Gov. Pat McCrory proclaimed January as National Human Trafficking Month and Jan. 11 was the National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness. On that day, The Salvation Army and Partners Against Trafficking Humans NC (PATH) recognized the governor’s proclamation and statewide initiatives to raise awareness. PATH NC honored 23 different organizations for their efforts to stop trafficking in North Carolina, including Project NO REST, a collaborative effort led by Research Professor Dean Duncan.
Clinical Associate Professor Mary Anne Salmon was invited to serve on a committee organized by the Administration for Community Living, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Policy and Evaluation, Office of Performance and Evaluation. As part of this committee, Salmon will be involved in the national-level discussion on measuring the effectiveness of Older Americans Act programs. The workgroup will meet via conference call from January through April, 2016.
In December, Clinical Assistant Professor Bebe Smith was part of a group from North Carolina that participated in a train-the-trainer process to support the expansion of Critical Time Intervention, an evidence-based practice that is rooted in social work practice principles, in North Carolina. The hosts were Daniel Herman, MSW, Ph.D., professor and associate dean for scholarship and research at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in NYC, and director of the Center for the Advancement of CTI; and Sarah Conover, director of the CTI Global Network. The group included representatives from NCDHHS, providers, and behavioral health managed care organizations. Alumni Debra Farrington and Justin Turner also participated.
Upcoming AHEC presentations by faculty
- Jan. 22, Eastern AHEC – Kim Strom-Gottfried, The Ethics of Attraction
- Jan. 27, NWAHEC – Marty Weems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Winston-Salem Clinical Lecture Series)
- Feb. 2, SRAHEC – Tamara Norris and Barbara Leach, Supporting Military Families with Children Who Have Special Needs
- Feb. 17, Eastern AHEC – Marty Weems, Clinical Supervision: Focus and Evaluation
- Feb. 22, SEAHEC — Tina Souders, Will You Be My Friend? How Technology has Altered Professional Boundaries
- Feb. 24, Area L AHEC – Jodi Flick, 2nd Annual MH Symposium, Understanding Suicide
- Feb. 26, Charlotte AHEC – Marilyn Ghezzi, Key Issues in Assessing and Treating Serious Mental Illness
For information on AHEC programs, see: http://www.med.unc.edu/ahec/