MVNU brings social work conference to Cincinnati
March 11, 2011
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University-Cincinnati is hosting “Protecting the Most Vulnerable: Strategies to Halt Abuse in Children and Elders,” a social work conference, on Friday, March 11, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aimed at social workers, counselors and clergy members may also benefit from attending this one-day conference.
Special guests include Deb Robison (MA, LSW), a Family and Children First Coordinator for Hamilton County. She will present Darkness to Light’s “Stewards of Children,” a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence-based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child protective behaviors.
Fellow presenter Rita Rizzo (MSc, CMC) is principal of Rizzo & Associates. Her session, titled “Assessing Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation,” addresses issues of assessment of an older adult’s need for protective services, the urgency of that need and available resources to assist. Rizzo explores the assessment phase of adult protective services, including related techniques, tools and challenges. With more than two decades’ experience as a trainer, she has worked extensively for human service agencies internationally and specializes in working with governmental and health care facilities. Her presentation is provided by the Ohio Human Service Training System Southwest Region.
MVNU-Cincinnati is conveniently located at 11260 Chester Road, Suite 800, off of I-75 and Exit 15 in Sharonville. Cost for the event is $25 if registered before March 4, and $30 after March 4. Six CEUs are offered; continental breakfast and a boxed lunch are provided. Registration is limited to the first 80 people.
Download a registration form at www.mvnu.edu/gps/swconference or call Valerie Griffith at 1-877-431-9610, ext. 6400, for more information. For information about MVNU-Cincinnati’s Bachelor of Social Work program, call Joanie Gruber at ext. 6407. Classes are offered one night a week, one class at a time.
Established in 1968, MVNU is an intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith. Building upon the strong foundation of its main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, the university provides innovative graduate and undergraduate programs for working professionals in conveniently located campuses throughout Ohio. Learn more at www.mvnu.edu/gps