Friday November 16, 2018

Abba's House 
Faith Building
5208 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343

8:00 – 8:30 Registration/Breakfast/door prizes

8:30 – 9:30  Welcome and Keynote  
                     Troy Rogers - City of Chattanooga Public Safety Coordinator
                         "Socio-economic Glasses: Seeing Through Other's Perspectives"

9:45 – 10:45  Session I

  • Ethics I - Why Can't I Date My Clients?  Addressing Boundary and Dual Relationship Issues - Paula Foster, LCSW, TCSW Executive Director
  • What does Emergency Preparedness Look Like?Kenneth Tarter, TN Dept. of Health, Regional Hospital Coordinator, Emergency Preparedness
  • Enhancing Law Enforcement's Response to Victims of Crime: Building Empathy Through Using a Poverty Simulation - Dr. Kristie Wilder, LMSW, JD, Dean, Southern Adventist University School of Social Work
  • Active Shooter TrainingOfficer Brown, Chattanooga PD
  • Human Trafficking 101 - Lilly Feliz, Community Outreach Coordinator, Second Life Tennessee

11:00 – 12:00 Session II

  • Ethics II - Politics and Equity:  Where Do Social Workers Stand? - April Wilson and Jodi Whitted, UT Chattanooga
  • Mental Health Court: Fostering Resiliency and Hope - Anna Protano-Biggs
  • Healthy Living for the Mind and Body: Know the 10 Warning Signs - Amy French, Senior Manager of Programs & Education, Alzheimer’s Association
  • Gang Violence in Chattanooga: Recognition and PreventionInv. Krumie
  • Medication Assisted Recovery: Strengthening the Mother-Infant Bond (Maternal Opioid Use Disorder) - Cayce Watson, LCSW, Lipscomb University Department of Social Work & April Mallory, UT School of Social Work

12:15 - 12:45 Lunch/Awards Presentation

           12:45 - 1:45    Education Panel - Session III
                                   Dr. Marsha Drake - Chief Equity Officer, HCDE Central Office
                                   Crystal Sorrells- Principal, Tyner Middle Academy 
                                   Robin Cayce – Director of Programs, Chattanooga 2.0 (Camp K + early matters)
                                   Ashley Cox – English Teacher, The Howard School
                                   Tiffany Earvin – Principal, Orchard Knob Middle

 2:15  – 3:15 Session IV

  • Ethics III - The Ethical Practice of Cultural Competency and Cultural Humility - Tammy Walker
  • Suicide Prevention: Missing the Connection - Eve Nite, Business Development Professional, Erlanger Behavioral Health
  • Stop the BleedRobert Ward,Outreach Safety Educator for Children’s at Erlanger
  • Reaching for the Stars: Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Across TennesseeAngela Webster, Executive Director, AimHiTN

3:30- 4:30 Closing Session V

Front-line Advocates:  Don't Underestimate Your Responsibility and Your Impact
Judge Rob Philyaw, Juvenile Court Judge, Hamilton County

Workshops subject to change.

The conference workshops meet the licensing requirements for up to 6 continuing education credits for social workers in TN, AL & GA including up to 3 hours of social work ethics.  

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