Need for Home and Community Based Services for Seniors

Julius Witherspoon and Lee Stewart of Metropolitan Social Services in Nashville, Tennessee speak about the growth of the elderly population and ways agencies can meet this need. This video shows excerpts from their presentation, “Increasing Need for Home and Community Based Services for Seniors and Disabled Adults” at the TCSW Middle Region Fall Conference on November 2, 2012. Video by Russ Anthony 411 for Anthony-Denmark Communications.


“You are an advocate”, says advocacy veteran Gordon Bonnyman from the Tennessee Justice Center. He speaks to the audience about the qualities needed for being an effective advocate for people and causes. These excerpts are taken from his presentation “The Whys and Wherefores of Advocacy” at the TCSW Middle Region Fall Conference on November 2, 2012. Video by Russ Anthony 411 for Anthony-Denmark Communications.

Poker Run – Riders For Homes

Bikers participate in the Poker Run by traveling to arranged locations to pick cards to determine who will have the winning hand at the end. It is all for fun and a good cause as these bikers help to raise money to support services for the homeless in Tennessee. This video captures the first and last stop at Boswell’s Harley-Davidson and at Arrington Vineyards. Watch for short scenes from the concert that followed.  Click here to watch the video online. Produced by Russ Anthony 411 for Anthony-Denmark Communications.

Champions (Special Olympic Tennessee Summer Games 2012)

Athletes from Special Olympics came from all over Tennessee to compete Saturday May 19, 2012 in the Summer Games 2012. The event took place on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Watch the excitement as the volunteers turn into spectators. Athletes competed for medals and bragging rights. There was so much going on in seven different athletic venues that I had to concentrate in the track and field area. For more on the Special Olympics and how you can get involved, please go to their website at Soon I will post additional photos from the Special Olympics

Reasons to Video Record Your Next Public Event

This short (1:16) video gives three benefits of video recording public events such as workshops, fundraisers and community organizing. If you are part of a community or public service organization, you should consider video recording your next public event to advertise to your client base, provide a visual report of activities to funders/supporters and to increase the morale of staff and volunteers. Video is a great tool for getting your message across in a powerful way.

Social Work Ethics

“Social Work Ethics” is the most recent video from Anthony-Denmark Communications. Dorothy H. Gager, LCSW was recorded at TCSW 2012. This excerpt from her presentation, “Navigating When Your Personal and Professional Codes of Ethics Seem at Odds”, explores the NASW Code of Ethics. Ms. Gager discusses some of the history of social work ethics and challenges faced by social workers today. Please be sure to return to my YouTube Channel where you can check out other videos from this and past TCSW events.

Russ Anthony 411 at TCSW 2012

The photos above show the incredible speakers at last year’s TCSW main event. Follow Russ Anthony 411 and Anthony-Denmark Communications for coverage of the Tennessee Conference  on Social Welfare 99th Anniversary Spring Conference from the Embassy Suites Nashville – South/Cool Springs in Franklin, Tennessee.  Look for reports here on and on YouTube,Twitter, and Facebook. You may also email any questions or comments to While at the conference, I will be conducting interviews and recording some of the activities. For full conference details, please visit the the TCSW website at

Misedutainment of the Masses

Lynn Stewart describes how misinformation through entertainment leads to Misedutainment of the Masses in the latest video from Russ Anthony 411 and Anthony-Denmark Communications. In these excerpts from the 2011 TCSW Middle Region Fall Conference, Mr. Stewart describes how vulnerable populations are affected by it. Innovative approaches to working with families faced with adverse circumstances by utilizing positive reinforcements and resources are described. Misedutainment of the Masses is a great resource for working with families in poverty. Note: Mr. Stewart’s organization is United Neighborhood Health Services.

2011 TCSW Fall Conference – Middle Region (Overview)

Please note: The title is now “2011 TCSW Fall Conference – Middle Region (Overview)

Friday, November 18, 2011 The Middle Region of  Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare (TCSW) held its Fall Conference. This year’s theme was, “Charting the Course to Social Wellbeing”. The event featured valuable information from presenters and exhibitors. Click here for a brief video overview of the event. Be sure to check back at for additional conference videos in the near future which will cover Social and Emotional Learning, Social Media, and Misedutaintment of the Masses. This also includes one on one interviews.  Please visit TCSW at for detailed conference information.