The Annual Spring Social Work Conference is scheduled on March 17th 2017.

8:30 - 8:50 AM

Onsite Registration

8:50 - 9:00 AM

Convene Conference

Evi Taylar

8:45 - 10:15 AM

Keynote Speaker

Victor Vieth

10:15 - 10:30 AM


10:30 - 11:45 PM

Morning Breakout Sessions

Dr. Jody Long, PH.D., LCSW & Carol Williams, LPC: Adolescents with Eating Disorders

Kim Whitman, Mid South Health Systems : Trauma Informed Practice with Children

Lori Poston, LCSW, AADC; Mid South Health Services, Director of Children’s Services : Substance Abuse Treatment with Adolescents

Kristy Nichols, Director of NE Arkansas Child Advocacy Center & Taylor Davis, A-State BSW Students : Child Abuse Prevention

Victor Vieth: Guidelines for Child Protection Professionals Working with Parents Justifying Corporal Punishment with Scripture

12:00 - 12:45 PM


12:45 - 1:00 PM

Awards Presentation

Dr. Larry Morton

Dr. Patricia Wilkerson

1:00 - 2:15 PM

Afternoon Break Out Session

Kim Whitman, Mid South Health Systems: Clinical Treatment of Tiny Clients (under 4 years old).

Dr. Greg Smith, ULAR MidSouth Training Academy and Prevention Institute Projectors Cordinator: Meeting the Needs of LGBT Youth

DeeAnn Newell, Founder and Executive Director of Arkansas Voices for Children: Children and Youth Left Behind by Incarcerated Parents

Dr. Karen Farst, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Pediatrician, Director of Child Abuse and Neglect Team: Medical Evaluation of Child Abuse; Recognition and Response

Peggy Goodwin, LCSW: Brain Based Therapy with Children: Healing from Trauma

2:15 - 2:30 PM


2:30 - 3:45 PM

Closing Speaker

Matthew Knight, LPC

3:45- 4:00 PM