Webinar: The Real-World Impact of Integrated Medical-Behavioral Healthcare

Date: 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 2 Join this expert panel discussion on integrated care and its impact on population health, featuring speakers from Atrium Health, the National Council for Behavioral Health, and Livongo. The expert panel will share their experiences and perspectives related to the importance of integrating behavioral and primary healthcare into individual treatment plans. This engaging conversation will go beyond theoretical benefits of digital, evidence-based applications to focus on real-world results and impacts. Attendees will explore: An overview of the current state of integrated medical-behavioral healthcare, including industry trends and dynamics How an

PhD Student Joonyup Lee's Research Honored with "Editors’ Choice" Recognition

"Social exclusion factors influencing life satisfaction among older adults," a research article authored by PhD student Joonyup Lee and SSW Assistant Professor John Cagle, has been named an Editors' Choice article in the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice. The study aims to examine the relative impact of social exclusion factors on older adults' life satisfaction. This study conducted a cross-sectional analysis of psychosocial measures from the 2012 wave of the Health and Retirement Study (N=4,139). Results found that social exclusion factors indeed affect life satisfaction. Health had the strongest effect on life satisfaction. Good social relationships also positively affect life satisfa

Diversity/Anti-Oppression (DAO) Meeting Sept. 16

Faculty, staff and students are invited to the first DAO meeting of the academic year. The Diversity and Anti-Oppression Work Group meets Monday, September 16, from 12:15 to 1:45pm in Room 2E06. The group would like to invite people to review a document produced by the Task Force, and particularly the section with the recommendations that were endorsed by several stakeholders, as DAO will work on them during the meeting.

First meeting of the Spanish Language Conversation Group, Monday, September 16th!

This semester's first meeting of the Spanish Language Conversation Group will be held Monday September 16th from 5-6 PM! We will meet in Room 2E14 at the School of Social Work. The group is an opportunity to informally practice conversational Spanish skills in small groups or pairs, and a way to enhance your comfort in Spanish language speaking and learning! We welcome ALL levels of speaker - total beginner to those who are fluent. All UMB students from across all campuses are welcome. Feel free to bring your dinner. Hope to see you there!

Time Management for Parents September 16

Come learn time-management skills that will help you navigate life as a student and a parent on Monday, 9/16 at 12:15pm in room 2E02. Free lunch and planners will be provided. You can also join remotely here: https://umaryland.webex.com/umaryland/j.php?MTID=mc70943a49b20aacb6c271f9758bf3fcf Meeting number (access code): 735 918 495 Meeting password: timeforparents

Institute for Clinical & Translational Research at Medical Grand Rounds

Institute for Clinical & Translational Research at Medical Grand Rounds Medical Center Auditorium (Shock-Trauma) – T1R18 WEDNESDAY, September 25, 2019 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. “The Promise and Challenge of Big Data for Translational Research and Discovery in Biomedicine” Christopher G. Chute, MD, DrPH Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Informatics Professor of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing Chief Research Information Officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine Deputy Director, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Johns Hopkins University, Division of General Internal Medicine.

Collins, Bellin, and Bledsoe Kick off National Trauma Training

Drs. Kathryn Collins and Mel Bellin from the UMSSW and Dr. Betsy Bledsoe from the School of Social Work at UNC-Chapel Hill facilitated the first annual Train the Trainer for Trauma Adapted Family Connections (TA-FC) sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), UM SSW, and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). Participants from across the nation learned about in-depth narrative practice and skills that can be translated to replications of the model to aid families meeting the basic needs of their children who also struggle with trauma symptoms. Additional information can be obtained by emailing Dr. Collins at kcollins@ssw.umaryland.edu.

Maryland Delegate Seeking Student Assistance

Maryland Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith (Distrcit 23A) is seeking students who may be interested in doing an internship with her this coming session. The legislation session runs from January to mid-April, so those months would be the most interesting. However, there is no reason the work would have to be limited to that time frame. The Maryland General Assembly does not provide any monies for this kind of internship. For more information, please contact Peggy Callahan via email or call 240-593-0329.

