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.
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.
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.
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.
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.