TCSW/UTCSW Fall Advocacy & Social Justice Conference

Friday November 3, 2017
The Foundry
747 World's Fair Park Drive
Knoxville, TN  37902

9:00 am – Continental Breakfast/Registration

9:20 am – Welcome

9:30 am –Keynote:  The Honorable Senator Becky Massey 
                                   Tennessee Senate District 6
                                   Executive Director, The Sertoma Center

10:00 am – Session #1

  • Room #1 – Back to Our Roots Advocacy Panel - Moderator Shelly Wascom

                             Clyde Vincent - Volunteers of America 
                             Tanisha Fitzgerald Baker - Project Grad 
                             Clarence Vaughn - Police Advisory & Review Committee 
                             Barbara Kelly - Knox County Community Action Committee
                             Mark Stephens - Knox County PD's Community Law Office

11:00 am – Break

11:15 am – Session #2

  • Room #1 – Healthcare Advocacy Panel – Moderator Peggy Ransom

                             Ben Harrington - Mental Health Association of East Tennessee
                             Sita Diehl - Nami Tennessee (retired)
                             Aftyn Behn - TN Justice Center
                             Walter Davis – TN Health Care Campaign (retired)

  • Room #2 – Citizen Advocacy 101 – Paula Foster, TCSW

12:15 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Ethics and Advocacy: Micro to Macro – Dr. Ragan Schriver, UTCSW

In our profession we often hear great  in depth discussions about the ethical considerations involved in interpersonal practice but our work for and on behalf of clients involves many other aspects of service that entail ethical consideration as well. This workshop will address the ethics and value considerations relevant to practice in advocacy, policy development, and other macro areas. The content will include a little bit of theory, practice relevant concepts as well as real world case studies. 

3:50 pm – Evaluations/Wrap up

5.5 Continuing Education Units including 3 in ethics available


2017-18 Statewide Sponsors

Sustaining Sponsors
Camelot Care Centers, Inc.
TN Head Start Association & State Collaborative

Benefactor Sponsors
University of Tennessee College of Social Work
Kidlink Treatment Services

Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor - University of Tennessee College of Social Work

Southern Adventist School of Social Work

Alzheimer's Association
Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network