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February 2020 - Wayne State University
February 2020
Social Work Warriors celebrate National Social Work Month

Social Work Warriors celebrate National Social Work Month

The March 2020 NASW National Social Work Month theme, Social Workers: Generations Strong, highlights the hard work and immense passion that social workers have displayed for generations as they work to improve the lives of those in our communities. We encourage you to explore the events we are supporting this March celebrating the impact social work has had for generations.  


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Highlights

March 19: Diversity Lecture - Do Black Men deserve the American dream? (2 FREE CEUs)
March 19: Diversity Lecture - Do Black Men deserve the American dream? (2 FREE CEUs)
Social Justice Warrior Saunteel Jenkins finds her passion as a social worker advocating for the Detroit community
Social Justice Warrior Saunteel Jenkins finds her passion as a social worker advocating for the Detroit community
Social Work conference focuses on the intersection of social enterprise, innovation, and criminal justice reform
Social Work conference focuses on the intersection of social enterprise, innovation, and criminal justice reform

 

News & activities

Black History Month in the School of Social Work and across the Warrior community
Black History Month in the School of Social Work and across the Warrior community  

Social Work student org celebrates the Warrior spirit of Black History Month at Elevate Their Voices event discussing the intersection of race, sexual identity and mental health.


 

Spotlights

Turn your idea into a viable social venture with Build Social Work (9 Social Work CEUs)
Turn your idea into a viable social venture with Build Social Work (9 Social Work CEUs)
Antonio González-Prendes, an advocate for social justice and cultural humility in Detroit
Antonio González-Prendes, an advocate for social justice and cultural humility in Detroit
April 15: A conversation with Michelle Alexander & Amanda Alexander to commemorate Maryann Mahaffey
April 15: A conversation with Michelle Alexander & Amanda Alexander to commemorate Maryann Mahaffey

 

Congratulations

Social Work Warriors are recognized for their work empowering social change in academics, research and throughout our Detroit community. Social Work Warriors are recognized for their work empowering social change in academics, research and throughout our Detroit community.  

From faculty awards and national appointments to students achieving academic excellence and representing the Warrior Spirit - we have a lot to be proud as Detroit's Social Work School.


 

Centers

March 27: Social Work Student Research Symposium explores how students empower social change through research March 27: Social Work Student Research Symposium explores how students empower social change through research  

Research is the bedrock of social work practice, ensuring that individuals, families and communities receive the most effective, innovative, and culturally attuned interventions and treatments that we are able to provide. The Center for Social Work Research is fostering a passion for research in our students and we invite you to support them at this annual event.

Work of the MI Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration culminates in published report and recommendations.  

Dean Sheryl Kubiak served as the voice for crime victims on Governor Whitmer’s Joint Task Force, which recently concluded its six-month effort to create innovative recommendations for the improvement of Michigan’s justice systems.

Work of the MI Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration culminates in published report and recommendations.
What the Jeffrey Epstein case reveals about female sex offenders  

Social Work faculty explore the controversial subject of women who have been convicted of sexual assault, abuse and human trafficking in a recent article by The Conversation.

CBHJ Director Brad Ray utilizes a train-the-trainer approach to combat the overdose epidemic in newly launched online CE course.  

Learn how to identify the signs of a recent opioid overdose and how to administer Naloxone in this video presentation, which considers harm reduction and public health strategies to reduce overdoses.


 

Presentations & publications

Social Work Warriors are making their mark in print and presentations.
Social Work Warriors are making their mark in print and presentations.  

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