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Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy: The Power of Social Work

Atlanta Marriott Century Center
 2000 Century Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30345
October 4-6, 2013

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Preconference Workshops (Thursday, October 3, 2013): (full registration form)
Full Day Session: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Registration is: 8:30 to 9:00 PM)
    ·         Disaster Mental Health Field Response (7 core CE hours)
Morning Sessions: 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM (Registration is: 8:30 to 9:00 PM)
Select one of two:
        ·         DSM in Action: DSM-5 Practical Implications (3 core CE hours)
         ·         Social Media and Technology: Managing Complex Ethical Issues in an Environment of Rapid Change (3 ethics or core CE hours)
Afternoon Sessions: 12:15 – 4:30 PM (Registration is: 11:45 to 12:15 PM)
Select one of two:
         ·         DSM in Action: Application, Intervention and Practice Strategy (3 core CE hours)
         ·         Neurobiology of Mindfulness Based Interventions in Clinical Social Work Practice (3 core CE hours)
       ·         The Power of Political Advocacy, Dance and Social Work Reinvestment Act in Direct Service Delivery (3 core CE hours)

Conference  (Friday, October 4 - Sunday, October 6, 2013):
20 Continuing Education Hours  (core and ethics hours available)
Early Bird Registration for 2- or 3-day conference attendance only is available online by credit card payment or postmarked by July 31, 2013.  Registration for 1-day conference attendance will be posted when the conference brochure is finalized and mailed.

Friday Keynote: Richard A. Reed, JD, MSW, Senior Vice President, Disaster Cycle Services, American Red Cross, Washington, DC,  “Building Community Resilience: Preparing Our Nation for the Next Disaster
Friday Luncheon Address: Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, Chief Executive Office, National Association of Social Workers, Washington, DC
Friday Luncheon Plenary: Sandra Foster, PhD, MSSW, Associate Professor, Clark Atlanta Whitney J. Young, Jr. School of Social Work, and Leader of The SaNa Band, Atlanta,  “Healing Power of the Blues: The Power of Artistic Expression
Saturday Keynote: Gary Bailey, MSW, ACSW, Associate Professor, Boston University School of Public Health and Chairperson of National Social Work Public Education Campaign, Boston, MA, “The Power of Social Work: Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy
Saturday Legislative Address: Wendi Clifton, Esq., NASW-GA Legislative Advocate, Atlanta
Saturday Luncheon Plenary: Jan H. Ligon, PhD, LCSW, Associate Professor and BSW Program Director, Georgia State University School of Social Work, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Atlanta, “Wheel of Fortune: Taking a Spin Through Ethical Decision Making

Click here for tentative workshop schedule

Full Conferenc e Brochure and workshop abstracts to be announced at a later date
(Please note that NASW Georgia Chapter reserves the right to modify the conference schedule as necessary)

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Single, double, triple, and quad occupancy rooms available for $90 + tax.  Discounted rate in effect for the nights of October 2-6, 2013.  Use the following reservation method to book your room by September 16.

On-line Hotel Reservations
The NASW-GA group code is already entered to ensure that guests receive the discounted room rate.

Hotel Call-in Reservations
Guests can book by calling the toll-free reservations line at 800-228-9290 and asking for the NASW-GA discounted rate.
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Early Bird Rates Available until August 15