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March 2017: School of Social Work Celebrates Social Work Month


Saturday, March 25
8:00 am - 11:00 am: Continuing Education Workshop: "Self-Care for Workers in Helping Professions: From Ways of Living to Ways of Being," presented by Dr. Rosalyn Campbell, PhD, LMSW. 2.0 CEU core hours credit, UGA Gwinnett Campus, 2530 Sever Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30043. Contact: Mumbi Mwaura

8:30 am - 4:30 pm: Mental Health First Aid. This free, day-long workshop for graduate students, taught by Project AWARE's Jason Byars, LCSW, covers a five-step action plan to recognize and help individuals showing symptoms of mental illness or stress. Miller Learning Center, Room 213. Space is limited. Contact with name, school year and phone number to reserve a seat or get on the wait list.

Monday, March 27
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm: "Wounded Places" free film screening and discussion about the impact of trauma, structural racism and entrenched poverty on children, families and communities. Wounded Places travels to communities in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Oakland, California, where a high percentage of children are exposed to multiple adversities and traumatic experiences. Meet a remarkable group of families, peer counselors, doctors and community organizers blazing a new model of trauma-informed care. Immediately after the film, Juvenile Court Judge Robin Shearer will lead a discussion with Rebecca Sartor, behavior specialist with Early Head Start / Head Start, Clarke County School District; LaTasha Sheats, founder, Strong Beautiful Godly Girls, Inc.; Caroline Sharkey (MSW '15), APEX program manager and child/adolescent clinician, Advantage Behavioral Health Systems; and Jennifer Elkins, PhD, UGA School of Social Work. The event will be held at Athens Clark County Library Auditorium, 2025 Baxter Street, Athens, Georgia. For more information, contact: Jennifer Elkins,

Tuesday, March 28
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Wellness Navigation: Preventing and Managing Compassion Fatigue: Shena Brown (MSW '98), a first year PhD student, will lead a talk on compassion fatigue. Students of any major are welcome. Sponsored by UGA One Health Club and the College of Veterinary Medicine Wellness Program. The first 50 students who RSVP here by noon on Friday, March 24 will receive a free Barberitos dinner.


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