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Social Work Events Calendar

Trauma Informed Care with Emily Elrods, LPC, CCTP from CAPS

Date: Monday, September 11, 2023

Time: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Location: DeMoss 4326

Kick off the 2023-2024 academic year with the Social Work Club as Emily Elrods presents on trauma-informed care and the Trauma Team resources through CAPS at Liberty University.

*15-point social work activity.

Nursing & Healthcare Career Fair

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Time: 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Location: Montview Student Union, Alumni Ballroom

The School of Behavioral Sciences will be conducting a Career Fair in the fall, with several agencies and businesses looking for potential hires. These opportunities are inclusive of roles in Nursing, Behavioral Sciences (including Social Work), Health Sciences, Respiratory Therapy, Business, Human Resources, IT/Cybersecurity, are more.

*15-point social work activity.

Walk for Recovery: Community Cookout and Guided Walk

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023

Time: 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Location: Miller Park Large Pavilion

Join the Central Virginia Addiction and Recovery Resources (CVARR) Coalition in its 2nd Annual “Walk for Recovery!” This special event celebrates National Recovery Month by walking to celebrate those who have found recovery and those that we lift up in hopes that they will one day overcome the stronghold of addiction. The event consists of a community cookout, inspirational stories, messages of hope, and an honorary walk around Miller Park.

National Recovery Month is an observance held every September that celebrates the accomplishments of individuals whose lives have been transformed by their recovery journey. The observance also brings awareness to services that are available to those who are affected by substance use disorders and brings appreciation to those whose unwavering dedication to treatment services that make recovery possible.

The Central Virginia Addiction and Recovery Resources (CVARR) Coalition is a network of dedicated individuals and organizations using a community approach to reduce substance use in the Lynchburg region through prevention, treatment, and recovery.

*15-point social work activity.

Formatting and Writing in APA Workshop

Date: Monday, September 18, 2023

Time: 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Location: DeMoss 3268

Does APA feel easier said than done? If so, join Professor Cox and the Social Work GSAs for the “Formatting and Writing in APA Workshop” on Monday, September 18 from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM in DeMoss 3268. Learn from an informative presentation on APA writing and formatting and get you most head-scratching questions answered at the following Q&A session. Light refreshments will be provided. See you there!

*15-point social work activity.

“Light in the Darkness” – Reaching the Whole Child by Dan & Regina Westin

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Time: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Location: DeMoss 4412

Luz en Tinieblas / Light in the Darkness shares the love and gospel of Jesus Christ with children and their families who are at a high risk of being exploited through human trafficking in Quito. The Foundation provides a safe place for the children to come and receive the Gospel of Jesus Christ, discipleship, education assistance, medical assistance, psychological counseling, hot meals, and other social services. Hosted by Dr. Kevin Conner and the Psychology CSER team.

*15-point social work and psychology activity.

Anti-Trafficking Efforts in the Dominican Republic

Date: Monday, September 25, 2023

Time: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Location: DeMoss 3086

Come and learn about anti-trafficking efforts in the Dominican Republic with Alli Hale and Joy Reyes, founders of Mercy Workshop and New Hope Girls Academy. Any questions can be directed to bssw@liberty.edu.

*15-point social work activity.

A Forensic Look at Human Trafficking

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Time: 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Location: DeMoss 3064

George Karkanis, a forensic psychologist, will share how the Crime Analysis Triangle is applied to human trafficking along with his research through the European Freedom Network. George and Allison are the founders of Hagar Ministries in Athens, Greece. “Hagar Ministries exists to reach individuals in exploitation and to empower them through restoration and employment in order for them to live a healthy, liberated life.” They will share their experiences and vision.

*15-point social work and psychology activity.

Drug Treatment Court

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 (also October 11, October 25, November 11, and November 29)

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: 900 Court Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504

Drug Treatment Court is a specialized court docket program that allows individuals to enter long-term drug treatment and agree to court supervision rather than receive jail time. This Drug Court experience will introduce students to program participants who have legal charges as a result of their substance use. Students will have personal interaction with the Judge and the treatment team.

Participation is limited to five students per event and is first come, first serve. Contact Professor Rhonda Turner for more information.

*15-point social work activity.

Policy and Pumpkins

Date: Monday, October 9, 2023

Time: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Location: DeMoss 4326

Come learn about policy and Professor Cox’s experience on the state board at the Social Work Club’s October meeting!

*15-point social work activity.

City Council Meeting

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: City Hall, 900 Court St, Lynchburg, VA 24504

Attend a city council meeting and see local policy deliberated in real time, including the closing of a local elementary school. For more information, contact Professor Cox.

*15-point social work activity.

Need a Job or Internship? Presented by Audra Kopp from the Career Center

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023

Time: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Location: DeMoss 4412

This presentation will cover the necessary steps it takes to land a top job or internship within the Behavioral Science Field. The highlights will cover exploring career paths, building a resume, networking with employers, and how LU Career Services can help with the entire searching process.

For more information, contact the Department of Psychology.

*15-point social work activity.

NARCAN Training

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023

Time: 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Location: 607 Madison Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504

Tonight, Learn to Save a Life! It’s Madison House of the Arts – Free NARCAN Training with Jen Phelps. Madison House of the Arts will be hosting a Narcan training once every month. We look forward to seeing you Thursday!

*15-point social work activity.

Going Grad

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: DeMoss 3262

Are you a rising social worker interested in grad school? Or maybe a senior graduating and trying to figure out where life is going to take you? Maybe you have no interest in attending grad school, but you need the Social Work Activity points. Join the Phi Alpha Honor Society in our “Going Grad” conversation with Professor Fulmer, where she will speak on what it means to go to graduate school and what that process looks like. We look forward to seeing you there!

*15-point social work activity.

Child Welfare, Foster/Adoption Information Social Work Activity

Date: Monday, November 27, 2023

Time: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Location: DeMoss 3044

This will be a presentation by students after attending the NACSW Convention, sharing about what they learned about foster care from foster and adoptive parents, as well as social workers themselves. We will discuss the strengths and challenges that the foster/adoptive parent or social worker might experience as foster parents and how to best prepare for working in this field.

For more information on this event, contact Dr. Paul Bernard.

*15-point social work activity.

Social Work Club Movie Night

Date: Monday, November 27, 2023

Time: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Location: DeMoss 3064

Join Professor Wright and the Social Work Club for a discussion of social work and mental health-related issues as seen in TV shows and movies.

*15-point social work activity.

Open Arms Christmas

Date: Monday, December 4, 2023

Time: 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Location: Lahaye Event Space

Come out for a Christmas-themed fundraiser and special presentation on the Open Arms nonprofit that targets the refugee population, hosted by the SOWK 410 Macro class. There will be an Art Display with items for purchase, silent auction items, a 360-video machine, and free food and hot chocolate bar! All proceeds raised will be donated to the Friendship House in Roanoke, VA.

Contact Professor Rhonda Turner for more information on this event.

*15-point social work activity.

Christmas Card Making

Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Time: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Location: DeMoss 4322

Join the Social Work Club to make cards for Meals on Wheels! All are welcome. Please drop by when you can and bring your friends. Christmas snacks provided!

*15-point social work activity.

Tote Bag Painting Event

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2023

Time: 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Location: Freedom Tower 1420

Join the IJM Club to learn about IJM’s mission and paint your own tote bag! $9.10 per tote bag. All funds go directly to support a human trafficking rescue mission.

*15-point social work activity.

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