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LC Social Work program schedules celebration events

LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lewis-Clark State College Social Work program is holding campus events in March to celebrate National Social Work Month, including an ice cream social/open house and a presentation by Marita Flagler, an associate professor in social work and gerontology at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.

The ice cream social/open house will be held on Thursday, March 23, at noon-1 p.m. in Expedition Hall Room 20. Expedition Hall is located near the 4th Street parking lot area and just north of the Williams Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public. There will be information on the Social Work program at LCSC available.

Flagler will give her presentation on March 16 at noon-1 p.m. in Room 100 of Meriwether Lewis Hall. Her talk is free and open to the public.

On Friday, March 17, Flagler will give a workshop on “A Human Rights Perspective for Social Work Ethics” at 1-4 p.m., also in Room 100 of Meriwether Lewis Hall. The workshop’s goal is to enrich the participants perspective as they deal with ethical dilemmas in their practice. In the first part of the workshop, participants will be introduced to important human rights documents and learn about the human rights-based approach in social work. The second part will have participants examine potential ethical dilemmas and learn how a human rights’ perspective can apply to those situations using the FAIR model.

Three ethical hours of continuing education units are available for attending the workshop. The cost of the workshop is $25 if pre-registered, $30 for those not pre-registered, and free for students. Payments will be accepted at the door. To pre-register, contact Doris Swinford in the LCSC Social Work program at dlswinford@lcsc.edu or call 208-792-2866.

Also during the month, the LCSC Social Work program is holding a personal hygiene drive. Donations of toilet paper, shampoo, conditions, lotions, soaps, feminine hygiene products and other hygiene items are being accepted from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Social Work office in Expedition Hall. All donated products will be given to the YWCA and the ROC Rescue Mission, both located in Lewiston.