Tennessee Conference On Social Welfare Set For Dec. 8

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Southeast Regional Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare will be holding its annual Fall Conference on Dec. 8 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Abbas House, 5208 Hixson Pike in Hixson.   The keynote speaker will be James McKissick.

This year’s theme is "Impact Through Inclusion."  Breakout sessions will include: ethics; suicide prevention; commonalities among cultures, race, and ethnicities; ACEs; Law Enforcement’s Response to Victims; Remembering Woodmoore; social services for those who have served in the military; protecting kids from violence; mindset of gang members; social services; and more. 

Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) and Contact Hours will be available, including two to three hours in ethics.  "There will be something for everyone," officials said.
For registration information, contact: Paula Foster at 615-313-9980 or by email at  pfoster@tcsw.org, or Theresa Jorgensen at 423-298-3269 or tjorgensen@sedev.org.
To register online, see link at http://www.tcsw.org/.

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