January 12, 2021 | Jenny Afkinich, PhD, has been named the recipient of the 2021 Society for Social Work and Research Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award.
December 10, 2020 | The Healing Youth Alliance was created through a partnership between the Black Mental Health Alliance, the University of Maryland School of Social Work and a Baltimore-based nonprofit organization.
December 8, 2020 | We are excited to announce the launch of a FREE monthly Training Institutes LIVE! virtual series. Each month, choose two from four virtual 90-minute workshops focused on integrating services and impro
December 8, 2020 | How does a program focused primarily on aiding children and families in West Baltimore conduct its human services work during a pandemic, when in-person interactions are no longer the norm?
Meet Dean Judy L. Postmus in the news
November 5, 2020 | It is our hope that this short video will help you get to know our new dean, her vision, and plans for the School as we all come together to make Baltimore and the world around us a better place.
Ceasefire Black Entrepreneurs Virtual Showcase in the news
November 4, 2020 | Please visit the Showcase website to support Baltimore City Black Entrepreneurs!
Reunification of Families with Children in Foster Care is Focus of SSW Institute Grant Award in the news
October 29, 2020 | Children's Bureau Provides Funding for Establishing a National Quality Improvement Center to Improve Well-being of Families with Children in Foster Care
We Are Hiring Open Rank Faculty Positions in the news
October 27, 2020 | Applications are now being accepted for tenure track faculty positions at the assistant, associate, or full professor level at the University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMSSW).
October 20, 2020 | Voting Information
October 15, 2020 | The 26 Best Universities Fighting Human Trafficking is a list of the best universities located in the U.S. that are studying and fighting human trafficking.
October 15, 2020 | Jodi Jacobson Frey, PhD, LCSW-C, is the author of an article in the Harvard Business Review that explores how Employee Assistance Programs can help companies address racism at work.
Wasserman appointed to the Maryland State Department of Education’s Inclusion Leadership Team in the news
October 15, 2020 | Kate Wasserman appointed to the Maryland State Department of Education’s Inclusion Leadership Team.
September 11, 2020 | The “Critical Convo” events look to create dialogue and facilitate conversations on critical topics relating to social work education, research and the role of the profession in the community and...
August 31, 2020 | This series of three events will explore if, how, and why elections matter. If they matter to what purpose? How can elections be used to effect change? What are some of the differences between work...
July 14, 2020 | Graham's project will focus on learning more about intimate partner violence-related deaths among young people ages 0–25 years in the United States.
Postmus Begins as Next Dean of the SSW in the news
July 1, 2020 | Postmus Begins as Next Dean of the SSW
Homecoming June 22: Social Work in the Workplace in the news
June 11, 2020 | UMSSW’s Homecoming Goes Virtual! Social Work in the Workplace: Turning the Tables on Critical Conversations Monday, June 22 from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
June 5, 2020 | We salute and support our alumni on the frontlines: Dolly Huffman Clayton, MSW ‘00, Allison Deitz, LMSW, MSW '18, Amy Greensfelder, MSW '17, Robin McKinney, MSW '01, Sara Johnson, MSW '02, Kendra Van-
June 2, 2020 | I am profoundly and deeply pained by the murders of our African American brothers and sisters. The police shootings of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, George Floyd in Minneapolis, Tony McDade...
Celebrating the Class of 2020 in the news
May 12, 2020 | Celebrating the Class of 2020
Postmus to Lead School of Social Work in the news
April 28, 2020 | On July 1, School of Social Work will have a new dean, Judy L. Postmus. Dr. Postmus is Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at the Rutgers University School of Social Work.
April 21, 2020 | The Institute’s series designed to support providers of children’s services.
Dean Barth Delivers 2020 State of the School in the news
April 16, 2020 | Dean Richard Barth took to the web to deliver his final State of the School Address.
March 10, 2020 | Stay Informed on the Coronavirus' Impact on UMB and SSW
March 9, 2020 | POSTPONED: The Institute for Innovation & Implementation 15th anniversary event and Daniel Thursz Lecture will be held Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 4 p.m.
February 13, 2020 | Given the challenges of symptom management during hospice care, patients require responsive opioid prescribing.
February 6, 2020 | EVENT POSTPONED: Celebrating 40 Years of EAP: Employee Assistance Education and Research
January 16, 2020 | The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare welcomes 19 new Fellows for the Class of 2020, including the School of Social Work Professor Geoff Greif, PhD.
January 8, 2020 | Corey Shdaimah, LL.M., PhD, has been installed as the University of Maryland School of Social Work’s Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor for Socia
November 25, 2019 | Join us December 2 for a compelling presentation titled "Who Are We As Americans? Confronting Hard Truths and Healing for the Future."
UMB-Haifa Partnership Continues to Thrive in the news
November 25, 2019 | In 2013, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) President Jay A. Perman, MD, accompanied former Gov. Martin O’Malley on a trip to Israel. It was Perman’s first trip to the Middle Eastern country.
November 15, 2019 | Join 2,000 colleagues in Orlando!
