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The SSW Bulletin is an online publication with relevant notices, reminders, and deadlines from the School for Social Work. The Bulletin is updated weekly during the summer terms, and monthly throughout the fall and spring.

Students are encouraged to use the SSW Bulletin as a vehicle to post items that are relevant to their class or to the entire student body. Submit an Item

August 18, 2011

Lectures/Symposia General Notices
Administrative Announcements Student Events
Official School Meetings/Workshops Student Org and Student Group Meetings
Thesis Information & Colloquia SSW Bulletin, Full, Expanded Text


Summer Lecture Series - Survive and Thrive: Fostering Resilency When Responding to Major Disasters

Monday, August 15, 7:30pm, Weinstein Auditorium

Joshua Miller, M.S.W., Ph.D.

This lecture will present a model to guide work with individuals and communities after a disaster, a model known as psychosocial capacity building, which is strengths’ based and fosters resiliency. Psychosocial capacity building recognizes that individual and community well-being are intricately related and that local cultural practices are an essential foundation for recovering strengths and healing. This approach builds on a social ecology conceptualization of disasters and is multidimensional and multisystemic, often involving the use of groups and activities.  Psychosocial capacity building will be compared with more traditional methods of offering mental health services after a disaster. Sources of individual, family and community resiliency will be discussed drawing on research and practice. Case examples from work in Haiti, China and the U.S. will be used to illustrate theoretical points.   

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administrative announcements

Counseling and Therapy in Video- Extended Trial Dates and Purchase Decision - NEW

Thanks to all for the feedback you've provided. The Libraries will purchase Counseling and Therapy in Video. We are still hammering out the funding details. In the interim, (more...)

Library Books - Bring 'Em Back!

Graduating students: Please remember to return all library books by 4:00pm on Wednesday, August 17, 2011. This includes Smith College books, Five College books (more...)

Lost and Found

There is a small number of lost and found items at the front desk in Lilly Hall. Please come to the Lilly Hall main office between 8:00am and 4:30pm to claim the following (more...)

Mandatory Course Evaluations

Student evaluation of courses is a program requirement (see Master's program Handbook, section 200.7C). Failure to complete a course evaluation by the deadline will (more...)

End of Summer Deadlines

By now you should have received via Smith email an important notice listing dates, deadlines, and responsibilities for the end of the summer. We urge you to read these materials soon.

Anti-Racism Consultation Committee

The anti-racism consultation commmittee members are available to anyone who would like to have a discussion or dialogue about any concerns of a racialized nature (more...)

Counseling and Therapy Databases on Trial this Summer - Extended Dates

Two databases of potential interest to social work students and faculty are currently on trial through August 20, 2011 (more...)

official school meetings/workshops

International Field Internships

Wednesday, August 17, 7:30-9:00pm, Neilson Browsing Room
Students are invited to an informational session about the international field work internships that have been offered in past years. Drs. Joanne Corbin and Catherine Nye will (more...)

Anti-Racism Task Force

Tuesday, August 16, 12:30-1:30, Dewey Common Room

Come be a part of the commitment to our Anti-Racism Mission. The Anti-Racism Task Force has been the engine for many of the changes brought about at Smith SSW as we have (more...)

Pedagogy and Diversity Seminars

Tuesday, August 16, 7:00-9:00pm, Seelye 101

Term 2 - Norma Akamatsu and Joshua Miller

The Pedagogy and Diversity Seminar seeks to support all faculty teaching at SSW by creating a space where professor can discuss how issues of diversity, social identity (more...)

Thesis Information & colloquia

Eleanor Clark and Amith Ben-David Thesis Prizes

Each year the School for Social Work has the pleasure of administering the Eleanor Clark Thesis Prize and the Amith Ben-David Memorial Thesis Prize. (more...)

student events

Sound Healing Event - Wooden Dinosaur

Tuesday, August 16, 6:00-8:00pm, Capen Garden
Wooden Dinosaur, an indie-folk band from Vermont, will perform in beautiful Capen Garden (which is located across Prospect Street from Talbot, behind Capen House). (more...)

SkitShow 2011

Thursday, August 18, 7:00pm - John. M. Greene Hall
SkitShow 2011 is a multimedia performance put on by the graduating class about "the good, the bad and the ugly" of being a Smith SSW Student. Free Admission

general notices/student announcements

Student org & student group meetings

Council for Students of Color Member Meeting

Wednesdays, 5:45-6:45pm, Ziskind Living Room
Join us for our general meeting providing a space to be yourself for all students of color (both masters and doctoral levels). We are a support and advocacy group that wants to (more...)

Holistic Healing and Meditation Group

Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:30am, Chase Lounge
Fridays, 1:00pm, Chase Lounge

Come join the Holistic Healing and Meditation Group on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30am and Fridays at 1:00pm for a 30-minute silent sitting meditation. We meet in (more...)

Jewish Student Alliance (JSA) Weekly Meeting

Tuesdays, 12:45-1:30pm, Ziskind Living Room
The Jewish Students Alliance embraces a full spectrum of Jewish experiences and identity, including those with a strong religious background, those for whom being Jewish (more...)

LGBTQQIF Alliance General Meeting

Tuesdays, 5:45-7:00pm, Ziskind Living Room
The Alliance is a welcoming space for the LGBTQ community and our allies at Smith SSW. All are welcome to join in as we build community, learn from one another and (more...)

Men at Smith

Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00pm, Ziskind Living Room
The Men at Smith Group is offered to support all self-identified men at Smith College SSW. It functions as an open and welcoming group.

SWAA - Social Welfare Action Alliance

Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30pmpm, Cutter-Ziskind
Come be active with the SCSSW chapter of SWAA! Weekly meetings held in Cutter-Ziskind Wednesdays at lunch.

Unlearning Racism Group

Wednesdays, 5:45-6:50pm, Ziskind Parlor
The foundational principles of the group are an emotional space, mutual support and accountability around issues of race and racism. This group is open to the entire student (more...)