Interested in learning more about the role of private agencies in the child welfare system?

Join Robert Basler Associate Vice President of Residential Services at Arrow Child and Family Ministries WWW.ARROW.ORG on Tuesday, October 6th at noon for the next Lunch Time Macro Presentation. This presentation will focus on program development, using a real life example to show how an agency utilizes clinical, program level and state level data, along with current changes in public policy to evaluate current programming and develop new approaches to meeting the needs of youth in the child welfare system. Use the following link to register https://umaryland.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0udOCqrTIiHdfZKULaJomj4uHwg_-RcqyZ

The Class of 2021 Presidential Management Fellows Program Application

The Class of 2021 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program application closes at Noon (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. The announcement can be found on USAJOBS (www.USAJOBS.gov) by searching for “Presidential Management Fellows” or by clicking the following direct link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/580264600. Eligible individuals can apply by going to the “How to apply” section of the announcement and following the instructions. To learn more about eligibility and how to apply, please review the “Become a PMF” section on the PMF website at www.pmf.gov. This section also provides a “PMF Applicant Handbook,” which details the annual application process, and exp

Research Project Opportunity

A local journalist is looking for a graduate student who could help build an Excel database covering the jurisprudence of sex offenders from online criminal records and code the results for academic research and reporting purposes. The project pays $16 dollars an hour. Work is remote.  Student needs to be able to work at least 10 hours per week on the project for six weeks beginning October 2020. Student needs to have two references and prior research work. If interested, please send a resume to Catherine Rentz at cdrentz@gmail.com

Dr. Jaih Craddock Published in the Journal of the Society of Social Work and Research

Dr. Jaih Craddock, Assistant Professor, has a new paper published in the Journal of the Society of Social Work and Research that explores young Black women's sexual health communication with their social network members. Using social network data from 78 young Black women and over 1050 social network members, Dr. Craddock found that if young Black women's social network members provided emotional support, young Black women were 4 times more likely to talk with them about sex and HIV testing and 2 times more likely to talk about condom use. More details can be found at: https://doi.org/10.1086/711701.

Dr. Negi Published in Women and Criminal Justice

Associate Professor Nalini Negi, PhD, and colleagues from Baylor University, including first author and study PI: Dr. Danielle Parrish, have a new paper published in Women and Criminal Justice that explores the current implementation of gender-responsive programming, the degree to which it is empirically supported, the needs of justice involved girls, and the training needs of juvenile justice staff for working with this population. Using a national, cross-sectional survey of juvenile justice staff, 200 juvenile justice staff from the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) responded to this 24-item online survey across 28 U.S. states. Seventy percent of respondents endorsed local g

Judy Postmus Published in Children and Youth Services Review

Dean Judy L. Postmus, PhD, MSW, and colleagues have a new paper published in Children and Youth Services. Title: Working together to protect women and children from domestic violence: Factors influencing willingness to collaborate between organizations. The article highlights: •Workers’ attitudes towards DV impact their professional efficacy. •High professional efficacy is associated with less willingness to collaborate. •Willingness to collaborate is moderated and mediated by professional efficacy. Nikolova, K., Postmus, J.L.. Buttner, C., E.A. Bosk, (2020). Working together to protect women and children from domestic violence: Factors influencing willingness to collaborate between organiza

#UMBSOLIDARITY Together Tuesdays

#UMBSOLIDARITY Together Tuesdays. We will spotlight a Black-led non-profit in Baltimore each Tuesday to encourage support, donations, and partnership. This week we spotlight Teachers LEAD. Teachers LEAD offers coaching and mentoring support to teachers by modeling and fostering supportive and trusting relationships. We believe teachers need ongoing, consistent, personalized support to optimize their efficiency and performance so that all students are positively impacted. For more information please go to Https://teachers-lead.org. For more information on Together Tuesdays please contact Kyla Liggett-Creel at kliggett-creel@ssw.umaryland.edu. If you would like to add a Black-led non-profit to

Being Asian in the Time of COVID-19

BEING ASIAN IN THE TIME OF COVID-19How has the pandemic affected your emotional, academic, familial and social experience? Thursday, October 15, 2020 5PM EST REGISTER

Zabel Appointed to American Academy of Pediatrics National Advisory Group

Assistant Dean and Director of the School of Social Work’s Institute for Innovation and Implementation, Michelle Zabel, MSS, has been appointed to the American Academy of Pediatrics National Advisory Group for its grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The $6 million grant, funded through the 2020 CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) is entitled Supporting Providers and Families to Access Telehealth and Distant Care Services for Pediatric Care. The overall goal of the grant is to improve access to healthcare for vulnerable pediatric populations in response to COVID-19. Servin

Lowther Appointed to AAP Behavioral/Mental Health and Adolescent Health Subcommittee

Clinical and Quality Initiatives Director of the School of Social Work’s Institute for Innovation and Implementation, Jennifer Lowther, LCSW-C, has been appointed to the American Academy of Pediatrics Behavioral/Mental Health and Adolescent Health Subcommittees for its grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The $6 million grant, funded through the 2020 CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) is entitled Supporting Providers and Families to Access Telehealth and Distant Care Services for Pediatric Care. The overall goal of the grant is to improve access to healthcare for vulnerab

Margolis, Bellin and Unick Published with Interdisciplinary Colleagues from UMB and JHU

