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Join us for the LSWO National Latinx Conferences


La Familia Keynote Speakers for Seattle 2022


CE Certificates

LSWO has transferred all completed Continuing Education forms to Portland State University School of Social Work. They will email the the certificate to your email address. We estimate that you should receive it by November 7, 2022.

Dr. M. Alejandra Acuña PhD, LCSW, PPSC




Dr. M Alejandra Acuna earned a PhD in Social Welfare from UCLA and an MSW from UC Berkeley. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and holds a Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC) in Child Welfare and Attendance and School Social Work.

  • She is social work faculty for the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

  • She provides training and evaluation for the Tutçint Reinvestment Program, whose mission is "creating social justice leaders by reclaiming our Indigenous knowledge and focusing on the holistic approach to well-being."

  • She created the YouTube channel, "Promotores de Bienestar Mental," featuring bilingual (Spanish/English) videos, created by CSUN MSW students, graduates, and colleagues using their scholarship and clinical skills to make mental health topics accessible to a Spanish-speaking audience.

  • She founded Minority Male Mentoring (M3), a multi-disciplinary and multi-tiered approach for men of color in higher education.

Presentation: A Holistic Approach to Professional Quality of Life, with a Focus and Attention on Joy.

Please complete this online form for Dr. Acuna's Keynote. She would like all to share the Top 10 things that bring them joy. Here is the QR code:


Dr. Leticia Villarreal Sosa, PhD, LCSW, PEL

Dr. Leticia Villarreal Sosa is a professor at Dominican’s School of  Social Work. She earned her Ph.D. at The University of Chicago. She has  14 years experience as a school social worker and is a Licensed Clinical  Social Worker.  Her research focuses on Latinx youth, school social  work, immigrant adaptation, international social work, school equity,  and trauma. 

  • Service to the Profession Award, School Social Work Association of Georgia, 2019

  • Fulbright Specialist Award: The Development of School Social Work in Vietnam., U.S. Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, 2019

  • National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Fellowship Grantee, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2018

  • Fulbright Specialist Award: The Development of Social Work Education in Azerbaijan., U.S. Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, 2017

  • Book of the Year Award, School Social Work Association of America, 2017

Presentation:  Weaving Tapestries of Justice: Latina Leadership for Social Change.

Workshop Powerpoints/Handouts

Speakers who have shared their Presentations are posted in red font, under their picture. Go to Speaker page.

We appreciate all the Professionals and Students joining us in Seattle

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  • Caldwell, Idaho

  • Oakland, California

  • Forestgrove, Oregon

  • Berkeley, CA

  • Edinburg, Texas

  • San Mateo, CA

and Many More Cities and Towns throughout the United States. Its not to late to register.  Join us!!!!

LSWO La Familia Leadership Sponsor


LSWO La Familia Education Sponsorship

(Provider of Continuing Education Hours for Conference)


LSWO La Familia Supporter Sponsor

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Current Exhibitors for the Seattle Conference.
We appreciate the support from Schools of Social Work and Community Assets. Our sponsors will have exhibitor tables as well.  We recommend all Latinx students and professionals consider these Social Work Programs


BSW, MSW, and PhD students are encouraged to submit Poster Sessions.  Over the years, students from CSWE Accredited Schools of Social work have 

Professional Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

We know that our network of social workers and Allied health professionals have been working overtime and have been stressed out with the Pandemic, personally, and professionally. 

Continuing Education Units:  Portland State University School of Social Work will be providing the Social Work Continuing education credits for this 2022 Conference. We appreciate the School's commitment to Latinx Social Work Practice. 

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The next in person conference will be 
October 6, 7, and 8th, 2022 in
Seattle, Washington

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