Anti-Oppression Work Group February Meeting

COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE FIRST ANTI-OPPRESSION WORK GROUP MEETING OF 2020! We will be meeting in room 2E02 on Friday, February 7th at 12:15 p.m. Lunch will be served, and as always - ALL ARE WELCOME. P.S. Our lovely co-facilitator Maria is back from India! Questions? Email us!

SGA General Body Meeting TODAY at 5 pm in Room 2E29

WELCOME BACK SSW STUDENTS! Join the SSW SGA for the first General Body Meeting of the Spring semester. Meeting will take place today, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 from 5-6pm in Room 2E29. Come out and meet your student body representatives & get involved with your SSW Campus community. Food & Beverages provided. Contact for questions or concerns.

Crumpton Co-authors ActionAid-Myanmar Report

This week ActionAid-Myanmar released the report entitled, "Like Wax of a Candle": Youth-Led Community Development in Kayin State, Myanmar, co-authored by UMSSW adjunct faculty member David Crumpton. Through its Fellows Programme, ActionAid-Myanmar has supported villages across Myanmar in participatory planning and community development. This report examines the experience of ActionAid fellows as they work with villagers, village leaders and representatives of the Government of Myanmar and Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) in the realization of the objectives of community development. The report describes this ground level governance-building as 'proto-governance' because it has not been in

2nd Annual Homelessness Summit March 20 @ the SSW

One of the Grand Challenges for Social Work identified by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare is Ending Homelessness. The SSW Office of Field Education serves as the lead for this Grand Challenge and has convened and led a statewide Homelessness Social Work Council of leaders, service providers, researchers, and educators who have expertise addressing homelessness. A core goal of this initiative is also to prepare students to serve this population by supporting and identifying field placement opportunities for master’s level students. This is summit will be the second gathering of the council members and service providers. The format for this summit will be built around th

Field Application Deadline Feb. 1

Field applications for current students and spring admits going into a foundation field placement are due February 1st, 2020. Applications received after 11:59 on February 1st will be considered late. If you are having issues accessing the application please contact the Office of Field Education at as soon as possible. Please note that advanced applications were due on January 17th, 2020. Students going into their advanced year of field can still submit a field application if they have not already done so but it will be considered late.

Interested in Supporting Positive School Climate Initiatives in Baltimore City Public Schools?

You're invited to this month’s Baltimore School Climate Collaborative (BSCC). To disrupt the cycle of duplication and increase the potential for collaboration in supporting and strengthening school climate and culture initiatives, the Director of the SSW'S Positive Schools Center, Shantay McKinily, facilitates a monthly informative roundtable. Frequent attendees include Non-profits, Universities, BCPS Office of Whole Child Services, activists, citizens, community school coordinators, and more! REGISTER AT

The Emerging Story of Burnout in Educational Design

Clark Shah-Nelson, Assistant Dean of Instructional Design, is quoted in an story that explores the rising levels of burnout among those who work in the field if instructional design. Instructional Design is a very important component of modern education and the student learning experience. READ MORE

USG Students: LMSW/LGSW Licensing Session

When: Friday, 02/07; 12pm -1pm Where: III-4206 Come ask questions and gain insight about the licensing process. Led by Dean Shafer, Dean Taylor, and Mavis Azariah Armattoe

SSW Parent Alliance Meeting Feb. 6

Please join us for a semester strategic plan session on Thursday, February 6 from 12:15-1:45pm, in room 518 of the UMB School of Law building - where the SSW PhD program is located (500 W. Baltimore St.). During the session we will help you create a plan so you feel in control of the semester and have more time to spend taking care of yourself and your kids. Please bring your calendar, syllabi and writing materials. Lunch will be provided!

Eighth Annual UMB Interprofessional Education (IPE) Day

The Eighth Annual IPE Day will be held on February 26, 2020. The event is designed to enhance the knowledge of faculty and students about this emerging collaborative movement in health care, law, and social work. Student participants in IPE Day discover: How to effectively communiate with professionals outside your area of study What specialist skills you can share with other professionals How interprofessional communication affect quality of care Direct questions to SSW Liaison Prof. Mel Bellin: or 410-706-4409

Spanish Group Meetings Starting!

