Support Promise Heights and Bmore for Healthy Babies this Mothers Day

Since COVID-19 has made one-on-one visits nearly impossible, Promise Heights’ B’more for Healthy Babies (BHB) of the University of Maryland, School of Social Work has developed significant ways to support new mothers of Upton/Druid Heights by extending special services. These have included weekly virtual prenatal and postpartum support groups; delivering diapers, wipes, and breastfeeding supplies; providing breastfeeding virtual support sessions by certified lactation counselors; and hosting virtual check-ins with expectant and parenting families (ages 0-3,) as well as much more. BHB’s newly launched “B’more 2020 Mother’s Day” drive seeks to gift household items to these new mothers and su

CMD Virtual Career Fair for Maryland Social Workers

CMD Virtual Career Fair for Maryland Social Workers, taking place online from Monday, May 11th through Thursday, May 14th. Practicing Social Workers, as well as students currently enrolled in educational programs within the state are encouraged to pre-register. This digital recruiting event brings together healthcare systems, practice groups, governmental agencies, and hospitals seeking Social Workers for immediate hire across Maryland. Interested candidates may pre-register on our event page: https://www.careermd.com/healthcare/virtual-events/rsvp.aspx?empid=32017. Would you please share this link with the Social Workers in your program, so that they will be aware of this career-planning ev

Post-Doctoral Fellow Virtual Poster Session

Do you know that the School of Social Work currently hosts four post-doctoral fellows? Are you interested in learning about their work? The 2020 poster session featuring the work of Drs. Allison Hepworth, Irang Kim, Hyun-Jin Jun, and Nicole Mattocks is now live (virtually)! Each post-doc recorded a voice-thread presentation and also provided a version of the poster without narration for those who would like to take their time viewing it. To listen and view, please visit https://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/phd/post-doctoral-fellows/ and click on the PDF Virtual Poster Session link. You will need to use DUO to access the materials. Although this is not the format we originally planned, the post-do

The University of Maryland, School of Social Work has partnered with the Black Mental Health Allianc

The University of Maryland, School of Social Work has partnered with the Black Mental Health Alliance and HeartSmiles, LLC on offering live informational sessions to youth from Baltimore on mental health in the African American Community via YouTube live. Guest speakers include the School of Social Works very own Andrea Tompkins (MSW student), Orin Howard (Clinical Instructor), and LaShonda Godwin (Clinical Instructor)! They will all be guest mentors on the live sessions this week! The youth learned from Nia Jones (Black Mental Health Alliance) today and will learn from Mr. Richard Rowe (Black Mental Health Alliance) tomorrow. This is a wonderful opportunity for youth to learn more about men

Celebrating the Class of 2020 - May 15th

The University of Maryland School of Social Work is working hard to honor and celebrate the amazing work and resilience of the Class of 2020. Friday, May 15, 2020 10 AM SSWCelebrates.net Share your photos and videos of your own celebration by using the hashtag #2020UMBSSW or #mdsocialwork ​ Efforts for the May 15 virtual event include many aspects of our annual graduation ceremony mixed with fun, creative ways to celebrate YOU! As a member of the Class of 2020, you will have your own web page that includes your name, your photo, and a customized message from you to a mentor, a loved one or you can provide a motivational quote that helped you in your journey to your degree! This online ce

Last Week to Submit 2020-2021 Scholarship Applications!

This is the final week for students who will be entering their Advanced Year beginning Fall 2020 to submit scholarship applications! Newly accepted students will not be considered for these awards. Each scholarship has a separate application, which can be accessed through the scholarship page -https://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/students/scholarships/ Students may apply for multiple scholarships and decisions will be made by a committee of faculty, staff, and alumni. The deadline for all Advanced Year Scholarships is Monday, May 11, 2020 by midnight. Please direct any questions to Sarah Wise, LMSW, at 410-706-0006 or Sarah.wise@ssw.umaryland.edu.

SSW Faculty Asked by Youth Villages to Evaluate the Use of the GuideTree Service

SSW Faculty Bethany Lee and Tony Bonadio have recently been awarded a nearly $37,000 grant from Youth Villages to evaluate the use of the GuideTree service in child and family-serving organizations. The GuideTree service includes a case consultation model and access to an online portal with evidence-based techniques and activities for youth and families. The project will assess the implementation of GuideTree in several pilot sites nationally and assess the impact on staff, organizations, and youth. GuideTree may be a tool to promote the use of evidence-based practice in child and family settings, including public and private child welfare organizations.

Youth REACH Phases 8 and 9 Funded by Maryland

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has provided nearly $500,000 in funds for Phase 8 and 9 of the SSW's Institute for Innovation and Implementation's Youth REACH efforts. The purpose of Youth REACH is to continue to support the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development by serving as the coordinating entity for a statewide Youth Count to collect data on youth homelessness across Maryland. The Institute will disseminate findings from the count and collaborate with DHCD and local continuums of care to identify and coordinate implementation of initiatives, events, or other activities to prevent and end youth homelessness in Maryland based on data and less

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