2013 Annual Conference


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2013 ACSW Annual Conference
'Shaping our World: Where Social Work and Technology Meet'

Wednesday, March 20 to Friday, March 22, 2013

Calgary Telus Convention Centre

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Dr. Frederic G. Reamer - Keynote Speaker
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Dr.Frederic G. Reamer is Professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, where he has been on the faculty since 1983.  His research and teaching have addressed a wide range of human service issues, including mental health, health care, criminal justice, and professional ethics.  Reamer received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago  and has served as a social worker in correctional and mental health settings.  He has served as Director of the National Juvenile Justice Assessment Center of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor of Rhode Island; and as a Commissioner of the Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation, the state housing finance agency. Since 1992 Reamer has served on the State of Rhode Island Parole Board.  He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Social Work Education and Associate Editor of the National Association of Social Workers Encyclopedia of Social Work.     

Reamer is the author of many books and articles.  Recent books include  Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services; The Social Work Ethics Casebook; Social Work Values and Ethics; Ethical Standards in Social Work; Heinous Crime: Cases, Causes, and Consequences; and Teens in Crisis: How the Industry Serving Struggling Teens Helps and Hurts Our Kids.   Reamer chaired the national task force that wrote the current National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.  Reamer received the "Distinguished Contributions to Social Work Education" award from the Council on Social Work Education; Presidential Award from the National Association of Social Workers; Richard Lodge Prize from Adelphi University; Edith Abbott Award from the University of Chicago; Neil J. Houston, Jr. Memorial Award; and International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award from the National Association of Social Workers.

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