Friday, June 29, 2018 from 8:45 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
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UT College of Social Work -
Nashville Campus 
193 Polk Ave. 2nd Floor
Room 292
Nashville, TN  37210 

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Paula D. Foster, LCSW, Executive Director 
TN Conference on Social Welfare 

Thanks to our Statewide Sponsors:

Camelot Care Services
TN Head Start Association & State Colaborative
UT College of Social Work

TSU Center of Excellence for Learning Sciences

Thank you to our event sponsors:

UT College of Social Work
NASW - Tennessee Chapter

  Ethics and Tennessee Social Work Licensure Requirements

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Friday June 29, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
UT College of Social Work - Nashville Campus
193 Polk Ave

Our Presenter:

 Paula D. Foster, LCSW
TCSW Executive Director

Paula D. Foster, MSW, LCSW, received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Louisiana College in 1986 and her Master’s degree from the City University of New York, Hunter College School of Social Work in 1993.  During her 13 years in NYC, Paula worked in a variety of culturally diverse settings throughout the city including the NYC public hospital system and a number of non-profit organizations.  After receiving her Master’s degree, Paula began working in the field of HIV/AIDS, continuing this work after moving to Nashville in 2001 as the Director of Emotional & Practical Support for Nashville CARES, Tennessee’s leading provider of community based social services for people living with HIV/AIDS.  She has also served as a Co-chair of the Ryan White Part A Planning Council for the Metro-Nashville Transitional Grant Area, providing input regarding the funding of services to the HIV/AIDS service community. Paula has been an adjunct instructor in the Social Work department at Tennessee State University and an adjunct instructor and field liaison for the University of Tennessee’s School of Social Work, Nashville campus.  She was also a practicing faculty member at Vanderbilt’s School of Nursing for the Vanderbilt Program in Inter-professional Learning.  Currently, Paula is the Executive Director of Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare (TCSW). Paula’s experience spans a variety of service areas including advocacy, healthcare, mental healthcare, substance abuse, hospice and homelessness.  She is a past President of the Board of Directors for NASW-TN and has served as the Region VII Representative to the national board of directors of the National Association of Social Workers in Washington, DC.  Paula was a trainer with the HIV/AIDS Spectrum Project of NASW and has developed extensive educational workshops for social workers throughout the state of Tennessee.  In 2011, she was honored as NASW-TN’s Social Worker of the Year.  In 2016, Paula was appointed to the Metropolitan Nashville Homelessness Commission. 

Special thanks to the UT College of Social Work - Nashville Campus for hosting our event.


TCSW Members: $50.00

Non-members: $60.00

Students:  $40.00

Please check out our (tcsw.org) website for up-to-date membership lists.  You may register at the member rate if you are an individual TCSW member or an employee of a member organization.

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