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2nd Annual Emerging Professionals Symposium (SAC-DAVIS)

  • Saturday, May 13, 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 5730 River Oak Way, Carmichael


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Sacramento-Davis District Presents The 2nd annual Emerging Professionals Symposium to be held on Saturday, May 13th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,  at the home of Jean Rosenfeld, 5730 River Oak Way, Carmichael. Complimentary brunch, networking and socializing from 10 - 11:00 a.m. Presentations from 11 - 1:00

Hear emerging clinicians in pre-licensed practice discuss their observations of the field.  

The symposium will be moderated by a panel of senior clinicians who will facilitate an invigorating discussion. 2 CEUs provided - free to members, $20 to nonmembers.

Topic: Toward a Sex Positive Perspective in Social Work | Heather Woodford, ASW

Description: This presentation aims to provide attendees with a sex positive perspective on working with clients. The presenter will provide insight from her own professional work in this arena. The talk will provide foundational non-stigmatizing terms for use with clients whose sexual and relationship practices do not conform to cultural norms - such as BDSM/kink, LGBTQIAA people, and consensual non-monogamy. The presenter will provide community, informational, and academic resources for further professional learning, and client referral.

Topic: Mental Health Issues in Foster and Adopted Children | Diane Miller

Learning Objectives:

  1. To explore factors that can cause children to come into the child welfare system, and how these factors play a part in possible mental health issues for these children.    
  2. Examining quality of care for children in the child welfare system, and the adjustment or lack thereof, of children to a new living environment. 
  3. Identifying treatment modalities that have been proven to be most effective when working with children in the child welfare system.
  4. Taking a closer look at permanency for children in the child welfare system. Identifying issues adoptive families face when adopting a child, and long term effects on  children who have been permanently removed from their family of origin and adopted.


I have worked in child welfare as a trainer and a social worker for the last 15 years.Ii am also a foster/adopt parent of five children. Having experienced foster care and adoption issues from both perspectives, has given me a unique understanding of the challenges faced by caregivers, and more importantly children who enter into the child welfare system.  

Additional topics will be added as they come available.

2.0 CEUs provided - free to members and to attendees not earning CEUs, $20 for nonmembers

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