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2nd Annual Cuyahoga County Conference on Social Welfare
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2nd Annual Cuyahoga County Conference on Social Welfare

Human Services- An Economic Anchor in Our Community
Governmental • Nonprofit • For-Profit • Faith-Based

Friday March 23, 2012, 8:00-4:00

Cleveland State University Student Center

Registration is Free; Six CEUs are $30 (Social Work Only Due to Conference Policy Content).  All Day Parking is $3 (Directions sent to all registrants)

Advanced Registration Closed 3/15. On-Site Registration is available, but lunch is not provided. If there are leftover lunches, an announcement will be made after 12:15 p.m. and those who registered on-site can pick up a box lunch. Priority for seating at the noon luncheon and in workshops goes to those who have registered in advance (and thus have printed hang tags). Attendance coordinators at each workshop will admit those with printed hang tags first. Thank you for your cooperation with this effort to maximize participation.

Sponsors

Cleveland State University School of Social Work
Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
National Association of Social Workers Ohio Chapter

Title Sponsor

Buffet Lunch Courtesy of the 2012 Title Sponsor: The Murtis Taylor Human Services System

Co-Sponsors

 

Murtis Taylor Human Services System

Alliance of Child and Family Service Providers

The Village Network

Ursuline College: Social Work Program

Ohio School Social Work Association

Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging

Benjamin Rose Institute


Schedule: 

8:00 Registration

9:00 a.m. Plenary Session
Greetings: Melissa Bilancini, 2012 CCCOSW Co-Coordinator & Policy Coordinator, ACLU of Ohio
Welcome and Introductions: Geoffrey S. Mearns, Provost, Cleveland State University
Opening Remarks: Barbara R. Snyder, President, Case Western Reserve University
& Stephanie McHenry, V.P. for Business Affairs & Finance, Cleveland State University
2011 Conference Report: Maggie Iverson, 2012 CCCOSW Policy Issues Coordinator
2012 Conference Overview: Semanthie Brooks, 2012 CCCOSW Annual Conference Co-Chair

10:15 Workshops: From 2011 Issue Priorities to 2012 Policy, Research, Advocacy Recommendations

  • 1. Health: Improve coordination of care across systems to achieve health care integration & provide preventive health care services/education
  • 2. Research: Collaborate with schools of social work on effectiveness and cost-savings research
  • 3. Children’s Health: Collaborate across systems of care; emphasize prevention and cost-savings
  • 4. Schools: Pass legislation to require school social work for early intervention and assessment
  • 5. Child Poverty: Prioritize ending child poverty via universal children's allowance and living wage
  • 6. Family Services: Design child/family services integral to community/neighborhood development
  • 7. Licensing/Ethics: Require license and ethics training for persons serving vulnerable populations and increase anti-discrimination training for all social workers.
  • 8. Aging: Allocate health and human services dollars effectively to the growing older population & coordinate health care for dual Medicare/Medicaid eligible older adults and adults with disabilities
  • 9. Formerly Adjudicated- Sentencing Reform: Reform felony sentencing policy to lessen impact of felony convictions
  • 10.Oppression: Remove all forms of institutionalized/legally permitted discrimination against all groups, including but not limited to GLBT, HIV+, immigrants, formerly adjudicated, by race, etc.
  • 11.Aging Out: Provide more supportive services/resources for those aging out of foster care
  • 12.Kinship Care: Provide more supportive services, resources and privileges of kinship caregivers
  • 13.Continuity of Care: Better continuity of care after inpatient health/mental health hospitalizations
  • 14.Substance Abuse: Extend treatment timetables given by courts and insurance companies & re-integrate substance abuse intervention and treatment back into hospitals
  • 15.Employment: Addressing employment/training needs of unemployed persons across categories
  • 16.Compulsive Gambling: Require training of casino owners/staff in prevention and intervention
  • 17.Community Organizing: Develop new coalitions to advocate more effectively
  • 18.Formerly Adjudicated- Housing: Modify felony restrictions for public housing
  • 19.Food Insecurity: Advocate for healthier food options at local stores
  • 20. Persons with Disabilities: Develop wrap around services for people with cognitive impairments

12:00 Box lunch in Ballroom: Welcome from Title/Luncheon Sponsor (Lovell John Custard, CEO of Murtis Taylor Human Services System); Acknowledgment of Co-Sponsors (Danielle Smith, NASW Ohio Executive Director); Acknowledgment of Elected Officials/Staff

