On 20th May 2019, An Giang University cooperated with West Virginia University (the United States) in holding an opening ceremony for the training workshop on Social Work and Community Health Services in 2019. It is the 14th workshop that the two universities cooperate to each other in holding.
The workshop aimed to exchanging information, providing knowledge, methods and practical experiences of Social Work and Community Health Services for lecturers, students, civil servants and staff working in social work in departments, units and organizations inside and outside An Giang Province.
Attending the opening ceremony were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vo Van Thang - Rector of An Giang University: Prof. Neal Newfield, M.A To Thi Hanh - Ha Noi University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mrs. Luong Hong Loan - Pacific Links Foundation, representatives of governmental departments, units and divisions and more than 100 delegates who are lecturers, students from universities, departments and social organizations inside and outside An Giang Province.
Speaking at the ceremony, Rector Vo Van Thang expressed his thanks to Prof. Neal Newfield, M.A James Kim for the cooperation during the past 14 years and Pacific Links Foundation for sponsoring for the workshop. This workshop is a meaningful cooperative program between two universities. For 14 years, the workshop has trained thousands of attendants and partly promoted social work in An Giang Province and in Vietnam to become more and more developed.
The workshop on Social Work and Community Health Services lasts from 20th May 2019 to 5th June 2019 with 7 fascinating topics shared by Vietnamese experts and foreign ones: (1) Consults about violent issues in love and marriages.; (2) Simplifications of the consulting model of treatment emphasizing on solutions; (3) Ways of helping to overcome internal conflicts: Methods of motivational interviewing; (4) Techniques of traumatic therapy; (5) Innovations in arts therapy; (6) Treating with victims of abduction in the first 24 hours; (7) School violence: Complete Prevention and Interference.
On the framework of the workshop, the organizing board will spend a session introducing curricula and a summer camping (a cooperative program created by An Giang University and West Virginia University since 2015) of West Virginia University, the United States to parents and students.
Huynh Cam - An Giang University Library
Translated by Le Do Thai