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A Veteran’s Day Event Sponsored by the School of Social Work and the Center for Child & Family Well-Being


Supporting Veterans by Meeting the Needs of Children and Families

Presented by Dr. Kate Rosenblum and the Strong Military Families Team


November 11, 2016, 12 PM – 1 PM
Fifth Floor – Plenary Hall │ Nancy Nicholas Hall (map)
Complimentary refreshments provided: RSVP Requested

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When one family member serves - the whole family serves! Military families and veterans with young children are resilient, yet often experience unique challenges around service, deployment and reunification. This lunch...

Maria Cancian, a professor in the La Follette School of Public Affairs and School of Social Work and former director of the Institute for Research on Poverty, was tapped by President Obama in 2014 to join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


The professor reflects on her time as deputy assistant secretary for policy in the Obama administration before returning to UW-Madison this fall.


Read the story from the College of Letters & Science

Celena Roldan / Photo by Eileen T. Meslar, Chicago TribuneCelena Roldan, B.A. '98, MSSW '00, has vivid childhood memories of her dad, head of the Hispanic Housing Development Corp., dragging her to ribbon-cuttings at affordable housing projects, and of her mom, now a psychotherapist, working with students at a Chicago public school as she pursued her degree in social work. Their example made her want to serve communities as well.


Now, Roldan, 40, an Oak Park native of Puerto Rican descent, has a new challenge. In March, she was named CEO of the American Red Cross of Chicago and Northern Illinois.


Read the article in the Chicago Tribune


Improving Health Outcomes for Older Adults

Challenges and Opportunities for Social Workers

Thursday, October 27, 2016 • 5:00 PM • Fluno Center (map it)

Free and open to the public | No registration required | View poster

.1 CEU/1 CEH Offered


Sponsored by Oak Park Place


Drawing from more than 25 years of work at the national level, Dr. Joan Levy Zlotnik will address the challenges and opportunities of a growing population of older adults, and highlight how, where and why a well-...

Jennifer Schuhmacher, MSSW '04, loves what she does. As a licensed clinical social worker in Grant County in southwest Wisconsin, she works with a wide variety of people facing serious issues in their lives.


“It’s an honor and a privilege for me to watch people improving,” she says. “It’s like Christmas every day. I love what I do.”


Schuhmacher was profiled as part of Project 72, which shares stories of ingenuity, innovation, industry and inspiration that highlight the powerful partnership between UW-Madison and the state of Wisconsin.


Read Jennifer Schuhmacher's story




October 25

  1. Social Work Student Union
  2. Social Work Christian Fellowship

October 26

  1. Radical Social Work Group Meeting
  2. Executive Committee Meeting (includes closed session pursuant to Wis.Stats., Section 19.85(1)(ae))

Part-Time Program

Child Welfare at the School of Social Work

WisCARES: Veterinary Care and Housing Support

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