Child Welfare Lecture To Be Held March 3

Feb. 25, 2004

A recognized expert in the field of child welfare will lecture at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, in the White-Beckham Room at the Bill Daniel Student Center on the Baylor University campus. Dr. Rowena Fong, professor of social work and the director of the Center for Asian American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, will speak on "Challenges of Child Welfare: Substance Abuse and Sexual Violence."

Fong received her master of social work degree from the University of California at Berkeley and her doctor of education from Harvard University. Her areas of specialization include children and families, international adoptions, immigrants and refugees, culturally competent practice, Chinese socialization and child rearing practices. She is the author of The Children of Neglect: When No One Cares, which examines critical and current issues in child welfare from an intersections perspective, and the editor of Culturally Competent Practice with Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families.

Fong's lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Baylor School of Social Work and the University Lectures Committee. For more information, call 710-6400.

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