Dr. Evi Taylor 
A-State Department of Social Work 


Friday March 17, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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A-State Student Union 
101 N Caraway Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401

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Payment Instructions

By Mail: Make checks/money orders payable to Social Work Conference 2017. Include name in the memo line.  Payments must be received by March 9th. There will be late/on site registration the day of the conference.

Mail to:  A-State Treasurer, PO Box 2460 State University, AR 72467

By Phone: Credit or Debit Cards (870) 972-3847,  Monday-Friday     8:00 AM-4:30 PM                                  

Conference Agenda

Morning Key Note Speaker (8:45- 10:15)

Victor Vieth: Unto the Third Generation:  A Call to End Child Abuse in Three Generations

Morning break-out sessions (10:30-11:45am)

1. Dr. Jody Long, PH.D., LCSW & Carol Williams, LPC: Adolescents with Eating Disorders

2. Kim Whitman, Mid South Health Systems : Trauma Informed Practice with Children

3. Lori Poston, LCSW, AADC; Mid South Health Services, Director of Children’s Services : Substance Abuse Treatment with Adolescents 

4. Kristy Nichols, Director of NE Arkansas Child Advocacy Center & Taylor Davis, A-State BSW Students : Child Abuse Prevention

5.Victor Vieth: Guidelines for Child Protection Professionals Working with Parents Justifying Corporal Punishment with Scripture

Afternoon break-out Session (1:00-2:15pm)

  1. Kim Whitman, Mid South Health Systems: Clinical Treatment of Tiny Clients (under 4 years old).
  2. Dr. Greg Smith, ULAR MidSouth Training Academy and Prevention Institute Projectors Cordinator: Meeting the Needs of LGBT Youth
  3. DeeAnn Newell, Founder and Executive Director of Arkansas Voices for Children: Children and Youth Left Behind by Incarcerated Parents
  4. Dr. Karen Farst, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Pediatrician, Director of Child Abuse and Neglect Team: Medical Evaluation of Child Abuse; Recognition and Response
  5. Peggy Goodwin, LCSW: Brain Based Therapy with Children: Healing from Trauma

Closing Speaker (2:30-3:45)

Matthew Knight, LPC, Director of Education, Mid-South Health Systems:  Living Your Best Life: Legacy



Spring 2017 Annual

Social Work Conference

Creative Minds Convening to Promote a

Better Future for Children and Adolescents

 This workshop will focus on increasing awareness of the many challenges faced by children and adolescents along with recommendations for best practices and innovative services to enhance the well- being of today’s youth. Victor Vieth, Founder and Senior Director for the Gunderson National Child Protection Training Center will be the keynote speaker.  Mr. Vieth is nationally recognized in the field of interpersonal violence, trains child protection professionals across the nation on child abuse investigation, prosecution, and prevention and has been instrumental in implementing 22 state and international forensic interview training programs. The break-out sessions will consist of the following topics: trauma informed practice, substance abuse treatment with adolescents, adolescent eating disorders, LGBTQ and youth, children with incarcerated parents, child abuse and neglect, clinical treatment with clients under 4, and corporal punishment. This workshop will provide tools to assist clinicians in providing effective services that will promote a better future for our child and adolescent clients.

When:  Friday, March 17th, 2017

Where: A-State Student Union 101 N Caraway Rd Jonesboro, AR 72401

Registration: 8:30 a.m.

Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Cost:  $75.00 Social Work Professionals; $25 for SW faculty, $15 students & Field Supervisors,                           IV-E, Foster Parents and DCFS Sponsored by Grant

 Lunch (chicken, salad, potatoes, green beans, roll, cheese cake) is included in Registration Fee.

 All attendees must pre-register and pre-pay by March 9, 2017

Choice of morning and afternoon breakout sessions.

*Registration Deadline:  March 9, 2017

Contact: Dr Evi Taylor (870)972-3984

Morning Key Note Speaker (8:45 -10:15)

Victor Vieth: Unto the Third Generation:  A Call to End Child Abuse in Three Generations

Closing Speaker Afternoon (2:30-3:45)

Matthew Knight, LPC, Director of Education, Mid-South Health Systems: Living Your Best Life: Legacy