering but don't know how to ask? In Food For Thought, we create a safe space to unpack some of these questions regarding race, ethnicity, culture, and/or norms. Our goal is to gain some insight and broaden cultural competence. Bring all your questions with you and an open mind free of judgment for a lively discussion.

Volunteer Opportunity

Key of Solace Outreach Community Center Corporation is a non-profit that integrates the Two- Generation approach when providing services to youth and their family. Key of Solace service youth between the ages of 5-17 and their families through programs that focus on self enrichment, leadership and education. Our goal is elevation of a higher consciousness for the youth, their family, and community strategically to foster “Change Agents”. Our belief is that the improvement of our Baltimore community starts with empowering, encouraging, and strengthening our youth. As part of our fundraising strategy, Key of Solace is volunteering at the M&T Stadium for all the Raven's home games. We are looki

CANCELLED: Race and Social Work Practice: The Challenges of Working Within and Across Populations -

THE FOLLOWING EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 12 You are invited to attend our Fall Clinical Social Work lecture featuring Kenneth Hardy, PhD. Hardy will focus on all social workers’ ability to discuss topics of race with clients with a specific focus on social workers of color. October 22, 2018 | 12:15pm-1:45pm University of Maryland School of Social Work Auditorium Event is Free | CEUs: 1.5 | CEU Fee: $20 Kenneth V. Hardy, PhD is a Professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is the Director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York City. He is an internationally recognized clinician, author, educator, and consultant. Dr. Har

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/2poa4WL

Supporting Students Affected by Hurricane Florence at the UNC-Wilmington Campus

One of our PhD alums is on the faculty at UNCW School of Social Work and shared the following message with me. "Many of you have inquired about opportunities to help support our community in this time of great need. Our Office of Community Engagement has been working hard to curate a list of opportunities, which you may access via their Facebook page. We will share additional information on emerging opportunities when available. I also want to encourage your support of our UNCW Campus Emergency Fund, which provides financial assistance to UNCW students affected by natural disasters" Chancellor Sartarelli (University of North Carolina, Wilmington) Also if you have friends and family who

Empathy to Action: Brittany Young of B-360 on 10/2/18

Empathy to Action explores the ways that empathy can spur people to action, expose faults in the system, and lead to social innovation. Brittany Young founded B-360 to use dirt bike culture as a platform to repair and build relationships in the West Baltimore community while providing a pathway to career opportunities. Join Brittany as she shares the details of her journey and the way that empathy inspired her to action Event details: 10/2/18 12 - 1 p.m. in The Grid 875 Hollins St #102 Baltimore, MD 21201

Wanted: Mentees

Are you a foundation student? Feeling a little overwhelmed? Or maybe you just want to build some relationships? Join the SSW Peer Mentor Program! Complete the application at the link below by October 1, 2018! umbforms.wufoo.com/forms/20182019-peer-mentormentee-application/

Gun Violence: Conversations & Reflections with Baltimore PD

T.J. Smith, Chief Spokesman from the Baltimore Police Department will engage in a conversation regarding gun violence in the city and interventions to address gun violence and police/community interactions. This event is part of the President's Symposium & White Paper Project on Gun Violence. September 26, 2018 from 4 to 6 PM SMC Campus Center, Elm Room A 621 West Lombard Street Baltimore, MD Please register at elm.umaryland.edu/event-registration/?regevent_action=register&event_id=639. Refreshments will be served after the event.

Adelante: Baltimore's Booming Latinx Community 9/28

Come and join us in a panel discussion that will highlight the incredible work that the Latinx community is doing in the city of Baltimore. We would like to celebrate the diversity of Latin American identities by welcoming speakers from local Baltimore businesses, art, and community based organizations. Food will be served. Friday September 28, 2018 SMC Campus Center, Room 115 Noon - 1:00pm

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