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April 2020 Innovators – COVID-19 edition - Wayne State University
April 2020 Innovators – COVID-19 edition
WSU School of Social Work partners with College of Nursing and more to establish crisis hotline for behavioral health, healthcare workers and first responders fighting the COVID-19 outbreak.

WSU School of Social Work partners with College of Nursing and more to establish crisis hotline for behavioral health, healthcare workers and first responders fighting the COVID-19 outbreak.


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News & activities

Social Work Warriors spearhead COVID-19 patient improvement and well-being initiative
Social Work Warriors spearhead COVID-19 patient improvement and well-being initiative  

Students, faculty and staff work to support local Detroit COVID-19 patient well-being through rolling library, art installation and technology support.


 

Highlights

A message from Dean Sheryl Kubiak
A message from Dean Sheryl Kubiak
Detroit area resource list to support those affected by COVID-19
Detroit area resource list to support those affected by COVID-19
Managing anxiety during the COVID-19 outbreak
Managing anxiety during the COVID-19 outbreak

 

Spotlights

Support Social Work students overcoming COVID-19 setbacks
Support Social Work students overcoming COVID-19 setbacks
Tips and practices for providing telemental health services
Tips and practices for providing telemental health services
We are all in this together, a Social Work Warrior video message
We are all in this together, a Social Work Warrior video message

 

Centers

Center for Behavioral Health and Justice develops recommendations for decreasing stigma and bias to minimize health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Center for Behavioral Health and Justice develops recommendations for decreasing stigma and bias to minimize health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate existing social, racial, and health disparities. This may be true for justice-involved individuals, especially those who are part of marginalized populations such as those from immigrant and low-income communities, people with disabilities and special health needs and older adults.

For some children home is not a safe place. The Impact of COVID-19 on children and families.  

The coronavirus is exacerbating some of the biggest risk factors for child abuse and neglect: domestic violence, financial stress, and social isolation. According to Assistant Professor Kristina Nikolova, the closure of schools and other child-friendly public places removes children from contact with teachers, coaches, and others who can catch initial concerns about families under stress and refer them for help. 

For some children home is not a safe place. The Impact of COVID-19 on children and families.
Social distancing and the increased risk of intimate partner violence during COVID-19  

Social Work Assistant Professor Kristina Nikolova discusses how periods of social isolation, including that caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic, increase the risk and severity of IPV.

Together we can, supporting our community partners during COVID-19  

Amid the pandemic, please know that we are making efforts to live up to our urban mission and social work values and ethics by supporting agencies and community partners with clients who may be challenged by the consequences of self-quarantine or with limited access to necessities. Learn how you can help.


 

In the News

WSUPG, WSU and ACCESS join City of Detroit in COVID-19 screening at Fairgrounds
WSUPG, WSU and ACCESS join City of Detroit in COVID-19 screening at Fairgrounds  

Volunteers from the School of Social Work have joined other WSU schools and colleges, WSU Physician Group and ACCESS to test more than 2,900 symptomatic health care workers, police officers, firefighters and EMS/EMTs at drive-through testing locations in Detroit and Dearborn.


 

Presentations & publications

Center for Behavioral Health and Justice publishes resource and tip sheets for behavioral health and criminal/legal institutions
Center for Behavioral Health and Justice publishes resource and tip sheets for behavioral health and criminal/legal institutions  

The CBHJ has harnessed its specialized expertise to publish resources and tips for behavioral health and criminal/legal institutions during the COVID-19 epidemic. Specifically, information on continuity of care for those with opioid use disorder, recommendations to reduce bias and stigma, and the emergent use of technology in jails, prisons and juvenile justice facilities are featured.


 

Events

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