Annual Symposium on Influencing Government Policy
Call for Papers
This year the annual Symposium on Influencing Government Policy will be held on Friday, February 26, 2016 at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. The annual Symposium on Influencing Government Policy is sponsored by the New Jersey Baccalaureate Social Work Education Association (NJBSWEA), and the National Association of Social Workers –New Jersey Chapter (NASW-NJ). The focus of this year’s symposium will be on Race Relations and Environmental Justice, and will include a Keynote speaker followed by a series of workshops that explore related policy issues.
BSW and MSW students are encouraged to participate in this year’s symposium by developing poster presentations. These posters must be related to the policy arena. Student’s posters may involve:
a discussion of the policy advocacy efforts students have participated in
a discussion of student research findings that have direct relevance to the policy arena
a discussion of a practice experience that has direct relevance to the policy arena
a theoretical analysis of an ethical dilemmas faced in the policy arena,
a discussion of a special events the student has participated in that have direct relevance to the policy arena
a policy analysis
another focus that is of direct relevance to the topic of social justice in the policy arena
Students interested in presenting posters should submit a title for their presentation, the names of presenting students, and an abstract to their school’s NJBSWEA representative. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and should provide a concise overview of the content of the poster presentation. Proposals will be reviewed based upon their clarity and focus, relevance to the topic of social justice in the policy arena, and strength of design. Students whose poster presentation proposals are accepted will be required to develop a mounted poster, and informally discuss their content with those who visit their poster station during the symposium.