SGA Seeking Student Leaders

ARE YOU SSW STUDENT LOOKING FOR A WAY TO GET INVOLVED IN THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY? BELOW ARE VACANT POSITIONS SEEKING HIGHLY MOTIVATED STUDENT LEADERS: -Treasurer -Corresponding Secretary -USGA Senator -Admissions committee -Diversity & Anti-Oppression Committee (DAO) -Field Education Committee -Foundation Committee -Global Initiatives -Master’s Program Committee (MPC) -Student Grievance Committee -Student Review Committee -Convocation Committee To learn more about these opportunities or ways to get involved, please email SGA@SSW.UMARYLAND.EDU

Art, Youth and Justice: Celebrating Youth Justice Month at the Baltimore Museum of Art

On this day only, there will be free admission to the exhibit, Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art. The art collection of Pamela Joyner is known as the "activist collector" for her curation and purchase of primarily artists of African descent. In addition, there will be the free showing of the movie, "Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools," and the video series Rethink Baltimore that focuses on the complex lives of Baltimore City youth and those who want a better future for them. This event will be followed by a panel discussion about topics such as adultification, bias and restorative practices. The panel will feature a number of excellent speakers including Sh

Center for Interprofessional Education Debriefing Workshop Friday, December 13

The Center for Interprofessional Education is sponsoring a four-hour debriefing workshop on Friday, December 13, 2019, from 1 – 5 p.m. in the School of Nursing for faculty members who use simulation-based education/experiences in their program. This workshop will provide an introduction to “Debriefing with ‘Good Judgement’”. This theory based debriefing method, while initiated in medicine, is versatile across disciplines. To facilitate discipline-specific learning, there will be a portion of the workshop to discuss the application to those disciplines represented. An interdisciplinary team of trained debriefing educators from across the UMB campus will facilitate this workshop. The workshop

Updated Spring 2020 Draft Course Schedule

There have been several changes to the Spring 2020 course schedule, which can be viewed at:

Nov. 4th: Black Lives Taken Vigil

Please join the UM School of Social Work for the annual Black Lives Taken Vigil on November 4th from 12:15 to 1:45 pm in the SSW Auditorium. This event will be not only a moment of solidarity and advocacy but an opportunity to honor and reflect upon those who have lost their lives in the struggle for an equitable future. Guest speakers, performances, and food provided.

STUDENT INPUT NEEDED: Macro Curriculum Survey

The Macro Student Union is assisting the macro faculty with gathering student input about the macro curriculum. Having detailed and concrete responses will be extremely helpful in determining next steps for the macro faculty. Please complete this survey by November 7th:

SSW's Cagle Appointed to APA Panel

Assistant Professor John Cagle has been named to the e American Psychology Association's Guideline Development Panel (GDP) for the Treatment of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Adults. As a panel member, Cagle and others will be (1) reviewing existing relevant guidelines and systematic reviews; (2) determining, with appropriate collaboration with other researchers and clinicians, the scope and questions for any required new systematic reviews; (3) consulting with the organizations conducting any new systematic reviews; and (4) writing clinical practice guideline recommendations on the basis of such reviews and resources.

350 Years of Race, Class, and Social Systems: The Baltimore, MD Story

Steven K. Ragsdale, the Diversity Advisory Council’s fall speaker, will present "350 Years of Race, Class, and Social Systems: The Baltimore, MD Story." The event is being held on Wednesday, November 6 from 8:00-9:30 AM in the School of Dentistry, with continental breakfast served at 8. You must register for the event at

Yale Child Study Center Two-Year Post-MSW Fellowship in Advanced Clinical Social Work

Developing Leaders in Clinical Social Work The Post-MSW Fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center is a two-year training program providing advanced training for social workers aiming to provide excellent clinical interventions with children, youth, and families, and become leaders in the field of clinical social work. Social Work Fellows participate in both multidisciplinary and discipline-specific training, which includes didactics, intensive supervision, and direct practice, with engagement in an elective project and/or area of specialization in the second year of the training program. The second-year elective is chosen by each individual Social Work Fellow and tailored to their specific i

