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May 2018

Workshop: What is Restorative Justice?

May 11 @ 8:45 am - 4:30 pm

Restorative Justice is a social movement, philosophy and set of practices that are values-driven. It seeks to address wrongdoing in ways that are harm-centered, inclusive of all stakeholders needs and built on the theory of meaningful accountability. This one-day workshop is an introduction to the basics of Restorative Justice and is designed for all levels and all settings (justice, schools, community, faith community, mental health, business, etc).

Register here, cost is $125 per person. Questions? Contact irjrd@austin.utexas.edu for call 512-232-5540.

Workshop participants will:

  • Learn basic principles and practices of Restorative Justice
  • Experience values-driven Restorative Circles
  • Learn about the history of Restorative Justice in North America
  • Learn a wide variety of Restorative Justice practices in diverse settings
  • Learn about the relationship between Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices
  • Learn what Restorative Justice is not
  • Specific focus will be placed on education, criminal justice and community empowerment.
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Coffee Talk: Adolescent SBIRT/HBIRT

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Youth Substance Misuse & Addiction Pop-Up Institute presents:

Mary velasquez, phd
adolescent screening, Brief intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)/HBIRT

Join us for an interactive conversation that will help shape a key recommendation for the pop-up institute to include to begin to transform the landscape of youth substance misuse and addiction.

L. Theo Bellmont Hall (BEL), 2109 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78712, USA

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Town Hall: Youth Substance Misuse and Addiction Pop-Up

May 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A panel of experts and community members will discuss the impact of opioid supply reduction and misuse prevention interventions, layout domestic trends in overdose related to prescription and illicit opioids, identify the role of opioid overdose prevention education and naloxone distribution, and consider emerging models for evidence-based opioid misuse prevention and harm reduction.

This is a culminating event of the Youth Substance Misuse and Addiction Pop-Up Institute, an interdisciplinary group of researchers, community members and local agencies that seeks to take on the challenge of youth addiction.

Panelists: Commander Karen Hearod, Director of SAMHSA Region 66:20; Michael Botticelli, Executive Director, Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine at Boston Medical Center; Dante Sorianello, DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge, DEA San Antonio District; Lisa Ramirez, Director, Texas Targeted Opioid Response at Texas Health & Human Services Commission; Daniel Sledge, Community Paramedic, Williamson County Mobile Outreach; John Ingham, Youth/Emerging Adult in Long-Term Recovery.

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Summit: Youth Substance Misuse and Addiction Pop-Up

May 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join the Youth Substance Misuse and Addiction Pop-Up Institute for four interactive panels that will flesh out recommendations for the community, university, and nation, regarding youth substance misuse and addiction. The institute, which is sponsored by the university’s Office of the Vice President for Research, is an interdisciplinary group of researchers, community members and local agencies that seeks to take on the challenge of youth addiction.

The topics of the interactive panels are as follows:

  1. Systems of Care
  2. Opioids
  3. Wellness on Campus and Beyond
  4. Final Recommendations
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CPDC Mtg

May 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Graduation picnic

May 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Family, friends, fajitas!

Degree candidates, their guests, faculty, staff, and friends of the school are invited to come. The picnic is co-hosted by the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and the Social Work Alumni Network (SWAN).

Find out details and buy your tickets here

  • Regular Tickets: $15
  • Faculty/Staff: $10
  • Graduates and children under 12 eat for free!
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Commencement

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Jamika Shivers, BSW ’18, has been selected by her peers as the BSW commencement speaker.

Kayla Richards, MSSW ’18, has been selected by her peers as the MSSW commencement speaker.

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June 2018

Post-BSW Orientation to Sp19 Final Field

June 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This meeting is mandatory for all post-BSW MSSW students admitted in the summer, who will be entering Final Field in spring 2019.

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MAKE-UP – Post-BSW Orientation to Sp19 Final Field

June 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This meeting is mandatory for all post-BSW MSSW students admitted in the summer, who will be entering Final Field in spring 2019 and did not make it to the original meeting held on June 7.

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CPDC Mtg

June 19 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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