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Phil Jenkins Award for Innovation in Depression Treatment

Posted On: 10/27/11 | Comments (0)

The U-M Depression Center is pleased to announce the availability of funds to foster innovative ideas for treatment or self-management of depression,to improve the quality of life for people living with depressive illnesses and their families,and to develop innovative strategies to sustain wellness once achieved. Applications are being accepted from U-M graduate students, residents, post-doctoral fellows or junior faculty.

$10,000 in award funds will be given out to one or more applicants for a one-year period.

Visit the Depression Center's website for more information on the award and how to apply.

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Winter 2012 Class Schedule

Posted On: 10/26/11 | Comments (0)

The Winter 2012 class schedule is now available on the SSW web site and Wolverine Access. Mini course dates will be listed on the site within the next few days and course instructors will be added on an ongoing basis. Backpacking will begin November 14 and Registration will begin November 21. More details on registration will also be added to the SSW site in a couple of weeks.

Verna Bell
School Registrar

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Social Work Day Presentations Available

Posted On: 10/25/11 | Comments (0)

Join Us on Facebook!

Posted On: 10/25/11 | Comments (0)

U of M School Social Work - Prospective & Admitted Students

Stay connected with the School and learn more about admissions, important events, financial aid! Current students will also be available to answer your questions.

Submit a Student Speaker Entry for Winter Commencement! Due Monday!

Posted On: 10/14/11 | Comments (0)

An integral part of the SSW commencement ceremony is the opportunity for one or two of our MSW degree candidates to speak. This opportunity is open to SSW students who expect to complete their MSW degree requirements at the end of fall term 2011, are in good academic standing, and plan to attend the ceremony on December 17th.

Entry Deadline: Monday, October 17th

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Vote for Faculty December Commencement Participants! Due Monday!

Posted On: 10/14/11 | Comments (0)

Attn: December 2011 MSW Degree Candidates! Please read & respond by Monday, October 17th.

The Graduation Planning Committee would like your input in suggesting faculty participants for the following roles in our December 17th SSW graduation ceremony.

Marshals: coordinate the ceremony activities on the day of graduation
Readers: read individual names of graduates as they cross stage
Hooders: place ceremonial Masters hood over graduates head before they cross stage

You do not need to specify roles - just names of the faculty you would like to see participate. The Graduation Committee will invite and assign the specific roles to those selected.

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR TOP SEVEN (7) FACULTY CHOICES TO: mtgorton@umich.edu

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Reminder: International Opportunities Job Fair

Posted On: 10/12/11 | Comments (0)

We are pleased to co-host the International Opportunities Fair, an event that brings students and representatives of organizations together to explore:

-International career options
-Work, internship and volunteer abroad programs
-Fellowship and scholarship programs for study and work abroad
-Universities offering international degree programs

Based on the success of previous fairs, we expect over 500 students to participate in this event.

The fair will be held in the Michigan Union (2nd floor) from 2-6pm on Thursday, October 20th, 2011.

For more information on studying, working or traveling abroad, please visit http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/

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Job Opening: Program Manager at La Vida

Posted On: 10/12/11 | Comments (0)

Position Available: Program Manager at La Vida, Southwest Detroit Partnership to Prevent Intimate Violence Against Latina Women

LA VIDA -- the Southwest Detroit Partnership to Prevent Intimate Violence Against Latina Women -- seeks to ensure the availability, accessibility, and utilization of a range of culturally competent intimate partner/domestic violence (DV) interventions targeting Latino families in southwest Detroit. The specific goals of LA VIDA are to:

1) Promote collaboration and coordination among diverse partners committed to preventing DV in Latino families;
2) Expand the knowledge base and disseminate information about DV in Latino families; and
3) Develop, implement, and evaluate DV interventions (including training, education, counseling support, screening, and referral) aimed at reducing DV in Latino families.

