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Webinar: Ethical and Legal Issues in Social Work: Consistency and Conflict

Cost: SPS Members: Free / NASW Members: $55 / Non-NASW Members: $75 CE: 3 Ethics Contact Hours Presenter: Frederic G. Reamer, PhD Please Note: NASW SPS Members only have VIP Access for this live webinar through February 27, 2020. Registration will be open to others on February 28 for a fee. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. This registration is for the live webinar only, which you must participate in at the set date and time to receive CEs. The on-demand version will have a separate registration which will be available a few days after the live webinar. Social workers frequently encounter circumstances involving ethical and legal issues. In many instances, relevant ethical and legal standards complement each other; however, in some circumstances, ethical and legal standards conflict. This webinar will explore conflicts between social workers' ethical and legal duties and practical ways to address them. Frederic Reamer will present a conceptually-based typology of relationships between ethical and legal standards in social work. Case examples will be included. Reamer will present a decision-making framework designed to enhance social workers' constructive management of difficult decisions involving ethical and legal standards. #CEU

 03-19-2020 | 12:00 - 15:00 ET


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Webinar: Forensic Social Work Practice: Military Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

Cost: SPS Members: Free / NASW Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30 CE: 1 Cross Cultural Contact Hour Presenter: Bradley J. Schaffer, LMSW, BCD, FSW The nexus between military veterans and the court system is not a new phenomenon. The intersecting sequel is comprised of age old punitive and adversarial versus rehabilitation, the concept of therapeutic jurisprudence where the veteran is in the cross-hairs of legal entanglement. Arguably, there is no greater challenge to the social work professional than intervening and advocating for clients in the criminal justice system (CJS). The first problem-solving veteran’s court started in Anchorage, Alaska in 2004 and that was followed in 2008 by the creation of the Buffalo, NY Veterans Treatment Courts. Since then the number of VTCs implemented across the country has grown dramatically to over 500. The VTC serves military veterans utilizing a combination of several problem-solving court models based on drug treatment and/or mental health treatment courts. Substance abuse or mental health treatment is offered as a diversion alternative to incarceration. Typically, veteran mentors assist with the programs. An important issue that has to be addressed is the eligibility for veteran’s courts in terms of whether charges involving felonies or crimes of violence will be allowed. Given the issues veterans are confronting, the trend will is expected to continue. In fact, a similar concept is a Magistrate Veteran Diversion program. VTC provide veterans the opportunity to pursue appropriate treatment, while productively addressing associated legal problems and are open to any current or former member of any branch of the United States Armed Services, including the Reserves and National Guard. After criminal charges or probation or parole violations have been filed against a veteran, the case may be referred to the VTC for consideration. #CEU

 03-23-2020 | 13:00 - 14:00 ET


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Webinar: The Importance of Cultural Competence and Evidence-based Practice Approaches

Cost: SPS Members: Free / NASW Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30 CE: 1 Cross Cultural Contact Hour Presenter: Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW There have been debates about the relevance of cultural competence in the grand scheme of evidence-based social work practice. Some argue that cultural humility is better construct and concept to adopt and promote in our efforts to honor the spirit of diversity awareness and inclusion. This webinar addresses the concerns and potential risk of abandoning cultural competence as a standard of practice and as an achievable outcome for social work practitioners. Learning Objectives: Provide an actionable and measurable definition of cultural competence Frame the discussion of the importance of cultural competence as social justice too. Identify effective tools for self-reflection and understanding about diversity, inclusion and the challenges for social work professions #CEU

 04-30-2020 | 13:00 - 14:00 ET


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Webinar: How Social Workers Help Clients Cope with the Loss of a Beloved Pet

Cost: SPS Members: Free / NASW Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30 CE: 1 Social Work Contact Hour Presenter: Kristin Buller, MA, LCSW A webinar focused on helping clinicians to offer support to clients coping with pet loss. This training is about providing information about the experience of pet loss as a disenfranchised loss in our society, increasing sensitivity as clinicians to clients going through pet loss, and offering strategies and resources for how to support a client experiencing the loss of a beloved pet. Learning Objectives: Understanding the impact of the loss of a pet and grief Discussing the complex decisions involved in saying goodbye to a pet Accessing and offering support to people going through pet loss #CEU

 05-08-2020 | 13:00 - 14:00 ET


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Webinar: Co-constructing Community: Visualizing & Realizing a 2020 Vision of Care & Justice

Cost: SPS Members: Free / NASW Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40 CE: 1.5 Social Work Contact Hours Presenter: Tina Maschi, PhD, LCSW, ACSW This presentation builds the case for the need for a new collective vision to address the inherent underlying root causes of historic social work issues and concludes with a discussion of how social workers can assist in "co-constructing" community with others by becoming conscious co-creators in developing and refining solution-focused grassroots and professional interventions for individuals, families, communities, and the world. Learning Objectives: Articulate one or more interdisciplinary perspectives on the relationship between trauma and oppression, intersectionality, resilience, and health and well-being among individuals, families, and/or communities and apply it to practice; Demonstrate reframing problem-based perspectives to solution-focused perspectives; and Critically analyze the strengths and limitations of assessment and intervention strategies that promote and sustain social justice, human rights, and empowerment. #CEU

