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Symposium 2012 Keynotes

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Nancy Boyd-Franklin, PhD

Keeping Hope Alive: Sustaining Ourselves and Our Clients

Dr. Boyd-Franklin will also present a 3-hour afternoon Workshop entitled:
The Treatment of African American and Latino Clients and Families.

Dr. Nancy Boyd-Franklin is a psychologist and a Distinguished Professor (Professor II) of Psychology at Rutgers University in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. An internationally recognized lecturer and author, Dr. Boyd-Franklin has written articles on issues such as multicultural treatment approaches, cultural competency, ethnicity and family therapy, the treatment of African American families, extended family issues, spirituality and religion, home-based family therapy, group therapy for black women, HIV and AIDS, parent and family support groups, and community empowerment and the Multisystems Model. She is currently writing a book entitled: Therapy in the Real World: Intervention Strategies for Clinicians.

Dr. Boyd-Franklin has received numerous awards: "Outstanding Contribution to the Field” award from the Association of Black Social Workers in 2001 and the "Distinguished Psychologist of the Year Award” from the Association of Black Psychologists in 1994. In 1995, she was invited by President Bill Clinton to present about her community and family interventions at the first White House Conference on AIDS.

Powerpoint Presentation

Friday, March 30, 2012

Earl N. "Skip” Stuck, MA

Creating a Culture of Safety: A Journey of Hard Work, Accomplishments, and Continuing Challenges

Skip Stuck is nationally known for his passion and commitment to vulnerable children, youths, and families, and to the organizations and individuals who serve them. He has consulted and spoken extensively on subjects such as public advocacy, non-profit administration, residential group care, juvenile justice and youth issues, worker safety, and working with the families of children and youth in out-of-home care. He has authored numerous articles and has contributed to books on topics such as best practice standards, child advocacy, workforce recruitment and retention, and family focused child welfare.

Presently, Mr. Stuck is the Chief Executive Officer of Family Continuity Programs Inc., a family service agency, operating 20 programs in over 300 communities throughout Eastern and Central Massachusetts. He is also an active member of the NASW-MA Chapter Social Work Safety Taskforce.

Creating a Culture of Safety: Considerations for Administration and Leadership

Sensitivity to Risk of Danger in the Workplace: A Self-Guided Questionnaire

10 Lessons Learned to Help Create a Safer Culture

The Need to Make Safety a Priority (The Provider Article)


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