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Creative Social Work Programming


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Creative Social Work Programming

September 19, 2014
11:30 AM to 1:15 PM
Social Workers

Part 1: During this session, the audience will learn about a dental care program offered to consumers through one state's chapter. The audience will understand the options for setting up a dental program in conjunction with a private dental plan, including financial options and consumer eligibility guidelines. Part 2: “How von Willebrand disease Impacts the Lives of Boys and Men with this Bleeding Disorder” is the title of an educational session and dinner that was delivered by the nurse and social workers of the Louisiana Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. The center was concerned that the educational materials and topics about VWD are often only focused on girls and women, when in fact males represent half of the population affected by the disease. The session began with a medical presentation on VWD. Then a panel discussion was held with three men with VWD discussing how their bleeding disorder affected their lives at school, in sports, at work and in their home life. The program concluded with questions from the audience. Our presentation will describe this program in detail, helping you learn why outreach to this population is much needed. It will give you insights about the strategies these boys and men employ to cope with VWD. Part 3: “When the meds fail, the docs prescribe music! Music therapy for pain management.” - In this illuminating, informative, and interactive session, participants will discover that the medical field is now acknowledging what we have all intuitivey understood all along: music is powerful, and can be used as an effective clinical tool to manage somatic and emotional pain. Come learn why and how this old friend called music is so effective in this fun, entertaining, and empowering session. Participants will learn specific technigues they can immediately implement as well as the science behind the art of music, and why your body can’t resist it.

Colleen Joiner, LMSW
Sue du Treil, PhD, LCSW
Connie Thibodeaux
Tim Ringgold, MT-BC
Katie Foote, LMSW, LCSW
Megan Midura, MSW, LSW