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Michelle Jurvelin, MSW, APSW

  • MSW Online Program Specialist
  • Lecturer

Michelle Jurvelin is the MSW online program specialist in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has been a lecturer in the Social Work Department since 2017, teaching graduate and undergraduate students. Michelle is also a trainer with the Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System, providing training for the Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services and its partners. Michelle has trained on the topics of trauma-informed practice, clinical supervision, educational supervision, administrative supervision, supportive supervision, ongoing case planning, concurrent case planning, and placement.

Michelle’s previous work experience includes working with children and families involved in the child welfare and youth justice systems in Wisconsin, Michigan and Florida. She has experience in direct practice and supervision.


  • MSW, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2012
  • B.S., Criminal Justice, Northern Michigan University, 2005

Professional Interests:

  • Impact of trauma on human development
  • Child Welfare system reform
  • Leadership development