The Department of Social Work at Mississippi Valley State University will host its 34th Annual Social Work Conference on April 10 - 11 at the Leflore County Civic Center in Greenwood, Miss. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.
The annual conference is designed to bring together social workers, counselors and other practitioners to discuss new trends and issues within the social work profession. The theme for this year is Child Welfare: The Political, Social and Cultural Context.
The conference will feature Mississippi State Senator Robert L. Jackson, Article III Judge Carlton W. Reeves and Dr. Vincent Luther Mendy, Epidemiologist. Other presenters will include MVSU social work faculty, students and social work professionals from New Orleans, Jackson and Oxford, Miss.
"It's important that social workers and practitioners attend this conference to gain the knowledge they need in cutting edge interventions to provide to our clientele, particularly those in the rural areas," said Dr. Singleton-Walker, chair of the MVSU social work department. "When individuals come to the conference they will leave with the knowledge that's needed when working with our population in the Delta."
During the conference, participants will learn about the political context of child welfare in Mississippi, the social and cultural basis of cardiovascular health, ethics of spiritual intervention in social work and more.
The Department of Social Work at MVSU is designed to meet the needs of human service agencies in the Mississippi Delta and beyond. Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the department is committed to providing support to local social service delivery systems through faculty and student involvement in community and professional activities.
To learn more about the 34th Annual Social Work Conference, contact the Social Work Department at 662-254-3365.