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April 2017

DCCS Forum Series: Professional Development and self care

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This semester the DiNitto Center for Career Services is holding career forums focused on different areas of social work careers. All students are invited to attend and they may come to one or all of the sessions in each forum. Each forum will consist of three one-hour presenters with a common theme.  


As professional social workers, it is important to stay in touch with licensure requirements as well as new and effective research. Once licensed the ins and outs of supervision can be daunting; it is important to be able to understand the process as well as how to go about in a way that makes the most of your license. In addition to keeping up with licensure and research keeping up with oneself is crucial self care that can be affected by external and internal factors. Stress management and its important to Social Workers will be discussed as well as how to recognize certain signs of stress. In addition to self care, as students at one time or another, debt can be a common stressor that social workers deal with. Debt management and FAFSA issues will be just a few of the topics covered in the final hour of this forum.

Head to Steer to register! https://socialwork.utexas.edu/dccs/steer-your-career/ and check to see which presenters will be attending!

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DCCS Forum Series: Careers in health care

April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This semester the DiNitto Center for Career Services is holding career forums focused on different areas of social work careers. All students are invited to attend and they may come to one or all of the sessions in each forum. Each forum will consist of three one-hour presenters with a common theme.


With Texas being in the top five states for employing healthcare social workers, this forum will focus on three unique health care related social work jobs. Services in this field can range from case management, to psychosocial support and can be in a multitude of different settings such as general medical and surgical hospitals or insurance carriers.

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Leading People/Managing Change

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

“Leading People/Managing Change for Today’s Non-Profit Leaders” by Julia Cuba Lewis, Meg Poag, and Russell Smith. Register here.

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DCCS Forum Series: Clinical social work careers

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This semester the DiNitto Center for Career Services is holding career forums focused on different areas of social work careers. All students are invited to attend and they may come to one or all of the sessions in each forum. Each forum will consist of three one-hour presenters with a common theme.


Without vulnerability, social work would not be possible and it is crucial to be informed about how to work with the most vulnerable and how to recognize, prevent and treat trauma. Trauma informed care has begun to spread across Austin and this forum will explore its different dynamics and pieces. Additionally this panel will also focus on different areas related to clinical social work , such as community based services and youth advocacy.

Head over to Steer to register! https://socialwork.utexas.edu/dccs/steer-your-career/

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Faculty mtg

April 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
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DCCS Forum Series: Careers in alternative therapies

April 20 @ 2:00 am - 5:00 pm

This semester the DiNitto Center for Career Services is holding career forums focused on different areas of social work careers. All students are invited to attend and they may come to one or all of the sessions in each forum. Each forum will consist of three one-hour presenters with a common theme.


Back after popular demand!  With a growing number of alternative therapies in social work today this forum will focus on a few alternative therapies such as yoga, poetry and music. Yoga has grown in popularity and has been used in conjunction with mindfulness and meditation interventions.  Music and poetry as alternative therapies have increased in usage and can be used in a variety of settings and cases. Come and hear the way these alternative therapies are present in a variety of positions fields and organizations.

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Field Education Committee Mtg

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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2+ Year Student First Field Orientation

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This orientation is for current 2+ year MSSW students who will be entering first field in Fall 2017.

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Marriage enrichment for military and veteran couples

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The School of Social Work is pleased to host the full-day workshop:

Marriage & Relationship Enrichment for military and veteran couples

This workshop will be led by a veteran couple in a safe, friendly environment. It will help to develop stronger bonds with “couple links,” respectfully cultivate trust and heal trust woulds, learn how to know and fulfill your partner’s needs, develop resilience for changes and crisis, and enrich romance and vitality.

Register online or call 682-730-1818

Presented by Marriage Management and supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance.

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Desmond Patton: Social media and gang violence prevention

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The 2016-2017 Dean’s Lecture Series Contemporary Issues in Research and Practice presents

Desmond Uton Patton, PHD
Innovating gang violence prevention with qualitative analysis and natural  language processing tools

RSVP to sw-rsvp@austin.utexas.edu

Firearm violence continues to be a serious public health problem in the United States. Recent research indicates that firearm violence is exacerbated by social media usage and the formation of the “digital street.” Violence prevention and intervention strategies, however, exclude social media as a risk factor, and there are few tools available to community-based organizations for early detection of social media content that may be threatening. Professor Patton will address this critical gap, present preliminary findings from his research on this subject, and dicuss implications for reducing firearm violence.

About the speaker: Desmond Upton Patton, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the Columbia School of Social Work and a faculty affiliate of the Social Intervention Group (SIG) and the Data Science Institute. His research utilizes qualitative and computational data collection methods to examine how and why youth and gang violence, trauma, grief and identity are expressed on social media and the real-world impact they have on wellbeing for low-income youth of color. His current research examines how gang-involved youth conceptualize threats on social media and the extent to which social media shapes and facilitates youth and gang violence. He is partnering with the Data Science Institute at Columbia to develop an online tool for detecting aggression in social media posts.

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