The 2020 ITSWEA 24th Annual Conference is a peer-reviewed program of educators working with and serving Indigenous people and communities.
The conference will be held online via Zoom meetings on Saturday, November 14th, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Mountain Time).
Presentations will cover issues such as trauma and PTSD, sovereignty and social justice, traditional culture and well-being, and family structures and youth development.
Zoom login information will be sent to you via email 3 days prior to the event.
2020 Conference Agenda
- Introduction of participants; Welcome and overview of meeting
- A vision for ITSWEA: Who do we want to be and how do we get there?
- ITSWEA: Past, Present, and Future
Including celebration of major life events, Treasurer’s report, student support initiatives, governance council vacancies
- Lunch break & opportunities for networking in breakout rooms
- Social Welfare Policy: A review of policies impacting Indian Country
Deborah Thibeault & Amy Fisher Williams
- Report of a health needs assessment of an urban Indian community
- You can Talk the Talk, but can you Walk the Walk? A Scoping Review of Talking Circles
Ashton Megli & Lindsey Manshack
- Creating Culturally Safe Spaces in Education for American Indian Students
- Exploring Indigenous-focused Programs for American Indian/Alaska Native MSW Students
Wynette Whitegoat & Lindsey Manshack
- Mentoring AI/AN social work academics
For more information, please contact:
Shanondora Billiot - Shanondora.Billiot@asu.edu
Christopher Sharp - Christopher.Sharp@asu.edu