 06-22-2020 | 13:00 - 14:30 ET


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2020 NASW National Conference

Experience the meeting of the profession. Join more than 2,000 social workers, like-minded professionals, and social work thought leaders for four days of unparalleled opportunities for professional development, continuing education, networking, and thought-provoking conversations tackling the most pressing issues facing the social work profession across the world. #CEU

 06-14-2020 11:30 - 06-17-2020 13:15 ET
 Washington DC


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Webinar: Fighting for the Rights of Human Trafficking Survivors

Cost: SPS Members: Free / NASW Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30 CE: 1 Social Work Contact Hour Presenter: Rachel Swartzendruber, LCSW, CACII; Talie Watzman, MSW; Marianna Kosharovsky, JD Although people across the developmental and gender spectrum have been subject to human trafficking, reports indicate that vulnerability increases the risk of human trafficking. Polaris, which operates the National Human Trafficking Hotline, has stated that “immigrants, refugees, and others are at increased risk…” Human trafficking in both its forms has been found in a variety of legal and illegal businesses. Commercial sexual exploitation has been found in street-based prostitution, escort services and other industries. Labor trafficking has been found in domestic service, restaurants, hospitality, agriculture, traveling sales crews and other industries. Human trafficking survivors often walk through the doors of various agencies seeking a broad range of assistance. Because of the nature of human trafficking, whereby the survivor had been forced, defrauded or coerced by their perpetrator into criminal activity or severe instability in living conditions, survivors of human trafficking often have a variety of unresolved legal problems that continue to follow them long after they escape. Survivors may need to clear criminal records for crimes they were forced to commit by the trafficker, fight for child custody, negotiate with debt collectors or deal with a myriad of other legal problems. Finding the right attorney at the right time, and knowing how to best support the survivor during the arduous process of legal representation, can be particularly challenging. This program addresses specific issues in screening and needs assessment related to connecting the survivor to appropriate legal representation, as well as practical tips for how to support survivor empowerment and communication with legal professionals. Learning Objectives: Participants will be provided a brief overview of trends in human trafficking in the US and options for free legal services and resources. Participants will be able to employ strategies for supporting the whole family approach to meet the needs of survivors. Participants will learn to identify certain challenges and approaches for addressing multi-disciplinary support for survivors. Participants will discuss tips and practices for supporting survivor empowerment during legal representation from ALIGHT case studies. #CEU

 02-07-2020 | 13:00 - 14:00 ET


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Webinar: Elevating "Social Care": Social Work's Role in Driving Healthcare Transformation

Cost: NASW Members: Free / Non-Members: $30 CE: 1 Social Work Contact Hour Presenter: Karen DeSalvo, MD; Robyn Golden, LCSW; Tamara Cadet, PhD, LICSW, MPH Social workers for more than a century have been indispensable in advancing the nation’s health, providing much-needed services both within and outside health care settings. Social work brings its distinct person-in-environment framework and behavioral health expertise to interprofessional health care teams, making them instrumental in addressing social risk factors. Risk factors such as social isolation, food insecurity and unemployment, left unaddressed, can pose major barriers to health. Healthcare providers, including the nation’s major health plans, are increasingly being paid based on the results they deliver, specifically, healthier people and healthier populations. To deliver these outcomes, providers are innovating care models to attend to the social risk factors that are key contributors to health (a.k.a. “social care”). Social workers are playing a leadership role in this much-needed evolution of healthcare delivery. To accelerate and sustain this transformation, it is essential that there be a sufficient social care workforce, and that technology and financing systems supporting social care-based models are in place. The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine recently studied this issue and outlines its numerous recommendations in Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Healthcare: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation’s Health . Join us at this webinar on January 15 for a deep dive by three of the study committee members on the study recommendations and what they mean for all social workers, including: Increasing compensation for social care Enlarging scopes of practice Leading interprofessional teams to address social needs Developing the evidence base for the value of social care Implementing the financing and technology infrastructure to support social care Driving policies that promote health equity #CEU #health

 01-15-2020 | 14:30 - 15:30 ET


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Webinar: Workplace Inequality and Effective Ways to Cultivate Equity and Inclusion

Cost: SPS Members: Free / NASW Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30 CE: 1 Cross Cultural Contact Hour Presenter: Jenny Andersen, LCSW Social workers know the value of creating equitable workplaces for our colleagues and clients. This webinar is designed to propose solutions one can implement in the workplace to create spaces that are antiracist, LGBTQ inclusive, and supportive of marginalized identities . Administrator, executive and other social work staff will benefit from learning these strategies in working toward equity. Learning Objectives: Understand how microaggressions, systemic racism, and implicit bias show up in the workplace. Understand one's own role in addressing workplace inequity. Learn strategies to make one's workplace more equitable. #CEU

 02-18-2020 | 13:00 - 14:00 ET


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Webinar: Suicide Among Senior Citizens: A Durkheimian Perspective

