Together the UNC Refugee and Mental Health and Wellness Initiative and the Jordan Institute for Families will be hosting an upcoming continuing education training opportunity for local interpreters on medical […]
This event is co-hosted by the Jordan Institute for Families | UNC School of Social Work, the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and National Implementation Research Network (NIRN). Generous support for this event has been provided by The Annie E. Casey Foundation. A special thanks to the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health […]
Join us for a fun and engaging event to end out the academic year, on the topic of Art as Activism. This event will feature a spoken word performance by […]
We welcome local respected Elder Vivette Jeffries-Logan of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation to guide us in a discussion to understand the cycles of historical trauma experienced by […]
Interprofessional providers and peer support specialists will present models of integrated health care that improve health outcomes for individuals diagnosed with a severe mental illness while also considering the social determinants of health. The workshop will focus on successful models of care that decrease health disparities and increase service utilization. Attendance is free but registration […]
Speaker for this topic is Lauren Turner-Brown, PhD, UNC TEACHH Autism Program/Department of Psychiatry The Focus on Family and Disability Seminar series is a forum to educate diverse audiences about current issues, policies, research, and evidence-based approaches in health, education, and disability to improve outcomes for children with disabilities/special needs and their families. Target audiences […]
Speaker for this topic is Lynne Loeser, MEd, LD/ADHD Statewide Consultant, Exceptional Children Division, NC Dept. of Public Instruction The Focus on Family and Disability Seminar series is a forum to educate diverse audiences about current issues, policies, research, and evidence-based approaches in health, education, and disability to improve outcomes for children with disabilities/special needs […]
Our featured guest for the October Innovation in Action event is Darshan Mundada, MSW '11. Darshan Mundada will share his journey as a social entrepreneur in India, and emerging issues, trends, and developments in social entrepreneurship from a global perspective. Event will be held in the SIE Lab (room 118). Dinner is provided. Event is free […]
Bring your lunch and join Drs. Joanne Caye and Lawrence Rosenfield at the UNC School of Social Work on October 22 to discuss their book and how social workers can help families, children, and communities navigate the effects of natural disasters. Please consider bringing toiletries to donate to families in affected areas.
The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab is hosting a drop-in reception to celebrate the newest exhibit in the School of Social Work's Impact Gallery, Envisioning Health: Using Images to Enhance Latino Adolescent-Doctor Bonds. Come see the exhibit and learn more about this project which explored the effect of photography on the perceptions of physicians who work with […]
Speakers for this event are: Amy D’Aprix, PhD, MSW: Innovation with aging adults and corporate social responsibility Veronica Creech, MSW: Equitable Economic Development & Innovation for the City of Raleigh Sophia Smith, PhD, MSW: Developer of The Cancer Distress Coach app for cancer patients with PTSD Matt Anderson, MSW: Innovative policy for foster youth with Children’s Home Society […]
Speaker for this topic is Naomi Davis, PhD, Duke ADHD Clinic The Focus on Family and Disability Seminar series is a forum to educate diverse audiences about current issues, policies, research, and evidence-based approaches in health, education, and disability to improve outcomes for children with disabilities/special needs and their families. Target audiences include graduate students, […]
Speakers for this topic are Derrick Byrd, MPA and Eric Owens, BA, Family Resource Center South Atlantic The Focus on Family and Disability Seminar series is a forum to educate diverse audiences about current issues, policies, research, and evidence-based approaches in health, education, and disability to improve outcomes for children with disabilities/special needs and their […]
Speakers for this event are Artie Hartsell and Roxane Richir A panel of local activists and professionals will speak about how their organizations contribute to civic engagement efforts, how they see social work interacting with issues of voter access, and reflect upon future work to be done. RSVP: email@example.com Dinner provided
The Social Justice Action Series (SJAS) presents a screening and panel discussion of the Silence Sam Film on August 27th at 5 pm at the School of Social Work Auditorium. This participatory hybrid documentary was made by students at the UNC School of Media and Journalism. It follows the student-led movement to remove the statue […]
This event is co-hosted by the Jordan Institute for Families | UNC School of Social Work, the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and National Implementation Research Network (NIRN). Generous support for this event has been provided by The Annie E. Casey Foundation. REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL. *Lodging and parking details are provided […]
Research has shown that adverse childhood experiences–physical and emotional abuse, neglect, exposure to domestic violence or substance abuse, and other early exposures to violence–are more common than thought and can cause profound and pervasive effects on physical and mental health. As adults, survivors of early trauma may experience: complex disruptions of affect regulation, disturbed attachment […]
Join us to become familiar with the social work licensure exam used in NC and other states. Tanisha James, LCSW and member of the NC Society for Clinical Social Work and NASW-NC, will provide information about the structure and content of the exam. Sample questions and testing tips will be shared during this session.