November 7, 2019 | The BHWISE Lifespan Fellowship will recruit and train 30 advanced-year MSW students, BHWISE-IOWA will train 11 social work students alongside 4 psychiatric nurse practitioner students and...
School of Social Work Names Prized Professorship in the news
September 20, 2019 | The University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMSSW) welcomes Brenda Jones Harden, PhD, MSW, as the school’s first Alison Richman Professor for Children and Families.
Search Committee Announced for New UMSSW Dean in the news
September 13, 2019 | A committee has been established to help in the search for a new Dean at the UMSSW.
August 23, 2019 | I am proud to have been part of the many accomplishments we have achieved together during these years.
August 13, 2019 | Research Assistant Professor Brook Kearley is the lead author of this new, important research
August 13, 2019 | SSW to Train Social Workers, Psych Nurse Practitioners, and Addiction Psychiatrists to Address the Opioid Crisis in High-need Areas
Call for Proposals: The 2020 Training Institutes in the news
August 12, 2019 | #WhatCouldBe: Bolder Systems & Brighter Futures for Children, Youth, Young Adults & their Families
Rick Barth Stepping Down as SSW Dean in the news
July 20, 2019 | I write to share with you that Richard P. Barth, PhD, MSW, dean of the School of Social Work (SSW), has decided to step down by the end of the 2019-20 academic year.
Join Us August 1 for a MSW Information Session in the news
July 19, 2019 | Visit our Baltimore campus to learn about our MSW program!
New MSW Field Seminar Launches This Fall in the news
May 14, 2019 | The University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMSSW) launches a new field seminar experience for students beginning their MSW course work this fall.
May 2, 2019 | President’s Fellows Propose Steps to Curb Gun Violence
Inspiring Students to Paint Their Own Futures in the news
April 15, 2019 | “One. … Two. … Three. … Let’s paint!” exclaimed Tammatha Woodhouse, the principal of Renaissance Academy High School.
April 12, 2019 | Former Sen. Barbara Mikulski, MSW ’65, shared her passion for the University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMSSW), and advice for new social workers starting out in their careers.
April 11, 2019 | The etiquette dinner table gathering invites students from Renaissance Academy High School and the University of Maryland to include good tables manners on their path to success.
April 1, 2019 | The members of the National Human Services Training Evaluation Symposium are pleased to announce the 22nd Annual National Human Services Training Evaluation Symposium.
April 1, 2019 | One woman grew up in Brazil eyeing the stars and a career in astronomy.
US News & World Reports Ranks the UMSSW 17th in the news
March 15, 2019 | The University of Maryland School of Social Work is ranked 17th out of 262 programs surveyed.
School Welcomes Nine New Faculty Members in the news
March 11, 2019 | A diverse and world-class collection of mentors, leaders and educators bring a broad array of experiences and knowledge to the School of Social Work. We are pleased and proud to welcome them all!
Watch the Homecoming Livestream Panel Discussion in the news
March 8, 2019 | Watch the Homecoming Livestream Panel Discussion
Homecoming March 8 - Addressing Addiction in the news
February 12, 2019 | KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Vickie Walters, LCSW, MSW, ’88 Addressing Addiction: Innovations in Substance Use Services
February 12, 2019 | Join Everyman Theatre in partnership with University of Maryland School of Social Work for an examination of key themes and questions posed by Everything is Wonderful by Chelsea Marcantel.
January 23, 2019 | "As You Are" New LGBTQ Initiative from Biden Foundation and SSW Institute for Innovation & Implementation
January 18, 2019 | The Prevention of Adolescent Risks Initiative and The Healthy Teen Network have teamed up to create Human Trafficking Awareness Resources.
December 17, 2018 | The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) has honored the University of Maryland, Baltimore, (UMB) as a recipient of the 2018 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award.
December 6, 2018 | The School of Social Work has been recognized for its commitment to diversity by INSIGHT Into Diversity.
December 6, 2018 | Congratulations to the first cohort of participants who completed the first Financial Social Work Certificate Program at UMSSW!
Mikulski Talks Social Work Roots, DC Politics in the news
November 30, 2018 | Barbara Mikulski, MSW ’65, was a social worker before launching her legendary and pioneering 45-year political career, but she doesn’t consider it a former job.
November 26, 2018 | During a series of panel discussions on how best to address the opioid crisis, one factor has arisen repeatedly. It is stigma.
October 31, 2018 | Soon after dozens of people had come together at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) for a panel discussion on the opioid crisis, they heard Maryland’s grim statistics for 2017.
FSWI Founder Woodside Honored by UMB in the news
October 19, 2018 | FSWI Founder Woodside Honored by UMB
UMB States Its Case at Founders Week Gala in the news
October 18, 2018 | “Taking Care of Maryland” was the theme of the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s 23rd annual Founders Week Gala.
October 15, 2018 | A group of faculty members at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) who have expertise in multiple aspects of addiction research, education, and services took their knowledge into Columbia, Md.
SWCOS Program Part of GMA Story in the news
October 9, 2018 | SWCOS' Social Work in the Library program part of a story on Enoch Pratt Free Libraries.
