Saint Leo University's graduate and undergraduate social work programs are sponsoring a one-day conference, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 8, 2019, for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, human service and criminal justice system professionals.

The conference keynote speaker, Dr. Ruth A. Brandwein (pictured), was the winner of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for her decades of work advocating for children, the homeless, women and people of color, and for her lasting contributions to the ongoing professional training of social workers. She is now retired. Dr. Brandwein, along with faculty experts from Saint Leo University and from the broader community, will give presentations throughout the day on effective solutions to social problems. The theme of the conference is "Transformative Social Work: Solutions, Action, Hope."

The content is appropriate for continuing education (CE) credits for professionals practicing in Florida (up to five CE credits), in Georgia, and in Virginia. Florida professionals are required to satisfy their continuing education credits by March 31.

Saint Leo University is located at 33701 County Road 52, Saint Leo, 33574, four miles east of Interstate 75 (exit 285). The full conference program and registration form is available at this link: Social Work Conference Registration. For further information, please contact: Jilliam Gartner, Academic Coordinator, at or (352) 588-7732.

The Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work programs are offered through Saint Leo University's College of Education and Social Services.