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Social Work Month Celebration
Join the social work community of Colorado as we celebrate the profession and honor our colleagues on Thursday, March 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Skyline Ballroom at the Courtyard Marriott near I-25 & Colorado Blvd in Denver. This annual event includes a social hour offering appetizers and cash bar, and an award ceremony presented by NASW and sister social work organizations and schools.
Registration is $25 for regular attendees; $15 for students; or $40 at the door. Register here or on the NASWCO website at www.naswco.org
A professional education workshop on Suicide Prevention will be offered prior to the event in the afternoon. See professional education article below for details.
Lifetime Achievement Award for 2015
NASWCO is pleased to honor Kay Alexander, MSW, LCSW at the Social Work Celebration in Denver on March 12th. While she hails from the western slope, Kay has a reputation throughout the state for her many contributions to her community and to the profession. Kay earned her MSW in 1969, and started her career working with families in juvenile probation and child protective services. Many know that she served as the Colorado State Representative for House District 58 from 1996 to 2002, but she didn’t stop there. In 2004 she spearheaded the creation of the Dolphin House Child Advocacy Center. More recently Kay assisted with bringing a Bachelor of Social Work program to Colorado Mesa University. In addition to her advocacy work, Kay is the Founder, Director and certified equine-assisted therapist for Pegasus Equine Therapy. Kay has shown that she is whole-heartedly dedicated to the betterment of people’s lives – the Chapter is proud to have this opportunity to honor her.
Professional Education: Suicide Prevention
NASWCO is offering a workshop on suicide prevention prior to the Social Work Month Celebration. The presenter is Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW, an associate professor who teaches a course on suicide risk assessment and intervention. Dr. Freedenthal will provide tips and techniques while drawing from published research, clinical texts, and her own experiences from 20 years in the suicide prevention field. This workshop is intended for social workers with all levels of clinical experience.
Cost for members is $48, and for Non-members is $100.
4 CECs will be offered. Seating is limited. Register here.