SI SE PUEDE®: Social Workers United for Latino Advancement

Si Se Puede

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Supported by Univision

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Additional Support by Social Work Helper

Social Work Helper

April 25-27, 2016

Kimmel Center for University Life

60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Sí Se Puede®: Social Workers United for Latino Advancement is an interdisciplinary conference addressing key issues impacting the Latino Community at both individual and contextual levels, focused on the subjects of health and mental health disparities, education, poverty, youth and families, migration, and Latino civic engagement and featuring keynote presentations from acclaimed researchers, practitioners and policymakers.

Featured PRESENTERS:

Day 1 - April 25, 2016

Flavio Marsiglia

Flavio Marsiglia, PhD

Distinguished Foundation Professor of Cultural Diversity and Health at the Arizona State University School of Social Work and Director of the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center.  [Read more...]

Ana F. Abraído-Lanza

Ana F. Abraído-Lanza, PhD, MA

Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Program Director, Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD), Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; Co-leader, Immigration Work Group, Columbia Population Research Center [Read more...]

Adrian Delgado

Adrian Delgado, LCSW, CEAP, CADC

Leadership, Latino Social Workers Organization (LSWO); Adjunct Faculty, Loyola University of Chicago School of Social Work; PSP Counselor, AFSCME Personal Support Program [Read more...]

Lirio Negroni

Lirio Negroni, PhD, MSW

Associate Professor and Faculty of the Puerto Rican and Latin@ Studies Project, University of Connecticut School of Social Work [Read more...]

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN

Professor of Social Work and Global Public Health at New York University; Director, PhD Program; Pilot and Mentoring Core Director, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR, NYU College of Nursing); and Co-Director/Founder, Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (NYU Silver School of Social Work).  [Read more...]

Yolanda C. Padilla

Yolanda C. Padilla, PhD

Professor of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin and Director of the Council on Social Work Education’s Center for Diversity and Social & Economic Justice [Read more...]

Rocío Calvo

Rocío Calvo, PhD

Assistant Professor, Global Practice Concentration, Boston College School of Social Work (BCSSW); visiting scientist, the Center for Population and Development at Harvard University; research affiliate, the Risk Project [Read more...]

Sebastien De La Cruz

Special Musical Guest - Sebastien De La Cruz, "El Charro de Oro"

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Day 2 - April 26, 2016

María De Lourdes Rosas López

María De Lourdes Rosas López, PhD

Professor and Researcher NYU-UPAEP Latino Consortium [Read more...]

Miguel Munoz-Laboy

Miguel Muñoz-Laboy, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Temple University School of Social Work [Read more...]

Linda Lausell Bryant

Linda Lausell Bryant, PhD, MSW

Clinical Assistant Professor; Director of the Undergraduate Field Learning Program; Katherine and Howard Aibel Visiting Professor and Executive-in-Residence, NYU Silver School of Social Work [Read more...]

Luis Zayas

Luis Zayas, PhD

Dean of the School of Social Work and Robert Lee Sutherland Chair in Mental Health and Social Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. [Read more...]

Liany Arroyo

Liany Elba Arroyo, MPH, CPH

Senior Director, Health Equity, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy [Read more...]

Leopoldo Cabassa

Leopoldo Cabassa, PhD

Associate Professor of Social Work at the Columbia University School of Social Work and Assistant Director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence at the New York State Psychiatric Institute [Read more...]

Day 3 - April 27, 2016

Daniel Anello

Daniel Anello, MBA

Chief Executive Officer, New Schools for Chicago (NSC).  [Read more...]

Guillermo Chacon

Guillermo Chacón

President, Latino Commission on AIDS; Founder, Hispanic Health Network.  [Read more...]

Charles E. Lewis, Jr.

Charles E. Lewis, Jr., PhD

President, Board of Directors, Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP).  [Read more...]

Edwin Meléndez

Edwin Meléndez, PhD

Professor, Urban Affairs and Planning; Director, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY.  [Read more...]

AnnMaura Connolly

AnnMaura Connolly

Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President; President, Voices for National Service, City Year.  [Read more...]

Rosa Gil

Rosa Gil, PhD

Founder, President and CEO, Comunilife, Inc.  [Read more...]

Ramona Hernádez

Ramona Hernández, PhD, MPhil, MA

Director, CUNY Dominican Studies Institute; Professor of Sociology, The City College of New York; Doctoral Faculty in Sociology, The Graduate Center, CUNY [Read more...]

Sherry Deren

Sherry Deren, PhD, MPhil, MA

Senior Research Scientist; Co-Director, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, NYU College of Nursing  [Read more...]

OVERVIEW

On April 25 – 27, 2016, The Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work will host the 2016 Latino Social Workers Conference. The Latino Social Workers Organization (LSWO) has a long history of providing quality continuing education, focusing on the recruitment and retention of Latinos in higher education.   CLAFH develops evidence-informed interventions and investigates the role of the Latino family in shaping the development and well-being of Latino adolescents. Strategically based in New York City, CLAFH addresses the needs of New York’s diverse Latino communities in both national and global contexts. The Center serves as a link between the scientific community, Latino health and social service providers, and the broader Latino community.

Latinos have become the largest ethnic, racial minority population in the United States. By the year 2050, estimates project nearly one-quarter of the U.S. population, or 102.6 million individuals, will be of Latino origin.  The discrepancy between the importance of providing services to Latinos, given their growing numbers, and the preparedness of social workers for serving this population highlights workforce development and capacity needs. The LSWO Conference will convene both Latino and non-Latino social work students and professionals to discuss critical issues within the Latino community, the social work and broader human services and healthcare delivery communities, and the many places where these communities overlap.

LSWO is nationally focused on the recruitment and retention of Latinos in social work education.  Since its establishment, the LSWO Conference has been held in Chicago, but we are pleased to bring it to New York in 2016 for the first time. And there couldn’t be a better home for the conference than NYU. Now in its sixth decade, the Silver School of Social Work at New York University has been a pioneer in training over 17,000 professional social workers and leaders in every field of practice, affecting lives around the world.

The 2016 conference, Sí Se Puede®: Social Workers United for Latino Advancement will address key issues impacting the Latino Community with a focus on the subjects of health and mental health disparities, education, poverty, youth and families, migration, and Latino civic engagement and featuring keynote presentations from acclaimed researchers, practitioners and policymakers.