Global Well-Being and Social Change Conference

Annual Conference

5th Annual Global Well-Being and Social Change Conference

5th Annual Global Well-Being and Social Change Conference

Wellness in our Global Community: Clarifying Definitions, Providing Opportunities, Protecting Rights

June 6-8, 2018

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Millersville University School of Social Work's Learning Institute is dedicated to investigating global social issues.  The Learning Institute provides a platform from which experts share their knowledge and offer training for agents of social change.  Each year, The Learning Institute hosts events that center on a particular theme reflected in the Learning Institute's literature, roster of speakers, and annual conference. For the 2017-2018 academic year, the Learning Institute is focused on wellness. The World Health Organization (WHO, 1948) defines wellness as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being.  Other research suggests that wellness is synergistic state that is cultivated from the satisfaction of needs in six domains:  interpersonal, community, occupational, psychological, physical, and economic (Duff, Rubenstein, & Prilleltensky, 2016).  What unifies diverse and cross-disciplinary definitions of wellness is the implication that the minimum achievement of basic needs falls short of wellness.  In states of wellness, individuals flourish under the freedoms and protections of human rights.  Researchers, practitioners, and other social change agents can assist in the creation of global wellness by continuing to clarify this concept and developing policies, programs, and interventions that target its development.

Call for Proposals - all proposals are due no later than January 30, 2018, by 11:59 pm est to learninginstitute@millersville.edu

Please direct your questions to:

Dr. Karen Rice

Millersville University

Department of Social Work

P.O. Box 1002

Millersville University, PA 17551-0302

Email: karen.rice@millersville.edu or learninginstitute@millersville.edu

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