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Social Work forum on values and ethics (Released: 11/19/97)

by Renu Seghal-Aldrich, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- Lisa H. Newton, professor of philosophy and director of applied ethics at Fairfield University, will be the keynote speaker at a University of Connecticut School of Social Work forum on social work values and ethics.

The forum, "Managing in an Environment that Challenges a Professional Social Work Administrator’s Values and Ethics," is part of the administration sequence’s 20th anniversary celebration and will be held in Room 220 of the school at the West Hartford campus from 1 p.m to 5 p.m. on Nov. 20.

Newton is the author of numerous books, including Doing Good & Avoiding Evil: Principles & Reasoning of Applied Ethics, and Ethics in America. In addition to also being the director of environmental studies at Fairfield and a lecturer in medicine at Yale Medical School, she is a consultant to hospitals, organizations and companies on general, medical, political, legal, and business ethics issues.

The forum will also feature Christine Lewis, co-director of the elderly services division for the Connecticut Department of Social Services; Carole Porto, emeritus regional director of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families; and Barris Malcolm, director of behavioral health for the Hill Health Corp. of New Haven. Alumni will share their knowledge, insights and experience in four workshops on managing in an environment of cut backs, computer technology and social work administration, trends in human services management, and career paths.