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Social Work Events Calendar



Isaiah 117 Toy Drive

Date: November 7 – November 11

Drop off Location: Social Work Front Desk in Demoss

These toys are for children staying at Isaiah 117 while they await a foster care placement. Examples of toys: Legos, fidget spinners, baby dolls, etc. Anything would help!

*5 point social work activity.

Alzheimer’s Disease and the Helping Professions

Date: Monday, November 7

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Location: Demoss 4410

The Alzheimer’s epidemic is quickly becoming one of the fastest-growing health crises in the nation. Come learn more about what Alzheimer’s is, how it is impacting Americans, and how this will inevitably touch your career as a future helping professional.

*15 point Social Work Activity.

How Community Service Impacts U.S. Poverty

Dates: Monday, November 7 – 10:15am – 12:15pm & Tuesday, November 8 – 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: JFL Terrace Conference Room

Are you willing to confront how you think about poverty? Come and experience a simulation of what it is like to live in poverty in the U.S and learn what you can do to make a positive impact in the Lynchburg community!

*15 point Social Work Activity.

Resilience Film Screening

Date: Wednesday, November 9

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Zoom

Resilience is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress. Register Here.

*15 point Social Work Activity.

Responding in Faith Summit

Date: Friday,  November 11

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Main Street United Methodist Church 212 E Main Street, Bedford

This event is designed to bridge the gap between faith-based communities and behavioral health care organizations’ ability to collaboratively respond to the community’s growing mental health and substance use needs. Join us to learn more about local services, explore new innovative possibilities, and practice self-care for the caregiver. Limited to first 100 registrations. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Curtis.Jones@HorizonBH.org, 434-455-3482. Register Here. 

*15 point Social Work Activity.

Impact of Trauma Exposure on Professionals

Date: Monday, November 14
Time: 6:00pm -7:00pm
Location: Zoom

This training explores the signs and symptoms of trauma exposure, ways professionals are impacted in work settings, and strategies to create a culture of wellness. Register Here.
*15 point Social Work Activity.

Christmas Cards for Meals on Wheels

Date: Tuesday, November 15

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Location: Demoss 4322

Join the SOWK Club for the annual Christmas card project for the Meals on Wheels participants in Lynchburg and the surrounding counties. This year’s goal is to complete 600 Christmas cards that will be distributed by the organization with a poinsettia plant that they provide to each family for the holidays. You will learn about Meals on Wheels and holiday treats with a hot cocoa bar will be provided!

*15 point Social Work Activity.

Introduction to Trauma and Resilience

Date: Tuesday, November 15

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Zoom

This training will give foundational learning experience around the topics of trauma and resilience. We will define trauma, review the findings of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study, and explore the impact of trauma on the brain and behavior.  Register Here.

*15 point Social Work Activity.

International Justice Mission Club – Decorate a Tote Bag!

Date: Thursday, December 1

Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm

Location: Montview Terrace Lounge Room 3570 (Floor 3, Next to SGA offices)

Join the IJM Club to learn about IJM’s mission and work and paint your own tote bag. $5 per tote bag and all funds go directly to ending modern-day slavery!

*15 point Social Work Activity.

TRBC IKids Breakfast with Santa – SOWK Club Activity

Date: Saturday, December 3

Time: 9:00am-12:30pm

Location: 1 Mountain View Rd., Lynchburg, VA 24502

Join the SOWK Club to assist families with children with disabilities. There will be santa pictures, christmas story, bounce houses, crafts, train rides, and other activities! Sign up sheet is at the SOWK front desk.

*15 point Social Work Activity.

1st Annual Christmas Benefit for Baby Steps of Central Virginia

Date: Monday, December 5

Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm

Location: Montview Alumni Ballroom

Join the SOWK 410 class as they put on an evening of fellowship with live music, a hot cocoa bar, and a silent auction. Dress code is casual attire. Register here.

*15 point Social Work Activity.

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