100th Anniversary Celebration
The University of Minnesota School of Social Work is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016-2017, and we hope you can join us at these exciting events.
Wednesday, Sept. 27
Is Health Social Work at a Crossroads? Education & Practice for Social Work in Health Care
An interactive discussion on a timely, provocative, and important topic.
Keynote speaker: Barbara F. Brandt, Ph.D., director of the NEXUS: National Center for Inter-professional Practice and Education at the University of Minnesota.
Continuing Education Workshops Celebrating the Work of Our Ph.D. Alumni
The School of Social Work will host afternoon workshops presented by four of our Ph.D. alumni whose research makes direct connections to practicing professional social workers and youth workers. Attendees will receive 1.5 CEUs for each workshop they complete.
Time: 1:00–4:30 p.m.
Location: Peters Hall.
Cost: $15 per workshop
- Valandra, Ph.D., M.S.W., LCSW, Assistant Professor and Program Director of African & African American Studies, University of Arkansas
Her topic is The Use of Culturally Responsive Assessment Approaches in Work with African American Families Experiencing Polyvictimization.
- Jennifer Simmelink McCleary, Ph.D., LMSW, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Duluth, Department of Social Work
Her topic is Ethical Frameworks for Social Work Practice with Muslim and Arab Refugees.
- Annette Semanchin Jones, Ph.D., M.S.W., Assistant Professor University at Buffalo, State University of New York, School of Social Work
Her topic is Promoting Well-being and Relational Permanence in Child Welfare.
- Iris PrettyPaint, Ph.D., M.S.W., Vice President for Indigenous Knowledge Transfer, Kauffman & Associates, Inc.
Her topic is Best Practice in Community Based Indigenous Research on Trauma and Resilience
Social Work Educators and Field Instructors Celebration
4:45–6:30 p.m., Paul Whitney Larson Art Gallery, St. Paul Student Center. Watch for your invitation!
100th Anniversary Gala Celebration: Social Justice for a Better World
The School will celebrate its major 100th Gala event from 5:00 to 9:00pm with a reception and dinner at McNamara Alumni Center. The program will include a discussion of challenges and opportunities for the promotion of social justice in the coming decade. Tavis Smiley, PBS talk-show host, will facilitate the discussion. The panel will include social welfare scholars Sheldon Danziger, president of the Russell Sage Foundation; Alan Dettlaff, an expert in child welfare and disparities; and Michelle Fine, a scholar in social justice issues, particularly as they relate to schools, prisons, and youth in urban communities. Also on the panel is environmental activist and former Green Party vice presidential candidate, Winona LaDuke.