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.
The Dean’s Office of the School of Education and Human Services at the University of Michigan-Flint recently allocated portions of a Dean’s Office research grant totaling $50,000 to several faculty members within the Education and Social Work departments.
UM-Flint kicks off a year-long Community Read Saturday, October 8 at the Flint Public Library, broadening the reach of UM-Flint’s Common Read of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book "Between the World and Me."
Geriatric social workers help their clients with a variety of services, including Medicaid and Medicare, guardianship matters, durable power of attorney decisions, medical care and prescription drug use, home care planning, mental health concerns, and other needs.
Young men at the facility participated in a pilot program to create origami peace cranes.