Agenda

 

2022 Spring Social Work Virtual Conference
Trauma and Healing: Turning Empathy into Action
May 6, 2022 | Virtual only
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8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Log in/ Welcome and Introductions

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Working with Trafficked Youth and Families
Speaker: Alison Traynor, MSW, LMSW, MPH, Anti-trafficking Therapist, Youthworks
Megan Lundborg, LBSW,
Survivor Advocate & Human Trafficking Specialist, Youthworks


9:30 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. Break

9:35 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Harm in the Biopsychosocialspiritual Model: Honoring nonreligious experiences
Speaker: Helen Dempsey-Henofer, LCSW

10:35 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Break

10:40 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. Culturally Responsive Trauma-Informed Approaches in Schools
Speakers: Jasmine D. Haynes, MSW, Doctoral Candidate, University of Central Florida 
Khalilah L. Caines, LCSW, 
Doctoral Candidate, University of Central Florida 
Itunu O. Ilesanmi, MSW, 
Doctoral Candidate, University of Central Florida

11:40 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Break

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Trauma and Healing: Turning Empathy into Action: Life after losing a child to mental illness
Speaker: Alison P. Ballard, LMSW, Preventive Health, Social Worker STD/HIV, S.C. Dept. of Health & Environmental Control

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch (on own) 

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Ageing 
Speaker: Loretta Hartley Bangs LISW, CP, Grand Strand Medical Center, South Strand Hospital Behavioral Health

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Special Considerations for Working with Geriatric Trauma Survivors
Speakers: Mara Allport, Training Program Manager, SC Safe Seniors, Medical University of South Carolina
Theresa Skojec, MA, LPC, Mental Health Services Manager, SC Safe Seniors, Medical University of South Carolina
Julie Watson, BSN, RN, GERO-BC, CHPN, Elder/Vulnerable Adult Abuse Specialist, FNE, SANE, Medical University of South Carolina


2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Trauma and Resilience Invested Practice: Core elements and impact on social work practice
Speakers: Shirley J. Huisman, MSW, LISW-CP, PhD., BSW Program Director and Associate Professor of Social Work, Columbia College
Jennifer Dollar, LMSW, LISW-CP
, Director of the Masters of Trauma Informed Education program, Columbia College


3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjourn

 

 

 

 

2021 Fall Social Work Virtual Conference:
Providing Emotional Support for All Ages
Available for On Demand Watching  - 5 CEUs

Building Hope: SC’s Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Approach
SpeakerJennifer Butler, LISW-CP/S, Program Director, SC Department of Mental Health’s Office of Suicide Prevention 

Trauma-Informed Care for Older Adults
SpeakersTheresa Skojec, MA, LPC, Mental Health Services Manager, SC Safe Seniors, Medical University of South Carolina
Mara Allport, Training Program Manager, SC Safe Seniors, Medical University of South Carolina 

Is it OK to Say You're Not OK?
Speaker: Marguerite O'Brien, MSWDirector of Wellness, Prevention & Advocacy Services, University of South Carolina

Mental Health Interventions and LGBTQIA+ Youth
Speaker: Chandler Massengale, LMSW, Mental Health Coordinator, We Are Family  

What We Can Learn About Loss from Seniors
Speaker: Judy Heath, MSW, LISW-CP, Psychotherapist & Co-Founder, The Life Guidance Center

 

 

 

2022 Fall Social Work Virtual Conference
Fall 2022
Agenda and Speakers to be announced shortly