Call for Action! Join the March for TPS 2/12 Co-organized by LUCHA

Under the Trump Administration, legal protection for 98% of TPS (Temporary Protected Status) immigrant holders has been terminated. Now, 300,000 children face the distressing choice between their country and their parents. Everyday TPS families come closer to a FINAL SEPARATION. Join the movement! When: Tuesday, February 12th Where: The White House/Capitol Building in DC Transportation will be provided from the School of Social Work To save your seat on the bus or for any questions contact: Jess Cruz 240-246-5233; jcruz@umaryland.edu

UMB Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month

UMB Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month February 6, 2019 Noon to 1:30 p.m. MSTF Leadership Hall UMB welcomes keynote speaker Angela Alsobrooks, JD '96, Prince George's County (Md.) executive, to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr./Black History Month event, where UMB's Diversity Recognition Award winners also will be celebrated. Learn more.

HS/HSL Workshop Series on Scholarly Communication

Tuesday, February 5th through Thursday February 7th from 12:30-1:30 PM in the library. Workshops include: Tuesday- Choosing the right journal for your research Wednesday- Open access & predatory publishing Thursday- Enhancing your research impact To see further information and register for the workshops, please go to: www2.hshsl.umaryland.edu/hshsl/workshops/index.cfm Walk-ins are also encouraged! Want more information, but these times don't work for you? Email Gail Betz, the SSW's librarian, at gbetz@hshsl.umaryland.edu

This March: Join the Me + White Supremacy Workbook Circle

What? “A 28-day journey to kickstart your life-long anti-racism work. Part education, part activation, the Me And White Supremacy Workbook is a first-of-its-kind personal anti-racism tool for people holding white privilege to begin to examine and dismantle their complicity in the oppressive system of white supremacy.” Written by Layla F. Saad, a writer and speaker whose work explores the intersections of race, feminism, spirituality, and leadership. Why? “Perhaps you are a person who has self-identified as ‘colour-blind’. Perhaps you have considered yourself a progressive, liberal person who just happens to be white or white-passing. Perhaps you are a spiritual person who has believe

Limited Number of Volunteer Opportunities for 2019 Tuerk Conference on Mental Health & Addiction

There are a limited number of volunteer opportunities for the 2019 Tuerk Conference on Mental Health and Addiction Treatment. The conference will be held on April 23, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center from 8-5. I will submit a list of up to 15 volunteers on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are interested in being considered, please email your name and contact information to Dr. Jodi Frey at jfrey@ssw.umaryland.edu

Serape Sashes for Latinx May Graduates

LUCHA student group will be ordering sashes for purchase for graduation. Sashes are worn by SSW students who identify as Latinx and want to demonstrate solidarity at graduation. Even if you have not been able to attend any LUCHA meetings you are more than welcome to purchase a sash. Please sign up by March 1 to guarantee that they arrive on time for graduation. docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1h0v_TUnxYYRkS_JXZnjEySsqEQr5J8NysN9ApaVOG20/edit?usp=sharing

Scholarships now being accepted for 2019 Tuerk Conference on Mental Health & Addiction Treatment

Registration for the 2019 Tuerk Conference on Mental Health and Addiction Treatment is now open and offering early-bird discounts for a few more weeks! Applications are being accepted through March 7, 2019 for Muriel Gray Scholars. Scholars are awarded free registration for the full conference, and free lunch and CEUs. Scholarships are open to graduate students or entry level professionals (1st or 2nd year) in substance use positions, social work, mental health, EAP or related fields. Scholars can only be awarded once. See page 8 of the brochure online at the conference site for instructions on how to apply. Please also share this email widely with other students and professionals who mi

SSW DROP REQUEST FORM

A course DROP REQUEST FORM is currently available online for the SPRING 2019 drop period (REQUIRED). This form can be found on the SSW website or by clicking on the link below: www.ssw.umaryland.edu/forms/drop-request-form/ Information regarding the drop period can be found via the SSW website for specific deadlines and policies. A confirmation will be sent upon submission of the form. The FINAL DAY to drop a course for spring 2019 is March 29, 2019.

Addressing Linguistic Diversity in the Classroom

Join James Wright from the UMB Writing Center on February 4 to discuss language diversity in higher education and options for responding inclusively and equitably to writers from diverse linguistic backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate level courses. We will discuss scholarship and practice focused on intersections among race, culture, nationality, and language use in the university classroom and beyond. This workshop is part of the President's Student Leadership Institute (PSLI), but is open to all members of the UMB community. Lunch provided! Register here:www.umaryland.edu/writing/events/

SGA General Body Meeting, Feb. 4th @ 5pm

The Student Government Association will have our monthly General Body meeting on Monday, February 4th from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; room 2E29. Come out and fellowship over food and learn about upcoming events and opportunities to enhance your Graduate education. Hope to see you there!! Questions? Contact SGA at sga@ssw.umaryland.edu Follow us on Social Media: Facebook: UMB, School of Social Work Instagram: @umbsocialworksga

NASW-MD Social Work Student Advocacy Day Information Session February 1 at 12:15 to 1:30pm

