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Social Work Conference

Wellness and Well-being in Rural Communities

The School of Social Work at Stephen F. Austin State University

will host the

45th Annual National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas Conference

Theme: Wellness and Well-being in Rural Communities
July 13-14, 2020 | SFA campus, Nacogdoches, Texas

Registration opens March 1, 2020



Call for Proposals

The School of Social Work at Stephen F. Austin State will host the 45th Annual National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas conference July 13-14, 2020, on SFA’s campus. The call for proposals is now open relating to this year’s theme, “Wellness and Well-being in Rural Communities: Strengths, Challenges and Strategies.”

The conference aims to showcase diversity in rural America and provide social workers in rural areas with access to professional development resources through its presentations. Proposals related to the following topics are of particular interest:

  • building relationships among community
  • partners (micro, mezzo and macro systems)
  • community engagement
  • community/social determinants of health
  • direct practice from a rural lifestyle perspective
  • diverse and inclusive communities
  • health equity
  • power and privilege

Proposals should be saved as a .docx or .pdf file and should be submitted to Cooper via email by 5 p.m. March 1, 2020. Proposals should include the following information:

  • session title
  • session length (45 or 90 minutes)
  • session focus (practice/skills, theory or research)
  • learning objectives (two to three)
  • summary (30 words maximum)
  • abstract (300 to 500 words)
  • description of interactive elements (250 to 400 words, if applicable)
  • biographical statement for each presenter (50 words max per presenter)
  • and contact information for the lead presenter. (Lead presenters will be contacted about submissions no later than April 17, 2020.)

Contact Dr. Steve Cooper at scooper@sfasu.edu for questions about the call for proposals.
(Download a printable version of the Call for Proposals.)

 

 

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School of Social Work
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Mailing Address:
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Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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