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Social Work Events Calendar

Meal Packing for Ukraine with a Social Work Education Video

Date: Friday, March 3rd

Time: 2 Hour Packing Slots between 1:30pm-8:30pm plus a 10 minute video by Professor Cox

Location: Lahaye Multipurpose Center

Over 8 million Ukrainians have left Ukraine as refugees, and they need food assistance. Come volunteer and pack meals for the people of Ukraine! You will have an opportunity to participate in this meal-packing experience with other LU students that will provide food to Ukrainians through Greater Europe Mission. No experience is required. Pre-register for this incredible experience that will change your life and the lives of others!

Sign-up for a 2-Hour Packing Experience! Slots are available between 1:30 pm – 8:30 pm. PLUS watch a 10 minute video recorded by Professor Cox and one of own students, Anna Baker, who is Ukrainian!  The video  needs to be watched and included in the social work activity write-up for your SOWK activity assignment form.

*15 point social work activity (points only count if you also watch the video by Professor Cox)

LU’s Women in Leadership

Date: Tuesday, March 21st

Time: 10:30AM – 12:00PM

Location: LaHaye Event Space

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity office is putting on a panel discussion. Speakers include Cindy Gaebe, Dr. Deanna Keith, Ashley Reich, Dr. Lisa Sosin, Kendra Johnson, and special guest Mayor Stephanie Reed.

*15 point social work activity.

A Lecture on the “Bulletproof Mind”

Date: Monday, March 27th, 2023

Time: 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Location: Montview Ballroom South

This event is led by Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman, US Army Ranger and former West Point Psychology Professor. Col. Grossman currently serves as a consultant to mental health professionals and state/federal courts following mass shootings. His research has been cited by the U.S. President, and he has testified before U.S. Senate, Congress, and State Legislation on this topic. RSVP here.

*15 point social work activity.

CVARR’s State of Collaboration Meeting

Date: Tuesday, March 28th, 2023

Time: 8:30AM – 11:00 AM EST

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Lynchburg, VA

Join us as we hold our annual State of Collaboration event! During this gathering we will hear, from a panel of speakers, discuss the importance of teamwork when addressing addressing the mental health, substance use, and violence crisis plaguing our youth and young adults. We will also be unveiling our newly elected leadership team, goals, objectives and priorities for the 2023 year.

*15 point social work activity.

IKids Easter Celebration Event

Date: Saturday, April 1st, 2023

Time: 9:00AM – 11:30AM

Location: Thomas Road Baptist Church

There is a presentation at the beginning of the service opportunity discussing the ministry and expectations of the day. There is also a wrap-up meeting when the event is completed. There will be a sign up sheet at the front desk of the SOWK department if interested.

*15 point social work activity.

SOWK Club: Junior Field Student Panel

Date: Tuesday, April 4th, 2023

Time: 6:30PM – 7:30PM

Location: DeMoss Hall 4322

Join us to learn about community resource centers and opportunities to serve communities as a social work student! Refreshments provided.

*15 point social work activity.

How Behavioral Principles Improve Long Term Outcomes for Individuals with Autism with Damien Murtagh of VIA (Virginia Institute of Autism)

Date: Thursday, April 6th, 2023

Time: 6:30PM – 7:30PM EST

Location: DeMoss Hall 1134

The Virginia Institute of Autism, “VIA” is a nonprofit, nonsectarian center that provides education and services for children and families affected by autism and unique learning challenges, such as Learning Disabilities. Their specialties and services include after-school programs, applied behavior analysis (ABA), camps, early intervention services, local autism organizations, schools – nonpublic (private) schools, preschool, and social skills transition to adult services.

*15 point social work activity.

Social Work Licensure with Professor Cox

Date: Tuesday, April 11th, 2023

Time: 3:30PM

Location: Microsoft Teams. Click here to join the meeting when it begins. (Meeting ID: 283 559 450 333  Passcode: sWE7Ah)

Come learn about state licensure and how this process works. Learn about state boards, CSWE, and ASWB- what these are and how they are relevant to your education. This will be a SOWK activity for RES and LUO students to learn about how this works post-graduation.

*15 point social work activity.

Introduction to Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care

Date: Thursday, April 13th, 2023

Time: 12:00PM – 2:00PM

Location: Zoom Meeting. Register online here

This training, hosted by Greater Richmond SCAN, provides a foundational learning experience around the topics of trauma and trauma-informed care. We will define trauma, discuss the many types of trauma/adversity, explore the impact of trauma on the brain and behavior, introduce resilience, and discuss SAMHSA’s 4 R’s of trauma-informed care. Throughout the presentation, we will share useful tools and techniques.

