Friday is the deadline to nominate a “hero of the community” for the Cesar E. Chavez Award.
The awards will be given out at Terros Health and Arizona State University School of Social Work’s 15th Annual Cesar Chavez Conference 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, April 1 at the ASU West Campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Harmonizing Behavioral Health through Integrated Care.” It is geared toward behavioral health and medical professionals as a way for them to receive continuing education, but is provided to the attendees at no charge.
Click here to register for the conference or nominate someone for the award.
Award recipients will include individuals, companies, agencies, or other organizations that daily demonstrate Terros Health and ASU’s School of Social Work’s 10 Core Values of Cesar Chavez:
- Service to Others – Service that is predicated on empowering others; engendering self-help, self-determination, and self-sufficiency versus charity
- Sacrifice – Sacrifice that is spiritual that recognizes our obligation to one another as one humanity; that is courageous and steadfast in its willingness to endure great hardship for others
- A Preference to Help the Most Needy – A concerted effort to reach out to the most in need, the most dispossessed, the most forgotten people in society no matter how difficult the challenge that choice may bring;
- Determination – Characterized by an attitude that with faith, steadfast commitment, patience, and optimism, human beings can prevail against all odds
- Non-Violence – Invoking non-violence as the most powerful tool for achieving social/economic justice and equality; action that requires boldness and courage versus meekness and passivity
- Acceptance of All People – An essential ingredient for success in organizing diverse forces to achieve social change, create community, and actualize democracy; as an absolutely indispensable necessity to the well-being of this country
- Respect for Life and the Environment – Respect that holds as sacred the land, the people, and all forms of life
- Celebrating Community – Sharing the joyous and respectful expression of cultural diversity through the reinforcement of the values of equity and responsibility to and for one another
- Knowledge – The pursuit of self-directed learning and the development of critical thinking and constructive problem-solving skills
- Innovation – A creative capacity to find pragmatic strategies and tactics to resolve problems and situations that often seem insurmountable to others
Terros Health is an integrated care provider with specializations in trauma-informed mental health, physical health, addiction recovery and wellness interventions. The nonprofit assisted more than 53,000 Arizonans last year.