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ABSW Annual Southwest Regional Conference in Houston, Texas

ABSW Annual Southwest Regional Conference in Houston, Texas

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May 5, 2011
“Unity and Strength in the African-American Community: Implications for Social Work Practice” 
Hotep (Peace), Brothers & Sisters:The Association of Black Social Workers of Texas, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the
25
th
 Annual Southwest Regional Conference
in Houston, Texas,
November 10-11, 2011
at the Holiday Inn
by
Reliant Park.We invite you to join us for what we believe to be a historic opportunity for educational and networking ventures.This year’s theme, “Unity and Strength in the African-American Community: Implications for Social Work Practice,” focuses on the work that we do as social workers and the transformation that occurs in the lives of many that we service. We are seeking your input, suggestions, recommendations, expert knowledge andinnovation to craft culturally competent solutions that will strengthen families.Enclosed is a conference packet containing information about the conference. Additionally, we are calling forproposals and soliciting vendors for exhibition opportunities. We have gone to great lengths to ensure yourcomfort with the hotel accommodations and affordability of the conference as a whole.Please make your reservations today. Should you need additional information, you may contact the ConferenceChair,
Dr. Gloria Batiste-Roberts
at (713) 858-4733 or e-mail batrob14@comcast.net . The Conference Co-chair,
Sondera Malry
can be contacted at (713) 504-1601 or e-mail smalry@msn.com . I can be contacted at (832) 236-9434 or email cerendys@gmail.com . We look forward to seeing you in November. As always, your continued support is greatly appreciated.In the Spirit and Joy of Harambee,
Cerendy Sias
Cerendy Sias, President ABSW-Houston Chapter and Conference Co-Chair
 
ASSOCIATION OF BLACK SOCIAL WORKERS OF TEXAS, INC.P.O. BOX 4201HOUSTON, TEXAS 77210-4201
 
 
25
th
Annual Southwest Regional Conference
Host Chapter –Association of Black Social Workers of Texas, Inc.
“Unity and Strength in the African-American Community: Implications for 
 
Social Work Practice”
November 10-11, 2011
Holiday Inn Houston,
by
Reliant Park 8111 Kirby DriveHouston, TX 77054
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Association of Black Social Workers-Houston Chapter invites you to submit a workshop proposal for aneducational presentation at the
25
th
Annual Southwest Regional Conference
. Vitally important to the socialwork field and our professional growth, is the information and knowledge-base of workers in related fields(clinicians, policy makers, administrators, managers, social work students, researchers, legislators oracademicians). Therefore,
all
proposals are welcomed.Proposals will be evaluated on their relevance to the conference theme and social work profession, area of focus,clarity, originality and the credentials of the presenter(s). Special attention will be given to those proposals thatemphasize skill enhancement, focus on solutions and that represent replicable program models. Priority will begiven to
NABSW
members and human services professionals. All workshops are scheduled for 90 minutes(excluding Ethics). Consideration will be given if the presenter(s) need more time.
Guidelines for Submission:
 Proposals must be typed and submitted using the specified format thatincludes: (1) Workshop Proposal Submission Form; (2) Proposal Abstract Form; and (3) AdditionalPresenters page (if needed). Submit one copy of your proposal to:
ABSW-Houston Chapter
 P.O. Box 1342Missouri City, Texas 77459OrE-mail:smalry@msn.com 
Proposals must be received by September 1, 2011.
All correspondence will be sent to the primarypresenter who will be responsible for sharing information with the other presenters/panelists.
Contact Information
If further information is needed, please contact the following Conference Committee members:
SonderaMalry
@ (713) 504-1601,
Devetta Porter
@ (713) 772-7373, or
Betty Toney
@ (281) 438-4838.*Registration fee for Presenters will be at a reduced rate.
 
 
25
th
Annual Southwest Regional Conference
Host Chapter –Association of Black Social Workers of Texas, Inc.
“Unity and Strength in the African-American Community: Implications for 
 
Social Work Practice”
November 10-11, 2011
PROPOSAL ABSTRACT FORM
Workshop Title: _________________________________________________________
Complete this form in its entirety. Outlines and incomplete sentences are not acceptable and will be returned.
1.
 
Identify at least three (3) specific learning objectives in terms of “participants will be able to…”________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________2. Relevance to Social Work Practice (skills, knowledge, values, and ethical considerations). ThisPresentation is relevant to social work practice because….________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________3. Brief, concise workshop description to appear in the brochure (150 words or less in 3
rd
person).________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Proposals must be received by
September 1, 2011
. Mail or e-mail one completed proposal to:ABSW Houston ChapterP.O. Box 1342Missouri City, Texas 77459orE-mail to: smalry@msn.com 

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