Public health is concerned with what we, as a society, do collectively to assure the conditions in which people live can be healthy. Social work is concerned with how to use relationships to solve problems that impact community and individual health. This series of workshops will look at three community health problems:

  1. Human Abuse and Violence of Adults and Children;
  2. Substance Abuse;
  3. Utilization of group process to impact the health of communities.

Each problem will be addressed in a workshop format that permits professionals and those interested in working with people and communities such as those in the field of social work to attend. These workshops will emphasize practical methods of working with people and solving problems.

We invite participants who are either (1) staff, faculty, and social work students from An Giang University or (2) social workers/collaborators of Vietnamese American NGOs and other NGOs. These workshops will be particularly relevant to those working with disadvantaged, traumatized and/or handicapped children (in orphanages, children centers, youths at-risk & victims of trafficking) as well as adults who have experienced human abuse
and violence or are struggling with drug abuse problems.

Participants may attend one or more workshops. There is no registration fee for these workshops. Space is limited and priority will be given to participants from co-sponsoring universities and organizations. All universities and organizations are responsible for the costs of transportation, meals and lodging associated with sending their staff/collaborators to the training. A light lunch will be provided to registered participants.