Friday, March 28, 2014
Wednesday, April 9th 
8:30am - 4:30pm
Union South

The LGBTQ Allies and School of Social Work are excited to host the first annual LGBTQ conference: Knowledge, Practice, and Reflection: Working Effectively With the LGBTQ Community. 

This event is open for UW-Madison School of Social Work students, faculty, staff, agency supervisors and alumni. View the conference agenda and register by Tuesday, April 1 through the Office of Human Resource Development (OHRD) website.

This event is FREE; CEUs and CEHs will be offered at no cost to participants.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Celebrate Social Work Month

with NASW WI South Central Branch; the UW-Madison School of Social Work; and the NASW WI Clinical Network

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Pyle Center, 3:00pm – 7:00 pm

702 Langdon St., Madison, Wisconsin


Workshop, 3:00-5:00 pm

Domestic Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth - Jan Miyasaki, JD (fee)

Free Reception, 5:00-7:00 pm

With inspirational speaker Francie Smith Saposnik


View event flyer for full details

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

By Stephanie Castillo


March 18, 2014 - The School of Social Work at UW-Madison announced today the creation of the School of Social Work Advisory Board, which will commence this spring.


The Advisory Board will assist with expanding the School’s reach with its alumni, creating a larger financial resource base for the school, and maintaining the School’s strong reputation among agencies and research institutions.


“All of our board members exemplify the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea that we so cherish and try to instill in our students today,” said Jan Greenberg, Director of the School of Social Work. “They’ve used the knowledge and skills developed at UW-Madison to make a difference in the lives of so many individuals across the country.”


The Advisory Board’s inaugural members include:

  • Marcia Bradley, MSSW, Retired Social Worker
  • Gary Cohen, LCSW, CEAP, President/CEO, Employee Resource Systems
  • Roberta Gassman, MSSW, Senior Fellow, UW-Madison School of Social Work
  • Trudy Marshall, B.A., Social Welfare, Director of Marketing, North Memorial Health Care
  • Alissa Ovadia, LICSW, CAGS, School Social Worker, Maimonides Middle School
  • Dorothy Pearson, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Social Work, Howard...
Monday, March 17, 2014

By Stephanie Castillo


Students in the Social Work Student Union have organized donations for the Midnight Run, an annual outreach event that aids Madison’s homeless community.


The Midnight Run is organized by Friends of the State Street Family, a volunteer organization that provides resources for homeless people in Madison.


During this event, Friends of the State Street Family collect and distribute survival gear to members of the homeless community that have reached their stay limit in the shelters.


In Madison, over 400 people sleep outside each evening, according to the Friends of the State Street Family. In 2012, over 1,600 individuals were turned away from Dane County shelters.


Social Work Student Union member Robin Matthies began organizing donations after learning about the Midnight Run while delivering supplies to local homeless shelters in December.


“A small group of us gathered some donations and brought them to the shelters, where we met Friends of State Street Family,” Matthies said. “We’ve been involved ever since.”


Members of the Social Work Student Union rallied together with Matthies and put out donation boxes around the School. Collected items included backpacks, sleeping bags, tents and blankets.


“Even if it’s not the biggest effort, what’s important is that we’re making some effort to create...

Monday, March 10, 2014

Aaron Bishop was appointed Commissioner of the Administration for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities within the US Department of Health and Human Services in March 2014, having served as Acting Commissioner since November 2013.


Bishop has almost 20 years of experience working with and for individuals with disabilities in both the direct practice and public policy sectors. Aaron was the Executive Director of the National Council on Disability from November 2010 until February 2013. In 2006, he received a Kennedy Foundation Public Policy Fellowship to work on federal disability policy and legislation for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.


Bishop’s previous experience also includes serving as the Project Coordinator for the Waisman Center University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, where he managed projects that...

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