*15 point social work activity.

Black Couples: Their Crisis and Their Hope

Date: Monday, April 17th, 2023

Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Location: DeMoss Hall 1284

Black marriages are in crisis. However, they are not without hope. This presentation discusses Black couples’ unique barriers in forming and sustaining healthy marriages and shared religion, a salient buffer, and hope in helping them develop and cultivate strong, happy unions that endure. The presentation also covers practical implications for future researchers, community leaders, and clinicians.

*15 point social work activity.

Trust Based Relational Intervention ® Connecting, Empowering, & Correcting

Date: Tuesday, April 18th, 2023 & Tuesday, April 25th, 2023

Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM on both days

Location: Compassion Church of the Nazarene , 1737 Wards Ferry Rd, Lynchburg , VA, 24502

TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection. This 2 day course is a deeper dive into these principles. The first session will be on 4/18 and the second will be on 4/25, 9:00a – 4:00p each day. Lunch and snacks will be provided on both days. Register here. 

*15 point social work activity.

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences & Building Self-Healing Communities

Date: Wednesday, April 19th

Time: 12pm – 3pm EST

Location: Virtual Trainings, Click here to register 
When children experience traumatic events, it can have lasting effects on their mental health and wellbeing. These events are called ACEs. This important training helps raise awareness and provide resources in an effort to reduce ACEs, foster resilience, and improve the overall health of our communities.

*15 point social work activity.

Pushout Screening and Discussion

Date: Thursday, April 20th, 2023

Time: 1:00PM – 2:30PM

Location: Zoom Meeting. Register online here

PUSHOUT is a feature length documentary that takes a close look at the educational, judicial, and societal disparities facing Black girls. Inspired by the groundbreaking book of the same name by renowned scholar, Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. The documentary confronts the ways in which the misunderstanding of Black girlhood has led to excessive punitive discipline, which in turn disrupts one of the most important factors in their lives, their education. This event is hosted by Greater Richmond SCAN.

*15 point social work activity.

Black Health Summit: Building Generational Health

Date: Saturday, April 22nd, 2023

Time: 10am – 2pm

Location: Jubilee Family Development Center, 1512 Florida Avenue, Lynchburg, VA, 24501

The Black Health Summit will address the spiritual, physical, mental, and social health of individuals in the Black community. Students will learn about health disparities and the role advocacy and education play in healthcare access for individuals and their families. Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUOM) and other community partners will be onsite to provide screenings. This event is open to the community, and all ethnic groups are welcome.

*15 point social work activity.

Stewards of Children

Date: Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Location: Zoom Meeting. Register online here

Stewards of Children® is an evidence-informed, award-winning training that teaches adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Through interviews with child sexual abuse survivors, experts, and treatment providers, Stewards of Children® teaches adults practical actions they can take to reduce instances of child sexual abuse in their organizations, families, and communities. This event is hosted by Greater Richmond SCAN.

*15 point social work activity.

Interested in Changing the World?

Date: Monday, May 1st, 2023

Time: 10:30AM

Location: DeMoss 1284

Come hear about multiple ways you can do that with one degree. The MSW is a versatile degree, which equips students to enter jobs as therapists, supervisors, school social workers, medical social workers, and agency directors. Come hear from professionals with an MSW and what they do.

*15 point social work activity.

Lessons from the Field: A Peer Panel

Date: Monday, May 1st, 2023

Time: 10:45AM – 11:45AM

Location: Microsoft Teams

Students near and far can join up on Teams to learn from senior field students who are getting ready to graduate about how to best prepare for this experience. Whether you’re in SOWK 101 or in SOWK 365, or anywhere in between, this will be an informative panel to hear about what field is really like and how to best plan for this intense semester. This will be mainly geared towards RES students, but LUO students can still likely benefit from the discussion.

*15 point social work activity.

Rapha House Spring Benefit

Date: Monday, May 1st, 2023

Time: 5:00PM – 6:30PM

Location: Lahaye Event Space

Join us on May 1st at 5:00 pm for fun, food, and music. There will be a silent auction and all proceeds will go to Freedom 4/24! For more information, visit @raphahouseofhealing on Instagram.

*15 point social work activity.

Nursing & Healthcare Career Fair

Date: Tuesday, September 12th, 2023

Time: 2:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Montview Student Union, Alumni Ballroom

The School of Behavioral Sciences will be conducting a Career Fair in the fall, with several agencies and business 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.

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