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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...

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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.

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September 13, 2019  |  A committee has been established to help in the search for a new Dean at the UMSSW.

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August 23, 2019  |  I am proud to have been part of the many accomplishments we have achieved together during these years.

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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

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August 12, 2019  |  #WhatCouldBe: Bolder Systems & Brighter Futures for Children, Youth, Young Adults & their Families

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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.

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July 19, 2019  |  Visit our Baltimore campus to learn about our MSW program!

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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.

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May 2, 2019  |  President’s Fellows Propose Steps to Curb Gun Violence

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April 15, 2019  |  “One. … Two. … Three. … Let’s paint!” exclaimed Tammatha Woodhouse, the principal of Renaissance Academy High School.

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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.

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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.

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April 1, 2019  |  One woman grew up in Brazil eyeing the stars and a career in astronomy.

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March 15, 2019  |  The University of Maryland School of Social Work is ranked 17th out of 262 programs surveyed.

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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!

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March 8, 2019  |  Watch the Homecoming Livestream Panel Discussion

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February 12, 2019  |  KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Vickie Walters, LCSW, MSW, ’88 Addressing Addiction: Innovations in Substance Use Services

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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October 19, 2018  |  FSWI Founder Woodside Honored by UMB

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October 18, 2018  |  “Taking Care of Maryland” was the theme of the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s 23rd annual Founders Week Gala.

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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.

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October 9, 2018  |  SWCOS' Social Work in the Library program part of a story on Enoch Pratt Free Libraries.

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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

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October 3, 2018  |  “We are so proud to be launching another year of the successful Social Worker in the Library program,”

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September 14, 2018  |  UMB’s Promise Heights Initiative Receives $30M Grant from U.S. Dept. of Ed.

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September 4, 2018  |  Applications for 2019 Academic year Now Open!

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August 27, 2018  |  Strengthening Society through Stronger Parenting

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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.

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August 2, 2018  |  Beloved former faculty member Len Press passed away in late July.

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August 1, 2018  |  Take advantage of our wide variety of course offerings!

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June 18, 2018  |  Immigration Issues Statement from Dean Barth

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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April 2, 2018  |  Professor and former Associate Dean for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Education Donna Harrington as passed away.

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March 29, 2018  |  Spring 2018 Daniel Thursz Lecture on Social Justice Celebrates 25 Years of SWCOS!

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March 2, 2018  |  March is Social Work Month and our annual fundraising effort, All Gifts Count!

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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

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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.

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February 1, 2018  |  Intro to Harm Reduction and Diverting Drug Users to Treatment with Baltimore City’s LEAD Program

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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.

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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.

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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.

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December 19, 2017  |  Developing Leaders

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December 4, 2017  |  Financial social work research helps empower low-income families to work toward their goals

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November 28, 2017  |  Focusing on early intervention. Telling compelling stories. Fighting stigma with science.

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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.

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October 26, 2017  |  A joint three-year grant to coordinate work to fight human trafficking in Prince George’s County, Md.

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October 25, 2017  |  Preparing children for healthy emotional and behavioral development

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October 16, 2017  |  UMB Students Seize Opportunity to Help

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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.

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October 4, 2017  |  Be Engaged in Our Communities

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October 1, 2017  |  Meet new faculty member Fernando Wagner

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September 27, 2017  |  Social workers now available at four branches of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

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September 19, 2017  |  Behavioral Health Program at SSW to Expand to 120 Students - $10,000 Stipends

August 14, 2017  |  SSW Issues Response to Charlottesville

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July 25, 2017  |  The School of Social Work Continues to Produce Graduates Who Exceed National Averages for Board Exams.

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July 19, 2017  |  In this digital age, maintaining a sense of community in the workplace takes special effort.

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July 12, 2017  |  Applications are now being accepted for a distinguished scholar at the level of associate or full professor to fill a newly endowed professorship in the area of children and family services

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July 11, 2017  |  The School of Social Work has been ranked third in the nation for schools of social work.

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July 6, 2017  |  SSW’s Parkent Is June Employee of Month

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June 29, 2017  |  New Student Orientation Information

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June 28, 2017  |  ‘Every Baltimore Child Deserves This’

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June 12, 2017  |  Amy Greensfelder pumped breast milk in a commercial kitchen. Mehgan Sidhu pumped in an airport restroom. Some of Jenny Afkinich’s friends have had to pump in a closet.

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June 5, 2017  |  Adjunct faculty play and important and vital role at the School!

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May 26, 2017  |  27 Meet NSWM Educational Competencies

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May 24, 2017  |  Elizabeth Gill returns to finish her MSW degree after two years of Peace Corps work in the Philippines.

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May 23, 2017  |  A web site for the School of Social Work's response to the events in our world.

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May 16, 2017  |  Several news outlets have announced that Michigan Representative, John Kivela, died by apparent suicide on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

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May 5, 2017  |  ‘Tis the season of graduations, where parents celebrate the accomplishments of their children.

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May 3, 2017  |  Among the thousands of people filling the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on April 22 to raise awareness about the importance of science were faculty members from the School of Social Work.

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April 26, 2017  |  Two 2001 MSW graduates and a member of the School's Board of Advisors are named to the Daily Record's Top 100 Women List for 2017

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April 21, 2017  |  Please complete your MSW course evaluations, field evaluations and graduating student survey today.

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April 20, 2017  |  Drs. DeVylder and Schiffman (UMBC) Awarded Grant to Develop and Test an Intervention

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April 18, 2017  |  Dr. Julianne Malveaux discussed African-American women’s income inequality during the Spring 2017 Thursz lecture.

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April 6, 2017  |  Three Faculty Members, One Student and One Alum Honored by the NASW-MD

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March 20, 2017  |  Get all the details for our annual Convocation ceremony

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March 13, 2017  |  Homecoming Forum Highlights Forensic Social Work

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March 9, 2017  |  We reaffirm our commitment to creating a sanctuary for our students, staff and faculty where all SSW community members can feel safe, secure, included and supported.

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March 2, 2017  |  Census of Homeless Youth, Young Adults Underway in 17 MD Jurisdictions

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March 1, 2017  |  Partnering in Primary Care: Promoting Child Well-being through Pediatrician-Social Work Collaborations

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March 1, 2017  |  Three prestigious research journals recently exploring their innovative work on Financial Capability and Asset Building (FCAB).

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February 10, 2017  |  Christopher Streeter is passionate about his West Baltimore high school, Renaissance Academy. He is eager to share his experience with anyone who will listen.

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January 30, 2017  |  We are writing to address the mounting concerns in our community and elsewhere for the welfare of immigrants.

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January 30, 2017  |  USM Statement on Immigration Issues

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January 30, 2017  |  Alternative facts. Fake news. Endless squabbling. Family disputes at the dinner table. What’s a person to do in today’s times?

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January 24, 2017  |  A collection of images from the Women's March in Washington DC.

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January 24, 2017  |  Samirah Franklin recently tried on a new role for size: catcaller at a protest rally.