2022 Summer Institute on Alaska Social Issues

  • 2022 Summer Institute on Alaska Social Issues

    Alaska Forum on Social Justice, Diversity, Recovery, and Ethics

The Department of Human Services, UAA invites students, faculty, and staff to attend the 2022 Alaska Forum on Social Justice, Diversity, Recovery, and Ethics as part of its Summer Institute series hosting talks with keynote speakers, panelists, and peers on Alaska's social issues. The forum is broken into three conference sessions and focuses on trauma and addiction, social justice and diversity, and ethics in clinical practice. The conference series is part of the College of Health's commitment to advancing health equity and justice in our state and beyond. Our college has identified this as a critical component in leading by example as we fulfill our commitment to Alaska's community and workforce development needs. Please share this opportunity with students and community partners—all are welcome to attend!

Register now!

Registration for the 2022 Alaska Forum on Social Justice, Diversity, Recovery, and Ethics is now open.! Register to attend one or more of the conferences through the link below.


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Trauma and Addiction: Searching for Healing

This conference will explore difficulties that providers encounter in substance use disorder treatment and strategies to overcome client resistance. Current information on substances used and their effects will be reviewed.

Date: June 2, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom web meeting
Price: $40
CEUs: 6 contact hours

Conference 1 Agenda and Speaker Bios

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Social Justice & Diversity: Addressing the Trauma in Populations at Risk

The conference will explore the impact of trauma through the lens of populations at risk, including child abuse victims, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community.

Date: June 3, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom web meeting
Price: $40
CEUs: 6 contact hours

Conference 2 Agenda and Speaker Bios

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Taking Risk Seriously: Preventing Ethical Violations

This conference provides a review of ethical issues and violations through the lens of risk management. Actual situations that have resulted in licensing board complaints and lawsuits will be discussed, as well as the unique challenges that arise when providing services through telehealth.

Date: June 4, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom web meeting
Price: $30
CEUs: 3 contact hours

Conference 3 Agenda and Speaker Bios

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Earn up to 15 continuing education credits in the form of Contact Hour CEUs offered through the UAA School of Social Work. CEUs are available for a variety of professional licenses:

  • Social Workers
  • Behavioral and Mental Health Clinicians
  • Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Health Education Providers
  • Community Health Providers
  • And other types of licensed professionals

Click on each conference page for further details on the CEU types and quantity offered for each event. The credits are offered as contact hour credits by the UAA School of Social Work, a continuing education provider fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, and meet the State of Alaska's requirements for licensed social workers by the Board of Social Work Examiners as stated in the Alaska Statues and Regulations Social Workers.

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Dr. Yvonne Chase
Committee Chair
Associate Professor, Human Services

Dr. Jo Ann Bartley
Committee Chair
Associate Professor, Human Services

Jenifer Leigh
Program Coordinator, Human Services

Ahliil Saitanan
Communications Coordinator, College of Health

Dr. David Moxley
Director, Human Services & Social Work