This year’s theme, Community, Commitment, and Tradition reflects the diverse area of Lancaster County, often synonymous with Pennsylvania Amish Country whose families maintain a simple, traditional way of life, adapting to but not adopting the mainstream culture. In essence, Lancaster County has similarly held on to its traditions while embracing growth in its historic downtown area.
The Institute, an ongoing activity of the Rural Social Work Caucus, brings together educators and practitioners to discuss issues relevant to social work practice in small towns and rural communities. A variety of workshops, presentations, exhibits, excursions, and student posters will be offered to conference attendees; continuing education credits will also be available.
The conference will take place on the Millersville University campus from Wednesday, July 17 to Saturday, July 20, 2013.