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Nov. 9th Edith Harris Lecture on Behavioral Addictions and Substance Use Disorders. More on this Event More

Community Engagement and Research

Wayne State wins federal funding to ensure competent child welfare workforce. More on this Initiative More

First-Rate Faculty

Our internationally recognized, accessible faculty members bring their real-world research experience to the classroom. More on our Faculty More

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New Graduate Certificate in Clinical Social Work Theory and Practice now accepting students More on this Certificate More

Interprofessional Education at Work

Social Work students participate in the Interdisciplinary Older Adult Home Visit Program along with Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Services. For more details watch our Engage video More

Alumni Making a difference

Learn how your leadership expertise, advocacy skills, and passion can make a difference in our Alumni Association. Learn more about activities and our board More

Student Support

The Transition to Independence Program works to increase college access and retention rates of foster care youth in Southeast Michigan. More


The School of Social Work at Wayne State University is among the nation's leaders in preparing students for professional practice. Our graduates are highly sought after by local and statewide agencies. We invite you to find out how we can help you meet your career goals in the rewarding field of social work.

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Understanding Youth Violence and Victimization: Implications for Social Work Practice (Online Course) (2CEUs)
March 2 2015
Online Programs
THIS ONLINE CEU COURSE IS AVAILABLE ANY TIME & ANY DAY!!!!! Youth violence is a serious social and public health concern, and numerous studies have documented risk factors associated with youth’s exposure to and experiences in violence occurring in multiple contexts. The aim of this online CEU class is to enhance social work practitioners’ understanding of youth violence and how various type of violence impact children and adolescents. The major focus will be on child maltreatment, school bullying and victimization, and juvenile justice involvement. We will explore the associated risk factors and outcomes, particularly among diverse children and adolescents (i.e., racial/ethnic minorities, immigrants, LGBTQ, special education, etc.) and the strengths and drawbacks of the current programs and policies.This is an online continuing education credit hour course that can be completed at your leisure in the comfort of your own home! It is as simple as reading the 3 articles provided, completing a post-test followed by an evaluation and paying the fee. Pending a passing post-test score, a certificate will be e-mailed to you. Visit our website to complete this online course http://socialwork.wayne.edu/continuing-education/online-courses.php Pay Here
Cassandra Barragan's Dissertation Defense
March 2 2015 at 1:30 PM
4756 Cass Ave.
Welcome Days - M.S.W. Informational Meeting
March 2 2015 at 5:30 PM
Science Hall
Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions prior to making application. At the meetings, we cover in detail about the M.S.W. program, careers, concentrations, application process, curriculum, tuition cost, and so much more…. MSW - Pre-Candidate Master with Advanced Standing Status:  Only students who hold a baccalaureate degree of Social Work from a CSWE accredited program are eligible to apply for this status.  Program begins Summer Term.   MSW - Core/Regular Status:  Only those who hold a baccalaureate degree in another discipline besides Social Work are eligible to apply for this status.  Program begins Fall Term. All applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as admissions will close once program capacity has been reached.  Applications may be submitted up to one year prior to the start of the beginning term of the program.  Applicants are encouraged to apply and submit all application materials to the program by the Priority Processing date of October 1st.  All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline of April 1st.
The Impact of the Internet and Social Media on Mental Health (3 CEUs)
March 4 2015 at 6:00 PM
Oakland Center - Educational Outreach
Register Here! This workshop explores the influence of the Internet and social media on mental health and social functioning as well as, the emergence of Internet Use Disorder. It also looks at the delivery of mental health and other support services via information and communication technology (ICT), innovative treatment approaches used to manage and treat chronic physical pain (e.g., virtual reality and gaming technology), and ethical challenges social workers should be aware of when engaging clients in cyberspace. Includes one hour in ethics and one hour in pain management. Instructors: Janet Joiner, L.M.S.W., Ph.D.
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