Tennessee Conference On Social Welfare To Be Held Nov. 30 At Brainerd United Methodist Church

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Southeast Regional Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare will be holding its annual Fall Conference on Nov. 30, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Brainerd United Methodist Church.  

This year’s theme is 99 Years and Counting:  Past, Present, and Future.  The conference includes four tracks with concurrent sessions include topics on Communities and Neighborhoods, Health & Wellness, Public Policy & Planning, and Family Systems.  

Organizers said, "Please join us in our efforts to educate and inspire community members on hot topics surrounding social change/ There will be something for everyone! Continuing Education Hours and Contact Hours will be available."

Brainerd United Methodist Church is at 4315 Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37411

For registration information, please contact Mandy Hall at 423 424-4206 or by email at mhall@sedev.org  To register online, please see link at: http://setcsw.eventbrite.com.




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