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Children's Hosting Social Work Conference March 22

BIRMINGHAM — Children’s of Alabama will host its annual Eleanor L. Barnes Social Work Conference on Wednesday, March 22. The day-long conference begins at 8 a.m. and will be held in Children’s Bradley Lecture Center (1600 6th Avenue South).

Topics discussed will include art and healing; spirituality in practice; Hispanic interest and LGBTQ practice. This event is open to the public and ideal for those in the fields of social work and education including licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, chaplains and other caregivers.

Online registration is available at The registration cost is $40 through March 4; after March 4, the cost is $60. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, workshops and continuing education credits. Free parking is available for attendees in Children’s 5th Avenue parking deck (1600 5th Avenue South).

There will be 5.5 continuing education hours awarded to those in attendance. 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. 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, 46 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 676,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, it is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. Children’s offers inpatient and outpatient services across its Russell Campus on Birmingham’s historic Southside with additional specialty services provided at Children’s South, Children’s on 3rd and in Huntsville and Montgomery. Primary care is provided at more than a dozen medical offices in communities across central Alabama. Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, psychiatry, research and residency programs. More information is available at