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January 2020

Play Therapy Workshop

January 31 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join award-winning an international trainer Norma Leben, LCSW-S, ACSW, RPT-S and IPT Certified Play Therapist-Professor Status, for a workshop on play therapy.

Learn the skills and techniques of directive play therapy and activities that can effectively be used with children and adolescents.

This event is for MSSW students. Pizza will be provided. Please RSVP to Sarah Sloan, ssloan@austin.utexas.edu.


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February 2020

Refugee and the disability experience

February 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Disability Awareness Speaker Series present

Qusay Hussein
refugee and the disability experience


About the speaker: Qusay Hussein is psychology and social work major at The University of Texas at Austin. He arrived in Austin as a refugee from Iraq, after suffering severe injuries from a suicide bombing in 2006.

This series is sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Center for Disability Studies, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, School of Nursing, LGBTQ Studies in the College of Liberal Arts, Humanities Institute, and the Faculty Innovation Center.

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UT Child Welfare Conference

February 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join us for the 2020 UT Child Welfare Conference

There is space at the table. Making room for diversity, inclusion and belonging

A person’s definition of belonging comes from their own experiences. Working in the child welfare field helps us to recognize that children and families in the foster care system are often caught between worlds and do not always feel included. As a child welfare practitioner, researcher, or advocate, it is essential that we learn more about diverse experiences and gain knowledge about all the people involved in the process, including foster parents, biological parents, caseworkers, child advocates, and our children. It is for this reason that we are focusing on giving everyone a seat at the table in child welfare at the 2020 UT Child Welfare Conference, hosted by the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing.

Register and find more information here.

For information on student scholarships and volunteer opportunities please contact Shannon Mann-Butler at shannon.mann@austin.utexas.edu

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