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October 2014

Child Welfare Conference

October 27 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thompson Conference Center,
2405 Robert Dedman Drive , Austin, TX United States
Kathryn Edin

Dr. Kathryn Edin

Dean’s Child Welfare Conference
Keynote: Understanding Fatherhood in the Inner City, by Dr. Kathryn Edin
Participation limited to first 200 registrants. Register here!


The Child and Family Research Institute is pleased to offer a free continuing education opportunity for professionals, students, advocates and researchers interested in child welfare. The purpose of this year’s conference is to provide child welfare practitioners, advocates, and researchers opportunities to learn skills to address the needs and engage with biological parents and families of children in the child welfare in Texas.

The event, CEUs and parking are free but registration is required. Participation is limited to the first 200 registrants. To register, visit http://www.utchildwelfareconference.org

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November 2014


November 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX United States

UT vs. West Virginia

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HIV services for MSM in the developing world

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX United States

An interactive session with Alan Silverman about providing HIV services for men having sex with men (MSM) in the developing world.

Room 1.214  – 2 CEUs ($5 payable on site).
Please rsvp to sw-rsvp@austin.utexas.edu

Alan Silverman (MSSW ’80) has over 35 years of international experience in the United Nations and international environment.  From 2002 until 2010, he served as Senior Learning Strategy Advisor for UNAIDS, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS. In this capacity, he launched a global strategy to build the competence of UN system staff to respond to HIV.  His work included the design of learning programs on HIV-related stigma and discrimination as well as stigma and discrimination related to sexuality. He led an interagency team to build the capacity of UN teams at country level to address the HIV issues related to key populations: men who have sex with men, people who use drugs and sex workers. Prior to joining UNAIDS, Alan worked for 22 years with UNICEF in New York, Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Kenya. Since retiring from the UN system, he has undertaken consultancies for UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UN DESA as well as several NGOs, including ‘Live Out Loud’, a US-based NGO that works with LGBT youth and the YMCA. He is a Board member for “Development in Gardening,” an NGO that works on improving the nutritional well-being of people living with and affected by HIV in Africa as well as LGBT RPCV, a national organization for returned LGBT Peace Corps volunteers. Alan received his MSSW from UT Austin with a focus on social planning and program development.

This event is co-sponsored by the School of Social Work International Committee.


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Wild & Precious

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Utopia Theatre, School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX United States

Wild and preciousWritten and performed by Steve Cadwell (MSSW ’80).

Tickets: $20 (Students, seniors and military personnel: $15). Buy your tickets here: ssw.connect.utexas.edu/wild

A theatrical memoir celebrating one gay man’s journey from childhood in rural Vermont to Stonewall, disco, AIDS, freedom to marry his man and raising their children, and more on this chronicle of the gay experience and the diversity of the American family life over the past 50 years. Visit www.wildandprecious.org for more information bout the play.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Luna-Idunate at jluna-idunate@mail.utexas.edu

This event is co-sponsored by Savrick Schumann Johnson McGarr Kaminski & Shirley, L.L.P.

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LGBTQ issues then and now

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Utopia Theatre, School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX United States

A panel and discussion with Brandon Wollerson (practice leader, David Powell Clinic), Ixchel Rosal (executive director, Student and Diversity Initiatives, UT Austin), Lisa Daly (marketing director, Arden Courts Memory Care Community), and Katibeth Lee (senior victim counselor, Travis County Attorney’s Office). Moderated by Sarah Sloan (clinical assistant professor, UT Austin School of Social Work).

Please rsvp to sw-rsvp@austin.utexas.edu

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