TCSW/UTCSW Fall Advocacy & Social Justice Conference

Friday November 30, 2018

UT Conferences
Conference Center Building 
600 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

9:00 - Breakfast and Registration

9:20 – Welcome

9:30am – Keynote
                   Drema Bowers, 
Director of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement, Pellissippi State Community College
                                                "Different Lenses, Same Vision: Framing a Just Society"

10:00am – Breakout Sessions I

  1. Challenging Social Injustice, Stigma & Disparities in Mental Health - Ben Harrington, MHAET
  2. Senior Health - Peggy Ransom
  3. Knox county Community Law Office - Holistic Representation - Sarah Buchanan/Mark Stephens

11:00 Break

11:15am – Breakout Sessions II

  1. Equity in Education - “Baggage Fees May Apply” - Tanisha Fitzgerald-Baker
  2. Vine School Health Center: A non-directive, trauma-informed community approach in a school-based health centerRachel Ross, LCSW & Corey Snyder, RPT, LMSW
  3. HMIS- Tracking Homelessness in Knoxville’s Youth – What Can We Do Together? Lisa Higginbotham/Annette Beebe, CAC

12:15pm – Lunch 

1:00pm – Breakout Sessions III 

  1. Clinical Ethics - Challenging Racism: Recognizing Racism in Clinical PracticeDonna Mitchell, LMSW    
  2. Macro Ethics-When Personal Values Conflict With Professional Ethics: Ethical Dilemmas and Cultural Sensitivity in Working with LGBTQ Populations Paula Foster, LCSW
  3. Food Insecurity College & Seniors - “Who’s Hungry?” Drema Bowers/Alice Allen (CAC)

2:15pm – Break 

2:30pm Session 

  1. Ethics-Challenge Racism - Donna Mitchell-Clinical   (continued)
  2. Ethics-LGBTQ/Conflicting Values - Paula Foster-Macro (continued)
  3. Special Social Work Student Session - From College to Career:  From Field to Practice – Advocacy Matters – What does it look like? - Darris Upton, MSSW – Knox County Mayor’s Office, Susan Bryant-Nelson, MSSW – UT College of Social Work & Karen Latus, MSSW – ESL Teacher, Knox County Schools

4:00 pm – Evaluations/Wrap up

5.5 Continuing Education Units including 3 in ethics available

Discounts available for Head Start employees and groups of 6 or more.
Contact TCSW for more information.