Social Work Hot Topics

Social Work Alumni Focus on Hot Topics

February 20, 2017

The UC Social Work Alumni Board provides continuing education opportunities three times a year to social workers, community providers and clinicians in Cincinnati. In the past three years, dozens of social workers have attended these affordable CEU trainings to learn more about critical issues in the field. Hot Topics have included the Affordable Care Act and Gender Dysphoria.

Most recently, the UC Social Work Alumni Board discussed the opiate epidemic in its Jan. 12 Hot Topic program in response to the staggering statistics and dramatic impact on the Greater Cincinnati community. Dr. Roberto Soria, Medical Director of The Crossroads Center in Cincinnati, facilitated the CEU training and presented evidence-based holistic treatment approaches while explaining the importance of social workers in combatting the illness.

Alumni and friends of the College of Allied Health Sciences attended the session, including Rhonda Morrison, LISW, A&S ’14, CAHS ’16, who commented, “Dr. Soria’s presentation was timely and well received by those who attended. The topic was relevant regarding heroin-related deaths and overdoses in our local area."

As part of Alumni Weekend, join the UC School of Social Work Alumni Board for Alumni Day on Friday, April 21, for another CEU opportunity and the Distinguished Alumni Celebration Luncheon. Training sessions will address some of the “12 Grand Challenges of Social Work” and how research informs practice. Click here for more information about Alumni Day and to nominate fellow alumni for the Social Work Distinguished Alumni Award.

For more information about the UC School of Social Work Alumni Board, email Bri Coggins, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, or call 513-556-4005.


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