Mothers of Bedford Film Screening at Annual Conference

Mothers of Bedford Film Screening and Follow-Up Panel Discussion The film, Mothers of Bedford, examines the struggles and joys what five women face as prisoners and mothers. It shows the normal frustrations of parenting as well as the surreal experiences of a child’s first birthday party inside prison, the cell that child lives in with […]

Finding the Place for Cultural Humility in the Healing Process

NOFSW Annual Conference Keynote Presentation: Finding the Place for Cultural Humility in the Healing Process, Robert Ortega, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work. A cultural humility perspective is fundamentally geared toward acknowledging the limitations of cultural knowledge beyond self-knowledge. Through cultural humility, cultural stereotypes and culture-bound assumptions about specific cultures and […]

Optional Site Visit to the Social Service Board

Optional Site Visit before the start of the 2014 NOFSW annual conference to the The Social Service Board at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Services include televisiting communication of incarcerated parents with their children, advanced senior empowerment programs, homeless women’s sheltering, soccer play for urban Hispanic children, quality schools for formerly incarcerated children, […]

Forty Years Later: Why Hasn’t Elder Abuse Also Been In the Spotlight?

Special NOFSW annual conference session: Forty Years Later: Why Hasn’t Elder Abuse Also Been In the Spotlight?  Robert B. Blancato, MPA, President of Matz, Blancato, & Associates. Bob is the National Coordinator of the Elder Justice Coalition, a non-partisan, 680 member organization. Approximately forty years ago, child abuse prevention legislation began receiving funding. Today, elder […]

Dr. Patricia Brownell to Recieve Gothard Award

The NOFSW Executive Council has selected Patricia Brownell, PhD, LMSW, to receive the Sol Gothard Award at the 31st Annual Conference on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Fordham University in New York City. Dr. Patricia Brownell worked at the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) for 26 years.  She served in a variety of […]