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Children's Hosting Social Work Conference March 15
BIRMINGHAM — Children’s of Alabama will host its annual Social Work Conference on Tuesday, March 15. The conference will be held in Children’s Bradley Lecture Center (1600 6th Avenue South) from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m.

Topics discussed will include ethics, pet therapy, eating disorders, suicide, drug trends and adolescent substance abuse. This event is open to the public and ideal for those in the fields of social work and education plus counselors, chaplains and other caregivers.

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, parking, workshops and continuing education credits. Attendees for the conference will be given free parking in Children’s 5th Avenue parking deck (1600 5th Avenue South). Online registration is available at 2016. There will be seven continuing education credits for social work, including three in ethics. The event is approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 41 other states and eight foreign countries last year, representing more than 677,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at