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February 2016

Field Program Retreat

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Résumé Workshop

February 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Final field? Job searching? Applying for scholarships?

Join Jennifer Luna Jackson, LMSW-AP and Director of Career Services and Alumni Relations, as she provides tips on designing your résumé. 

Bring your resume for an on site review!

RSVP through STEER today! https://socialwork.utexas.edu/dccs/steer-your-career/

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Social Work Careers in Hospice Centers

February 9 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Interested in hospice social work? Brad Watson, of Harbor Healthcare, is ready to discuss all aspects of hospice social work, including case management and bereavement coordination.

Register here – https://socialwork.utexas.edu/dccs/steer-your-career/

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$30

“Aging with the Boomers” Webinar

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: Aging with the Boomers” by Sarah Swords. Register here.

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PhD Committee

February 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Dean’s Conference Room (2.206), School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX United States
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Résumé Workshop

February 11 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Final field? Job searching? Applying for scholarships?

Join Jennifer Luna Jackson, LMSW-AP and Director of Career Services and Alumni Relations, as she provides tips on designing your résumé. 

Bring your resume for an on site review!

RSVP through STEER today! https://socialwork.utexas.edu/dccs/steer-your-career/

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Interprofessional education: Dr. Alan Dow

February 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Blanton Museum of Art,
200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701 United States

UT Inter-Professional Education presents:

Dr. Alan Dow, M.D., M.H.S.A.
Improving Care of Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions Using Interprofessional Teamwork

Alan Dow, M.D., M.S.H.A. is Assistant Vice President of Health Sciences for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care at Virginia Commonwealth University. He also directs the Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care at VCU and is responsible for developing, implementing, and studying initiatives in interprofessional education and collaborative practice across the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Allied Health, and Social Work, VCU Health System and the surrounding community.

Parking for the event is available for a fee in Trinity Garage at the corner of MLK and Trinity. If you need accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Sarah McElvain at smcelvain@nursing.utexas.edu or (512) 471-8637 no later than five (5) business days prior to the event.

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MSSW Committee

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
School of Social Work, Room 2.122,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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MSSW Final Field Sp17 Orientation/Early Selection Field Fair

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Utopia Theatre, School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX United States

From 12p – 1pm, Tanya Voss, Assistant Dean for Field Education, will introduce the Final Field Process. She will discuss the regular placements as well as atypical placements (including Early Selection, Domestic Long Distance (DLD), International, Work-based and Dual Degree).

Immediately following the mandatory field orientation there will be a mini Early Selection Field Fair in the classrooms from 1p – 2p. Early Selection placements begin their interview and selection process earlier than our regular placements. They may require some type of commitment in the Fall semester (volunteer hours or a long orientation), they are located both in and out of town, and they are generally competitive due to their quality in training interns!

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Dean’s Lecture Series: Thalia González

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Utopia Theatre, School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX United States

The 2015-2016 Dean’s Lecture Series Contemporary Issues in Research and Practice and the Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue present

Thalia Gonzalez, JD
Restorative Justice at the Crossroads: From Practice to Policy to Systemic Reform

Light lunch will be served starting at 11:30am. Please RSVP to sw-rsvp@austin.utexas.edu 

Restorative justice in the United States is at a crossroads; it is no longer simply viewed as a grassroots practice, but instead as a policy solution in such areas as school discipline, youth justice, child welfare, violence, policing, racial disparities, mass incarceration, and recidivism.  In this lecture, Professor González will discuss the growth of the restorative justice movement, its shifting focus, and how restorative justice is currently being used across the United States in a diverse range of systems.  She will also highlight the tensions between aspirational and practical understandings of restorative justice, as well as the versatility of restorative approaches to address some of the most pressing contemporary issues.

Thalia González is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Politics Department at Occidental College. She is also a Visiting Scholar at the UCLA School of Law.  Since 2008, Professor González has examined issues of school discipline and racial disproportionality, with a focus on the implementation of alternative models of discipline and ending the school-to-prison pipeline.  Her work in Denver Public Schools has been nationally recognized and utilized by school districts, county safety councils, community-based organizations, academic institutions, think tanks, bar associations, and scholars.  She regularly​ provides ​ programmatic assessments and advises​ policymakers at the local, county, and state levels. Similarly, based on her research on the Indian Child Welfare Act and status offenders, Professor González has been invited to review state court policy guidelines and rulemakings, and participate in community roundtables.

 

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