Social Work Programs

March is Social Work Month

Every year, the National Association of Social Workers honors social workers across the country with the observance of National Professional Social Work Month. To acknowledge this Month for 2014 at HSS, the Department of Social Work Programs is sponsoring several events.

“Motivational Interviewing: Creating Collaborative Conversations with Patients and Their Families to Enhance Healthcare Outcomes” presented by Nancy M.Violette, PhD, LCSW, LCADA, ICCS.
Date: Monday, March 10th, 2014
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Location: Richard L. Menschel Education Center, 2nd Floor, Room C

*This lecture is open to all HSS staff

This technique is especially relevant for helping patients make lifestyle changes, such as smoking cessation, decreasing substance use or maintaining an exercise or nutritional program, behaviors that can have a substantive impact on overall health. To reserve by March 5th, 2014, please contact Jillian Rose, at x1952, or, or Kathryn Klingenstein, at x7378, or

In addition, information tables will be available Tuesday, March 4th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, on the 2nd floor elevator lobby, and before the presentation. The tables will highlight the role of HSS social workers and the many programs offered to our patients and their families, as well as serving diverse communities locally, regionally, and nationally.

Please join us!

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View a video of our 2013 Social Work Month presentation, entitled Family Caregivers and The Healthcare Team: A Challenging Partnership.

View a video of our 2012 Social Work Month presentation, entitled The Role of the Healthcare Team in Responding to Domestic Violence: Being a Bridge to Services and Safety.

View a video of our 2011 Social Work Month presentation, entitled Achieving Health Equity: Best Practices for Working with the LGBTQ Community in the Health Care Setting.

View a video of our 2010 Social Work Month presentation, entitled Identifying and Intervening with Patients with Substance Use Issues.

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