March 28 – March 30, 2018 • Little Rock Marriot • Downtown Little Rock
Welcome to the 39 th NASW Arkansas Annual Conference. This year’s theme recognizes that the social work profession is rapidly evolving. Social workers are quite literally on the “Frontiers of Change” happening at the local, state, and national level. Many of these changes are due to emerging policies and practices that threaten civil rights, advance structural racism, contribute to gender discrimination, and dismantle environmental protections currently in place. The changes to policies and practices play a significant role in exacerbating inequality among the most marginalized groups in our communities. As social workers we must work together to remain at the forefront of change, which means fighting for the rights of the individual, the well-being of communities, and addressing today’s discrimination and injustice. Invited sessions for the 2018 conference will address these challenges by offering information about current knowledge, skills, and practices being used to foster and advance change that coincides with the pillars of the social work profession.