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.
A student-driven forum on race and racism held Oct. 22 at UM-Flint’s University Center brought together social work students, faculty, social workers and interested community members for a meaningful discussion about ways that individuals can actively address race-related issues.
Elizabeth Collardey, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Social Work and her husband Tim Collardey, M.S., a retired educator, received the 2015 Peace Maker of the Year Award from the Genesee County Committee for Community Peace during its Annual Peace Day Celebration October 3.