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November 2014

Technology and homebound older adults

November 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX United States

Room 1.214. Professor Namkee Choi will discuss the integration of technology and use of online programs for health and mental health care for homebound older adults.

This GRACE program event is free and open to the public. GRACE program students are required to attend.

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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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$20

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 precious

Buy your tickets heressw.connect.utexas.edu/wild

Tickets: $20 (Students, seniors and military personnel: $15).

Written and performed by Steve Cadwell (MSSW ’80). 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., and by Pride and Equity Faculty Staff Association (PEFSA) at The University of Texas at Austin.

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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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Tailgate

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

Come and join us for the 5th Annual Social Work Tailgate!

Find details and buy your tickets here.

 

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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
ENGAGING BIOLOGICAL PARENTS & FAMILIES
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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Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease

October 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX United States

Room 1.214. This GRACE Program event is free and open to the public, GRACE Program students are required to attend. Contact Prof. Sarah Swords, GRACE Program coordinator, at saswords@mail.utexas.edu for more information.

This presentation will be led by Nina Mosier and Susan Stahl, co-founders of Power for Parkinson’s which provides free exercise and dance classes for people with Parkinson’s. By engaging Parkinson’s patients in regular exercise, the founders hope to provide an improved sense of well-being, offer opportunities for socialization and prevent depression and isolation that often accompanies Parkinson’s disease. Come prepared to learn more about Parkinson’s disease and ways to intervene with families affected by this illness.

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Lecture & Lunch: Dr. Rachel Fusco

October 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Room 1.214

“Risk and Protection in Child Welfare: Understanding Young Children’s Mental Health”, by Dr. Rachel Fusco

The years between birth and age 5 are fundamentally important to human development, and experiences during this time have a life-long impact on mental health and well-being.  Very young children in the child welfare system are often experiencing an array of stressors in addition to child maltreatment, including poverty, exposure to intimate partner violence, and parental mental health and substance abuse issues. Dr. Fusco will present findings on the maltreatment, family, and community factors that can exacerbate problems or provide a buffer for young children in the child welfare system. The rate of socioemotional concerns and trauma symptomology among children 0-5 will be discussed, along with implications for policy and practice in the child welfare and the behavioral health systems.

Dr. Fusco is an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her MSSW at The University of Texas at Austin. After five years of social work practice with children and families experiencing child maltreatment and/or intimate partner violence, she earned a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research has been strongly influenced by her clinical practice, and has focused on the mental health of children exposed to family violence. 

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September 2014

Medicaid and Medicare 101

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX United States

Room 1.214

Presented by clinical assistant professors Cossy Hough and Dede Sparks. This GRACE Program event is free and open to the public.

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August 2014

MSSW New Student Orientation-Day 2

August 21 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Utopia Theatre, School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX United States

This mandatory orientation is for all new incoming MSSW students entering Fall 2014.

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