The LA VIDA Partnership is now hiring a full-time Program Manager to oversee the daily activities of the LA VIDA Program. The successful candidate will be hired for a one-year term initially, with contract renewal contingent on requisite funds being available. Salary range $35-40,000 per year plus benefits.

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Networking Event: LiveWorkDetroit!

Posted On: 10/12/11 | Comments (0)

LiveWorkDetroit!
Entrepreneurs & Creative Sectors
October 21, 2011
10am – 4:30pm

Not only are Detroit employers eager to hire Michigan college graduates, the city is the hottest place in the country to live, work and have fun.

Learn more by attending the next event where you will:
 Tour downtown Detroit and explore great places to live and work, and cool things to do
 Hear about opportunities that make Detroit the best place in the country for young professionals. (Past and future speakers include Dan Gilbert, Peter Karmanos Jr, Matt Cullen, Dave Blaszkiewicz, Josh Linkner, and more!)
 Network with Detroit employers who are hiring college graduates

For a tentative agenda as well as how to register, click "Read More"...

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Job Opening: Policy Analyst for National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

Posted On: 10/12/11 | Comments (0)

Position available as Policy Analyst at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health in Washington, D.C.

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1994, the mission of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health for Latinas, their families, and their communities through public education, policy advocacy, and community mobilization.

RESPONSIBILITIES: NLIRH seeks an experienced, resourceful and innovative individual with strong leadership skills and advanced analytical abilities to work out of our Washington, D.C. office as a full-time Policy Analyst.

The Policy Analyst will promote a national policy agenda designed to protect the reproductive health and rights of Latinas. The person in this position will work independently, as part of a dynamic team and in coalition with movement partners. The Policy Analyst must be able to evaluate complex public programs, projects and studies, proposed legislation and current law in order to promote NLIRH’s policy and advocacy work in the areas of abortion access, immigrant women’s rights and reproductive health disparities.

For more information, including instructions for the application process, please click "Read More"...

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Job Opening: Programs Coordinator for Youth Leadership Initiative

Posted On: 10/12/11 | Comments (0)

Position Title: Youth Leadership Programs Coordinator
Department: Marin Programs Department
Salary $23-$26 per hour, $4050 - $4580 monthly, non-exempt
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Location: Marin County, CA
More information: www.yli.org

The Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) builds communities where young people and their adult allies come together to create positive social change. We design and implement communitybased programs that provide youth with leadership skills in the areas of prevention, philanthropy, and policy and civic engagement. Building on these real-world program experiences, YLI creates evidence-based curricula and training programs that enable us to engage in social change efforts across the nation, all while promoting best practices in the field of youth development. The Healthy Novato Community Project is a comprehensive community health initiative in Novato with a particular emphasis on community environmental strategies that promote health and wellness through multi-stakeholder engagement and capacity building. The project’s vision is to create a community that understands, supports and involves youth by partnering with youth to promote and assist in community empowerment, and to implement equitable policies, practices and educational opportunities that will positively impact the health, safety and wellness of youth in Novato. The project is coordinated by the Novato Blue Ribbon Coalition for Youth, involving the City of Novato, the County of Marin, the Novato Unified School District, the Novato Police Department, community-based organizations (Marin Youth Court, Novato Youth Center, Youth Leadership Institute, Kaiser Permanente, and other community organizations) and individuals.

This position will be physically located in offices of the Novato Unified School District.

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Social Work & Sports Panel

Posted On: 10/10/11 | Comments (0)

Wednesday, November 16th, 12pm to 2pm (Room – TBA)

Hosted by the Office of Field Instruction, topics will include youth development, enhancing sports performance, diversity, and social work and sports careers on both the micro and macro levels. Please bring your lunch and we will provide beverages and treats.

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Investing in Ability 2011 Events Announced!

Posted On: 10/07/11 | Comments (0)

Various events October 24 - November 12, 2011. Click here for a listing of scheduled events.

All events are free, open to the public and held in accessible locations. Accomodations are available by contacting disability@umich.edu a few days in advance of the event.

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