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FLASHBACK FRIDAY | #HispanicHeritageMonth: Ali Lozano’s (MSW ‘19) work TX Civil Rights Project was highlighted as part o...
09/24/2021

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | #HispanicHeritageMonth:

Ali Lozano’s (MSW ‘19) work TX Civil Rights Project was highlighted as part of our ONWARD series.

Ali chose Dolores Huerta as her social justice inspiration.

LEARN more about Ali:
https://bit.ly/onward2020-activists-inspo

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | #HispanicHeritageMonth:

Ali Lozano’s (MSW ‘19) work TX Civil Rights Project was highlighted as part of our ONWARD series.

Ali chose Dolores Huerta as her social justice inspiration.

LEARN more about Ali:
https://bit.ly/onward2020-activists-inspo

FUN FRIDAY:It be like this sometimes....
09/24/2021

FUN FRIDAY:

It be like this sometimes....

FUN FRIDAY:

It be like this sometimes....

GCSW SUSTAIN WELLBEING CENTER: Join the National Harm Reduction Coalition and the SUSTAIN Wellbeing COMPASS Coordinating...
09/24/2021

GCSW SUSTAIN WELLBEING CENTER:

Join the National Harm Reduction Coalition and the SUSTAIN Wellbeing COMPASS Coordinating Center for Southern Foundational Fridays.

Starting earlier TODAY at 10AM CST/11AM EST, learn about the Harm Reduction movement built on the belief in and respect for the rights of people who use drugs from leaders and advocates of the harm reduction community.

REGISTER here: bitly.com/SouthernHR

We're excited to announce the return of #FoundationalFridays but this time #SouthernFoundationalFridays!

Are you a harm reductionist in the South? Join us twice a month for spaces to dialogue and learn with each other about the Harm Reduction movement!

First session is coming up fast, September 24! Sessions will run into 2022. Follow us for updated with upcoming dates and topics.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/SouthernHR

Image description: Black and white pattern on top and bottom, White and teal background in middle. Text reads Southern Foundational Fridays. Join the National Harm Reduction Coalition and the SUSTAIN Wellbeing COMPASS Coordinating Center for Southern Foundational Fridays - a space to dialogue and learn about the Harm Reduction movement built on the belief in and respect for the rights of people who use drugs. Sept 24: Harm Reduction 101 Oct 8: History of Harm Reduction Oct 22: History of HR in the South Nov 5: Racial Equity Time: 10AM-12PM CST 11AM-1PM EST Register at bitly.com/SouthernHR. Supported by grant funding from Gilead Sciences Inc. Gilead Sciences Inc. has had no input into the development or content of these materials.

FACULTY & ALUM RESEARCH:GCSW Alum Sujeeta Menon (MSW '17/PhD '21) and Faculty Members Dr. Susan Robbins and Ginger Lucas...
09/23/2021

FACULTY & ALUM RESEARCH:

GCSW Alum Sujeeta Menon (MSW '17/PhD '21) and Faculty Members Dr. Susan Robbins and Ginger Lucas recently published an article titled "Trial by Fire: Innovative Approaches and Evaluation of Course Transition During COVID-19" in Council on Social Work Education's Journal of Social Work Education.

This study focused on the innovative approaches and transition efforts of one college of social work in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. The evaluation data of these efforts for six face-to-face and online Master of Social Work (MSW) courses and visual data from polls conducted to assess the socioemotional status of students in two online MSW courses were analyzed. This study suggests future strategies that could be permanently implemented with a focus on social justice.

READ the article: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10437797.2021.1957738

FACULTY & ALUM RESEARCH:

GCSW Alum Sujeeta Menon (MSW '17/PhD '21) and Faculty Members Dr. Susan Robbins and Ginger Lucas recently published an article titled "Trial by Fire: Innovative Approaches and Evaluation of Course Transition During COVID-19" in Council on Social Work Education's Journal of Social Work Education.

This study focused on the innovative approaches and transition efforts of one college of social work in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. The evaluation data of these efforts for six face-to-face and online Master of Social Work (MSW) courses and visual data from polls conducted to assess the socioemotional status of students in two online MSW courses were analyzed. This study suggests future strategies that could be permanently implemented with a focus on social justice.

READ the article: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10437797.2021.1957738

AT THE TX LEGE:"Most political districts have to be redrawn, regardless of any political motive."LEARN more about the co...
09/23/2021
Texas Republicans have the redistricting tools to preserve their power. They're convening Monday to do the work.

AT THE TX LEGE:

"Most political districts have to be redrawn, regardless of any political motive."