12:40 NASW Ohio Region 3 Awards: Molly Martin (Region 3 Co-Director; CCCOSW Field Instructor)

12:50 Announcements: Announcements (Levy Report; Community-Based Practice Conference Report; Anna V. Brown Forum Update; March 26 Urban Community Forum; Advocates for Ohio’s Future; Cleveland Power Summit; May 18 CCS Human Services Institute)

1:00 Plenary Panel: Something for Us! Professor Michael Williams, Cleveland State University Black Studies Program, Moderator; Annie Davis, Vice-President, Ohio NASW; Dr. Vikki Winbush, CSU Diversity Management Program; Union Representative To be Announced

1:45 Workshops: Freestanding Afternoon Workshops
and Policy/Research/Advocacy Recommendations Workshop (Morning Workshop Facilitators, Proceedings Coordinators, Resource Persons, and Designated Representatives; Invited Guests)

1. Cuyahoga County Adult Protective Services: Leading the Way
2. Ohio Speaks (Advocates for Ohio’s Future): Illustrating programs that provide supports for children, families, seniors and people with disabilities
3. Proactive Identification and Assessment of Older Adults Saves Health Care Dollars
4. Ensuring Social Justice in Emerging Public Policies
5. Social Emotional Supports in Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District
6. Prophetic Voice of Faith-based Coalitions
7. Law Enforcement and Mental Health: Three Vibrant Partnerships
8. Achieving Ethical Competence Practice in Human Services
9. Community-Based Communication Collaboration Among Home and Community-Based Service Providers
10. Proposed Medicaid Long-Term Care Changes Raise Host of Concerns
11. How's That Safety Net Working Out for You?
12. Neighborhoods Count! (Focusing on Neighborhoods)
13. Access Your Benefits! Cleveland Area Benefits Enrollment Centers Taking an Active Role in Improving Quality of Life For Older Adults
14. Know Your Care, Protect Your Care: The Affordable Health Care Act and Assaults on Health Care
15. Community Organizing 101
16. Moving Forward: Morning Workshop Representatives Meet and Prioritize 2012 Conference Policy, Research and Advocacy Recommendations
 

3:15: Plenary Report Back on 2012 Policy, Research and Advocacy Recommendations

3:30 Closing Plenary Address: Geraldine Burns, MSSA (Friendly Inn Settlement)

4:00 CEU Pick-Up and NASW Regional Awards Reception

4:30 NASW Regional Awards Ceremony

 

Advanced Registration Closed 3/15. On-Site Registration is available, but lunch is not provided. If there are leftover lunches, an announcement will be made after 12:15 p.m. and those who registered on-site can pick up a box lunch. Priority for seating at the noon luncheon and in workshops goes to those who have registered in advance (and thus have printed hang tags). Attendance coordinators at each workshop will admit those with printed hang tags first. Thank you for your cooperation with this effort to maximize participation.


Cuyahoga Conference on Social Welfare (Additional Information)
Advance Registration is required. Parking is $3 for the day.  Directions sent to all registrants.


Cuyahoga Conference on Social Welfare Objectives
This event provides a fully participatory forum on a local level to stimulate social work's presence in policy analysis and formation. It begins with giving voice to the policy concerns arising from practice by social workers and other human service professionals on a daily basis. This will take the form of facilitated practice and issue focused work groups identifying policy issues that arise from practice and community settings, in order to set the stage for analyzing, formulating and advocating for new social policies.
* To enhance the role of social workers in analyzing, formulating and advocating for social welfare policy
* To engage in re-consideration of the changing context for social welfare policy in Cuyahoga County, including ongoing attention to the relationship of economic development and the human services.
* To identify policy issues arising from practice and community settings in Northeast Ohio.
* To enhance collaboration and communication among social workers and other human service professionals and with clients and consumers of social welfare benefits and social services, concerning the need for effective social policies.

 

Advanced Registration Closed 3/15. On-Site Registration is available, but lunch is not provided. If there are leftover lunches, an announcement will be made after 12:15 p.m. and those who registered on-site can pick up a box lunch. Priority for seating at the noon luncheon and in workshops goes to those who have registered in advance (and thus have printed hang tags). Attendance coordinators at each workshop will admit those with printed hang tags first. Thank you for your cooperation with this effort to maximize participation.

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