Event Category: Open Classroom

Register Now Presented by: Kersha Deibel, MSW, MPH Senior Advisor to the President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America & Planned Parenthood Action Fund Join us to explore the current state of reproductive health, rights, and justice in the United States. We will provide a comprehensive analysis of the existing laws on abortion access and their profound implications for people across the nation. We will explore the historical context that led to the fall of Roe v. Wade, examining the societal and political factors that contributed to this critical moment in the reproductive rights movement. Attendees will gain a understanding of the challenges ahead and the ongoing fight to protect and expand reproductive health care. Return to our list of Open…

Open Classroom | Supporting Student Athletes’ Mental Health

Thursday, October 26, 2023

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Central, Virtual

Register Now Presenter: Ali Casco, MSW Brown School Alum Student athletes may struggle with balancing the demands of school, social engagements, and the demands of their sport. Additionally the transition out of college for those who do not go on to pursue their sport professionally, can be difficult time for the individuals’ identity development. In this presentation, former Division 1 athlete, and Brown School alum Ali Margherio, will discuss how to support the mental health of student athletes.     Return to our list of Open Classrooms

Open Classroom | Bridging Bytes & Bonds: The AI Transformation in Social Work

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

12:30 am - 1:30 pm, Central, Virtual

Register Now Presented by:Ruopeng An, Ph.D., MPP, FACE, FAAHBAssociate Professor, Faculty Lead in Public Health SciencesFellow, American College of EpidemiologyFellow, American Academy of Health BehaviorBrown School and Division of Computational & Data Sciences Join us for a deep dive into the intertwining realms of artificial intelligence and social work. This presentation will cast a spotlight on the historical and philosophical foundations of social work, setting them against the canvas of technological advancements. Attendees will be navigated through the dynamic terrain of AI applications, emphasizing their resonance in social work education, research, and practice, all illuminated by compelling real-world case studies. The potential biases and harms AI could manifest in social work while offering solutions to protect the profession’s integrity and…

Register Now Presenter: Mark R. Rank, PhD Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis The paradox of poverty amid plenty has plagued the United States throughout the 21st century – why should the wealthiest country in the world also have the highest rates of poverty among the industrialized nations? Based upon the ideas in his latest book, Mark Rank will explore the answers to this paradox. He will outline a unique explanation that he has developed over the years, along with ideas and strategies for addressing poverty. Return to our list of Open Classrooms

Register Now Presented by:Massy Mutumba, PhD, MPH, BSNAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior and Biological SciencesUniversity of Michigan School of Nursing In the dynamic landscape of today’s educational environments, adolescents in resource-poor settings face unique challenges that can affect their mental well-being. Titled “Unlocking Potential: Holistic Approaches to Supporting Adolescent Mental Health in School Settings,” this talk delves into the potential transformative power of collaborative efforts between schools, families, and communities to create a robust support system for adolescent mental health. Through real-world case studies and evidence-based insights, this talk highlights innovative approaches that bridge the gap between limited resources and effective supports for cultivating resilience and emotional well-being within school settings in resource-constrained settings. This even is also occurring in…

Register Now Presented by:Megan D Keyes, PhDAdjunct Faculty, Brown SchoolFounder, Trauma Empowered Consulting, LLC Clinical practice guidelines (CPG) are a fundamental resource to aid providers with decision making and enhance the provision of effective, high quality mental health care. This webinar will provide a summary of the psychotherapy recommendations in the 2023 VA/DoD CPG’s for treating PTSD in adults. Dr. Keyes will provide an overview of the individual, trauma-focused psychotherapies strongly recommended over pharmacological interventions: Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Prolonged Exposure (PE). New relevant research findings and clinical resources for each psychotherapy will be highlighted. Return to our list of Open Classrooms