LEARN more about the considerations and rules regarding redistricting this Special Session at the Capitol: https://www.texastribune.org/2021/09/20/texas-redistricting-special-session/

Lawmakers must redraw the state’s political maps to account for a decade’s worth of growth, but the process leaves enough room for political manipulation. Here’s how it’ll work.

09/22/2021

Join us as we host Marlon Peterson, author of Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist's Freedom Song.

Peterson's moving memoir about coming of age in Brooklyn and surviving incarceration—and a call to break free from all the cages that confine us, was the 2021 selection for the GCSW's annual Dean's Summer Social Justice Reading Series.

In his second visit to the GCSW, the author, organizer, and leading advocate for prison abolition and transformative justice, Peterson headlines the Maconda Brown O'Connor Speaking of Social Justice Lecture Series. The event will feature a reading and moderated discussion of his powerful debut that demands a shift from punishment to healing, an end to prisons, and a new vision of justice.

Previously Peterson was the keynote speaker for Abolish or Reform: Bringing Justice to the Criminal Justice System for our annual Amplify Your Voice series in 2019. During that talk, he challenged our community to consider the narrative and our assumptions about justice.

Join us as we explore these ideas from his memoir, where, with vulnerability and insight, he uncovers the many cages—from the daily violence and trauma of poverty to policing, to enforced masculinity, and the brutality of incarceration—created and maintained by American society.

This event will occur LIVE on the Graduate College of Social Work's Facebook and YouTube page.

DATE

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

6:00 PM CST

SUBMIT A QUESTION

If you have a specific question for Marlon Peterson about Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist's Freedom song, please follow the link to submit your question for the audience Q&A. https://bit.ly/SPSJMarlonPeterson2021

IN THE NEWS:"There are a lot of women of color, and especially immigrants, this happens to all the time, and we never he...
09/22/2021
Gabby Petito case shines spotlight on missing people of color, including Jelani Day, Maya Millete

IN THE NEWS:

"There are a lot of women of color, and especially immigrants, this happens to all the time, and we never hear about it."

LEARN more about the disparities missing persons of color receive in comparison to their White counterparts:https://abc13.com/11037658/?ex_cid=TA_KTRK_FB&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A%20Trending%20Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR3SSQY5a232DZMLch1zqv277GjNCCcNKetYvCteGSHQX067xX6GHnZCiI4

Petito's coverage has renewed debate about which cases garner national attention and the media's seeming infatuation with missing young white women.

STUDENT & ALUM SUCCESS: MSW Students Chelsy Aledia, Kennedy Henderson, and Alums Nia Buckley (MSW '20), Regina Garder (M...
09/22/2021

STUDENT & ALUM SUCCESS:

MSW Students Chelsy Aledia, Kennedy Henderson, and Alums Nia Buckley (MSW '20), Regina Garder (MSW '17), and Melanie Pang (MSW '12) have been selected to participate in the inaugural class of Ukombozi Fellows.

The fellowship program is spearheaded by Dr. Kenya Minott (PhD '21) who is the co-owner and co-founder of Full Circle Strategies.

LEARN more about the fellows and their goals and why Dr. Kenya believes this fellowship is essential: https://bit.ly/ukombozi-2021

STUDENT & ALUM SUCCESS:

MSW Students Chelsy Aledia, Kennedy Henderson, and Alums Nia Buckley (MSW '20), Regina Garder (MSW '17), and Melanie Pang (MSW '12) have been selected to participate in the inaugural class of Ukombozi Fellows.

The fellowship program is spearheaded by Dr. Kenya Minott (PhD '21) who is the co-owner and co-founder of Full Circle Strategies.

LEARN more about the fellows and their goals and why Dr. Kenya believes this fellowship is essential: https://bit.ly/ukombozi-2021

IN THE NEWS:"Though none of Texas’ over 40 proposed anti-trans bills have been passed, the bill restricting trans youth’...
09/21/2021
Texas is pushing the most anti-trans bills in the country. Advocates fear deadly consequences.

IN THE NEWS:

"Though none of Texas’ over 40 proposed anti-trans bills have been passed, the bill restricting trans youth’s sports participation a priority for the state’s third special legislative session."

LEARN more about the impact the passage of such a bill: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/texas-is-pushing-the-most-anti-trans-bills-in-the-country-advocates-fear-deadly-consequences

Though more research is needed, as greater numbers of anti-trans bills have been introduced across more states within the last two years, more trans homicides have taken place in those states.

