In the month of April, students attending the Master of Social Work program will be organizing and hosting four workshops which are designed for social workers and other human service professionals, although everyone is welcome to attend. The speakers are experts from agencies in Wichita and are talking over a range of subjects with a related theme. These spring workshops will be held all four Wednesdays in April. Each workshop will begin at 6 p.m. Please RSVP since space is limited. The School of Social Work requests that you do not call their office since they do not have any specific information aside from what is listed below. Every workshop will be held in the Tarcicia Roths Alumni Center which is located on the second floor of the Dugan Library building. These events are free and open to the public. Please take the elevator when attending these events.
A recently held workshop discussed the topic of human trafficking led by Officer Kent Bauman, Wichita Police Department – Exploited and Missing Child Unit.
The next topic is child abuse and neglect and will be held on April 13. It will be led by Jane Holzrichter, Director of Child Advocacy Center at Horizons Mental Health Center. The workshop will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Please RSVP to [email protected] or by phone to Bobbie Cooprider at 620-960-1400.
Mindfulness is the subject of the third workshop on April 20. Led by Dr. Mike Duxler, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work at Newman University. This event will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. RSVP to [email protected].
The final workshop will be over stalking/domestic violence on April 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. It will be led by Kelly Shand-Adams from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. Please RSVP to Melissa Howell by email at [email protected] or by phone at 316-734-9410.
Interim Director and Assistant Professor of Social Work Gloria Hegge, Ph.D., said of the workshops, “We think you will enjoy them and learn a lot. Please know that you are most welcome to attend!”