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May 17, 2017: Mental Health Awareness Week Walk
The Wayne State University Anti-Stigma Committee cordially invites you to support Mental Health Awareness Week at the...
May 1, 2017: Joint MSW & PhD Program Info Session in Windsor Canada
Do you know about Wayne State University's Ohio/Ontario Good Neighbor Policy? It states graduate non-resident students who are...
May 20, 2017: Join the WSU Social Work Team for the American Heart Association Walk
This year Wayne State University will be hosting the 2017 Metro Detroit Health Walk on campus on Saturday, May 20, 2017...
New elective, SW 5755 Intro to Child Welfare available Spring 2017
  New Elective Available in Spring 2017   SW 5755: Introduction to Child Welfare This elective course provides an...
Jerrold Brandell named interim dean of the School of Social Work
Jerrold Brandell, distinguished professor and associate dean for faculty affairs in the Wayne State University School of Social...
We are hiring! Director of Academics for Student Affairs / Director of Office of Admissions & Student Services
A Position Opening for the Director of Academics for Student Affairs The Director, Academic for Student Affairs, School of...
May 27: Young Women InPowerED Expo
The Wayne State University School of Social Work Transition to Independence Program (TIP) in partnership with LIVE...
Research drawing on perspectives of social work, anthropology can help solve difficult human problems, says Wayne State SWAN lecturer
Transdisciplinary training in social work and anthropology can help scholars better understand “elusive factors” that...
School of Social Work hosts one-woman show to explore complexities of racial identity
On Feb. 15, the Wayne State School of Social Work brought to the Community Arts Auditorium “One Drop Of Love,” the...
Wayne State School of Social Work launches 10-year initiative around Grand Challenges social agenda
Over the next decade, the Wayne State School of Social Work will deploy faculty, staff, funding and other resources to enhance...
Congratulations to the Students on the Fall 2016 Social Work Dean's List
SMART Social Work: Combating Consumer Misuse of Antibiotics
The School of Social Work’s Student Mentor Applied Research Team (SMART) is devoted to fostering research collaborations...
Social Work faculty joins national team studying violence against women
Debra Patterson, associate professor with the Wayne State School of Social Work, has been selected to join the Rutgers Violence...
School of Social Work explores race in America as host to “One Drop Of Love” performance
The Wayne State School of Social Work invites the public to attend an entertaining, thought-provoking, and interactive...
Wayne State social work, music faculty explore power of lullabies to calm parents and babies
  Researchers from Wayne State’s School of Social Work and Department of Music have received university funding to study...
Wayne State social work faculty receive funding to study help-seeking among Latina sexual assault survivors
  The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women announced last month that the LA VIDA Partnership...
Wayne State social work faculty join national initiative to promote permanency for older foster youth
     Child welfare experts from the Wayne State School of Social Work have received approximately $330,000 to assist...
Social Work faculty to evaluate federally funded training program for family nurse practitioners
A public health expert from the School of Social Work will contribute to the development of a federally funded curriculum to...
Wayne State social work faculty join national initiative to promote permanency for older foster youth
   Child welfare experts from the Wayne State School of Social Work have received approximately $330,000 to assist with...
Wayne State social work students receive national community organizing award
The Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA) has selected a group of Wayne State social work...
Social Work’s Edith Harris lecturer describes benefits of trauma-informed systems
The child welfare system has helped reduce the impact of traumatic events on children with its adoption of “trauma-informed...
Detroit businessman William Pickard describes role of social work training on his success
Detroit entrepreneur and philanthropist William Pickard this month told a Wayne State audience that he credits his social work...
Longtime entrepreneur William Pickard featured speaker at Wayne State University, Nov. 10
William Pickard, longtime successful entrepreneur, will talk about his experiences as a major franchise owner, investor in...
School of Social Work annual lecture highlights trauma-informed child welfare systems subject
A national child welfare expert will describe traumatic stress in children and the essential elements of a trauma-informed...
Longtime entrepreneur William Pickard featured speaker at Wayne State University, Nov. 10
William Pickard, longtime successful entrepreneur, will talk about his experiences as a major franchise owner, investor in...
School of Social Work annual lecture highlights trauma-informed child welfare systems subject
A national child welfare expert will describe traumatic stress in children and the essential elements of a trauma-informed...
We are hiring! Assistant / Associate Professor of Social Work
A Position Opening for an Assistant / Associate Professor To begin August 2017 The School of Social Work at Wayne State...
Social Work welcomes new faculty in areas of criminal justice policy, practice
  An expert on criminal justice policy and a veteran social work practitioner have joined the faculty of the Wayne State...
Wayne State School of Social Work welcomes new academic, faculty leadership
   The Wayne State School of Social Work is pleased to announce new leadership in the areas of academic and faculty...
Wayne State School of Social Work lends addiction, policy expertise to university task force on opioid misuse
  The School of Social Work is contributing to university-wide efforts to strengthen Wayne State curriculum in the area of...
