Social Work Department

Social Work is a professional art, based on an eclectic, scientific body of theory, incorporating practice, knowledge, and skill, and fused to specific ethics with inherent social value assumptions. The profession is oriented toward helping in the resolution of diverse individual and social problems, the provision for meeting broad human and community needs, and the enhancement of personal or social functioning. The primary goal of the social work program is to prepare students for beginning professional generalist social work practice.


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Social Work Students Team Up for Soup Per Bowl 2016

University of Michigan-Flint Social Work students and faculty members teamed up with Flint-area residents for Soup Per Bowl  2016.

kids with Social Work staff member

Campus Volunteers Spend Time with Flint Youth on MLK Day

Volunteers within the School of Education & Human Services and many other university departments spent time with children from the Boys & Girls Club on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. UM-Flint opened its doors to the youth and offered a variety of activities. 

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Social Work Receives Grant to Enhance Substance Abuse Treatment Program

A grant received by the Social Work Department will be used to enhance the Substance Abuse Treatment program and field education beginning January 2016.

social work students in front of capitol building

Social Work Students Inspired by Advocacy Event

Social work students attended the 2015 Legislative, Education & Advocacy Day (LEAD) on Nov. 11, participating in several workshops and connecting with other students and social workers from around the state.