October 8, 2018 | Positive Schools Center (PSC) of the University of Maryland School of Social Work, an initiative funded by a multi-year grant from Open Society Institute, recently created a series of training videos
October 3, 2018 | “We are so proud to be launching another year of the successful Social Worker in the Library program,”
UMB’s Promise Heights Initiative Receives $30M Grant from U.S. Dept. of Ed. in the news, press release
September 14, 2018 | UMB’s Promise Heights Initiative Receives $30M Grant from U.S. Dept. of Ed.
Apply Now for Your MSW Degree! in the news
September 4, 2018 | Applications for 2019 Academic year Now Open!
Strengthening Society through Stronger Parenting in the news
August 27, 2018 | Strengthening Society through Stronger Parenting
Beauty In The Eye of The Stakeholder in the news
August 3, 2018 | What was once a dull corner of concrete outside of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School on West Preston Street is now brightened by pink and purple petunias.
August 2, 2018 | Beloved former faculty member Len Press passed away in late July.
Register Now for Our Fall Continuing Ed Courses in the news
August 1, 2018 | Take advantage of our wide variety of course offerings!
Immigration Issues Statement from Dean Barth in the news
June 18, 2018 | Immigration Issues Statement from Dean Barth
Get to Know Emma - Our Blogger in Brazil in the news
June 14, 2018 | Hey there! I’m Emma and I’m one of the UMB School of Social Work (SSW) students participating in the independent study in Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil.
June 6, 2018 | Suicide does not discriminate. Just ask Clint Malarchuk, former National Hockey League goaltender, who struggled not only with suicide but also depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
May 30, 2018 | Please join NASW for a Congressional Briefing that will highlight the many ways that social workers are involved in responding to the opioid crisis.
April 30, 2018 | The panel members described the university’s efforts to bring science to a field in which evidence-based practices are often lacking.
SSW Mourns the Passing of Donna Harrington in the news
April 2, 2018 | Professor and former Associate Dean for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Education Donna Harrington as passed away.
SWCOS' 25th Anniversary & Thursz Lecture in the news
March 29, 2018 | Spring 2018 Daniel Thursz Lecture on Social Justice Celebrates 25 Years of SWCOS!
March 2, 2018 | March is Social Work Month and our annual fundraising effort, All Gifts Count!
Four Sites Designated for Foster Care Grant in the news
February 21, 2018 | Four Sites Designated for UM School of Social Work Institute Grant Assisting Children and Youth who Identify as LGBTQ2S in Foster Care
February 14, 2018 | The National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter (NASW-NC) has named Iris Carlton-LaNey the 2018 Social Worker of the Year.
Exploring Harm Reduction in Baltimore in the news
February 1, 2018 | Intro to Harm Reduction and Diverting Drug Users to Treatment with Baltimore City’s LEAD Program
Meet Faculty Member Fernando Wagner in the news
January 23, 2018 | University of Maryland School of Social Work Professor Fernando Wagner tells us a little about himself, his work, and more in this short faculty profile.
Meet Faculty Member Ericka Lewis in the news
January 11, 2018 | University of Maryland School of Social Work Assistant Professor Ericka Lewis tells us a little about herself, her work, and more in this short faculty profile.
School's Jody Olsen Chosen to Lead Peace Corps in the news
January 4, 2018 | The White House announced Jan. 3 that President Trump will nominate Jody Olsen, PhD, MSW, a visiting professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work to be director of the Peace Corps.
Faculty Spotlight: Karen Hopkins in the news
December 19, 2017 | Developing Leaders
Faculty Spotlight: Christine Callahan in the news
December 4, 2017 | Financial social work research helps empower low-income families to work toward their goals
Wen to Social Workers: Addiction Stigma Must End in the news
November 28, 2017 | Focusing on early intervention. Telling compelling stories. Fighting stigma with science.
Harrington Earns GADE Award for Mentoring in the news
November 9, 2017 | Professor Donna Harrington, PhD, recently was selected as winner of the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE) Award for Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students.
October 26, 2017 | A joint three-year grant to coordinate work to fight human trafficking in Prince George’s County, Md.
Faculty Spotlight: Lisa Berlin in the news
October 25, 2017 | Preparing children for healthy emotional and behavioral development
UMB Students Seize Opportunity to Help in the news
October 16, 2017 | UMB Students Seize Opportunity to Help
Collins to Receive CSWE Honor in the news
October 12, 2017 | This month, the SSW's Kathryn Collins will be presented the Distinguished Recent Contributions to Social Work Education Award by the Council on Social Work Education.
Be Engaged in Our Communities in the news
October 4, 2017 | Be Engaged in Our Communities
Video Spotlight: Fernando Wagner in the news
October 1, 2017 | Meet new faculty member Fernando Wagner
September 27, 2017 | Social workers now available at four branches of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
Behavioral Health Program Expanding in the news
September 19, 2017 | Behavioral Health Program at SSW to Expand to 120 Students - $10,000 Stipends
August 14, 2017 | SSW Issues Response to Charlottesville