Dana Harley to present at national social work conference

For immediate release…
Tuesday – March 3, 2015

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Dr. Dana Harley, assistant professor of social work at Northern Kentucky University, has been invited to lead a training session at the Council on Social Work Education Minority Fellowship Program – Youth Orientation and Training on March 30 in Alexandria, Va.

Dr. Harley will present on clinical practice with children, adolescents, and transition-age youth. Attendees will learn essential clinical skills and approaches related to engagement, assessment, treatment, and prevention services for the target population in mental health and related direct practice settings.

“I am very honored to represent NKU as a member of the Council on Social Work Education, Minority Fellowship-Youth Advisory Committee,” said Dr. Harley. “I am thrilled to be among some of the nation’s leading scholars who will mentor and train some of the brightest students in the country. I am very excited that our NKU Master of Social Work students will have the opportunity to apply for such a prestigious fellowship.”

Dr. Harley is the principal investigator on a $1.5 million grant NKU received from the Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant helped establish the NKU Social Work Program for Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals and Paraprofessionals. It focuses on a behavioral health workforce training program in trauma-focused care for children, adolescents, and transition-age youth.

She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Supervisor and has over 10 years of clinical social work practice experience. She specializes in child and adolescent mental health and developmental issues.

Other trainers at the two-day session represent the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Alliance on Mental Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Mental Health America, Lewis-Burke Associates LLC, the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, the University of Texas at Arlington, and the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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