The 12 Grand Challenges and How They Affect SE Missouri

Summary of Workshop:
The Grand Challenges for Social Work represent a dynamic social agenda, focused on improving individual and family well-being, strengthening the social fabric, and helping create a more just society, according to the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (2017). Come join us as we review the 12 Grand Challenges, discuss the history of the movement, how the challenges affect southeast Missouri specifically, and what we can do collectively and individually to address these important social issues and increase equality and equity for our constituents. Enjoy guest speakers, student presentations, team trivia for prizes (you even get a Mulligan), and much, much more. Participants will receive a same-day certificate for 4 contact hours or CEUs.

When: March 8th, 2017, registration starts at 7:30am, workshop from 8am to 12:30pm

Where: Southeast Missouri State University-River Campus, John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center (That’s right—easy access and lots of parking!!)

Who should come: Social workers, Counselors, Probation and Parole, Corrections, Teachers, Early childhood education, Mental health providers, Substance use disorder professionals, and other social servants

Cost: $20 (fee for CEUs is waived to support Department of Social Work students). Cash or checks can be accepted day of the event, credit cards will be processed over the phone by Office of Continuing Education.

Important tidbits: Bring yourself, colleagues, your own breakfast beverages, and a snack. Food and beverages services will not be provided, however, the River Campus cafeteria will be open for snacks and drinks to be purchase, as well as on-site vending.

Benefiting: All proceeds will go to assist the SW 323 Practice III class attend Student Advocacy Day in Jefferson City, MO on April 5, 2017 and present legislators with information concerning the 12 Grand Challenges.

For more information: Dana Branson at or 573-986-7396

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Economic and Business Engagement Center, 920 Broadway, Room 302
Continuing Education
One University Plaza, MS 0130
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701