2018 Cuyahoga County Conference on Social Welfare at CWRU on March 9

Image of poster with text Cuyahoga County Conference on Social Welfare in blue on white background, with city skyline in black below

The Mandel School and Case Western Reserve University are thrilled to host the 2018 Cuyahoga County Conference on Social Welfare (CCCOSW) on Friday March 9, along with co-hosts Cleveland State University and NASW Ohio.

The largest social work conference in the region, CCCOSW is an opportunity for social workers to enhance their role in analyzing, formulating, and advocating for social welfare policy; assess the changing context for social welfare policy in Cuyahoga County; identify policy issues arising from practice and community settings in Northeast Ohio; and explore this year’s theme, “Lessons Learned: Practical Strategies for Healthy & Effective Practitioners.”

CCCOSW will take place at the Tinkham Veale University Center on the campus of Case Western Reserve University from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more details.

Registration is $50 for working professionals and $20 for social work students and retired or unemployed social workers, which includes parking, refreshments and lunch. 5.5 social work CEUs are available for an additional $10 (CEUs are free for presenters and NASW members). 5.5 PD hours are available for Mandel School students.

The Mandel School is proud to be a conference co-sponsor and exhibitor, and that our own Lori Longs Painter, MSSA 1987, is once again the conference coordinator. After checking in at the conference, Mandel School alumni should also check in at the alumni table for a special gift and alumni ribbon for their badge. Please also mark your calendars to attend CCCOSW workshops by the following Mandel School alumni:

Amy Korsch-Williams, MSSA 2004, Director of Field Education (along with Assistant Professor Jennifer King): “The Cost of Caring: Secondary traumatic stress, burnout, and the importance of self-care”

Richard Jones, MSSA 1975, PhD 1981: “The Cuyahoga County Strategic Plan: How it affects the senior population”

Pamela Peek, MSSA 1994: “You are entitled to your opinions but not your own facts”

Rachael Sommer, MSSA 2008, Kara Bilkert MSSA candidate: “FreshLink: A community led approach to addressing barriers among nutritious food access”

Rachelle Milner MSSA 2000: “Building Research-Based, Data-Driven Community Organizations: The heart, mind and soul of the matter–lessons from a Community Research Scholar (CRSI)”

Louis Weigele, MSSA 1978: “Integrating Treatment for Trauma and Substance Use Disorders”

Amber Donovan, MSSA 1995: “Becoming a Community of Hope: Social capital improves outcomes for youth aging out of foster care”

Victoria Winbush, MSSA 1977: “Exploring Shared American Values to Improve Advocacy for System Change”