Winter 2013 Distinguished Contributor Lectures & Events

Reservations Required–Register and pay for your CEUs at:

CEU’s are $25 per lecture/event. Certificates will be mailed within 10 business days. If you are unable to register on-line, call 216-368-2281.


Thursday, January 24 – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Mandel School, Room 320
Job Development Evening (NO CEU’S)

Prepare for the job hunt! Whether you are changing jobs or careers, alumni and students alike will benefit from this workshop. CWRU’s Career Center will team with Mandel School alumni to discuss interviewing techniques, resume building, the job search and everything of importance in between.

 Friday, January 25 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Mandel School, Room 320
What’s a Mandatory Reporter to Do?
Detecting, Reporting and Resolving Elder Abuse” (2 CEU’s)

Social workers are mandatory reporters of this critical under-reported threat to the safety of vulnerable older adults. Learn what improving service delivery systems and creating innovative collaborations means to you, your community and to the older and vulnerable adult who has dignity and value that can be supported and enhanced. Carol Dayton, MSW, ACSW, LISW, served as Chief of Adult Protective Services for the Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services until her retirement in 2005. Currently, she serves as Chairperson of the joint Research Committee for the National Adult Protective Services Association and National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.

Friday, February 1 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Mandel School, Room 320
“Treating Sexual Offenders” (2 CEU’s)

Significant advancements have been made in the field of sex offender management and treatment in recent years. This workshop will dispel some of the old myths of sex offenders, illustrate the effectiveness of treatment, and demonstrate one method for measuring sexual interest in children.  We will also examine what factors go into a solid assessment. Dean Fazekas, MSSA ‘91, LISW-S, is Program Coordinator for the Sex Offender Program at Summa Health System’s Center for Sexual Health.  As a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist, Mr. Fazekas has been working with sexual offenders for over 20 years. He is President of the Ohio Chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (OHATSA).

Thursday, March 21 – 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Mandel School, Room 320
The Heman D. Stein Lecture in International Social Welfare
“Swedish Child Welfare – Development and Current Challenges” (2 CEU’s)

The development of child welfare in Sweden within the context of the child, family and society during the 20th century will be discussed. Sweden’s family orientation is apparent in its family policy, its approach to prevention, development of theory, and in the interdisciplinary approach taken. Two challenges to the progression of the Swedish welfare state model are outlined: the emergence of the context-bound family, without strong bonds to cultural traditions; and transcultural progression resulting from increased migration from all corners of the world. Sven Hessle, PhD, Professor of Social Work, Stockholm University and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Social Welfare will present.

Special Events

Thursday, January 24, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at  Strosacker Auditorium (Main Campus Quad area) -
A part of CWRU’s 2013 MLK Celebration Week
“Closure” – performance & discussion about the foreclosure crisis (2 CEUs)

Written by Dr. Mary Weems, a local poet/playwright, the play first premiered at Karamu. Dr.Weems describes the play as “a mono-poetic, multimedia exploration of the foreclosure crises. It tells the story of this continuing economic tragedy through the eyes of the objects left behind. They are witnesses to what happens to unsuspecting homeowners. It conveys a universal message of loss, despair and ultimately a hope for better times.” Following the performance, the actors and audience will discuss the experience and the foreclosure struggle in a conversation facilitated by the Mandel School Poverty Center’s Richie Piiperanin. The English Department at CWRU and The Black Poetic are sponsors.

“Next to Normal” –Mandel School Night at Tony Award Winning Broadway Play

The Beck Center for the Performing Arts in Lakewood is scheduling an Mandel School Night during its run of “Next to Normal” this spring. This Tony Award winning play about a mother with worsening bi-polar disorder and the effect her illness has on her family is based on the Pulitzer prize-winning book that became a Broadway play!

Watch for details coming soon, including special pricing and a facilitated discussion following the performance. CEUs will be available.

Suggested garages are Severance Hall, the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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