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Dean Cheryl Waites has been awarded Fellow status by the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the world’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education and practice in the field of aging. 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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Young Women InPowerED Expo
May 27 2017 at 12:00 PM
Student Center
Transition to Indepence (TIP) Wayne State in partnership with LIVE Bea-U-Tifully are hosting the Young Women InPowerED Expo. This free event* is a way for our community to InPower (empower) young women (16-21) from at-risk populations (foster youth, homeless, victims of human trafficking, juvenile justice) with information, resources, speakers, pampering, and entertainment. Topics of focus include, Beauty, Health, Identity, Finances, and most importantly Education. We would like to give these young women hope and inspire them to pursue higher education by providing the resources necessary to make their dream into a reality. Donations are being requested of all support staff and all other attendees that are not at-risk. All proceeds will support TIP Wayne State students and are tax-exempt. Keynote speakers: Jacqueline Wilson, Carolyn Clifford and Gail Perry-Mason. Event registration will close May 15th! More Info and to register visit the Transition to Independence website here. 
Social Work Room Naming Dedication, A Special Thanks to William Pickard
June 5 2017 at 3:00 PM
Social Work, School of
The Wayne State Board of Governors, President M. Roy Wilson and Dean Cheryl Waites cordially invite you to the Social Work Room Naming Dedication, A Special Thanks to William Pickard. Monday, June 5, 2017 3:00 to 4:30 pm School of Social Work 5447 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48202 Dr. William F. Pickard, Ph.D., has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, philanthropist and civic leader in the Detroit metropolitan area. This event will honor and thank Dr. Pickard for his generous gifts to the School of Social Work with the naming dedication of the following spaces: 2nd floor Conference Room #227: Paul L. Hubbard Conference Room 1st floor Waiting Area #176: William H. and Victoria Pickard Lounge 2nd floor Doctoral Student Room #291: Maribodine Robinson Doctoral Research Room 1st floor Conference Room #179: Nick Scheele and Gary L. White Technology Conference Room and Research Lab Parking in Structure 1 and a shuttle to the event are complimentary.
Screening, Referral and Follow-up of Autism Spectrum Disorder Using the M-CHAT-R
June 9 2017 at 9:30 AM
Wayne State University College of Nursing
Early screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders is necessary in order to provide early intervention services. Therefore, audience participants will be prepared to screen for Autism Spectrum Disorders using the evidence-based M-CHAT-R tool after attending this presentation. Discussion will also entail how to address parents with the results of the M-CHAT-R, making referrals, and following up on referrals and recommendations in order to ensure follow-through and coordination of care. Target Audience: Health care professionals including physicians, psychologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, certified medical assistants, social workers and community health workers.
B.S.W. Informational Meetings
June 13 2017 at 4:30 PM
Social Work, School of
Potential applicants are encouraged to attend an informational meeting prior to applying to the program. If available, please bring an unofficial copy of your student transcripts to the meeting. All programs begin in the fall semester. Application deadline is April 1st. All applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as admissions will close once program capacity has been reached. For more information about our meetings or ADA accommodations, please contact the School of Social Work Office of Admissions and Student Services at 313-577-4409 or email to Shantalea Johns at al3412@wayne.edu. Wayne State University School of Social Work, Main Campus, See http://maps.wayne.edu/ for further details.
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