Alumni and Friends Day in the Hudson Valley; Ulster County

May 17, 2019

Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital

241 North Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Organized By

Adelphi University


Friday, May 17, 2019
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Sister Ann Elizabeth Conference Room
Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(Enter the main entrance of the Atrium Building and go down one floor)

Gather with alumni and friends of Adelphi’s School of Social Work for a free continuing education conference addressing issues associated with working with children and families. The challenges facing children and families in our society have rarely been so stark. Many have hardly benefited from the unprecedented technological advances and economic successes that the United States has experienced over the last several decades and child welfare policies have failed to keep pace with those advances. Children and families continue to face significant social problems, not the least of which is poverty, evidenced by the fact that 21% of all children in the United States live in poverty. Violence, housing, access to healthcare and education, susceptibility to crime and inequitable distribution of resources are among the social problems that plague children and families. This conference will bring together scholars and practitioners to examine various aspects of these issues within the contexts of policy and clinical practice. The conference will open with a plenary session where Dr. Elizabeth Palley, an attorney, social worker and renowned social policy scholar will deliver the keynote address titled "The Status of Children and Families in U.S. Policy and Its Impact on Practice". She will examine current policy issues relating to immigration, childcare, reproductive rights and transgender rights and discuss the implications of these issues for practice. In addition to the plenary, there will be four breakout workshops as highlighted below.

6 CEUs will be awarded to licensed social workers for participating in this conference.

This event is free, but pre-registration is required.