STUDENT SUCCESS | SICKLE CELL AWARENESS MONTH:"During my time at GCSW, I have been exposed to and allowed to flourish in...
09/21/2021

STUDENT SUCCESS | SICKLE CELL AWARENESS MONTH:

"During my time at GCSW, I have been exposed to and allowed to flourish in macro/political social work through internship and classroom opportunities. Many of the assignments I completed during my MSW were used for public health advocacy on several boards and committees that I sit on to advance the conversation on health equity and social determinants, specifically for rare and sickle cell disease." - Andre Marcel Harris (MSW 21), PhD Student

READ more about Andre's work in raising awareness for sickle cell disease and his being named to the Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship by the National Association of Social Workers Foundation: https://bit.ly/andre-2021

STUDENT SUCCESS | SICKLE CELL AWARENESS MONTH:

"During my time at GCSW, I have been exposed to and allowed to flourish in macro/political social work through internship and classroom opportunities. Many of the assignments I completed during my MSW were used for public health advocacy on several boards and committees that I sit on to advance the conversation on health equity and social determinants, specifically for rare and sickle cell disease." - Andre Marcel Harris (MSW 21), PhD Student

READ more about Andre's work in raising awareness for sickle cell disease and his being named to the Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship by the National Association of Social Workers Foundation: https://bit.ly/andre-2021

IN THE NEWS:“In a world that entices us to browse through the lives of others to help us better determine how we feel ab...
09/20/2021
Michaela Coel and Julianne Nicholson Recognize Sexual Assault Survivors and Women in Texas, Afghanistan During Emmys

IN THE NEWS:

“In a world that entices us to browse through the lives of others to help us better determine how we feel about ourselves, and to in turn feel the need to be constantly visible — for visibility these days seems to somehow equate to success — don’t be afraid to disappear from it, from us, for a while and see what comes to you in the silence.” - Michaela Coel

READ more about the socially conscious speeches from the Emmys last night: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/michaela-coel-julianne-nicholson-talk-sexual-assault-survivors-afghanistan-texas-abortion-ban-emmy-awards-1235016281/

The 'Mare of Easttown' star spoke about the women "in Kabul, in Texas or anywhere struggling," while Coel, who won for writing on her limited series 'I May Destroy You,' dedicated her show to "every single survivor of sexual assault."

MOTIVATION MONDAY | HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH:"As a society, we must promote positive experiences, nurturing environments,...
09/20/2021

MOTIVATION MONDAY | HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH:

"As a society, we must promote positive experiences, nurturing environments, and supportive programs, targeting youth of color and their unique needs." Rodolfo Salinas, Jr. - MSW Student

MSW Student Rodolfo Salinas, Jr. recently presented research at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research - SPR. The research was awarded Abstract of Distinction for its submission.

READ more about how his research interests came about, the process of collaborating with faculty, and what his goals are for the future: https://bit.ly/rodolfo-salinas-gcsw

MOTIVATION MONDAY | HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH:

"As a society, we must promote positive experiences, nurturing environments, and supportive programs, targeting youth of color and their unique needs." Rodolfo Salinas, Jr. - MSW Student

MSW Student Rodolfo Salinas, Jr. recently presented research at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research - SPR. The research was awarded Abstract of Distinction for its submission.

READ more about how his research interests came about, the process of collaborating with faculty, and what his goals are for the future: https://bit.ly/rodolfo-salinas-gcsw

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: Join the UH GCSW Latinx Student Association this Saturday, September 25 at 10:30am via Zoom for...
09/20/2021

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH:

Join the UH GCSW Latinx Student Association this Saturday, September 25 at 10:30am via Zoom for a New Member Interest Meeting.

New, current, prospective members welcome.

RSVP for zoom link: https://bit.ly/39bdFyi

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH:

Join the UH GCSW Latinx Student Association this Saturday, September 25 at 10:30am via Zoom for a New Member Interest Meeting.

New, current, prospective members welcome.

RSVP for zoom link: https://bit.ly/39bdFyi

SELF CARE SUNDAY | HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: “I think they really didn't want to accept the fact that I wasn’t ok, and th...
09/19/2021
Talking About Mental Health In The Latino Community

SELF CARE SUNDAY | HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH:

“I think they really didn't want to accept the fact that I wasn’t ok, and that's a big thing in the Latin community. That it's to believe that if there's something wrong with your child. It was your fault."

READ more about issues faced by LatinX communities hoping to treat and manage mental health: https://www.kpbs.org/news/2021/apr/07/mental-health-within-latinx-community/

Mental health can be a hard topic to talk about and for the Latino community. Many times symptoms can be ignored. We look into the barriers keeping the Latino community from seeking mental health help.

