We are excited to announce the 2018 Military Social Work Conference to be hosted by the University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work on September 5-6, 2018.
Military and veteran families from all service branches benefit from supportive environments that can address their unique needs in locations around the world. Veteran families seek community as they transition from military service and build new lives in new areas. Military and civilian communities can offer supportive programming and healthcare access by recognizing the unique needs of their community members.
The conference will emphasize the importance of cultivating diverse communities through effective clinical and community practice, conduct of research that aims to improve relevant programs and practices for service members, veterans and their families, and higher education practices and policies that support student veterans and prepare practitioners to meet the needs of military and veteran clients.
This year’s theme, Cultivating Diverse Communities for the Military, Veterans and their Families: Implications for Practice, Education and Research, will be highlighted through three presentation tracks:
1. Direct Practice
2. Higher Education