MSW Recess

Thursday, March 9, 2023 | 12-1pm
Goldfarb Commons & Courtyard

Join us as we kick off Social Work Month with lawn games, connection, and snacks! Free and open to all.

Library Bulletin Board

Stop by the bulletin board on the 3rd floor of Brown Hall for more information on Social Work in St. Louis.

The Kinloch Doc

Screening & Discussion w/ Director and Brown School Alum Alana Woodson

Friday, March 31, 2023 | 6-8 PM
Brown Lounge

A story about the rise and demise of Missouri’s First Black City. Free and open to all. Learn more.

Heather Cameron Bio

Fighting for Flourishing: From Girls’ Boxing to Community Co-operatives

February 28, 2023 | 12:30-1:30pm

From direct action to structural new alignment, there are many different ways of approaching social change. From Berlin boxing gyms, girls’ clubs in informal settlements outside Nairobi and Cape Town, Afghanistan Teacher’s colleges, to high-tech seminar rooms of research universities, and finally in U.S. communities fighting back against extractive capital. 

Ryan Lindsay, MSW Bio

Preventing Suicide Through Safety Planning

March 23, 2023 | 12:30-1:30pm

Social workers frequently engage with individuals who are at-risk of suicide regardless of setting or work. Effective assessment and safety planning holds tremendous power for preventing suicide and reducing reliance on costly higher levels of care. Join Ryan Lindsay as we explore key suicide risk formulation factors and evidence-based strategies for safety planning to prevent suicide. 

Manasseh Begay, LCSW Profile

Trauma-Informed Policing: From Classroom to Practice

March 21, 2023 | 12:30-1:30pm

The impact of trauma related to law enforcement encounters can be inevitable. How can social workers collaborate with law enforcement agencies to be more trauma informed?

Join us to learn how the Brown School is collaborating to better train officers, to build understanding of trauma and basic trauma-informed practices.

Trish Kohl Bio

Supporting Families to Promote Child Safety and Well-Being

March 28, 2023 | 12:30-1:30pm

Children require secure, nurturing and safe environments in order to thrive and flourish. This session will highlight micro and macro social work practice that aims to protect children, support families and empower communities to help children reach their full developmental potential. Panelists will share about policy and practice in both local and global contexts.

National Association of Social Workers

Social Work Breaks Barriers! That’s the NASW theme for Social Work Month this March and we’re hoping social workers will take this theme to heart as we bring awareness to the awesome, life-changing work that social workers do by sharing your stories across Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Our hashtags this year: #SWMonth2023 #SocialWorkBreaksBarriers

Social Work Breaks Barriers, NASW Theme for Social Work Month 2023