Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Admitted Student Receptions: A great opportunity to meet UMD-CEHHS community

 DEARBORN, MI - The College of Education, Health, and Human Services is one of the UM-Dearborn's academic colleges who are hosting special receptions for admitted students. The first two sessions were held on February 17 and 22, 2016 with great participation from students and their families.

This is an opportunity to connect to the UM-Dearborn Community and learn more about what the university can offer them by meeting faculty, staff, current students, and alumni.
The Admitted Student Receptions are taking place from 7.00-8.30 pm with check-in and making community connections starting at 6.30 pm.

During these receptions, admitted students are also able to sign up for placement exams and orientation, as well as learn about the W.O.W orientation experience.

The next reception will be held on March 8th, 2016 and those interested can REGISTER ONLINE.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

UMD-CEHHS Addiction Studies Certificate teaches students how to educate and heal

Addiction Studies Certificate

DEARBORN, MI - The UMD College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS) is pleased with the recently released Addiction Studies Certificate program in this academic year.

The 18-credit program prepares students for work in the field of substance abuse, like counselors, researchers, criminal justice professionals and clinical supervisors. And upon completion of the program, recovering students will be equipped to apply for certification as a peer mentor.

Julie Roddy, associate professor of the CEHHS department of Health and Human services, created the certificate. 
Julie Roddy, associate professor
department of Health and Human
Services in CEHHS
She said the program engages with the Detroit Metropolitan community by having students and community members learn from each other and giving educational tools for this issue.

“We experience all of the ailments associated with substance use in our region and most of our students stay local. They are going to be out in our neighborhoods. It’s important that we train our students on how to be compassionate and on how to help,” said Roddy, who mentioned that the class is at capacity.

Lecturer Ural Hill, a 1983 UM-Dearborn alumnus who is licensed professional counselor from the Detroit-based Self Help Abuse Rehabilitation (SHAR) organization and his own private practice, said he’s honored to teach the inaugural class for the certificate. He shared with his students how essential this work is.

“As Detroit experiences it’s rebirth we will need a mentally healthy, sober and high functioning populace. 
Lecturer Ural Hill talking to his students
We need a new generation of dedicated addiction professionals to prevent, treat and educate Detroiters about substance abuse to promote optimal health,” said Hill, who’s worked in academia for 25 years and has served a social worker in Detroit.

Joe Popa, a student of Hill's class, is a Marine veteran who has been in recovery for substance abuse. Popa said he’s doing well in his sobriety and wants to help, especially because the justice system is starting to move from incarceration to the rehabilitation process.

“People struggle because they can’t find the right kind of treatment or the right doctor. I’ve been there,” he said. “I want to help people get back on track. Getting connected to the right support gives you that chance for a new life.”

Information about this certificate can be found on the CEHHS Certificate Programs webpage.

Read full article in The Reporter.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Center for Disparity Solutions and Equity holds strategy meeting

The Center for Disparity Solutions and Equity, a metropolitan-focused center for studying, researching, disseminating, and implementing promising evidence-based solutions to reduce disparities for a movement to equity in education health, and human services, held a strategy meeting on February 3, 2016.
In this image, are some of the topics
discussed during the center's strategy meeting
The dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS), Janine Janosky, UMD Faculty, Professional  Staff, and Community Leaders met to exchange ideas about the center's long term agenda. The discussion was facilitated by Renée Walker, president of "Renée Walker & Associates".

