New York – 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 14,000 professional social workers and leaders in every field of practice, affecting lives around the world.
Social workers from throughout the United States will come together in New York City to learn, network, and share experiences and insights with some of the most prominent Latino social work faculty, including Dr. Flavio Marsiglia (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), Dr. Yolanda C. Padilla (Professor of Social Work and Women’s Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and Director of the Center for Diversity and Social & Economic Justice), Dr. Leopoldo J. Cabassa (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), Dr. Luis Zayas (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), Carmen Collado (Chief Networking and Relationships Officer at Institute for Community Living), and Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos (Co-Director and Founder of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health) .
The 2016 conference, Sí Se Puede®: Social Workers United for Latino Advancement, will focus on key issues impacting the Latino Community at both micro and macro levels with special attention to the subjects of health and mental health disparities, education, poverty, migration, and Latino civic engagement. Social workers from throughout the United States will come together in New York City to learn, network, and share experiences and insights with some of the most prominent Latino social work faculty.
Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health NYU Silver School of Social Work 15 Washington Place New York, NY 10003 Email: email@example.com Telephone: (212) 992-6790(212) 992-6790 Fax: (212) 995-4605
Latino Social Workers Organization Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (312) 212-3857(312) 212-3857
NYU Silver School of Social Work Office of Global and Lifelong Learning 1 Washington Square North, G08 New York, NY 10003 Email: email@example.com Phone:(212) 998-5973(212) 998-5973 Fax: (212) 995-4497