Dr. Shaia publishes article in the Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics

Dr. Wendy Shaia have a new paper published in the Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics that puts forth a framework for addressing the contexts poverty and oppression during service provision in the United States. Citation: Shaia, W. E. (2019). SHARP: A Framework for Addressing the Contexts of Poverty and oppression During Service Provision in the United States. Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, 16(1). LINK TO PAPER: jswve.org/download/spring2019/articles16-1/16-SHARP-16-1-JSWVE-Spring-2019.pdf

Diaper Donation Drive: Thank You & Reminder

Thank you to all of the SSW community members who have contributed to the Diaper Donation Drive! We have donated 2 large bins of diapers, wipes, and gear and have another car load to bring to ShareBaby in the coming weeks. We appreciate the community's generosity and are thankful we've been able to contribute to ShareBaby (sharebaby.org). Thank you for your support! As a reminder, we will continue the Diaper Donation Drive through the end of the semester. The donation bin is located in the 1st floor student lounge at the SSW. We are collecting: Diapers, Pull-ups, Baby Wipes, Diaper Cream, and Feminine Hygiene Products. Questions? Please contact: mswparentalliance@gmail.com, feministsoci

Poverty Simulation 4/5

The Poverty Simulation is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family and survive from week to week. This interactive workshop allows participants to assume the roles of a family member facing poverty. Participants will have the opportunity to experience some of the daily challenges a family in poverty may endure over a simulated experience of one month. The Poverty Simulation lasts approximately 3 hours. Gain an awareness of the challenges associated with poverty through acting in the role of an individual affected by impoverished conditions. Friday April 5, 2019 SMC Campus Center, Elm Rooms 8:00am - 11:00am Register

Food for Thought 4/9

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. Tuesday April 9 SMC Campus Center, Room 115 Noon - 1:00 pm Food will be provided

SGA General Body Meeting - April 1st @ 5PM

The Student Government Association will have our monthly General Body meeting on Monday, April 1st 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!

SSW Job Fair April 3!

Get your resumes ready! Over 80 groups will be at the UMB SMC Campus Center on April 3 from 10-2 looking for social workers to hire! Come ready to interview and bring your resume! MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE!

UMB Summer Employment Opportunity

The University of Maryland, Baltimore UREC is excited to offer our annual summer camp to the community, faculty and staff. UREC would like to use social work students as camp counselors this coming summer for its camp program. The summer camp is a 7-week program that will start on June 17, 2019 and run through August 9, 2019. Camp Counselors would work 25 to 30 hours a week and pay at a rate of $12.06 – $13.50. We are looking to hire fun, energetic and hardworking UMB Social Work students. If you are interested please visit the UREC website to apply at www.umaryland.edu/urecfit/about-us/employment/ If you have any questions reach out to Mark Dixon at mdixon@umaryland.edu.

UM-HEALS Welcomes CSWE President

The University of Maryland Healthcare Education and Leadership Scholars (UM-HEALS) program sponsored CSWE President Dr. Coffey's plenary address at the recent annual NASW-MD conference. The UM-HEALS program is collaboratively directed by Drs. Mel Bellin and Carolyn Tice. UM-HEALS MSW Scholars (far left) Rachel Gonzalez and Erica Carroll introduced Dr. Coffey (center) at the conference, along with UM-HEALS BSW Scholar Danielle Misterka (second from right).

SWCL 754 Online Offering Fall 2019

SWCL 754 was incorrectly identified as a hybrid course for the Fall 2019 schedule. It is a fully online class. Course description below: The mission of Social Work and Developmental Disabilities (SWCL 754; online) is to prepare students to deliver ethically sound, family-centered, and evidence-based services to children, adolescents, and emerging adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This clinical methods course uses self-paced, online multi-media modules to advance student understanding of the incidence and etiology of common intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as the unique physical, psychosocial, and behavioral health needs of affected youths a

Paris, France: Non-Credit Summer Program - Program Evaluation and Applied Policy Analysis

Program evaluation has emerged as a major tool for improving public and private social programs at every stage of their operations. As a result, worldwide, it is used increasingly by all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, funding agencies, and researchers. The ability to understand, describe, and critique program evaluations, and also to identify the policy implications of specific findings, has become a much sought-after skill for social welfare professionals. The University of Maryland School of Public Policy is pleased to announce that it will offer a non-credit version of our public policy course titled “Program Evaluation and Applied Policy Analysis” where students wil

