2017 Summer Institutes
Race and Child Welfare - June 7 and 8
1.5 Day Continuing Education Summer Institute
National & Local Perspectives on Immigrants, Human Trafficking and Social Services
WEDNESDAY JUNE 7, 2017
Immigration, Refugees & Human Service System
Yolanda Padilla, PhD, MSSW
Clara Pope Willoughby Centennial Professor in Child Welfare; The University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work
Director, Center for Diversity and Social & Economic Justice, Council on Social Work Education
Diego Chaves-Gnecco MD, MPH, FAAP
SALUD PARA NIÑOS Program Director & Founder
Assistant Professor , University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Jewish Family and Children’s Services Refugee & Immigrant Service
An acknowledged leader in helping immigrants and refugees resettle and successfully build new lives in the Pittsburgh community.
THURSDAY JUNE 8, 2017
Rowena Fong, EdD
Ruby Lee Piester Centennial Professor
Fellow, American Academy of Social Work
and Social Welfare
The University of Texas at Austin
School of Social Work
Mary C. Burke, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology & Counseling
Executive Director, Project to End Human Trafficking
Discussion of Local Implementation Efforts
Segregation - tentative dates - July 19 and 20
Check back soon - details to be announced!
2016: Race and Child Welfare, Procedural Justice, Race in Higher Education
2015: Racial Justice in School Discipline
2014: Are Academics Good Enough?
2013: A Call to Conscience: Effective Policies and Practices in Educating African American Males
2012: Racial Health Disparities
2011: Gun violence; Employment;
2010: We thank The Pittsburgh Foundation for their generous support of the Center's summer institutes in 2008 and 2009. The summer of 2010 saw a break in our presentation of the institutes—see information on our June 2010 conference “Race in America: Restructuring Inequality”
2009: African American parental involvement in education; child welfare; food insecurity; racial diversity in corporate America.
2008: Race and prisoner reintegration; African American children's mental health; race and youth violence; race and kinship care.
2007: Ethnic disproportionality in school discipline; race and mental health; educating and employing law students and attorneys of color.
2006: Race and child welfare; race, crime and communities.