Social work faculty take part in Florida conference

Several social work faculty from Fort Hays State University attended the recent Bachelors Program Director in Social Work Conference in Destin, Fla..

Scott Anstadt, assistant professor, presented "Transgenerational Groups; Rediscovering our Legacy,” which covered a program called Community Connections, a partnership between FHSU and the Center for Life Experiences. Anstadt said the program's purpose is to create a "community culture" and share cultural experiences between local older adults, multicultural students and international students.

Dr. Tim Davis, assistant professor, presented "Relationship Between Wellness Behavior and Subjective Wellbeing," which is about the relationship between quality of life and several life domains -- social, physical, occupational, spiritual, intellectual and emotional. Davis' research found that there is a strong connection between people who feel that they have a high quality of life and the spiritual life domain.

Dr. Patricia Levy, associate professor, presented "Assessment Factors of Spirituality with Culturally Diverse Chronically Ill Patients and Their Families," which addressed a model that is a cross-cultural and cross-diagnostic application for assessing coping strategies used by the chronically ill.

Judith Caprez, director of the Social Work Program, also attended.

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