Announcements — August 2009 Archives

August 24, 2009

2009 Family Impact Seminar

Substance Abuse Prevention: Policies,

Programs and Strategies for Virginia’s Youth

September 23, 2009, 9:30 – 12:30, Virginia State Capitol

Co-directors of the Virginia Family Impact Seminars, Dr. Ann Nichols-Casebolt, Interim Dean and Dr. Mary Secret, Associate Professor, from the School of Social Work, and Dr. Janet Hutchinson, in the Women’s Studies Department, are pleased to announce the scheduling of the 2009 Family Impact Seminar. Family Impact Seminars provide objective, non-advocacy, solution-oriented research on timely policy issues, and encourage policymakers to consider the impact of policies on families, just as they regularly consider the impact of policies on the economy and the environment.

Speakers for this year’s seminar include:

  • Emmett W. Hanger, Jr., Senator, Senate of Virginia, District 24
  • William H. Fralin, Representative, Virginia House of Delegates 17th District
  • William C. Mims, Attorney General, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Tony Biglan, Ph.D., Director, Center for Prevention of Problems in Adolescense, Oregon Research Institute
  • Patrick Tolan, Ph.D., Director, Center for Positive Youth Development, Professor, Curry School, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Aleta Meyer, Ph.D., Health Scientist Administrator, Preventive Research Branch, National Institute on Drug Abuse

The seminar is co-sponsored by the Virginia Commission on Youth and the Governor’s Office for Substance Prevention (GOSAP), in collaboration with the VCU School of Education Center for School-Community Collaboration with funding from GOSAP with the Free Schools and Communities Act of 2001, Title IV, part A of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

For more information visit the Virginia Family Impact Seminar website:

August 10, 2009

MSW Foundation Field Orientation–8/25 & 8/26

Reminder: August 25th & 26th.

Field Training for all MSW Foundation students entering into field for the first time this school year are required to attend these workshops. Please check the calendar for the details on the details.