The list of attendees included:
- Amanda Ford, Public Allies Metro Detroit, Office of Metropolitan Engagement, UM-Dearborn
- Ann Lampkin-Williams, Ph.D., Senior Adviser to the Chancellor for Inclusion and Special Projects
- Christopher Burke, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Education Science and Education Director, Ed.S. & Ed.D Programs, CEHHS 
- David Law, Ph.D., Executive Director, Joy-Southfield Community Development
- Donald J. Bord, Ph.D., Professor of Physics (CASL) and Interim Chair, Department of Health and Human Services, CEHHS
- Janine E. Janosky, Ph.D., Dean, CEHHS
- Jennifer Teller, Ph.D., Program Director, CEHHS 
- Julie Roddy, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics, CEHHS
- Julie Taylor, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Studies and Multicultural Education, CEHHS
- Karen Thomas-Brown, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Studies, CEHHS
- Kelly Cronin, Directory of Development and University Initiatives
- Laura Reynolds, Ph.D., Associate Dean, and Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, CEHHS 
- Martha Adler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Reading, Language Arts, and ESL, CEHHS
- Natalie Sampson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Health and Human Services, CEHHS
- Renée T. Walker, APR, Renée Walker and Associates, LLC
- Susan Everett, Ph.D., Professor of Science Education and Chair of Department of Education, CEHHS
Renée Walker, president of "Renée Walker and Associates"
and Susan Everett, chair of CEHHS Department of Education,
talking after the meeting.
- Terri Laws, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies (CASL) and Health and Human Services, CEHHS
- Tracy Thompson, Ph.D., Mental Health Therapist and Training Specialist, Inspiring One, LLC
- Truman Hudson Jr., Ed.D., Lecturer, Department of Education, CEHHS

The College of Education, Health, and Human Services continues its commitment to share its resources and expertise in service to the metropolitan community.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

College of Education, Health, and Human Services: An active participant during Engagement Day 2016

Panel of discussion facilitated by CEHHS Dean Janine Janosky

DEARBORN, MI - The University of Michigan-Dearborn's Office of Metropolitan Impact hosted the 2nd annual Engagement Day on January 22 of 2016. The event took place in the University Center's Kochoff Hall and it was the closing activity of the University's Martin Luther King week of events.

During this all-morning event, attendees had the opportunity to learn about a variety of community service projects and activities presented by faculty, staff, students and community partners who are contributing successfully to a regional transformation in the metro Detroit area.

The College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS) was a very active participant in this event by having faculty, staff, and its dean enthusiastically involved in the activities.

Amanda Ford,  an AmeriCorps Public Ally at CEHHS Center for Disparity Solutions and 
Laura Reynolds, Amanda Ford and Jennifer Teller
Equity, presented the partnership between the Samaritan Center and the college to provide needed services to the community of Detroit's East Side. Besides Amanda, the CEHHS team also includes project manager Jennifer Teller and Associate Dean, Laura Reynolds. Attendees had the chance to vote for their favorite presentations and the partnership with the Samaritan Center was the one to receive the recognition for being the one that the majority favored.

CEHHS Faculty members, LaShorage Shaffer and Karen Thomas Brown presented their work in the Osborn Neighborhood of Detroit and Academic Advisor, Lindsey Tarrant was present during the entire event providing information about CEHHS undergraduate and graduate programs to attendees.

The day ended with an exciting panel of discussion introduced by Chancellor Daniel Little 
UM-Dearborn Chancellor Daniel Little
and facilitated by Janine Janosky, Dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services.

The panel of experts included Ismael Ahmed, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and founder of the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services; Sheilah Clay, President and CEO of the Neighborhood Service Organization; Marshalle Montgomery, project director for New Detroit; David Law, Executive Director of Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation; and Ines de Jesus, community schools coordinator of Southwest Counseling Solutions.

The panelists shared their expertise and experiences regarding successful programs for the elimination of inequities. Also, they offered  
CEHHS Dean Janine Janosky
  issues to be considered as well as solutions for the most pressing inequity concerns to the engaged audience.

The College of Education, Health, and Human Services was pleased to participate in the 2nd Annual Engagement Day to showcase their work and inform the community of a variety of activities in which the faculty and staff are engaged.

Panel of experts: Ismael Ahmed, Ines de Jesus, Marshalle Montgomery,
David Law, Sheilah Clay and Janine Janosky