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Human Services and Social Worker forum set for Sept. 19

faces of people, old and youngA forum Educating Today s Human Service and Social Work Professionals will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19. The event, hosted by Hazard Community and Technical College Human Services and Social Work Association (HASA) is a one-day event beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the program ending at 3:15. The registration deadline is September 12. Lunch will be provided.

The first session of the day will be on pediatric head trauma. Speaker Kate Dean, program and training specialist for Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, will talk about the importance and responsibility of this program and its contents. It is requirement for each social worker and clinical social worker to complete 1.5 clock hours of training on pediatric abusive head trauma which must be fulfilled one time every six years.

Peggy Whitman and Shirley O'Brien, both professors of the occupational therapy department at Eastern Kentucky University, will be speaking on the autism spectrum disorder: implications for education and special service providers. This presentation is designed to help participants learn more about the condition of autism spectrum disorders and how practitioners can work more effectively with individuals. Audience participation will be used to help make the presentations useful to individual participants.

The events last speaker of the day will be Rev Daniel M. Newman, a Holistic Health Consultant, who will be speaking on "HIV/AIDS Certification program". This program will be broken down by race, age, gender, and risk. The first hour is an in-depth look at the most current statistics available. The second hour explains the myths, facts and fiction behind the transmission prevention, including the importance of abstinence and monogamy education as prevention from HIV and STD's.

Five Continuing Education Units (CEU s) will be offered for nursing, social work, and professional counseling. Send your $10 fee by September 12 to Kathleen Couch, 1 Community College Drive, Hazard, Ky. 41701.