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Social Work Month Celebration

Social Work Month 2020

Announcing Social Work Month Celebration: March 30, 2020

Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the College are invited to help the College celebrate Social Work Month with a day-long conference on Monday, March 30, 2020. (CEU’s available for those who attend ethics training.) This is a free event!


  • Connect with alumni, faculty, staff, field instructors, field liaisons, and current students
  • Ethics training with three (3) free Ethics CEUs “You can’t pour from an empty cup: Strengthening ethical social work practice through self-care”
  • Keynote address Mildred “Mit” C. Joyner, MSW, LCSW – President Elect for the NASW Board of Directors
  • Breakout sessions on opioids, veterinary social work, immigration, etc. (4 additional CEUs available)
  • Open Q&A session with College of Social Work Dean, Lori Messinger
  • Lunch and snacks provided
Mildred “Mit” Joyner, MSW, LCSW,
Keynote Speaker

Monday, March 30, 2020, 8:00am-4:30pm
Student Union
1502 Cumberland Ave (link to Google Map)
Knoxville, TN

Important:  Registration is closed.
Thank you for your interest in the SW 2020 Conference. We have had an unprecedented response, and as a result we have reached capacity. Please visit our website for future opportunities to engage with the College of Social Work.

Parking available at just two blocks from Student Union in the Volunteer Hall Garage (link to Google Map)

Schedule of the day:
8:00am-8:30am – Registration and breakfast in the Flying J Ballroom (room 272 A &B) of the UT Student Union

8:30am – Welcome from UT Chancellor Plowman

8:30am-11:30am – Ethics Training “You can’t pour from an empty cup: Strengthening ethical social work practice through self care,” presented by Adriene Matherne and Brad Palmertree (3 Ethics CEUs included)

11:30am-1:00pm – Lunch with Keynote Speaker Mit Joyner, LCSW, President-Elect NASW, Presentation of the Senator Douglas Henry Award to Pam Wolf, Harmony Family Center Founder

1:15pm-2:45pm – Four break-out sessions to choose from: Immigration, Voting IS Social Work, Listening Session with the Dean, Poster Sessions / Tabling / Job Fair (4 additional CEUs available)

3:00pm-4:30pm – Four break-out sessions to choose from: Substance Use/Abuse, Veterinary Social Work / AlignCare, Social Justice Innovation Initiative Grantee Report-out sessions, Poster Sessions / Tabling / Job Fair

Break-out Sessions