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June 2020 - Wayne State University
June 2020
More than just a hashtag: A social work exploration of racial inequality in Detroit and steps to move us forward

More than just a hashtag: A social work exploration of racial inequality in Detroit and steps to move us forward

We at the WSU School of Social Work have purposefully chosen to organize difficult yet empowering conversations around racial equity and the call for social justice. On June 5th we launched a community conversation focused on where we have been, where we are now, and where we must go to bring about lasting change for Detroit and our nation. 

Highlights

Message from Dean Sheryl Kubiak: empowering social change in our new normal
Message from Dean Sheryl Kubiak: empowering social change in our new normal
A Devastating COVID-19 Loss: Remembering Bachelors of Social Work student Antoinette Bell
A Devastating COVID-19 Loss: Remembering Bachelors of Social Work student Antoinette Bell
Social Work partners with students, DMC, and Detroit Country Day to support COVID-19 patient well-being
Social Work partners with students, DMC, and Detroit Country Day to support COVID-19 patient well-being

 

News & activities

The School of Social Work works to advance social justice with the launch of a minor in social work and social justice
The School of Social Work works to advance social justice with the launch of a minor in social work and social justice  

A natural extension of our social work values, this minor focuses on the identification and improvement of social, economic and environmental justice issues affecting our community.


 

Spotlights

Wayne State CHAMPS program supports foster care youth on her social work warrior journey to the finish line
Wayne State CHAMPS program supports foster care youth on her social work warrior journey to the finish line
WSU public health social workers tackle health inequalities and improve the lives of Detroiters
WSU public health social workers tackle health inequalities and improve the lives of Detroiters
Social Work foundation helps alum cultivate a successful career in wealth management and give back
Social Work foundation helps alum cultivate a successful career in wealth management and give back

 

Congratulations

Social Work faculty and staff have shown their warrior spirit with the achievement of awards for mentorship, research and leadership. Social Work faculty and staff have shown their warrior spirit with the achievement of awards for mentorship, research and leadership.  

Congratulations to Suzanne Brown, Poco Kernsmith, Tam Perry and Shantalea Johns for empowering social change in Detroit and beyond! 


 

Centers

CBHJ and Michigan Center for Youth Justice issue report on COVID-19 response in Michigan's Juvenile Justice system CBHJ and Michigan Center for Youth Justice issue report on COVID-19 response in Michigan's Juvenile Justice system  

According to a report released by the WSU Center for Behavioral Health and Justice and the Michigan Center for Youth Justice, steps taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 in juvenile detention centers and residential facilities by reducing the number of youths in confinement statewide were successful in many cases and could be a model of how to go forward after the virus recedes.

Summer interns partner with Social Work researcher to explore the effects of COVID-19 on older Detroiters  

With funding from the WSU Humanities Clinic, faculty member Tam Perry and two WSU student interns have launched the Detroit arm of a multi-country partnership to study the behavioral and emotional responses of older adults to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Summer interns partner with Social Work researcher to explore the effects of COVID-19 on older Detroiters
Center for Social Work Research celebrates student research achievements with annual symposium and awards  

Under guidance from The Center for Social Work Research, students collaborate with faculty mentors and local community partners throughout the year to create knowledge that benefits our Detroit community. These partnerships were highlighted at the annual Social Work Student Symposium held in April 2020.

Social Work researcher develops parenting tips for dads during the COVID-19 crisis  

Looking for ways to take care of your kids during this challenging time without pulling your hair out?  Parenting and fatherhood expert Carolyn Dayton has compiled helpful tips and resources for fathering during this challenging time.


 

In the News

What the coronavirus crisis reveals about vulnerable populations behind bars and on the streets
What the coronavirus crisis reveals about vulnerable populations behind bars and on the streets  

Dean Sheryl Kubiak and national experts explore the health and economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis in prisons, jails and homeless shelters.


 

Events

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