Date & Time: April 12 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Virtual

The Institute for Social Work and Environmental Justice

CEs: 4


Environmental justice is centered on a person-centric experience of the world around us and is grounded in human priorities and rights. Ecological justice expands beyond this to place “emphasis on justice for the entire ecological system and future generations” (Powers et al., 2019).

The populations’ social workers aim to serve are often the most vulnerable and face the worst effects of natural disasters and environmental degradation, requiring meaningful interventions at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of practice and scholarship.

Recognizing many social workers face limited resources, including time, alongside increasing demands amplified by the dual pandemics of racism and COVID-19, this conference will offer dedicated space to grapple with these timely issues.

Using a strength-based approach, the conference aims to address social problems by simultaneously advancing environmental and community wellbeing, recognizing their deep interdependence.

This year’s conference theme is “Vital Connections: Fostering Resilience and Cultivating Impact”, and invited and accepted proposals will offer actionable, and replicable tools focusing on the many intersections between practice, policy initiatives, and ecological justice through the lens of connection and resilience.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Explore barriers to environmental justice across policy and practice and showcase gateways to positive, proactive, and collaborative climate and social action.
  • Utilize and comprehend multi-solving solution case studies and planning
  • Prepare practice tools to support mental health at the personal and community level amidst a changing environment
  • Spark innovative thinking in social workers as they consider the intersections between practice and policy initiatives and environmental justice
  • Build community among social workers and other professionals interested in Environmental Justice


Monday, February 28th, 2022 – Proposal for Speed Sessions Due

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Friday, March 11th – Student Poster Presentations Due

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Tuition Rate

$175 Registration

$150 Alumni, FI, FFL, Adjunct Rate

$15 for Current Students (from any University) with promo code

FREE for any Current Adelphi University Students

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Conference Schedule (TBD)

Continuing Education Credits

This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • NYSED Social Workers
  • APA Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form. See full credentialing information and CEUs New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

No refund can be made for cancellation seven or fewer working days before the onset of the postgraduate certificate program. Cancellations occurring more than seven working days before the onset of the program will result in a refund less the amount of the deposit. Requests for refunds must be received in writing.

Disclaimer: The University reserves the right to cancel this or any program due to insufficient enrollment. Registrants will be notified and full refunds will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment. The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation. Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy.

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