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Social Work Legacy Speakers Series — 2022 Recordings and Presentations

UNC School of Social Work launched a Social Work Legacy Speakers Series on April 25, 2022, with a focus on promoting child maltreatment prevention and to advance equity. The main event of the Legacy Speakers Series was free and open to the public and was held in the auditorium of the School’s Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.

The inaugural event brought together individuals committed to strengthening the lives of children and families and to addressed the challenges and gaps in current service systems to ensure that the community’s most vulnerable are not harmed by programs or efforts intended to buffer them from the effects of traumatic experiences. The goal: to create an enduring legacy of security and stability for children and families.

School of Social Work Dean Ramona Denby-Brinson noted the School’s intention to host the Legacy Speaker Series each spring to highlight the months of April (Child Abuse Prevention Month) and May (Foster Care Awareness Month) and to spotlight the needs of our communities and the capacity of the organizations that support them. Further, the event will enable social work practitioners, researchers and community leaders to consider the impact of child welfare programs and policies on overall well-being.

Promoting Child Maltreatment Prevention and Advancing Equity — April 25, 2022

Event recordings

Speaker PowerPoint Presentations


Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

Katie Maguire-Jack, MSW, MPA, Ph.D.


Cross System Quagmire: Protecting Black Girls and Young Women

Camille Quinn, Ph.D., AM, LCSW, LISW



Fatherhood, Resilience, and Other Protective Factors

Susan Yoon, Ph.D.



Economic Resources and Social Safety Net Policies and Their Impact on Child and Family Well-being

Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, Ph.D., MSW



Call for Collaborations — Solving Challenges by Advancing Meaningful, Equal, and Impactful Community Partnerships

Ramona Denby-Brinson, Ph.D.