Apply for Global Summer Programs

Apply for global summer programs! Here is some information for students from the UMB Center for Global Education Initiatives: 1. Our interprofessional global grants are for all UMB students – including social work students. 2. They are short term (10 days to a month) so students can get other jobs over the summer. 3. WE PAY STUDENT AIRFARE which is the most expensive part of the experience. Project descriptions include the costs students will have to pay themselves. 4. The 2020 summer projects are listed here: 5. Students can meet the faculty project leaders at a meet and greet on Friday 10/25 at noon o

CSWF Meeting of Faith October 28

CSWF 2nd meeting is being held on October 28, 2019 at 12:30-1:30 PM in Room 2E10. Join Yetti and Sheronda to explore, hear, and share your stories of faith and being guiding by God. Lunch is being provided.


Thank you to everyone who came out to our meeting last month! Meeting number two will be held on TUESDAY, November 5th from 5pm-6pm in Room 4E08. We will be tapping into our own preconceptions about intersectionality, privilege and power! Please join us for food, fellowship, and an opportunity to get some wheels turning in your head! We can’t wait to see you there!

DAO Committee Meeting Today (Monday 10/21)

The SSW's Diversity and Anti-Oppression Committee meets today, Monday, October 24, from 12:15 to 1:45. The meeting is in room 2E06. Email DAO for more information.

Treatment Foster Care Advanced Field “Open House” at SSW: 11/4 &11/8

Come learn about advanced field opportunities in Treatment Foster Care! Several Treatment Foster Care agencies are coming to the SSW to talk about their Advanced Field placement opportunities and the exciting work of TFC. Please plan to attend one of these sessions to learn more and connect with TFC social workers. When: Monday, 11/4 from 5-6pm OR Friday, 11/8 from 12:15-1:30pm. Where: Both events will be held in 2E14 Who: Any MSW student open to learn more about TFC for Advanced Field or future employment Questions or more info? Contact Professor Bethany Lee at

Spanish Language Conversation Group Presents: Job Searching for Bilingual Social Workers

Joshua Agren Barnes, a professional in the field of medical social work and fluent Spanish-speaker, will visit the School of Social Work on Thursday, October 24th at 5 PM! He will give a talk in Room 2E14 about job searching as a bilingual Spanish-speaking social worker. Please join the Spanish Language Conversation Group for his talk, time for questions/discussion, and light refreshments!

Information Sessions Scheduled for Three Unique BHWISE Fellowships

Dates and location for BHWISE Fellowships Information sessions on the UMB campus: October 30, 12:15 PM, room 3E14 - BHWISE Lifespan and BHWISE IOWA November 8, 12:15 PM, room 3E04 - BHWISE Lifespan and BHWISE IOWA November 11, 5:00 PM, room 4E08 - BHWISE Lifespan and BHWISE IOWA November 12, 12:15PM, room 2W11- BHWISE SUDIF November 12, 5:15PM, room 2W11-BHWISE SUDIF BHWISE Lifespan: The BHWISE Lifespan Felowship will recruit and train 30 advanced-year MSW students to provide behavioral health services to clients of all ages who live in underserved communities. The fellowship coincides with the advanced year field placement. BHWISE Lifespan Fellows will be supported with a stipend of $

LUCHA Monthly Meeting October 25th

Come join us for our next monthly meeting on Friday, October 25th, from 12-1pm in Room 20E2 (the same room as last time). Lunch will be provided! We have an informative and fun afternoon planned! We really look forward to seeing everyone again, and also hope to see new faces!

Preventing Medication Diversion in Home Health & Hospice

Assistant Professor John Cagle, above left, and Graduate Research Assistant and PhD student Orrin Ware, above right, have authored six strategies for keeping drugs in the right hands—plus ways to spot problems. The tips appear online at

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