Wayne State School of Social Work receives largest-ever federal grant, will spend nearly $1.8 million to design and evaluate youth dating and sexual violence prevention program
   The Wayne State School of Social Work has received nearly $1.8 million dollars from the Centers for Disease Control and...
Social Work Doctoral Student Spotlight: Improving mental health outcomes for female veterans
Markus Whitehead Improving mental health outcomes for female veterans Professional Biography A clinical social...
McGregor Fund gift will help at-risk students succeed at Wayne State
Social Work Doctoral Student Spotlight: Validating the role of community health workers on interdisciplinary teams
Rebeca Guzman, LMSW Validating the role of community health workers on interdisciplinary teams Professional...
School of Social Work receives grant to help students explore social justice issues surrounding Detroit water shut-offs
The Wayne State School of Social Work has received funding from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) to launch a...
B.S.W. student gets university funding to join study examining predictors of heroin abuse recovery
Wayne State B.S.W. student Lauren Notoriano has received a Wayne State Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program award to...
Wayne State M.S.W. student wins manuscript contest by exploring challenges of end-of-life social work practice
M.S.W. student Anne Ferrari has won the Wayne State School of Social Work’s prestigious Elizabeth N. Brehler student...
Social Work Doctoral Student Spotlight: Using methodological innovations to advance research in child welfare
Bryan Victor     Using methodological innovations to advance research in child welfare     Professional...
School of Social Work receives largest-ever donation, will establish scholarship named for donor
The Wayne State School of Social Work has received a gift to create a new scholarship for high-achieving students experiencing...
Wayne State B.S.W. advisor named “emerging leader” by global advising association
  Shantalea Johns, an academic services officer II with the Wayne State School of Social Work, is one of only 10 from an...
Wayne State has unique ability to advance racial justice, diversity experts say at Social Work event
Wayne State can be instrumental in advancing racial justice by training community organizers and policymakers and by creating a...
Wayne State alumna named Michigan’s Social Worker of the Year
Rola Bazzi-Gates, a graduate of the Wayne State School of Social Work (M.S.W. ’98) and a field instructor for Wayne State...
Social Work Doctoral Student Spotlight: Improving training and professional support for infant mental health practitioners
Carla Barron Improving training and professional support for infant mental health practitioners   Professional...
Social Work Doctoral Student Spotlight: Empowering communities to overcome environmental health challenges
Nikita Buckhoy   Empowering communities to overcome environmental health challenges   Professional...
Wayne State M.S.W. student bringing social work to Syria
During a humanitarian crisis, social workers are among the first responders of community health, mobilizing quickly to help...
Social Work Doctoral Student Spotlight: Better quality of life for parents caring for adult children with autism
Christina Marsack, L.M.S.W.   Better quality of life for parents caring for adult children with...
Wayne State social work study finds HMOs hold promise for ensuring foster youth access to preventive care
The State of Michigan’s decision to convert most foster youth health care administration from a Medicaid fee-for-service...
Wayne State University makes getting a Bachelor of Social Work easier for SE Michigan residents
  Wayne State University has made it easier for Southeast Michigan residents to obtain a Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)...
Gerontologists at Wayne State School of Social Work create website on urban aging
A team of Wayne State social work researchers studying the unique needs of city-dwelling older adults has created a website to...
Social Work Doctoral Student Spotlight: Shantel D. Crosby, L.M.S.W.
Shantel D. Crosby, L.M.S.W. Trauma-informed teaching interventions for high-risk students   Professional...
Ph.D. students win national fellowships for work on education, health care
         Shantel Crosby                            Deirdre Shires Two doctoral students in the Wayne...
Wayne State foster youth expert honored by American Psychological Association, Child Welfare League of America
Angelique Day, Wayne State assistant social work professor and director of the university’s Transition to Independence...
Wayne State School of Social Work, Western Michigan University team up to improve health of Michigan's foster youth
Angelique Day An interdisciplinary research team from the Wayne State University (WSU) School of Social Work and Western...
Wayne State social work professor elected fellow of APA's Society for Community Research and Action
Wayne State University Associate Social Work Professor Michael Kral has been elected a fellow of the American Psychological...
Now accepting applications for BSW Winter 2016 Programs
Social Work manuscript competition winner explores components of strong therapeutic alliance
The Wayne State School of Social Work has named M.S.W. student Caitlin Stoltz Desjardins the winner of its 2015 Elizabeth N....
Wayne State social work researcher brings foster youth expertise to federal advisory panel
Angelique Day, assistant social work professor and director of Wayne State’s Transition to Independence Program (TIP) for...
Social Work's Angelique Day named to national list of inspiring young professors
Angelique Day, assistant professor of social work at Wayne State University, has been named one of NerdScholar’s...
Wayne State social work researcher receives funding to help Detroit's displaced seniors
A geriatrics researcher at the Wayne State School of Social Work has received $10,000 to study seniors’ experiences with...
Wayne State social work alumna recognized for dissertation on maternal mental health
Wayne State social work alumna recognized for dissertation on maternal mental health For the second time in three years, a...
