Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Throughout the 2017/2018 academic year, The Learning Institute: Global Well-Being and Social Change will be offering a number of workshops and presentations around the theme of GLOBAL HEALTH. Brief descriptions of these thematic events are described below.

The Learning Institute is possible due to the following support:

Department of Social Work

Social Work Organization

September 13, 2017

      Dr. Feelgood Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion      

The story of Dr. William Hurwitz, a preeminent doctor sentenced to 25 years in prison for overprescribing painkillers. His story provides a window into the ethical dilemma of opiod prescriptions. There could not be a more critical time to spark discussion on the topic and call for careful thought and action.

Myers Auditorium, McComsey Hall                            

6:00-9:00 p.m.

Cost: Free ($25 for 3 CEUs) Contact MU Ticketing Office at 717-871-7600 to reserve your tickets or reserve online at  http://muticketsonline.com

October 12, 2017    

  

Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine Care Connections: The Medical-Social Neighborhood Model of Care in a Superutilizer Population

Presented by John C. Wood, PhD       Co-Sponsored by the Dept. of Nursing

Dr. Wood will describe LGHealth's vision to create an interdisciplinary, community-based, primary care approach to healthcare in a high-needs, complex high-utilizing population. He will describe the model of care, integration with community service agencies, and the social neighborhood. Dr. Wood will also highlight how this led LGHealth to develop a regional care management model to support patients. The session will end with a facilitated discussion. 

SMC 114 Reighard MPR

6:00pm-9:00pm

Cost: Free ($25 for 3 CEUs). Contact MU Ticketing Office at 717-871-7600 to reserve your tickets or reserve online at http://muticketsonline.com

November 14, 2017

                                                    

Suicide Prevention: 2 Part Workshop

Presented by Dr. Marc Felizzi, Dr. Jason Baker, and Dr. Nadine Garner     Co-Sponsored by the Dept. of Psychology

9am-12pm  Dr. Marc Felizzi, Assistant Professor of Social Work, will discuss suicidal behaviors, gestures, and actions in this training. In generations past, clinicians were instructed not to talk openly about suicidal behavior with clients for fear that it might influence the client toward suicidal ideation/gesture. Learn about new strengths-based interventions for addressing suicidal behaviors.

1pm-4pm Drs. Nadine Garner and Jason Baker, Associate Professors of Psychology and counselor educators in the School Counseling program, will share how we can change our brain to be our best ally...and be more in charge of our mental health. Learn how neuroscience, brain-based counseling theories, subjective well-being, and the spiritual components of personal growth and development can shed light on the powerful capacity to enhance our own mental health and advocate for the mental health of others.

SMC 114 Reighard MPR

9:00am-4:00pm

Cost: Free ($40 for 6 CEUs-3 Suicide Prevention).  Contact MU Ticketing Office at 717-871-7600 to reserve your tickets or reserve online at http://muticketsonline.com

February 21, 2018    

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund                                                                                               

The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) is building a movement for Community Rights and the Rights of Nature to advance democratic, economic, social, and environmental rights - building upward from the grassroots to the state, federal, and international level. CELDF's mission is to build sustainable communites by assisting people to assert their right to local self-government and the rights of nature. 

SMC 114 Reighard MPR

6:00pm-9:00pm                                                                                                                                                        

Cost: Free ($25 for 3 CEUs). Contact MU Ticketing Office at 717-871-7600 to reserve your tickets or reserve online at http://muticketsonline.com

March 27, 2018

Project Lazarus: Local Response to the Opioid Epidemic

In honor of National Social Work Month, the Learning Institute will be offering 2 free CEUs for attendance of this event. The Project Lazarus Model is a public health model based on the twin premises that overdose deaths are preventable and that all communities are responsible for their own health. The Model can be conceptualized as a wheel, with three core components in the "hub" (i.e., data and evaluation, public awareness, and coalition action) and seven components that make up the "spokes" (i.e., community education, provider education, hospital emergency department policies, diversion control, pain patient support, harm reduction, and addiction treatment). This wheel is always in motion since coalitions and communities are always evolving. A coalition may start with a focus in one or two areas and then expand to other areas as the availability of resources changes, community sector engagement increases, or the nature of the problem shifts. 

SMC Room 24

6:00pm-8:30pm

Cost: Free (2 CEUs - free). Contact MU Ticketing Office at 717-871-7600 to reserve your tickets or reserve online at http://muticketsonline.com 

June 6-8, 2018

Save the Date!!

5th Annual Global Well-Being and Social Change Conference

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

Click here for complete information: http://www.millersville.edu/socialwork/learning_institute/conference.php

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