Heavy Topics - Tough Conversations - Claiming One's Realities


NASW Iowa 2021 Symposium!

Call for Papers

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We seek proposals focused on advocacy, systemic discrimination, environmental degradation, provider well-being, and inequities and injustice in all its forms.

The Symposium Committee seeks presentation abstracts on topics such as:

  • Diversity & Cultural Proficiency
  • Restorative Justice
  • Sexuality
  • Self-care- Peace-making (Families, Communities, etc.)
  • Religious Issues
  • Forgiveness and Healing
  • Environmental Justice
  • Spirituality
  • Meditation
  • Mental Health Issue
  • White Privilege
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Vicarious Traumatization
  • Mindfulness
  • Economic Distress
  • Rural Mental Health
  • Civil Rights
  • Food Insecurity
  • Technological Addictions
  • Immigration
  • Pandemic Response
  • Microaggressions
  • White Supremacy
  • Housing Insecurity
  • Violence in the Media
  • Human Trafficking
  • Sex Labor & Worker Rights
  • Institutional Trauma

*These are suggestions for presentations, but other topics will be considered.

As a Symposium Presenter, you will have the opportunity to share your expertise with colleagues. Presenters receive free registration for Thursday, October 28, 2021.


This year's NASW-Iowa Symposium will be virtual!!

All on-line using Zoom and the Whova Conference App - more information upon registration.

This conference has been designed by the NASW IA Chapter to meet the requirements of the Iowa Board of Social Work.   Other professionals who believe that this symposium will meet the requirements of their professional boards are welcome to join us (6 contact hours each day).

Questions?  Contact the NASW IA Chapter ~ 515-277-1117 ~ education.naswia@socialworkers.org

Keynote Speaker

Learn about keynote speaker Rohini Gupta, PsyD, MSW

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