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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Meet Up: Social Work Meet Up - Hour of Social Work Power

Start Date: 7/2/2020 2:00 PM EDT
End Date: 7/2/2020 3:15 PM EDT


Organization Name: NAPD

Contact:
Jeanie Vela
Email: jeanie.vela@publicdefenders.us
Phone: (303) 921-3736

Meet Up: Social Work Meet Up - Our Hour of Social Work Power

Thursday, June 18, 2020, 2:00 p.m. Eastern, 60 minutes

Meet Up Facilitator:  Lori James-Townes

About the Meet Up:   Join us for our next Social Work Meet Up where Dr. Sharon Jones-Eversley will be our guest lecturer and will discuss "Unlikely Allies in Research: Ways to Use Research in Public Health to Tell Our Clients' Stories." We will end the hour together discussing the implications of the death of George Floyd and the movement building taking place in Public Defender Offices around the country.

Through advocacy and research, Dr. Jones-Eversley seeks to better understand intergenerational disease distribution and the continuum of disease-related orbidities that adversely impact high-risk families and communities. She explores the relevance of customized hereditary health education, health promotion, health literacy, and tailored genetic, genomic and general health information dissemination among individuals and families of African descent. She studies the translational efficacy of hereditary health as an intervention tool. Her studies examine family gatherings (e.g. reunions) as integrated settings to inform, engage, educate, and train families in customized health-related activities directly related to common diseases in their family lineage.

About the Host Faculty:  Lori James-Townes is President & CEO of Expand-Now. She of also serves as an Assistant Training Director for National Association of Public Defense. Lori’s passion is adding value to others. Lori has over 25 years of teaching and clinical practice, leadership and management experience. She joined Towson (Family Studies and Community Development) in 2017 as an Asst. Clinical Professor and works there part-time. Prior to joining the Towson family, her most recent position, was Director Social Work, Leadership and Program Development, at a state agency (Maryland Office of Public Defender) which has more than 800 employees. While in this position, she demonstrated her ability to help others grow in the areas of teamwork, leadership and management. She also led the agency’s social work staff, consultants, and interns.
 
Lori is certified John Maxwell Trainer, Coach and Speaker. She has developed programs that are now national models for other agencies. In 2015, The Daily Record Newspaper named her as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women. As a speaker, her presence is requested both nationally and internationally. 
Lori has held various leadership positions on national organizations and Boards of Directors. Her commitment to growth has been recognized as organizations have appointed her to serve as Conference Chair for several national conferences and training programs.  Lori also serves as a faculty member for the following national and regional leadership development, trials skills, and/or trainings, including but not limited to: Gideon’s Promise, National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates and Mitigation Specialists. National Legal Aid and Defender Association, Administrative Offices of the Courts (Training Branch), Maryland Department of Human Services, YMCA of Central Maryland and The National Association of Public Defenders.

About the Guest Lecturer: Through advocacy and research, Dr. Jones-Eversley seeks to better understand intergenerational disease distribution and the continuum of disease-related morbidities that adversely impact high-risk families and communities. She explores the relevance of customized hereditary health education, health promotion, health literacy, and tailored genetic, genomic and general health information dissemination among individuals and families of African descent. She studies the translational efficacy of hereditary health as an intervention tool. Her studies examine family gatherings (e.g. reunions) as integrated settings to inform, engage, educate, and train families in customized health-related activities directly related to common diseases in their family lineage. Please visit: https://www.towson.edu/cla/departments/familystudies/facultystaff/sjoneseversley.html to find out more information about Dr. Jones-Eversley's work.

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Closed: 7/2/2020 1:45 PM

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