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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).
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Buy your tickets here: ssw.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.
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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.Find out more »
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 email@example.com
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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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.orgFind out more »
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.Find out more »
“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.Find out more »