Opening Ceremony of the 2024 “Social Work and Public Health” Training Workshop

On May 20, 2024, An Giang University, VNU-HCM, and West Virginia University (USA) jointly held the opening ceremony for the 18th annual international training workshop on "Social Work and Public Health."

The workshop aims to provide knowledge and skills in social work and public health to university lecturers, students, and social workers from agencies, social organizations, and NGOs in Vietnam.

In his opening speech, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vo Van Thang, President of An Giang University, thanked Professors Neal and Susan Newfield from West Virginia University, the lecturers, interpreters, and the Pacific Links Foundation in Vietnam for their cooperation in developing the "Social Work Workshop" brand over the past 17 years. This workshop represents a significant collaboration between the universities in Vietnam and the USA, having trained thousands of participants and contributed to the development of social work in An Giang province and Vietnam.

The 2024 workshop will be held from May 20 to May 31, both in-person at An Giang University and online via Zoom.

The workshop will focus on 16 topics related to the application of knowledge, skills, and practices in social work and public health, shared by experts from Vietnam and the United States. These topics include trauma therapy, mental health services in non-traditional settings, anxiety and depression management, mindfulness and meditation for students, social work practice methods, conflict resolution, and emotional freedom techniques.

Anh Thu - An Giang University Library
Translated by e-News Groups


Overview of the International Training Workshop
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vo Van Thang, President of An Giang University, delivers the opening speech
Lecturers and students attending the training
West Virginia University faculty participating in the workshop: Prof. Neal Newfield, Prof. Susan Newfield, and Dr. Patrick Kerr
The Organizing Committee presents flowers to representatives of participating universities
Group photo