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Rutgers School of Social Work to Host Fall Event Series for Students
September 14, 2020

Rutgers School of Social Work is pleased to announce its fall 2020 line-up of MSW student virtual webinars and events. Below is a selected highlight of these events:

Voting is Social Work | Wednesday, September 23 from 10:30am-12pm EST

  • Join Rutgers SSW for a conversation on the importance of voter registration and the challenge of voter suppression in the 2020 election, featuring Nicole Taylor, Senior Program Manager of Partnerships at the Andrew Goodman Foundation, Marla Blunt-Carter, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Rutgers SSW, and Tanya Rhodes Smith, Director Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work, University of Connecticut School of Social Work. The Andrew Goodman Foundation works to make young voices and votes a powerful force in democracy. AGF supports youth leadership development, voting accessibility, and social justice initiatives on campuses across the country with mini-grants to select institutions of higher learning and other financial assistance to student leaders. 

Writing for Success in the MSW Program | Friday, September 25 from 9:30am-11am EST

  • Join us for a workshop on APA 7th edition writing and learn about how graduate-level writing skills differ from what you learned as an undergraduate. We will also examine the kinds of assignments you'll encounter as you earn your degree. Miriam Jaffe, PhD, MSW, from the Graduate Writing Program, will cover a variety of topics, including title pages, abstracts, in-text citations, level headings, avoiding paraphrase plagiarism, and more.

Certificate Programs Information Forums | Wednesday, September 30 from 11am-12pm EST; Wednesday, October 14 from 11am-12pm EST; Monday, October 26 from 4:30pm-5:30pm EST

  • Speak with Certificate Program Faculty Leaders to explore opportunities available in the areas of Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC), Latina/o Initiatives for Service, Training, and Assessment (LISTA), Aging and Health, Addictions Counseling Training (ACT), and Promoting Child and Adolescent Well-Being (ChAP). Conversation will be led by Patricia Findley, Associate Professor of Social Work, Director of the MSW program, and Special Assistant to the Dean for Interprofessional Health Initiatives. 

RU-SSW Supports Parents! | Friday, October 2 from 4pm EST

  • Please join us for a conversation about the unique challenges of being a student while parenting. We can share our experiences, coping strategies, and ongoing attempts to "do it all". Hosted by Marian Diksies, Associate Professor of Teaching and Director of Student Affairs and Laura Curran, Associate Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

RU-SSW Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month | Wednesday, October 7 from 10:30am-12pm EST

  • Rutgers School of Social Work's MSW Certificate Program for Latina/o/x Initiatives for Service, Training and Assessment (LISTA) will host Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This event will feature Juan D. González, author of "Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America"; Yolanda Padilla, Director of the Center for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice at CSWE; Johanna Calle, Senior Policy Advisor at the Office of New Americans (ONA) at the New Jersey Department of Human Services; and Gloria Lopez-Henriquez, a bicultural and bilingual psychotherapist who works with Latino families and youth, faculty at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in NYC.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Aging Populations | Monday, October 19 from 4pm-5:30pm EST

  • Hear stories from social workers working with aging populations on the frontlines including, Rebecca Abenante, MA, MSW, LSW, ASW-G, Christine Newman, Marcy Salzberg, MSW, LSW and Dr. Robin C. Wiley, LCSW.. Discussion will be moderated by Lauren Snedeker, Assistant Professor of Teaching and Coordinator for the Aging and Health Certificate Program. 

MAP Lunch & Learn | Wednesday, October 21 from 11am-12pm EST 

  • Hosted by the SSW's Center for Leadership and Management this lunch and learn will bring to life the work of macro social work practitioners to promote knowledge and dialogue regarding this work. 

Self-Care in the Midst of COVID-19 | Friday, October 30 from 2pm-4pm EST 

  • Join the Field Office for a presentation on self-care. This event will discuss how the current pandemic is having an impact on student life and what we can do to improve our ability to manage the current challenges affecting our lives. 

Addressing Anti-Racism in the Social Work Curriculum: An Update | Wednesday, November 18 from 10:30am-12pm EST

  • In June of this year, the School held several Black Lives Matter Forums where students  identified concerns related to the curriculum, faculty diversity and training, and student engagement. The purpose of this forum is to update you on the status of where the School is on addressing the concerns related to the curriculum. Discussion will be led by Antoinette Farmer, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

RU-SSW Field Agencies Respond to Two Pandemics: COVID-19 and Structural Inequality and Racism | Wednesday, December 2 from 10:30am-12pm EST 

  • Join NJ social service agency leaders to discuss how their agencies are responding to these deep and interrelated social challenges. Hosted by the SSW's Office of Field Education.
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