SSW PhD Graduate Rachel Margolis and SSW Faculty members Melissa "Mel" Bellin, PhD, and Jay Unick, PhD, published in Social Work Research. Their interdisciplinary collaboration explored pediatric asthma medication adherence and caregiver depression and was funded by NIH-NINR (PI: Arlene Butz; Co-I Mel Bellin). https://academic.oup.com/swr/advance-article/doi/10.1093/swr/svaa010/5910311?guestAccessKey=130985ce-8b6d-44ad-8042-881919cce2af

Info Session on Social Work in the Workplace & Employee Assistance Sub-specialization

Did you know that the UMSSW has the only specialized MSW program focused on preparing graduate students for social work in the workplace with a focus on employee assistance or EAP? Our school is recognized as a global leader in this area and graduates continue to be sought out for meaningful jobs and leadership positions in the world of work, EAP, and broader employee behavioral health and well-being. Offered within the broader Behavioral Health Sub-specialization, the Social Work in the Workplace & Employee Assistance Sub-specialization can be completed within the traditional program’s two year timeline. Social Work in the Workplace & EA students have options for clinical or macro concentra

Volunteer Opportunity: Election Hotline

GOTV with SWCOS is working in partnership with Baltimore Votes to put on an election hotline for two weeks: October 5-October 16, Mon-Fri, 2pm-8pm. Volunteer to take calls with voters' questions about the election for 2 hours. We have information sessions scheduled this week on Tuesday, September 29th @ 11am & Thursday, October 1st @ 11am to tell you what you need to know about the election and running the hotline. If you are interested, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yLpfUVUFZL0ctNGXFYnRn3agFKJvNROG3re3-CbBWk8/edit Thank you!

Upcoming Voter Registration Volunteer Trainings

GOTV with SWCOS has 2 Voter Registration Volunteer trainings coming up this week! If you want to assist with voter registration, Maryland requires you to complete this quick, easy training. This is for anyone, whether you have a specific volunteer opportunity in mind or just want to learn a little more about voter registration and voting in this election. The trainings are: Tuesday, September 29 @ 10:00am & Thursday, October 1 @ 10:00am If you would like to attend, please email Anna at gotvwithswcos@gmail.com and I will send you a zoom link. Hope to see you there!

2020-2021 Susan J. Zuravin PhD Scholarship Recipient Announced

The PhD Program is proud to announce that Morgan Pardue-Kim, MSW, is the recipient of the Susan J. Zuravin PhD Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year. Morgan’s research interests include adverse childhood experiences, attachment theory, and social justice. She is currently working on intervention studies with Dr. Lisa Berlin and is completing reliability checks to become an Adult Attachment Interviewer (AAI) coder. She is a third-year, part-time PhD student. Dr. Kelly Hyde (PhD ’02) established the Susan J. Zuravin PhD Scholarship in 2015 in recognition of her professor and mentor. A renowned scholar of child maltreatment, Dr. Zuravin worked in the field of child welfare for over twenty

Diversity Speaker Series October 22

This Diversity Speaker Series Event is Sponsored by Diversity Advisory Council, Graduate School, School of Dentistry, Francis King Carey School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Social Work, and UMB Student Affairs Clint Smith, PhD History Reconsidered Date: Oct. 22 Time: 4 P.M. to 5:15 P.M. Registration required Register Here View his Video Clint Smith, PhD, is a writer, teacher, and Emerson Fellow at New America, a national think tank based in Washington, D.C. He previously received fellowships from the Art for Justice Fund, Cave Canem, and the National Science Foundation.

Wraparound Implementation Training Professional Needed

The Institute for Innovation and Implementation (The Institute) at the University of Maryland School of Social Work has an opportunity for a Training Specialist, Senior Training Specialist, or Lead Training Specialist. Read the full description and apply here: https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/umb_external_staff/jobdetail.ftl?job=200000U5

Professor Shdaimah to moderate Social Workers 4 Justice (SW4J) Panel on Friday September 25th

Professor Shdaimah will moderate a panel sponsored by YSocial Work Inc, founded by MSW alumna Shauntia White who also serves as its Executive Director. Social Workers 4 Justice (SW4J) is a two-part conversation. The Friday, September 25th panel, facilitated by Professor Shdaimah, builds on Part 1 of the series, which featured social workers and social work student protestors from around the country. This panel features academics who will discuss how social work educators can learn from and support social action and transformative micro, meso, and macro practice. Information on the speakers, registration, and a link to the recorded conversations can be found at https://ysocialwork.careers/sw4

Maryland SSW and Maryland Law School Launch Eviction Prevention Program!

U Maryland School of Social Work and U Maryland School of Law are launching a new Eviction Prevention Program on 9/29/20! The program will link graduate students in both programs to needy families in Baltimore and PG county. The program is free to participants. The phone number for the new Eviction Prevention Program is: 443-961-6813. The email for the program is HousingLawHelp@umaryland.edu Contact persons: Lauren Siegel, Adjunct Faculty at SSW, lauren.siegel@ssw.umaryland.edu Kerri Lowery, J.D., M.P.H. at L aw School klowery@law.umaryland.edu

OASIS General Body Meeting 9/28

Join OASIS for our GBM on Monday, September 28 from 5 to 6 pm! For meeting information, please email Lezer Getahun.

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