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More than 1,000 public health professionals, educators and policy makers from across the nation are scheduled to gather via the Internet June 4 to discuss early childhood development during the 19th annual National Health Equity Research Webcast.
“Early Childhood: Investing in Our Children and Our Future” will be hosted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by the Minority Health Project at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, in association with the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.
For nearly two decades, the state has contracted with the School of Social Work’s Behavioral Healthcare Resource Program (BHRP) to provide training and technical assistance in mental health and substance abuse services. This year, BHRP staff is considering new ways to better serve professionals in the field, as well as exploring new initiatives to further assist adults and children.
Over the last year, social work leaders, child welfare administrators, researchers, philanthropists, and policymakers have gathered to debate the “wicked problems” of child welfare, including how to reverse the traumatic effects of maltreatment and neglect on child well-being and how to overcome the barriers that prevent children from returning home or finding safe and permanent homes with alternative caregivers.
The UNC School of Social Work is holding several information sessions for prospective master's students. Each event includes an overview of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program, tips on admissions and financial aid, and opportunities to ask questions.