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Social Work in the Global Environment Conference Announcement

 

Global Owl

The 6th Annual Conference

on Social Work

in the Global Environment

 

How do we build a fair, just, and peaceful world?

Local efforts with global implications 

will be held

Friday, November 17, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

in the Multipurpose Room 218, McFarland Student Union, Kutztown University                       

Thank you for attending.

Click here to download the conference agenda.

 6th Annual Conference on Social Work in the Global Environment

Continuing Education Credits: A maximum of six (6) continuing education credits (including three [3] ethics credits) are available for social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. Participants must attend the full day to qualify for all six (6) continuing education credits and qualify for the three (3) ethics credits. Continuing education credits will be emailed after the forum.  

Conference Overview: The Conference on Social Work in the Global Environment aims to contribute to the local-global perspective in social work, utilizing the strategy: Thinking globally and acting locally. The theme of this year's conference is "How do we build a fair, just, and peaceful world? Local efforts with global implications." Presentation topics can include, but are not limited to the following sub-themes:

  • Environmental and ecological justice
  • Socio-economic justice and human rights
  • Globalization, industrialization, global consumption patterns, and sustainable development
  • Food insecurity
  • Vegetarianism and veganism
  • Global social welfare institutions
  • Human trafficking
  • Immigrant children and their families
  • Mass movement in the contemporary world
  • Domestic violence
  • Disasters and humanitarian responses
  • Governmental and non-governmental responses to enhance or restore human well-being
  • Grassroots community organizing
  • Media savvy social worker
  • Vulnerability of the oppressed populations
  • Peace and conflict and restorative justice
  • Crisis and social dislocations
  • Educational equity
  • Health disparities: local-global response

We look forward to seeing you in Kutztown!

5th Annual Conference on Social Work in the Global Environment - Evaluation Report