From the Director
'Tis the Season to Apply for the MFP
National Mentoring Month
CSWE's Annual Program Meeting On-Demand
Society for Social Work and Research Conference
CSWE Diversity Center’s January Educator|Resource
Dear MFP Fellows and Alumni:
The MFP staff cordially invites MFP alumni to an application launch party scheduled for 3:00 PM (ET) January 28, 2022, to celebrate the beginning of our 2022–2023 doctoral fellowship application cycle! Please register for the event and be sure to invite MFP alumni in your networks. The MFP staff team looks forward to seeing you then!
The application period for the 2022–2023 doctoral fellowship opens January 24 and closes on March 16. Sign up here to receive a notification when the doctoral fellowship application period opens. The notification will include up-to-date news on informational and application support sessions, set to be held on Zoom for potential applicants and university faculty and staff members who engage with them. Please register for one or more of these sessions and help us get the word out by sharing with potential applicants!
CSWE-MFP Information Sessions
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Focus: February 7, 3:00 PM (ET)
- Hispanic Serving Institutions in Focus: February 8, 3:00 PM (ET)
- Tribal Colleges and Universities in Focus: February 9, 7:00 PM (ET)
- Asian American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions in Focus: February 10, 7:00 PM (ET)
- General Doctoral MFP Information Session: February 11, 5:00 PM (ET)
Application Support Sessions
- Zoom Q&A One: February 9, 11 AM–12 PM (ET)
- Zoom Q&A Two: February 16, 7:00 PM–8:00 PM (ET)
- Zoom Q&A Three: March 2, 3:00 PM–4:00 PM (ET)
January is National Mentoring Month, and this year the MFP celebrated the annual campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring opportunities for students by hosting “Mentoring Monday,” a speed mentoring event for current MFP master's fellows. A mentor-matching event tailored to the needs of doctoral fellows is also in the works.
Access to mentorship is a key benefit of MFP. Among doctoral fellows who transitioned from fellows to alumni in 2021, 100% shared that mentorship from the MFP director greatly benefited them. Two out of three 2020–2021 master’s fellows found the mentorship component of the MFP beneficial, too. MFP staff members and fellows alike are grateful for the time, knowledge, and expertise our dedicated mentors and advisory members share in support of students' personal, academic, and professional goals. We look forward to continuing to engage individuals within and beyond the MFP community in our growing mentorship–networking program.
All fellows registered for CSWE’s in-person Annual Program Meeting (APM), along with those who were unable to attend the in-person event, were invited to participate in CSWE’s APM On-Demand, where educators built on the critical conversations on racial, economic, and environmental justice that began at the in-person 2021 APM. Fellows participated in numerous sessions. Of note, current fellow Justin Harty, MSW, and recent alumna Mariama Diallo, LCSW, gave presentations at the in-person event titled “Developing Evidence-Based and Evidence-Supported Social Work Interventions With Diverse Populations” and “Intimate Partner Violence During COVID-19 and the Challenges to Access Relevant Services,” respectively, and their presentations were chosen as two of the 40 to be featured as On-Demand offerings.
This month we look forward to gathering doctoral fellows again for the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference. MFP will host a special interest group for current fellows and alumni during the event. The special interest group will be held virtually Friday, January 14, from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (ET). Please register here.
MFP is pleased to share that half of all current doctoral fellows were selected to present at SSWR. Presentation titles include the following:
Mental Health Service Adherence Among Asian American Adolescents: Asian Clinician Perspectives of Facilitators and Barriers (Jessica C. Kim)
More Than Just a Parent: Examining Parental Subgroup Differences for Foster Care Alumni (Justin Harty)
Parenting and Caregiving in the Early Years—Who Are We Leaving Out? (Justin Harty)
Is Antiracism in Social Work Doomed to Fail? A Roundtable on Interrogating Antiracism Through Critical Colonialism (Autumn Asher, Justin Harty)
Strengths-Focused Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention: Current Approaches and Future Directions (Autumn Asher)
Vicarious Posttraumatic Growth Among Health Care and Social Service Providers in Disasters (Wan-Jung Wendy Hsieh)
Use of Mental Health Counseling Services Among Clinic-Attending Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Malaysia (Mohamed Adam Brooks)
Associations of Engagement in Preventive Sexual Health Services Use, and PrEP Interest Among Young Black Women (Laurenia Mangum)
Applying a Healing Centered Framework With Middle-Class Black Women Navigating COVID-19 (Gabrielle Aquino-Adriatico)
Suicidal Ideation Among Generation Z Rap Artists: A Content Analysis of Lyrics With Clinical Recommendations (Cortney VanHook)
Social Support and Integration Among Central American Immigrants (Andrea Guadalupe Perez Portillo)
Public Perceptions and Responses on the COVID-19 and COVID Vaccination in Rural Alabama (Cho Rong Won)
Barriers to Pain Management Among Rural Older Adults and Strategies to Address Them: Service Provider Perspective (Cho Rong Won)
Associations Among Demographic Characteristics and Means of Human Trafficking: A Global Examination (Cho Rong Won)
Have you changed jobs in the last few years? Changed your primary email address? The MFP relies on current contact information for our internal database, which we use to contact alumni and help us prepare our reports for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Please use this link to share your updated contact information. Additionally, you are encouraged to reach out to your MFP alumni connections and request that they share their updated information, too. Thank you in advance for supporting MFP staff efforts to enhance connectedness in the MFP community.