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Human Services and Advisory Council to Host Conference

Presenting ‘The Human Mosaic: A Celebration of Commonality and Uniqueness’

Post Date:05/08/2019

BRANCHBURG – Somerset County Freeholder Shanel Y. Robinson invites human services professionals to attend “The Human Mosaic: A Celebration of Commonality and Uniqueness,” an interesting and educational conference to be held on Wednesday, June 5 from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per attendee; the fee will be waived for the Somerset County Department of Human Services staff. A breakfast and lunch buffet will be provided.

Join the Somerset County Department of Human Services, the Human Services Advisory Council, esteemed keynote speaker Ken Nwadike Jr., and other experts, at the Raritan Valley Community College Conference Center, located at 118 Lamington Road.

Become re-energized and explore best practices while gaining new insight into cutting-edge advances in the human services arena. Participate in two workshops and explore topics regarding cultural humility, the neuroscience of well-being, environmental justice, how case management and holistic care can support recovery, overcoming challenges in therapy, and the practice of mindfulness for healing and happiness.

The conference, hosted by Somerset County Human Services Director Michael Frost and Somerset County Freeholder Shanel Y. Robinson, features presentations by topic-experts, including Mariann Bischoff, MSW, LCSW CCS; Patrick L. Fennell, founder of Empowerment Solutions, LLC, and Empowerment Institute, Inc.; Alexandra Lopez, MA, LCADC, CCS, CPS, ICADC, ICCS, MAC, BCPC, DAPA; E. Stefani Moon, MA, LPC, RYT-200;  Christine Morales, LCSW; Ken Nwadike Jr., founder of the Free Hugs Project; and Lori R. Schlosser, Ph.D., MSW.  Click here to learn more about the speakers

Also, the Cornelia B. Thum Award will be presented to Sharon Clark, the executive director of the Central Jersey Housing Resource Center, in recognition of her vision and leadership in the field of human services.

The Human Services Advisory Council enables representatives of local government, volunteer agencies, providers, consumers, consumer advocates, and municipalities to coordinate efforts for improving the quality of human services in Somerset County.

The Somerset County Department of Human Services is responsible for the administration and supervision of 10 county service divisions and of various councils and advisory committees, which are all dedicated to promoting the social well-being of county residents. 

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