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HEART Invited To Present At Four National and New York State Conferences

Thu, Apr 24th 2014 10:00 pm

HEART INVITED to present at FOUR 2014 National and New York state Conferences 

HEART Foundation announced it has been selected to present its research at four prestigious national and New York State conferences.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Conference July 23-24, 2014 has invited HEART to facilitate a session in Washington, D.C. titled, Innovative Change for Juvenile Offenders in New York State through Legislation and Intervention. The presentation will focus on the intersection of social work and public policy. Founded in 1955, NASW is the largest professional social work organization in the United States with more than 130,000 members.This year's conference theme is Social Work: Courage, Hope and Leadership and more than 2,000 people are expected to attend. 

The American Family Therapy Academy Conference invited HEART to its 2014 Annual Meeting and Open Conference, Family Health and Well Being: Embracing Wholeness & Complexity in Athens, GA, June 4-7, 2014. HEART will present the abstract Health and Well-Being Beyond the Therapeutic Encounter.

HEART clinicians will share their expertise and best practices at the New York State Minorities in Criminal Justice  (NYSMICJ) Region 1 Training Day June 11, 2014, at Hilbert College. The NYSMICJ promotes leadership, excellence and service in the criminal justice arena.

And lastly, the Black Doctoral Network accepted a HEART abstract titled, Unmasking the Stigma of Mental Health in the Black Community which will be presented at its national 2nd Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference, October 23-25, 2014, in Philadelphia, PA. Launched in 2011, The Black Doctoral Network (BDN) is a organization for scholars engaged in the pursuit of doctoral degrees from accredited institutions of higher learning worldwide. BDN provides opportunities for networking, collaboration and interconnectedness for Black and Latino scholars and professionals in social sciences, STEM, and humanities.             

"It is quite a significant honor to be selected to present," said Umar Adeyola, HEART president and founder. "Our achievements are now being recognized across the nation. I am extremely proud of our clinicians and research-based interventions to help people fulfill their potential and provide young adults with a second chance." 



New York State should pass legislation to raise the age of adult criminal responsibility from 16 to 18 so that youth who are charged with a crime are treated in more age appropriate manner.


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