You are also invited to attend an information and planning session regarding NASW-MD Social Work Student Advocacy Day on: Friday, February 1 at 12:15 to 1:30pm in room 2e10. This meeting is an opportunity to discuss the National Association of Social Workers, Maryland Chapter’s Social Work Students’ Advocacy Day in Annapolis will be held on THURSDAY, February 28, 2019 in the Miller Senate Building Conference Room. Advocacy Day is the gathering of over 300 social work students from across the state to learn about the legislative process, receive an update on current bills concerning various social issues, attend legislative hearings, and network with students across the state. The full-day

Pan Dulce (Mexican Sweet Bread) Friday with LUCHA 2/1

Join us this Friday February 1 in the 1st Floor Lobby for some great conversations and Mexican sweet bread. Noon - 1:00pm. The purpose of LUCHA is to promote a feeling of solidarity and pride among Latinx students and other members within the School of Social Work, to increase Latinx awareness within the SSW, to focus on and improve educational, cultural, and social development within the Latinx community. Ultimately, providing the student body with knowledge of Latinx cultures and their diverse ethnic heritages through various activities and advocacy.

USG: "Talking about Race in the Classroom"

Dr. Jeffery Ash, Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, UMB School of Nursing, will be presenting on "Talking about Race in the Classroom" this Friday 2/1 from 12-1 in USG room III-3202. Lunch will be provided. Hope to see you there!

NASW-MD Chapter Annual Social Work Students' Advocacy Day in Annapolis February 28, 2019

The National Association of Social Workers, Maryland Chapter’s Social Work Students’ Advocacy Day in Annapolis will be held on THURSDAY, February 28, 2019 in the Miller Senate Building Conference Room. You are invited to join over 300 social work students from across the state to learn about the legislative process, receive an update on current bills concerning various social issues, attend legislative hearings, and network with students across the state. The full-day event is free to NASW-MD student members or $20 for non-members (payable by check or credit card). Lunch is included however transportation is NOT provided. If you have questions concerning registration contact the NASW-MD offi

1807: UMB's Art and Literary Journal

Are you passionate about your art? Would you like to share your art with the public? Then submit for the opportunity to showcase your best work in the University's inaugural art and literary journal, 1807! We accept writing, photography, and imagery of many other art forms (ex. sculpting, wood working, metal artistry, jewelry-making, glass blowing, etc.). Submission does not guarantee publication. Click here to submit your original work. Deadline: Feb. 15.

Feb. 7: Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center Research Series

Please join us for the upcoming presentation of the Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center Research Series. Date / Time: Thursday, February 7, 2019 12:30-1:30 Where: University of Maryland School of Social Work, Conference Room 3E04. (525 West Redwood Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201) Title: Using Social Network Methods to Inform MLDS Center Research: An Example with Student Mobility Presenters Dr. Tracy Sweet, Investigator, MLDS Center and Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College of Education Tessa Johnson, Graduate Assistant, Synthetic Data Project and PhD student, University of Maryland, College of Education Abstract: A social network consists of a group of individuals

Volunteer's Needed: For Homeless Point-in-Time Count

Each year, the Continuum of Care and Mayor's Office of Human Services conduct a count and survey of people experiencing homelessness known as the Point-in-Time Count (PIT). The survey results help local leaders better understand the needs and characteristics of people sleeping outside and staying in emergency shelters on a given night. Survey results are used to inform local, state, and federal policy on homelessness as well as how services are delivered. For people living outside or in unsheltered locations, it also serves as an opportunity to connect them to street outreach teams and shelter. During the week of January 27, 2019, volunteers are needed to canvass neighborhoods, hospital

Save the Date/Call for Submissions - Forensic Social Work: Seeking Ethical Solutions in Interprofess

Save the Date/Call for Submissions (Accepting Abstracts through February 1, 2019) Forensic Social Work: Seeking Ethical Solutions in Interprofessional Practice From clinical service provision to international politics, forensic social workers are on the front lines of complicated, interprofessional and multi-client systems. NOFSW’s 36th annual conference will focus on practical, ethical, and evidence-based solutions for forensic social work. Concepts related to interprofessional partnerships, ethical dissonance and complex decision making, and applied solutions for healthy and productive forensic work will be our primary foci. Join us – June 11-14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada – as together, w

Apply for the "UM Scholars Program" - a Paid ($6,000) Mentored Summer Research Opportunity

UM Scholars is a mentored educational program that connects students from UMB to faculty mentors at UMCP to work on research projects designed to expand students’ knowledge and enlighten students about career choices. Conducted in 10-week terms (400 hours), students who are accepted into the program receive a $6,000 stipend. UMB students from law, social work, nursing and medicine participate in programs at College Park in areas as diverse as bioengineering, public health and behavioral and social sciences. Applications are due on March 1st. Participants will identify projects on which they would like to work. Last year two students from the School of Social Work were accepted into the pr

SSW Students Needed for UMB Health Alliance

The UMB Health Alliance is an interprofessional health education resource opening soon for the West Baltimore community at the UMB Community Engagement Center. This is an opportunity for students from each school to work with students from each of the eight programs at UMB to help our neighbors learn more about their health options. Clients who come to the clinic will have access to medical and dental screenings as well as social services, mental health, and legal referrals. The Alliance aims to have representation from all UMB professional schools on their executive and front-line teams. If you are interested in joining the Alliance, please contact Ryan Dunlow at ryan.dunlow@som.umarylan

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