MSW Student Saviet Presents Research Posters in Toronto

Advanced year MSW student, Micah Saviet, presents two research posters in Toronto, Canada today at a conference called the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance's (CADDRA) 6th Annual ADHD Research Day ( One of his posters, titled "Sleep and ADHD: Incorporating Research into Clinical Practice (A Rapid Systematic Review of the Literature", ranked in the top 10 for the CADDRA ADHD Research Day and was selected as a recipient for the Kids' Brain Health Network (KBHN) Student/Trainee Award of $500 CAD. Poster Abstract: Sleep is a critically important topic for individuals with ADHD as well as their health care professionals. Recent research indicates tha

David Crumpton Published in Three Journals

David Crumpton, SSW Adjunct Lecturer, Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Government Service and Research at UMD, CP and Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Goiás in Brazil, and his colleagues at Khon Kaen University in Thailand have recently published a series of articles in three international journals: International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies; Global Change, Peace & Security; and, Nationalism & Ethnic Politics. The articles explore the relationship between Thai institutional arrangements and social and political oppression against political opponents and racial minorities. They provide analysis of how the Thai institutionalized "social cage" of military, royali

SSW Student Leadership Opportunities!

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UMB Student Scholarships Available

6th Annual Interprofessional Forum on Ethics and Religion in Health Care What the Golden Rule Really Means in Serving the LGBTQ+ Community Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Westminster Hall 519 W Fayette St. Baltimore, MD 21201 Program sponsors have 2 scholarships available for each school to cover registration costs. Interested full time students can send an email to Sonia Smith ( Awarded on first come basis ~ register now!

Welfare Advocates 40th Annual Conference

Welfare Advocates will be holding its 40th Annual Conference on October 28, 2019 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Annapolis. Our theme this year is Forty and Forward: A Foundation for the Future of Welfare Advocacy. This year, our keynote speaker is Erricka Bridgeford, co-founder and co-organizer of Baltimore Ceasefire 365 and Director of Training at Community Mediation Maryland. Speakers and presenters throughout the day will be joining us from Esperanza Center, Homeless Persons Representation Project, United Way of Central Maryland, and many others. We are also featuring an afternoon plenary focusing on the intersection of education, poverty, and public benefits, specifically on the Kirwan Com

Lunch Time Research Seminar October 17, 2019 Featuring Dr. Yasser Payne

DATE: October 17, 2019 TIME: 12:15-1:45PM ROOM: 3E34 A&B, SSW Bldg. 525 W. Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 **Pizza and refreshments will be provided** please RSVP by Monday, October 14, 2019 to TITLE: Street Participatory Action Research: Doing Research & Activism with Street-Identified Black Men and Women Dr. Yasser Arafat Payne is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice and the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware. Dr. Payne completed his doctoral work at the Graduate Center-City University of New York where he was trained as a social-personality psychologist. In addition, Dr. Payne completed a p

Assistant Professor Theda Rose Co-authors New Work Published in Violence and Victims

Assistant Professor Theda Rose is among the co-authors of new research published by the journal Violence and Victims. The article is titled "Peer Victimization, Internalizing Problems, and Substance Use in Urban African American Adolescents in Chicago: The Relevance of the Self-Medication Hypothesis." Abstract The aim of the study was to explore the link between peer victimization and substance use and tested the mediating role of internalizing problems in urban African American adolescents in Chicago. Six hundred and thirty-eight adolescents in Chicago's Southside participated in the study. Results from the hierarchical linear regression analysis showed that youth who reported peer victimi

Student Group Seeking Student Leadership!

The Intersectional Feminism & Social Work Group seeks 2 co-facilitators for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters! Interested in a leadership role? Keep reading! Why Apply? To gain leadership skills, To learn more about community organizing, To get involved on campus, To learn more about feminism and intersectionality, To become more marketable to future employers, To share your ideas and create unique events, AND To make new friends that have social justice interests! Requirements Ideal candidates will demonstrate a commitment to intersectionality and gender equity…and that’s the only requirement! No prior experience required. Both Foundation and Advanced students are encour

UMD Researchers to Investigate Effects of Fetal Exposure to Opioids

University of Maryland researchers, including the SSW's Richman Professor for Children and Families Brenda Jones Harden, will conduct an unprecedented investigation into how fetal exposure to opioids affects children’s brain development and health outcomes as part of a sweeping National Institutes of Health initiative to apply scientific solutions to help reverse the nation’s opioid crisis. Researchers led by Distinguished University Professor Nathan A. Fox, of the UMD College of Education, will examine how brain growth is affected by pre- and postnatal opioid exposure and how that causes cognitive and behavioral changes in childhood. The University of Maryland’s award is one of 375 grant aw

Silk Begins as Director of the Grand Challenges for Social Work at the School of Social Work

Kira Silk, MSW, is the new Director of the Grand Challenges for Social Work at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. After earning her MSW, she was awarded a Stoneleigh Foundation Emerging Leader Fellowship to assess resource parent satisfaction and develop and implement a program to improve resource parent retention in Philadelphia. She then joined the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Child Welfare Strategy Group, where she supported child welfare reform in state and county jurisdictions around the country. Kira’s abiding interest in child welfare services developed through her work after college with adolescent girls in a residential treatment center in Baltimore and later, during h

Rosenbaum Named Chairperson of the National Ethics Committee for NASW

Clinical faculty member Arthur Rosenbaum has been named Chairperson of the National Ethics Committee for the National Association of Social Workers. Rosenbaum is a family therapist, in private practice, in Owings Mills. He possesses dual masters degrees in special education and social work from Hofstra University and the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Mr. Rosenbaum spent nine years as a family therapy consultant for the Center for Eating Disorders in Towson, Maryland. In addition to his specialty with eating disorders, Mr. Rosenbaum works with couples and families struggling with an assortment of life and relationship issues.

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