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SU School of Social Work to host workshop on reaching out to African American youth
SU School of Social Work to host workshop on reaching out to African American youthAugust 27, 2003Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
The School of Social Work in Syracuse University’s College of Human Services and Health Professions will host a daylong workshop titled “Reaching Out With Interventions for African American Youth” on Sept. 15 at the Goldstein Student Center on South Campus.
The registration fees range from $45-$80, and the deadline to register is Sept. 11. Call Claire Rudolph at 443-5583 or Cindy Purdy-DeGouff at 443-5550 for more information.
The workshop will delve into culturally-driven interventions that professionals can use to assist African American youth in need of services. Presenters Keith Alford, Carla Bradley and Kenneth Hardy will share interventions and approaches geared for working with African American youth. A concluding roundtable discussion will be facilitated in which participants will be encouraged to share and raise points of interest.
Alford is a member of SU’s Social Work faculty. He has published extensively in the areas of culturally-specific interventions for African American people, existential therapy and family mental health. Bradley is a faculty member and director of the doctoral program in counselor education at Western Michigan University. She has published numerous articles and book chapters addressing the counseling needs of African American women and adolescent females. Hardy is director of the Center for Trauma and the Family at the Ackerman Institute in New York City and is a faculty member in HSHP’s Department of Marriage and Family Therapy. He is internationally known for his work in the area of family therapy and diversity.
The workshop is co-sponsored by the Study Council at SU’s School of Education.
The College of Human Services and Health Professions brings together Syracuse University’s professional programs in Child and Family Studies, Marriage and Family Therapy, Nursing, Nutrition and Hospitality Management, and Social Work in an environment of cross-disciplinary teaching, research, practice, and service. Through classroom learning and hands-on experience, students in the college are prepared for active and influential careers in the helping professions.