Hosted by the Hamovitch Center for Science in the Human Services
May 19-20, 2014
Social work is on a quest to shape a science for itself. The profession has also embarked on a journey to formulate and address Grand Challenges that exist in areas such as fragmented systems of health and mental health care, issues of oppression and social stigma, and a need to reform the child welfare system. This conference, titled “Shaping a Science of Social Work and Encountering Grand Challenges of Our Times and Beyond,” will delve into these and other efforts to promote interdisciplinary interaction between sociology and social work to help create a better world.
Sponsored by the USC School of Social Work and Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
June 23-27, 2013
Los Angeles is the backdrop for examining how advanced academic and practice-based research is translated into research-informed practice for the diverse population of Southern California. Participants of the “Pathways to Client-Centered Care: Research to Practice”-themed conference will discuss client-based practice; integrated service settings in health, mental health and substance abuse; diversity; de-stigmatization of mental illness; social policy; health equity and evidence-based practice.