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Published on February 22nd, 2016 | by University Communications

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Second Social Work Conference planned for March 11

Saint Leo University will host its second Social Work Conference on campus, Friday, March 11, 2016, centering on issues of mental health and violence in society. The event is open to area professionals. Faculty are welcome and encouraged to invite colleagues. There is no cost for faculty to attend.

The conference keynote address will be delivered by Paolo del Vecchio, MSW, who is director of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Mental Health Services. The administration is the lead federal agency designed to reduce the impact of mental illness and substance abuse on American communities and is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Concurrent workshops are also planned on topics including gang participation, mass shootings, illness among the veteran population, and domestic violence. Presenters include faculty from the graduate and undergraduate social work programs at Saint Leo.

Up to six continuing education credits are available for Florida licensed clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists.

The conference hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and activities will be centered in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center with some sessions in a nearby building.

Discounted registration for 2016 is offered to Saint Leo alumni, as well as to multiple practitioners attending from the same agency. For more program and registration information, please consult: /academics/schools/school-of-education-social-services/social-work-conference-2016.aspx.

For more information, contact Cathe Frahm at kathleen.frahm@saintleo.edu or (352) 588-7158.

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