Catholic Charities USA’S Annual Gathering is the pre-eminent gathering for Catholic Charities professionals, volunteers, and partners to advance their work, strategize about poverty reduction, and celebrate their shared identity. The conference offered innovative program ideas, templates for future work, and new skills to reduce poverty.
Father Ragan Shriver is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Tennessee’s College of Social Work, a former member of Catholic Charities USA’s Board of Trustees, and former executive director of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee.
Dr. Uma Rao joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee College of Social Work on August 1, 2014, as the Betsey R. Bush Endowed Professor in Behavioral Health and the Director of the Children’s Mental Health Services Research Center.
Charles Glisson, who established the Children’s Mental Health Services Research Center in the College of Social Work, has received the 2013 Ruth Knee-Milton Wittman Award for Lifetime Achievement in Health and Mental Health Practice. Dr. Charles Glisson is Chancellor’s Professor, University Distinguished Professor, and his work on developing and testing strategies for assessing and improving mental health, child welfare and other youth and family serving organizations has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for 25 years.
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