Wayne State faculty member made fellow of top social work research society
A Wayne State assistant professor has joined an elite group of international scholars recognized for their efforts to promote...
Social work professor receives national recognition for work on intimate partner violence, mentoring
Social work professor receives national recognition for work on intimate partner violence, mentoring A Wayne State expert on...
Social Work lecture highlights need for greater understanding of behavioral disorders
Social Work lecture highlights need for greater understanding of behavioral disorders Despite a dramatic increase in...
Wayne State to offer Dual-Title Ph.D. in Social Work and Anthropology
Wayne State to offer Dual-Title Ph.D. in Social Work and Anthropology Beginning in Fall 2015, Wayne State University will...
WSU social work faculty wins national award for article on measuring a community's 'age friendliness'
WSU social work faculty wins national award for article on measuring a community’s “age...
WSU School of Social Work welcomes four lecturers to faculty
WSU School of Social Work welcomes four lecturers to faculty A school social worker, a political and community organizer, a...
Wayne State M.S.W. student wins Michigan scholarship competition for her commitment to disadvantaged Detroit residents
Wayne State M.S.W. student wins Michigan scholarship competition for her commitment to disadvantaged Detroit residents A...
WSU social work doctoral student gets funding to study depression therapy in high-risk pregnant women
WSU social work doctoral student gets funding to study depression therapy in high-risk pregnant women Mindfulness-based...
TIP gives foster youth summer work experience
TIP gives foster youth summer work experience For the second consecutive summer, WSU’s Transition to Independence...
WSU School of Social Work offers new certificate to strengthen clinical practice
WSU School of Social Work offers new certificate to strengthen clinical practice The Wayne State School of Social Work has...
Social work faculty receive university funding to expand research on diverse populations
Social work faculty receive university funding to expand research on diverse populations Three School of Social Work...
Addiction expert to oversee expansion of Wayne State's alcohol and drug studies certificate
Addiction expert to oversee expansion of Wayne State’s alcohol and drug studies certificate Stella Resko, assistant...
WSU School of Social Work gets Humanities Center funding to study unique homeless population
WSU School of Social Work gets Humanities Center funding to study unique homeless population Older men who become homeless...
WSU School of Social Work funds research groups to advance work on aging, substance abuse and mental health
WSU School of Social Work funds research groups to advance work on aging, ​substance abuse and mental health The...
Wayne State foster student services program honors first graduates, key supporters
Wayne State foster student services program honors first graduates, key supporters The Transition to Independence Program...
WSU study will expand research on role of fathers in infant mental health
WSU study will expand research on role of fathers in infant mental health A groundbreaking new study dubbed “Baby on...
WSU health disparities expert seeks to increase breast cancer screening among Arab women
WSU health disparities expert seeks to increase breast cancer screening among Arab women A researcher with Wayne...
Veterans' health expert Shirley Thomas to become coordinator of Wayne State M.S.W. program
Veterans’ health expert Shirley Thomas to become coordinator of Wayne State M.S.W. program Shirley Thomas, assistant...
Affordable Care Act not enough to conquer health disparities, national social work expert says
Affordable Care Act not enough to conquer health disparities, national social work expert says Comprehensive health...
Wayne State wins federal funding to ensure competent child welfare workforce
Wayne State wins federal funding to ensure competent child welfare workforce The Wayne State University School of Social...
WSU Social Work study looks at relocation among minority elders
WSU Social Work study looks at relocation among minority elders The Wayne State School of Social Work is recruiting...
Social work faculty named associate director of MPSI's Infant Mental Health Program
Social work faculty named associate director of MPSI’s Infant Mental Health Program Carolyn Dayton, assistant...
Wayne State School of Social Work and Michigan AHEC focus mental health first aid on Michigan youth
Wayne State School of Social Work and Michigan AHEC focus mental health first aid on Michigan youth The Wayne State...
WSU support for foster youth highlighted as Michigan officials announce child welfare reform
WSU support for foster youth highlighted as Michigan officials announce child welfare reform Wayne State’s Transition...
Two Position Openings for Lecturers (Undergraduate Level Courses)
Join the Social Work Faculty at Wayne State Detroit’s Urban University Two Position Opening for Lecturer...
Two Position Openings for Lecturers (Graduate Level Courses)
Join the Social Work Faculty at Wayne State Detroit’s Urban University Two Position Opening for Lecturer (Graduate...
Research Finds Discrimination Against Transgender Health Care Patients
WSU School of Social Work research finds discrimination against transgender health care patients A high percentage of...
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Edith Harris Lecture: National trauma expert describes toll of violence and tools for recovery - November 14, 2013
M.S.W. learns importance of contextualizing family behaviors in Guatemala
Mitchell with vendors at the Artisan Market in Antigua M.S.W. learns importance of contextualizing family behaviors in...
Announcing the Inception of a Dual-title Ph.D. in Social Work and Gerontology
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Innovation in Community, Policy and Leadership: A new M.S.W. Concentration
 
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