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Rosalva Osorio

Field Faculty & LEO Lecturer III in the School of Social Work


Rosalva Osorio has been a Field Faculty in the Office of Field Education since December 2019. A first generation Mexican-American. Parents entered the USA undocumented and with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 were granted amnesty. They were farm laborers and the family lived in poverty. School was where Rosalva learned English and became the family historian/translator. School was a haven and an opportunity for learning and understanding that education was the only way to break out of poverty and family culture. In 2000, Rosalva was accepted and attended the University of Michigan, graduating in 2004 with a BA in Sociology and MSW in 2006. In 2003, they became a mom and have for the majority of life been a single parent. Work history includes juvenile justice specialist in Southwest Detroit for 2 years and working in Detroit-Wayne County community mental health agencies for 13 years. As a field faculty, Rosalva is honored to be a servant leader to students, field instructors, and the social work profession. Interest lies in infant mental health, trauma-informed practice, and community engagement.

Research Interests:

Infant Mental Health, Trauma-Informed Practice, Community Engagement