3066.0 Social Work Advocacy in Public Health

Monday, October 27, 2008: 8:30 AM
This purpose of this session is to expose participants to the importance of public health social work advocacy in various contexts and the ethical issues surrounding these advocacy efforts. As public health social work evolves, currently practicing social workers will need to be aware of the ethical issues invovled in their advocacy efforts as well as some of the pressing issues with which many social workers have not yet encountered. These issues may include social work with incarcerated individuals, social work in non-traditional settings, and ethical issues not easily addressed by the NASW code of ethics.
Session Objectives: 1. Learn the impact of father incarceration on the health of newborn infants. 2. Acquaint participatns with relevant ethical documents for public heath social work. 3. Address workforce development issues and the role of health promotion. 4. Describe obesity and futures planning research for Afrcian American young women compared to other racial groups. 5. Discuss the impact of increasing body weights on social serice provision for African American young women.
Robert H. Keefe, PhD, ACSW
Marvin "Reg" Hutchinson, MSW, LISW-AP/CP

8:30 AM
Reducing the rates of HIV in upstate New York prisons among African American male inmates: The role of public health social workers
Robert H. Keefe, PhD, ACSW, Sandra D. Lane, PhD, MPH, Robert A. Rubinstein, PhD, MsPH and Tarah Tipley, BS
8:45 AM
Father incarceration and infant death in Syracuse, NY
Robert H. Keefe, PhD, ACSW, Sandra D. Lane, PhD, MPH, Robert A. Rubinstein, PhD, MsPH, Brooke A. Levandowski, MPA, PhD and Noah J. Webster, MA

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Organized by: Social Work

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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