Margaret Tullos Field Symposium

15th Annual Margaret Tullos Field Symposium, Feb. 28, 2020

Theme: “Child Advocacy Studies”

Jacob Conference Center in Ewing Hall

The Margaret Tullos Field Symposium is an annual Social Work educational training event in honor of former professor and field director in social work, Margaret Tullos.

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Schedule

Morning

8 – 8:30 AM: Check-in/on-site registration
8:30 – 8:40 AM: Welcome from Delta State University President, William N. LaForge
8:40 – 8:45 AM: Introduction from Dr. Jana Donahoe, DSU Social Work Department Chair
8:45 – 10:15 AM: Hollie Jeffery and Amanda Adams, Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi
10:15 – 10:30 AM: Refreshment break
10:30 AM – 12 PM
: Taylor Cheeseman, Acting Commissioner, MDCPS

Afternoon

12 – 1:30 PM: Complimentary lunch and speaker: Dr. Debra Nelson-Gardell, University of Alabama
1:30 – 3 PM: Shane Garrard, director of alcohol and drug services, Region One Mental Health Center
3 – 3:15 PM: Break
3:15 – 4:45 PM: Devon Loggins, Methodist Children’s Homes of Mississippi, President and CEO
4:45 – 5 PM: Evaluations, presentation of CE’s, and door prizes

*Location: Jacob Conference Center in Ewing Hall

Registration costs

Social work practitioners: $100
Delta State students: free

7.5 Available CE units

  • All CE’s are currently general

Symposium Speakers

Hollie Jeffery

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi
Director of Training

Topic: “If You Build It, They Will Come: Fighting Child Abuse through Child Advocacy Studies and Simulation Learning in Institutes of Higher Learning and Professional Organizations”

Amanda Adams

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi
Child Advocacy Studies Coordinator

Topic: “If You Build It, They Will Come: Fighting Child Abuse through Child Advocacy Studies and Simulation Learning in Institutes of Higher Learning and Professional Organizations”

Taylor Cheeseman

Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services
Acting Commissioner

Topic: “Safe at Home – Mississippi Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice Model”

Dr. Debra Nelson-Gardell

University of Alabama
Associate Prof. and Coor. of International Initiatives

Topic: “Children and Adolescents Surviving Emotional Trauma”

Shane Garrard

Region One Mental Health Center
Director of Alcohol and Drug Services

Topic: “Rural Mississippi and the Opioid Crisis: Treatment and Support”

Devon Loggins

Methodist Children’s Homes of Mississippi
President and CEO

Topic: “The Unspoken Language: Nonverbal Communication for Social Workers”

Margaret Tullos
Professor Emeritus of Social Work

The field symposium began in 2005 and was renamed in 2009 after Professor Emeritus of Social Work Margaret Tullos, who taught at Delta State from 1989 to 2008 and was the director of field education in social work. Previous symposium themes have included “Awareness, Advocacy, Action: What Will You Do with Your Seat at the Table?”; “Enhancing Social Justice through Rural Initiatives”; and “Youth and Family Advocacy.” Previous keynote speakers have included Kathryn Boles, president and CEO of Valley Area Agency on Aging; Trina George, Mississippi director of United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development; and William Bell, president and chief executive officer of Casey Family Programs serving foster care.

Conference Archives: 2019 Conference