IN THE COMMUNITY:Latino Social Workers of Greater Houston will be hosting their Virtual Conference titled "Adelante" on ...
09/18/2021

IN THE COMMUNITY:

Latino Social Workers of Greater Houston will be hosting their Virtual Conference titled "Adelante" on October 15. The organization is seeking proposals for speakers to present as well.

CEU's are available.

LEARN more about how to sign up for this event: bit.ly/LSWGHabstracts2021

IN THE COMMUNITY:

Latino Social Workers of Greater Houston will be hosting their Virtual Conference titled "Adelante" on October 15. The organization is seeking proposals for speakers to present as well.

CEU's are available.

LEARN more about how to sign up for this event: bit.ly/LSWGHabstracts2021

FACULTY IN THE NEWS:"Locate a geographical setting where you hope to retire comfortably consistent with your life prefer...
09/18/2021

FACULTY IN THE NEWS:

"Locate a geographical setting where you hope to retire comfortably consistent with your life preferences and finances." - Professor Emeritus of Social Work Steven Applewhite

LEARN more about best and worse places to retire featuring Professor Emeritus Steven Applewhite as an expert: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-places-to-retire/6165#expert=Steven_R._Applewhite

FACULTY IN THE NEWS:

"Locate a geographical setting where you hope to retire comfortably consistent with your life preferences and finances." - Professor Emeritus of Social Work Steven Applewhite

LEARN more about best and worse places to retire featuring Professor Emeritus Steven Applewhite as an expert: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-places-to-retire/6165#expert=Steven_R._Applewhite

SPEAKING OF SOCIAL JUSTICE 2021:"Marlon has turned this essay, called Bird Uncaged, into a book that explores, among oth...
09/17/2021

SPEAKING OF SOCIAL JUSTICE 2021:

"Marlon has turned this essay, called Bird Uncaged, into a book that explores, among other things, his experience coming here as a as a kid of a Trinidadian immigrants. And, you know, he really throws the traditional incarceration narrative on its head. And the thing that I really love about this book."

Author Kiese Laymon, who joined us in 2019 for Speaking of Social Justice, chose 5 of his favorite book of last year and Marlon Peterson's book "Bird Uncaged" was on the list:
https://www.npr.org/2021/06/18/1007744912/social-justice-juneteeth-book-recommendations

Marlon Peterson will be joining us on September 29 for Speaking of Social Justice.

RSVP for the event: https://bit.ly/SPSJMarlonPetersonEventbriteReg

VIEW photos from the event with Kiese Laymon: https://bit.ly/kiese-lamon-flickr

SPEAKING OF SOCIAL JUSTICE 2021:

"Marlon has turned this essay, called Bird Uncaged, into a book that explores, among other things, his experience coming here as a as a kid of a Trinidadian immigrants. And, you know, he really throws the traditional incarceration narrative on its head. And the thing that I really love about this book."

Author Kiese Laymon, who joined us in 2019 for Speaking of Social Justice, chose 5 of his favorite book of last year and Marlon Peterson's book "Bird Uncaged" was on the list:
https://www.npr.org/2021/06/18/1007744912/social-justice-juneteeth-book-recommendations

Marlon Peterson will be joining us on September 29 for Speaking of Social Justice.

RSVP for the event: https://bit.ly/SPSJMarlonPetersonEventbriteReg

VIEW photos from the event with Kiese Laymon: https://bit.ly/kiese-lamon-flickr

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ADDICTION/MH PROFESSIONALS AND STUDENTS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS! Join us Today at 4pmPST/6pmCST/7pmEST Meet with Ken Seeley CIP, CCMI–M, CTP-4, CATC expert Interventionist from A&E's hit show 'Intervention' Today August 3 at 6PM CST ZOOM Link https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88224517560... Please save the link, and put on your calendar. STUDENTS of Counseling, Social Work, Addiction/Mental Health Studies, Psychology/Life and Recovery Coaching, and Behavioral Health PROFESSIONALS, please join us for an interactive ZOOM Meeting with expert Interventionist Ken McLaughlin Seeley from A&E’s ‘Intervention’ Show!! Learn about the present state of the treatment industry and why rehab alone is not working. Learn about interventions on SUD and Process Addictions, long-term Case Management, the Board of Family, and how us professionals and soon to be professionals can work together to increase national recovery rates in the general public. Please download ZOOM on your computer or phone beforehand if you have not already.
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Looking for LCSWs! If you or a friend that you know is looking for a new job please PM me!
Mental Health Counselor opening @ MAM Send cover letter & resume to [email protected]
This position is ideal for someone interested in interpersonal violence, with strong presentation skills. Rice is flexible with their employees who are in school.