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In this century of changing demographics and policy and system reform, this year’s NOFSW conference will feature inter-professional learning opportunities on how to integrate cultural competence with justice in clinical, organizational, community, and policy practice. This year’s conference will advance a new century of cultural justice, dignity, respect, and acceptance for all persons. Many forensic populations, such as racial and ethnic minorities, at-risk youth, the elderly, veterans, immigrants, LGBTQ persons, persons with disabilities, or those living in poverty or communities of violence often lack access to quality services and cultural justice. Conferences attendees will increase their knowledge, values, and skills for working with forensic populations in healthcare, social service, and legal settings, including the courts and corrections.
The conference planning committee invites presentations, workshops, symposia, posters, and advanced or innovative research and practice solutions that address the psychosocial determinants of health, well-being, and legal/justice involvement for individuals, families, and communities. Topics may include innovative clinical and policy responses to interpersonal and structural violence across the lifespan (‘offenders’ and/or ‘victims’); mass incarceration; inter-professional collaboration; culturally responsive trauma informed care; criminal, family, juvenile, and restorative justice policies and interventions; family and community mediation; the use of the expressive arts and spirituality for rehabilitation; clinical assessment and treatment using the DSM-5; mitigation in capital cases; specialty courts; child, adolescent, adult, and elder welfare; end of life issues; forensic mental health and substance abuse interventions in correctional or community settings; custody vs. care ethical dilemmas, risk management for service providers, human rights education, and social media advocacy campaigns.
The conference also includes the unique opportunity for attendees to attend field visits to innovative local and global organizations that advance cultural justice, live performances of the use of the arts for healing and rehabilitation, a prison art show, and film screenings with follow-up discussions with film directors. This year’s conference presentations also will be considered for our upcoming published book of conference proceedings or eligible for publication in the Journal of Forensic Social Work.
Featured Conference Events:
Promoting the role of social work in inter-professional and intersectoral collaboration. A Round Table Discussion with Social Work Leaders in Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, and Criminal Justice. Friday, July 25 10 AM to 1 PM Fordham University
- Kathleen Otte, Regional Administrator, Regions I, II and III, U.S. Administration for Community Living, “Advancing Momentum: Social Work Leadership in Aging and Underserved Populations”
- Tina Maschi, PhD, LCSW, ACSW; Associate Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service; President, National Organization of Forensic Social Work; Executive Director, Be the Evidence Project; Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine; “Social Work Rising: Empowering Ourselves and Our Profession for a New Era of Cultural Justice“
Special Participatory Forums on Social Work Empowerment and Forging 21st Century Social Work Leadership in Forensic Research, Education, and Practice/Advocacy.
A special pre-conference cultural justice seminar: Queer Justice: The Intersection of LGBTQ Issues and Criminal Justice will feature local and national experts and include a field visit to a LGBT mental health service agency and reentry program. Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014 (8:30 am to 5 pm). This event is free to NOFSW members and $25.00 for nonmembers.
University and Community Supporters:
- American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
- Arizona State University Office of Forensic Social Work Research and Training
- Association for Community Organization and Social Administration
- Be the Evidence Project, Fordham University
- Chatham University
- Correctional Association of New York
- CSWE National Center for Gerontological Social Work Education
- Rev. Marion Gambardella EmblemHealth’s Care for the Family Caregiver Program,
- Fordham Center for Community-Engaged Research
- Fordham University Department of Psychology
- International Expressive Arts Therapy Association-New York Region
- Long Island University Brooklyn Department of Social Work
- Monmouth University School of Social Work,
- National Advocates for Pregnant Women (New York City)
- National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence
- New York Academy of Medicine Social Work Section
- New York City Family Cargeiver Coalition
- New York City Partnership for Family Caregiving Corps
- School of Social Science and Human Services, Ramapo College of New Jersey
- University of Alabama School of Social Work
- The University of Mississippi Department of Social Work
- University of North Carolina Charlotte Department of Social Work
- University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology
- University of Southern California Tingstad Older Adult Counseling Center
- University of Vermont Department of Social Work
- Utah Criminal Justice Center
If your organization is interested in being a supporter of the 2014 conference, please contact Paul Brady at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tina Maschi, PhD, LCSW, ACSW, Associate Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service and President, National Organization of Forensic Social Work at email@example.com.
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