University of Pittsburgh to Honor the SSW's Hopkins with Distinguished Alumni Award

Associate Professor Karen Hopkins will be honored in October with the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work's 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award - Social Work Education. At the SSW, Hopkins teaches courses in human service management and leadership, performance management, and research. Her research and organizational/program evaluation with nonprofit and public agencies is related to supervision and management practices and outcomes, performance management, workforce development, and organizational learning and capacity building. She is Project Director of the Annie E. Casey-University of Maryland Performance Management program, and a national peer reviewer for the Standards of Exce

Dr. Frey Hiring Federal Work Study Student for Digital Archive and Behavioral Health Research

The identified Federal Work Study (FWS) student will work approximately 10 hours per week, working closely with Dr. Jodi Frey and Amanda Mosby to support research projects and related work affiliated with the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Sub-Specialization, and other behavioral health projects. Specifically, this student will work with Dr. Frey and others involved in populating, supporting and promoting the International Employee Assistance Digital Archive (www.EAArchive.org) which will involve work at the library to scan and curate documents (training will be provided), searching online for relevant research and helping to promote online and through other communications. The student wi

Fuld's "Demarginalizing Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Graduate Social Work

Clinical Assistant Professor Samantha Fuld, DSW, MSW, LCSW-C, has new research published in the Journal of Social Work Education. The work is titled, "Demarginalizing Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Graduate Social Work Education." ABSTRACT Research on the integration of content about intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in the MSW curriculum indicates that social work students may not be adequately prepared to work with this population. This is despite the high prevalence of IDD and the frequency that individuals with IDD and their families present for services in settings where social workers practice. When content on IDD is present, it often takes a medical pe

USGA Welcome Back Social 9/13 at Pickle's

Join the University Student Government Association (students from all seven schools) for a fun time of food and drinks at Pickle's Pub! 520 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21230. Friday, September 13 @ 6:45 PM. Please bring your UMB ID and government issued ID for age verification. Cost is $5 for students and $10 for guests.

Lunch Time Research Seminar Featuring Dr. Eric Bruns on September 11

Lunch Time Research Seminar September 11, 2019 featuring Dr. Eric Bruns DATE: September 11, 2019 TIME: 2:00pm-3:30PM ROOM: 4E26, SSW Bldg. 525 W. Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 **Pizza and refreshments will be provided** please RSVP by Friday, September 6, 2019 to tbrown@ssw.umaryland.edu TITLE: Mental and Emotional Wellness for All: Practical, Scalable Approaches to Building Effective Public Behavioral Health Systems for Youth Eric J. Bruns, PhD is a clinical psychologist and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine. His research focuses on integrated care coordination for youth with complex mental health needs, sc

Maryland Student Loan Debt Relief Tax Credit Available

In 2017, 65% of graduates from public and private nonprofit colleges had student loans. Nationally, students left school with an average of $28,650 in student loans. In comparison, Maryland students had an average of $29,300 in student loans. Student loan debt makes it harder for individuals to pay monthly bills and balance financial obligations relating to childcare, housing, and health care. The burden of student loan debt may also affect home buying as well as saving for retirement. Fortunately, Maryland’s Student Loan Debt Relief Tax Credit is available to Maryland taxpayers who have at least $20,000 in student loan debt. In 2018, more than 9,494 Marylanders were eligible for student loa

Graham Co-authors Book Chapter on Tool for Preventing Intimate Partner Homicide

Assistant Professor Laurie Graham is the lead author of "The Danger Assessment: A tool for preventing intimate partner homicide." The work is a chapter in the new book Handbook of interpersonal violence across the lifespan. ABSTRACT: Despite recent decreases, intimate partner homicide (IPH) remains a significant problem in the United States. Although men are 3.4 times more likely to be murdered than women overall, among homicide victims, women are almost six times more likely to be murdered by an intimate partner than men. Two-thirds to three-quarters of female IPH victims were abused by that partner before being murdered; when women kill male partners, prior intimate partner violence (IPV)

Opportunity to Participate in a Project with the Community Behavioral Health Association of Maryland

Community Behavioral Health Association of Maryland: Membership Survey Data Project The Director of Strategy and Engagement at CBH, along with the CBH Board Membership Committee, is looking for a graduate student to create and pilot a new annual membership survey. The content has been identified and the main project need is someone to formulate the specific questions (approximately 30 questions or less), create the online survey tool, and pilot the tool with a representative sample of CBH members. Funding is available for the project and the anticipated timeline is 2 -3 months. While CBH has a focused data warehouse project with 20 participating members that focuses on quality outcomes, be


A course DROP REQUEST FORM is currently available online for the FALL 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 Fall 2019 is October 29, 2019.

Carolyn Tice Has New Macro Social Work Book Published

Dr. Carolyn Tice, Professor and Associate Dean of the BSW Program, is the lead author of the new book Macro Social Work Practice: Advocacy in Action. The book is co-authored with Dennis D. Long and Lisa E. Cox and published by SAGE. Macro Social Work Practice: Advocacy in Action shows readers studying in macro social work practice how to enact change at the organizational, community, societal, and global levels. An emphasis is placed on engaging in macro practice using the tenets of the award-winning author team’s Advocacy Policy and Practice Model (APPM) that highlight the inclusion of economic and social justice, supportive environment, human needs and rights, and political access. Beginni

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