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Join us for the LSWO National Latinx

Social Work Conference 2024

at the University of Illinois-Chicago

Human Rights in Latinx Social Work Practice:

Integrating into Micro/Mezzo/Macro Social Work

Student Poster Sessions  will be accepted til August 5, 2024. 



  • New Higher Education Workshops: Facing the demands of MSW, PhD, and DSW Programs

  • Networking for All Faculty, Social Workers, Students, and Allies

  • School Social Work Panel: Responding to Migrant Families

  • Protect Your License (PYL): Problems within the State of Illinois which has implications for other legislative initiatives in other states.

  • Social Work License Compact: Strengths and High Concerns

  • LSWO International Symposium: What we learned from the this First Experience and plans for the next event

  • LSWO will provide a guide to professional social work associations and ally organizations to join. Social Workers no longer have to belong to the mainstream SW organization.


Schools of Social Work, Nonprofit, and Public agencies have an opportunity to secure a 2-day exhibitor table. Great opportunity to market your programs, job opportunities, internship opportunities, etc. Most importantly, you are able to network with students, professionals, and faculty. If your organization is interested in sponsoring the conference and increase your marketing, email Adrian Delgado, LCSW at

Go to this link to register: Exhibitor Registration

  • Loyola University of Chicago School of Social Work

  • Smith College School of Social Work

  • Dominican University School of Social Work

  • University of Illinois - Jane Addams College of Social Work

  • University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign SSW​

  • Riveredge Hospital

  • Ohio State University College of Social Work

  • Indiana University School of Social Work

  • Southwest Key Programs 

  • The Arc of Illinois

  • Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice (University of Chicago)

  • Healthcare Alternative Systems

  • Walla Walla University (Wilma Hepker School of Social Work and Sociology)

  • Latinx Therapy (Behavioral Group practice)

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - School of Social Work

  • HealthWest (Michigan)

  • Rutgers University - School of Social Work

  • Erikson Institute

  • University of Houston School of Social Work

  • Centro Castillo for Personal and Family Wellbeing (Behavioral group practice)

  • Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois

  • Centro Castillo for Personal and Family Wellbeing

  • Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services

  • Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

  • Ada S McKinley Community Services Inc.

  • County of Santa Clara

Special Appreciation to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign SSW for providing the Continuing Education Units for Conference.


La Familia Keynote Speaker

Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos is the Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Solutions at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Director of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health. He is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and licensed primary care and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with a clinical focus on the prevention and treatment of HIV and STIs among youth. Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos has been instrumental in guiding the LSWO and we appreciate his high concern for professional development of Latinx social workers.

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La Familia Keynote Speaker


Yvonne Castaneda, LCSW, Boston College School of Social Work

Yvonne Castañeda is the director of Community-based Initiatives and a part-time faculty member at the BC School of Social Work. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Florida International University, and a Master of Social Work from Boston College, where she was a proud member of the Latinx Leadership Initiative. Yvonne is a trauma-focused therapist certified in EMDR. She has worked primarily with Latinx individuals, couples, and families, to help them navigate relational conflict and improve overall mental and emotional health. She is the author of: Pork Belly Tacos with a Side of Anxiety: My Journey Through Depression, Bulimia, and Addiction (Santa Monica Press (February 22, 2022)


We appreciate our Collaborators for this Special Educational Initiative in Oaxaca, Mexico

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