TODAY! Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE) Proposed Licensing Regulations Review

Today (Monday, Nov. 5) from 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m in room 2E02, Gisele Ferretto, SSW Clinical Instructor LCSW-C will lead a discussion on the BSWE proposed licensing regulations. As well as how to navigate the public comment period. This event is sponsored by SGA and will be Monday, November 5th 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. in Room 2E02.

Free Screening of "The Homestretch" and discussion of youth homelessness in MD - lunch and

It is estimated that an astounding 1.6 million youth experiencing homelessness live in the US. "The Homestretch" is an Emmy-award winning documentary that follows three youth experiencing homelessness as they fight to build a future, shedding light on this often invisible population and the struggles and challenges they face every day. On November 9, from 12-4pm, join the local management boards of Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City for a free screening of the film followed by a candid discussion with local youth who have experienced homelessness and the providers that serve them. A complimentary pizza buffet will be provided from noon to 1pm! The screening will ta

An Open Letter Regarding The Assault on the Civil Rights and Liberties of Trans People

To Whom It May Concern: We write this letter to each of you because of the current President’s move to construct two binary-based gender categories that effectively serve to erase trans people and trans identities. We are among many who identify with and advocate on behalf of LGBTQIA+ communities. This most recent attack on the well-being of trans individuals is in fact another iteration of the long and calculated march to limit the rights and freedoms of LGBTQIA+ individuals. New rights remain tenuous rights until they are at last stitched into the cultural and political bone marrow of this country. We would love nothing more than to say that this is all a rarity and anomaly but in tru

Promise Heights, UMMC Help Baltimore High Schooler Collect over 100,000 Diapers!

“Lauren, UMMC, and the University of Maryland School of Social Work have started a movement. They are making a commitment to babies in Baltimore. “ - UM SSW's Bronwyn Mayden Baltimore high schooler Lauren Eiselle led an effort to collect diapers and other supplies for Baltimore parents. Lauren partnered with the University of Maryland Medical Center and the School of Social Work's Promise Heights Initiative. Their combined efforts resulted in over 100,000 diapers and 25,000 wipes being collected! The donations were distributed to various shelters and community outreach centers across Baltimore. The effort will continue and you can be a part. LEARN MORE.

Are you an MSW that is multilingual? Take this survey!

Do you identify as bilingual or multilingual? Do you often find language as a barrier to offering quality services? If so please fill out our short survey! We are asking students if they feel supported at the School of Social Work. The information collected in this survey will help identify strengths and gaps in the University of Maryland School of Social Work, regarding training of bilingual social workers. We thank you for taking some time out of your busy day!

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/2O7YWaq

UMBC BSW Assistant Professor Kusmaul Published in the Journal of Social Service Research

"Client Experiences of Trauma-Informed Care in Social Service Agencies," is new research published in the Journal of Social Service Research. The article's lead article is UMBC Assistant Professor Nancy Kusmaul. ABSTRACT: This paper describes a qualitative study of individual client interviews (n = 26) from four social service agencies to understand how clients experience trauma-informed care services and implementation challenges. We used the Fallot and Harris framework to explore client experiences of the five core concepts of trauma-informed care (safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment) using semi-structured interview questions with each client. The four agencies

PhD Student Shawna Murray-Browne, LCSW-C talks about mindfulness on the popular podcast Therapy for

UMSSW PhD Student Shawna Murray-Browne, LCSW-C talks about mindfulness on the popular and informative podcast Therapy for Black Girls. "The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves. From the podcast: "Shawna Murray-Browne, LCSW-C is back with us this week to talk all about mindfulness. Shawna and I chatted about the definition of mindfulness, she addressed some of the myths you may have heard about mindfulness, she shared some ways you can begin to incorpor

What's on the Menu? Student Affairs!

Come have a meal with reps from Student Affairs, including Student Services, Records and Registration and Academic Advising. Ask questions, provide feedback, let us know what is working and what could be working better. When: November 5th 5-6pm November 13th 12:15-1:30pm Where: SSW Atrium See you there!