The Spanish Language Conversation Group will be meeting again starting February 7th. As always, ALL levels of speakers are welcome. Meetings will be held in the Atrium of the School of Social Work (on the right past the front desk). Meeting dates are: Friday February 7th at 12.00 PM Monday February 17th at 5.00 PM Thursday February 27th at 12.00 PM Tuesday March 10th at 5.00 PM Wednesday March 25th at 12.00 PM Monday April 6th at 5.00 PM Wednesday April 15th at 5.00 PM Monday April 27th at 5.00 PM

Get Out the Vote (GOTV) with SWCOS on Feb 3rd! Event Includes Voter Registration Volunteer Training

Come grab a bite to eat, listen, share, and learn about ways to get involved! The first half of this event will be tailored towards learning about a national and state campaign called, Represent Us! The second portion of this event will be dedicated to training students to become a Voter Registration Volunteer (VRV). Aren't sure if you want to be a VRV? No worries, stop by anyway to share your insights! A VRV can... Register people to vote! Put on their own voter registration drive Train other people to be VRVs Can’t make it but still want to stay in the know about the next SWCOS GOTV event? Email and ask to sign up for our SWCOS Action Alerts. WHERE: 3E3

The Institute for Innovation & Implementation is Hiring a Part-time Community Interviewer for An

Data collection will include interviewing families enrolled in System of Care (SOC) services about their local service usage, psychosocial status, and community resources and needs. These SOC initiatives are funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and designed to improve crisis response and other mental health services for children, youth, young adults, and their families in each county. Please see the position description for further details, including how to apply.

An Essential Conversation on Heart - Feb. 9

Be Here Now Written and Directed by Deborah Zoe Laufer An Essential Conversation on Heart Sunday, February 9, 2PM Everyman Theatre, Baltimore, MD Everyman Theatre in partnership with renowned faculty of the University of Maryland School, of Social Work, examine key themes and questions posed in Be Here Now by Deborah Zoe Laufer. Join us for a comedic play with real heart and a conversation examining: · Meaning Making – how do we make meaning in our lives? · Finding Joy – where do we feel alive and how do we craft a life that reflects that? · Relationship Building – how does our outlook impact the quality of our relationships? Featuring the SSW's Lee C. Westgate, Victoria D. Stubbs, and Henri

Macro Student Union Advocacy Event Feb. 10

Macro Student Union Advocacy Event February 10 5-6pm in room 3E04 Come learn about what a career in advocacy, the advocacy work No Kid Hungry is doing this spring legislative session, and how you can get involved! More info @

Applications Being Accepted for the UM Scholars Program -- A Paid Mentored Summer Research Program

The University of Maryland Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State is provided funding for 11 student/faculty-mentored research experiences at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) for Summer 2020. Fifteen diverse projects are offered – see link for more details. Some projects may support two students, depending on response and interest. General Information: UM Scholars Program Website The deadline for applications is 2/24/2020 MPower provides the funding for the program. UMB students receive $6,000 in three installments for the 400-hour project conducted over a ten-week period commencing on or about May 26, and ending on or about July 31. The specific dates and times are

Feb. 5: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month Celebration

Registration is open for the Diversity Advisory Council’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month Celebration with keynote speaker Roni Ellington, PhD, MA, an associate professor at Morgan State University and noted champion of diversity in STEM education. The annual event will feature a keynote by Ellington titled “Realizing the Dream Through Access, Opportunity, and Inclusion in STEM: Moving Beyond Strategies to Unprecedented Results.” Read more about Ellington here. In addition, three Diversity Recognition Award winners will be recognized in faculty, staff, and student categories. The event is free, but registration is required.

RAISE Meeting Feb. 10

Bring your lunch and join us for the next Monthly RAISE Meeting. Presenter: Gail Betz, MSLIS Research Education & Outreach Librarian for the School of Social Work from HS/HSL Topic: Systematic Reviews and Covidence Date: February 10, 2020 12:30 to 1:30 PM Location: Rm 4E08

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