Event Title

Developing Social, Institutional, and Structural Strategies for Vulnerable Populations

Location

Main Classroom

Event Website

http://www.csuohio.edu/class/social-work/social-work

Start Date

15-11-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

15-11-2014 2:20 PM

Comments

The Developing Social, Institutional, and Structural Strategies for Vulnerable Populations, facilitated by George Tsagaris and Geraldine Burns from the School of Social Work, will focus on the flaws in our social and instructional structures exposed by Henrietta Lack's life.

Geraldine H. Burns was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a graduate do Cleveland Public Schools and was in the first class to receive an Associate Degree from Cuyahoga Community College. A Bachelor of Arts Degree was received two years later from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois.

Burns has received numerous awards some of which are as follows: Grace Coyle Award from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences for Outstanding Contributions to the Social Work Profession, the Community and MSASS. National Association of Black Social Workers' Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Community Service as well as The Cleveland Chapter of the National Association of Black Social Workers' Individual Service Award. A portion of Unwin Road in the Central Community as been named Geraldine Burns Way.

George S. Tsagaris, Ph.D., L.I.S.W-S., is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work, Cleveland State University (CSU). He teaches undergraduate (primarily the practice courses) and graduate courses in the School of Social Work. He does teach a graduate level course on Racism and Discrimination (SWK 611), among many other courses. He has expertise in cultural diversity, supervision and staff development, management development, and juvenile and criminal justice.

Dr. Tsagaris is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). He is a Licensed Independent Social Worker - Supervisor Designee (L.I.S.W. - Supervisor) with the State of Ohio’s Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage & Family Therapist Board, and a member of NASW. He also has joint membership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and the National Court Services Association (NCJFCJ/NJCSA), and is currently President for NJCSA beginning his two –year term in 2014.

Dr. Tsagaris holds a Ph.D.in Urban Education from the College of Education and Human Services at Cleveland State University, Master of Science in Urban Studies from Cleveland State University (CSU), Master of Science in Social Administration (M.S.S.A.) from the (Mandel) School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU).

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Nov 15th, 1:00 PM Nov 15th, 2:20 PM

Developing Social, Institutional, and Structural Strategies for Vulnerable Populations

Main Classroom

http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/henriettalacks/conference2nov15/all_november_2014/1