Clinical Faculty Member Art Rosenbaum Presents Ethics Talks

Earlier this month, clinical faculty member Art Rosenbaum presented two talks at Sheppard Pratt on “Social Work Ethics in the Digital Age.” He will also be part of a panel presentation, next February, at the annual conference hosted by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE), being held in Baltimore. The panel will also discuss the topic of "Social Work Ethics in the Digital Age." The APPE is an international organization dedicated to the advancement and scholarship of professional ethics.

Kobulsky, Bright, Nam and Others Co-author" Gender-Moderated Pathways From Childhood Abuse and

PhD graduate Julia Kobulsky is the lead author of "Gender-Moderated Pathways From Childhood Abuse and Neglect to Late-Adolescent Substance Use" that has been published by the Journal of Traumatic Stress. Co-authors include faculty member and Associate Dean for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Education Charlotte Bright and PhD student Boyoung Nam. CITATION Kobulsky, J. M., Yoon, S., Bright, C. L., Lee, G., & Nam, B. (2018). Gender-Moderated Pathways From Childhood Abuse and Neglect to Late-Adolescent Substance Use. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 31(5), 654-664. doi: 10.1002/jts.22326

Lives Worth Living: Disability Rights Documentary and Discussion - November 2

Please join fellow SSW students and SWCOS for a screening of the documentary Lives Worth Living and discussion. Details are below. We look forward to seeing you! Date: Friday, November 2nd Time: 12:00-2:00pm Location: SSW Room 2E02 Guest: Megan Rusciano of Disability Rights Maryland Food: Lunch will be provided. As social workers, many of us will serve clients with disabilities, one of the largest minorities in the United States. The documentary Lives Worth Living traces the development of disability rights pioneers who set out to transform societal attitudes and laws about disability through collective organizing, advocacy, and ultimately, passage of the Americans with Disabiliti

URecFit LIFEGUARDS NEEDED! Training Available!

Are you a strong swimmer looking for convenient work with flexible hours? Consider becoming a lifeguard at URecFit! Get the chance to work with students from other schools for great pay! Apply now! No lifeguard experience required; training available. www.umaryland.edu/urecfit/about-us/employment/

Deans Chat & Chew (Dinner with the Deans) For Students

Deans Chat & Chew For Students (Dinner with the Deans) - October 29, 2018 Room 3E14, 5pm-6pm (dinner will be provided) Please RSVP to: umbforms.wufoo.com/forms/z1jcpvj401l2rny/ and share your thoughts about topics of interest for discussion.

SSW Professor Emeritus Dr. Dale Masi Receives “Ad Laudem Dei” Medal

At a dinner on Saturday, October 20th in New York at the College of Mount St. Vincent, Professor Emeritus Dale Masi (shown here on right) was awarded the Ad Laudem Medal. The President of the College, Charles Flynn, explained the medal is “given in recognition for professional achievements of national significance and illustrates that service is not a supplemental activity but rather an approach to the responsibilities of work” The award is given for extraordinary achievement in Humanities, Religion and Education. Dr. Masi taught for twenty-two years at the SSW and directed the Employee Assistance Specialization. The author of fifteen books and more than seventy articles dealing with EAPs,

Register Now! Public Web Conference of the Committee on Integrating Social Needs Care into the Deliv

Join the Committee on Integrating Social Needs Care into the Delivery of Health Care for a public, information gathering session via webconference on Tuesday, November 13 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET. Agenda: Leveraging social work in primary care: The Ambulatory Integration of the Medical and Social (AIMS) Model Victoria M. Rizzo, Ph.D., LCSW-R, Associate Professor, School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of New York Addressing social needs and increasing patient engagement after hospital discharge: The Bridge Model of transitional care Walter Rosenberg, MSW, MHSM, LCSW, Director, Social Work and Community Health, Rush University Medical Center Lessons learned

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