State of the School Update

Each year, the State of the School is a time for me to share the many great accomplishments of the past year at the SSW with the entire campus community. It is a privilege and honor to enjoy the opportunity to reflect and showcase a sample of the outstanding work taking place here. As I’ve prepared my address this year, and discussed the current state and culture of the School with many members of the SSW community, I have become clear that listening and discussing is more important than one-directional talking, as is the norm for the State of the School. Reflection, examination, and dialogue are more urgent than PowerPoint slides and videos. There are too many in the School who feel we have

UMSSW Disabilities Work-group

We will be coming together as a work-group to talk about how we can ensure that the SSW is as accessible and inclusive as possible for people with disabilities. We welcome everyone’s input and would love for you to join us at our first meeting to create the vision and goals of this group; please indicate your interest here: umbforms.wufoo.com/forms/m1d2m9wh0yyjeng/. Even if you can’t be present, please submit your suggestions via the above link. Katie Savage: ksavage@umaryland.edu Dawn Shafer: dshafer@ssw.umaryland.edu

An Assyrian Perspective: Arab American & Middle Eastern American Heritage 4/3

Reine Hanna, Assyrian-American and Director of the new Assyrian Policy Institute in Washington D.C. will lead a discussion on the new institute, culture, and policy. Wednesday, April 3 Noon - 1:00pm SMC Campus Center, Room 115 Food will be provided! Register Here: wp.umaryland.edu/event-registration/?ee=585

Hug Don’t Shoot Event: Hands Across Baltimore

Hilton to Milton, North and Hilton to North and Milton Monday, April 1st 6:00 PM Hug Don’t Shoot and the Baltimore Ceasefire Movement have teamed up to host Hands Across Baltimore. We will be joining in unity to hold hands across the city to counter violence with hugs. You will be assigned a block within a mapped out area and instructed where to meet. Please contact bmoreceasefire@gmail.com or info@hugdontshoot.com to join. You may also call (443) 598-2VAL for more information. Hug Don’t Shoot™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on providing a sense of peace throughout the communities one HUG at a time. The world needs to be reminded of humility, compassion, and empa

Bridges to Housing Stability Annual Chili Cook Off April 7

Join Bridges to Housing Stability at The Great Room at Savage Mill on April 7, 2019 for their 9th annual "Hotter Than Thou" Chili Cook Off from 12-2:30pm! Join as local congregations compete for the Golden Ladle and vote for your favorite chili with your donations. There will also be a silent auction and a raffle! All proceeds support Bridges to Housing Stability, Inc. in Columbia, MD and their work with the homeless population in Howard County, MD. The Great Room is at 8600 Foundry St., Savage, MD 20763. For more information contact Mary Ann at 410-312-5760 or visit www.Bridges2hs.org

Are You Ready To Elevate?

Every day, 680,000 social workers across America strive to empower and elevate millions of people, including some of the most vulnerable in our society. We think our first floor elevator should remind us of that everyday! How do you elevate social work? Tell us on Twitter! #elevateUMSSW

SSW Community: Participate in a brief survey by April 1 about your international experiences and ent

SSW Community Members: Participate in a brief survey by April 1 about your international experiences and enter a drawing! The School of Social Work is very interested in learning about your international experiences: whether you’ve lived, studied, worked, and/or consulted in another country. In addition, the SSW would like to know if you have ability or fluency in languages other than English. UMB is gathering data about international experiences across all schools as part of its commitment to campus globalization and an international review process. Your participation in our survey will provide information to the campus from the SSW community. We know that many SSW community members hav

Lunch Time Research Seminar featuring Dr. Sarah Szanton on April 4, 2019

Please join us for the upcoming Lunch Time Research Seminar featuring Dr. Sarah Szanton DATE: April 4, 2019 TIME: 12:15 -1:45 PM ROOM: 3E34B of SSW Bldg. 525 W. Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 **Pizza and refreshments will be provided** please RSVP by 4/1/ 2019 to tbrown@ssw.umaryland.edu Presentation Title: Learning from the people we work with: from clinical insight to multi-state policy Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN Health Equity and Social Justice Endowed Professor Director, Center on Innovative Care in Aging Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Joint Appointment with the Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Abst

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