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4th Annual Social Work Policy Conference

COVID-19 Impact on Our Communities

Friday, September 25, 2020 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Virtual Webinar

The Metropolitan State University of Denver Department of Social Work is thrilled to invite you to be a part of a vibrant compilation of expert presenters discussing the Impact of COVID-19. The webinar is an opportunity for students, faculty, and community members to connect virtually with experts making important decisions in response to COVID as well as the impact of those policies on a local, state, and national level.

For more information, contact Guadalupe Vargas at

2020 Social Work Policy Conference Speakers

Welcoming Address: Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock

Moderator: Dr. Charles Smith, Regional Administrator for the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Region VIII


  • CAPT Jacqueline Rodrigue, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Honorable Brian Bowen, Adams County Veterans Court
  • Liz Mendez-Shannon, Ph.D., MSW, Sewall Child Development Center
  • Lacy Brown, Archuleta County Department of Human Services.

Program and Handouts

4th Annual Social Work Policy Conference Program

HHS and FEMA Federal COVID-19 Resources

SAMHSA - Tips for Managing Stress During COVID-19

CE Credits

Two (2) hours of CE Credits approved by NASW-CO. Participation in the training will count towards the requirements of DORA's 40 hours of Continuing Professional Development all LCSW and LSW. Child Welfare Staff: this training count toward CWTS recertification hours.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Support the MSU Denver Department of Social Work's commitment to partnering, collaborating, and educating community partners. Highlight your agency, market your product's expertise, inform prospective interns and employees about your agency.

For more information, contact Guadalupe Vargas at


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Central Classroom Suite 201

Office of Field Education
Central Classroom Suite 202

Office of Social Work Student Services
Central Classroom Suite 206

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Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Social Work
PO Box 173362 CB 70
Denver, CO 80217-3362


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Our MSW and BSSW Programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education - the sole accrediting body for social work education.