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April 2014

Research stories panel

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX United States

A lively and interesting presentation and dialogue with panel participants about their “research stories” –personal stories about how they each became interested and involved in research. More information here.

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STEER towards Texas

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Research Lecture & Lunch

April 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

“Return to community: Supporting individuals as they recover lives through the Money Follows the Person program,” by Dr. Tom Bohman.

Room 1.214 — Lunch will be served, please RSVP to Linda Solomon at lsolomon@austin.utexas.edu

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Exploring the autism spectrum

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Utopia Theatre, School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX United States

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In light of this incidence rate, social workers will undoubtedly encounter families and individuals aected by autism. To raise awareness and provide valuable knowledge and tools for the field, the Golden Hat Foundation and the Autism Society of Greater Austin invite you to a special panel discussion on autism in honor of World Autism Awareness Day.

For more information contact outreach@goldenhatfoundation.org or suzanne@austinautismsociety.org

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March 2014

Advisory Council Mtg

March 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Celebration Luncheon

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Research Lecture & Lunch

March 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Utopia Theatre, School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX United States

“Trauma and translational science: How neurobiology can unite with social work research to promote trauma-informed practice and advocacy,” by Dr. Sapana Donde.

Please RSVP to Linda Solomon at lsolomon@austin.utexas.edu

Dr. Sapana Donde is the Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience and Mental Health in the School of Social Work at UT Austin. As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Donde has been working with colleagues in the department of psychology and in the School of Social Work to advance our knowledge on the link between neurobiology and trauma, and how we can design effective practice interventions based on this connection.

Dr. Donde received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a concentration in clinical child psychology from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Her research and clinical interests include the neurobiology of trauma, interpersonal violence, trauma-informed mental health services, child welfare and adoption, and cross-cultural psychology. 

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SW Student Day at Legislature

March 4

SSW contingent will convene at 9am at the First United Methodist Church for training, and proceed to the Capitol Steps for speak outs and time to visit legislative offices. Contact Barbara Anderson for  more information.

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Explore UT

March 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Explore UT, the biggest open house in Texas, provides an opportunity for visitors to examine the rich and varied programs that are a part of everyday life on this campus. More information and schedule here.

The School of Social Work will have a Play Therapy Station and a Social Work Wheel of Wonder activity to help participants explore and learn about this inspiring profession. Come and play with us at the LBJ Fountain Courtyard!

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February 2014

School Social Workers Conference

February 26 - 28

What is the future of school social work in Texas? This conference designed to give school-based social service providers the skills, strategies, and technologies needed for school social work practice in the year 2014 and beyond. At the Doubletree Hotel in Austin. More information here.

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