What does it mean to be a member of the Latinx community? This workshop encourages participants to examine cultural biases and assumptions that can contribute to treating a community of individuals as “other,” including when this stance comes from a place of ethical compassion. Ivy Hooper will draw from her extensive practice with members of […]
Description: This workshop aims to provide concrete tools to empower researchers to foster long-term relationships with policymakers. These relationships have the potential to address policy crises and opportunities when they arise, as well as to promote policy improvement over the long-run. Skills taught in the training include: how to develop ongoing, reciprocal, trusting relationships with policymakers and civic intermediaries; how […]
Many agencies from North Carolina and beyond will be here to recruit MSW students. Recruiters will share information about social work positions and their agencies. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore social work career options with potential employers! ** Added bonus- Professional Headshots will be offered for all MSW students**
Monique Tuset, Coordinator of Student Affairs, will offer a brief but intensive prep session to help students better prepare for their career day experience. This session will cover career day logistics and etiquette in addition to answering any lingering questions students may have regarding resumes, cover letters and/or successful networking strategies.
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) offers an empirically validated approach to the treatment of PTSD and other trauma-related symptoms like unwanted thoughts, feelings, memories, and nightmares. Trauma survivors often work to avoid these experiences as well as trauma-related situations and cues. Narratives about the self as “damaged” or “broken,” or that their presence can taint […]
Identity is a complex and multifaceted construct. In this lecture, Dr. Carmen Crosby will explore ways that the context of culture creates inherent power dynamics, which influence actual and perceived power within the therapeutic alliance. Dr. Crosby will encourage us to deepen our therapeutic work by considering specific elements of identity affecting our clients and […]
Opioid overdose deaths have reached epidemic proportions. In North Carolina, unintentional drug overdose deaths have become the leading cause of death. Addiction to opioids is wreaking havoc on families and overtaxing emergency rooms and treatment facilities around the state. Attendance is free and CEUs available. Space is limited so please register early: http://go.unc.edu/opioid-workshop
Come learn about ecological justice, environmental racism, climate change, and strategies to engage in radical community organizing to facilitate the transition to a clean, healthy, and just society. Certificate for 2 contact hours available – Buffet lunch by Vimala’s CurryBlossom Cafe Meredith Powers, Ph.D. is one of the major voices emerging in the global profession of social work, […]
NASW-NC Associate Executive Director Valerie Arendt will be conducting individual social work resume reviews for MSW students. Valerie has extensive experience with hiring employees and reviews hundreds of member resumes every year. More information regarding sign in times will be sent closer to the date!
In this workshop, Tonya Armstrong will engage participants in the process of seeking clarity around our own cultural identities, as well as explore how this work is central to ethical practice with individuals with intersecting racial, ethnic, sexual, and other cultural affiliations. Dr. Armstrong will provide a framework informed by professional codes of ethics, and […]
Individuals who have experienced trauma, particularly complex trauma, often present with a wide range of difficulties that do not fit neatly into standard or uniform case formulations. Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) offers an effective transdiagnostic treatment for the sequelae of trauma, that can include dysregulation of emotions, cognitions, behavior, interpersonal and self. The power of […]
This documentary examines how an alternative high school in a rural community works with youth struggling with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). The film explores what it means to be a trauma-informed school. We won’t have time for a panel discussion, but Ginny Strand will provide a brief introduction to the topic of trauma-informed systems and […]
In this presentation, Lisa Feldman Barrett will describe her cutting-edge research on how emotions are constructed in the moment by core systems that interact across the whole brain, rather than being fixed, universal categories. She will also elaborate on the significant implications for psychotherapeutic work, and explain how and why psychotherapy can help transform people’s […]
JP Przewoznik, MSW - Director of Prevention & Evaluation, North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) JP will share what is currently known about the casual factors of sexual violence against LGBTQ+ people, including a proposed theoretical model for why violence perpetration may be more likely to occur. JP will discuss the field of SV […]
Much of the power of psychotherapy comes from helping people let go of distorted and ineffective thinking in favor of a more effective and balanced approach. However, when we pathologize cognitions, this can be perceived as invalidating. Focusing on “cognitions” can be especially problematic when individuals live in oppressive environments that reinforce their beliefs. In […]