JAMAICA ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS

TRAINING CONFERENCE 2001

 

Today’ social workers are recognizing the need to update and acquire new skills in order to deal with the traumatized whom they encounter.

 

Violence and crime continue to leave many, traumatized, stressed and depressed to some degree. Social workers encounter such persons on a daily basis. Consequently, the theme has been chosen for the year’s conference is:

Clinical skills for the Contemporary Social Worker”

The presenters are experts in their fields and are ideally qualified to deal with the areas that will be treated. In addition to this, the structure of the conference will provide opportunities for questions, clarification and the sharing of concerns.

 

A certificate of participation will be awarded at the end of the conference.

 

TOPICS

 

·         Treatment for children traumatized by violence

·         Treatment for sexually abused and the abuser

·         Identification of and treatment of depression/suicide

·         Technology Tool for Social Workers in the Caribbean

·         Drug Abuse and Treatment/Current trends

·         Clinical Interventions for the incarcerated

·         Challenges and Future Directions for Social Workers in Jamaica

 

The conference is geared towards:

            Doctors

            Nurses

Social Workers

Guidance Counsellors

Pastoral Workers

Mental Health Practitioners

 

Dates:              May 18-19, 2002

Time:                8:30 am

Venue:             Mona Conference Centre (Senior Common Room)   

UWI Mona

 

For further information please contact:

Yunena Morales

President

Jamaica Association of Social Workers

Social Welfare Training Centre, ( Room 7 )

University of the West Indies

Mona, Kingston 7

 

Tele:                 (876) 927-1620 Ext 2042

Fax:                  927- 2101

Email:              jaswexec@hotmail.com