Cost: SPS Members: Free / NASW Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40 CE: 1.5 Clinical Contact Hours Presenter: Stephen M. Marson, PhD, ACSW The presentation addresses the application of Durkheim’s theory of suicide to the contemporary elderly population. Using Durkheim’s theory of suicide helps us look for signs of suicide potential among elderly clients and residents. However, it does much more. Once a practitioner has identified high suicide potential, Durkheim’s theory guides the practitioner to a particular type of intervention. For Durkheim, all suicide potentials are not the same. Each type of suicide potential requires a unique intervention strategy. Thus, once a practitioner uses Durkheim’s theory to identify suicide potential, the suicide category may be determined. When one identifies the type of suicide, the practitioners can provide the best intervention to address the social problems that are propelling the elderly person toward suicide. Durkheim discovered that the social environment is the springboard for many suicides. In particular, he uncovered four environments that create suicide potential. These social environments include fatalistic, anomic, egoistic, and altruistic. Learning Objectives: To understand that the social environment is a powerful predictor for suicide among elderly populations. To understand that because of the peculiar nature of elderly suicide ideation, clinical models offer little assistance in addressing suicide prevention. To understand Durkheim’s theory in order to apply it to current gerontological clients. #CEU

 01-30-2020 | 13:00 - 14:30 ET


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Webinar: Law Enforcement, Social Work & Deflection

Cost: SPS Members: Free / NASW Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40 CE: 1.5 Social Work Contact Hours Presenter: Kurt August, MSW; Jac A. Charlier, MPA; and Ricki Pribyl, MSW, LICSW This webinar will provide a national overview and introduction to the newly emerging field of deflection and pre-arrest diversion, which sits at the intersection of law enforcement, behavioral health, and community. As the field grows, the demand for social workers, clinical staff, peers, and people in recovery, to do this work is expected to grow. Harkening back to the days of police and social workers working in the 1970's side-by-side on the streets, deflection is similarly developing now in response to the opioid epidemic, police encounters with people with mental illness, the high rate of U.S. incarceration, and the need to change the narrative on community-police relations. Participants will be able to: Describe the “5 Deflection Pathways to Community,” how they maximize deflection opportunities and how they connect people with behavioral health issues to treatment, recovery support and community services Understand the critical role social work plays in service provision (intervention and prevention) and program development (political, community, and internal support) in starting and maintaining a deflection program State how the field of social work, working alongside law enforcement and in a community setting, best intersects with deflection to improve community behavioral health and wellbeing challenges faced by residents. #CEU

 12-11-2019 | 13:00 - 14:30 ET


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Webinar: Understanding Evaluation Assessments for Gender Affirming Treatments

Cost: SPS Members: Free / NASW Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30 CE: 1 Clinical Social Work Contact Hour Presenter: Cristina (Nicole) VanSant, LCSW In order to receive gender affirming medically necessary care, transgender and gender non-binary individuals are often required to see a licensed provider to get clearance for gender affirming treatments. In order to provide quality care, advocate for your clients, and link individuals to inclusive services, it is important to have an understanding of what is involved in these assessments. This training will build upon your knowledge of the DSM-5, clinical skills, and providing affirming LGBTQ+ care. Participants will gain an increased understanding of Gender Dysphoria, gain an overview of common gender affirming treatments, explore the components of an evaluation for gender affirming treatments, increase their awareness of the role of the provider in conducting the evaluation, and gain knowledge of available resources for additional training and support. Learning Objectives: Gain an increased understanding of Gender Dysphoria Gain an overview of common gender affirming treatments Explore the components of an evaluation for gender affirming treatments Increase their awareness of the role of the provider in conducting evaluations for gender affirming treatments Gain knowledge of available resources for additional training and support #CEU #LGBTQ+

 11-22-2019 | 13:00 - 14:00 ET


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Webinar: Climate, Health, & Social Work Practice

Price for CE credit: NASW Members: $10 / Non-NASW Members: $20 This live webinar is also available at no cost without CE credit . CE: 1 Social Work Contact Hour Presenters: Jerome A. Paulson, MD, FAAP & R. Anna Hayward, PhD, MSW This event is presented by The Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health and the National Association of Social Workers. This webinar will educate participants about the health effects of climate change as they relate to social work practice. The presentation will address the physical and mental health consequences of climate change, as well as the impact of extreme weather events on communities, with a particular focus on disaster response in Puerto Rico. The webinar will discuss opportunities for social workers to address climate change through their practice and advocacy. #CEU #health #mental health

 10-02-2019 | 14:00 - 15:00 ET


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Webinar: Social Determinants of Health: A Panel Discussion

Free CE panel webcast offered by OptumHealth Education According to the World Health Organization, social determinants of health (SDOH) are “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.” There is increasing awareness that SDOH affect physical and mental health outcomes. Understanding an individual’s SDOH can help uncover social and behavioral factors that impact their health. This discussion will address the impact of SDOH for improving overall health, and for reducing health disparities that are often rooted in social and economic disadvantages. Presenters: U. Michael Currie Robyn Golden, LCSW Sheila Shapiro Learning Objectives: At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to: Explore ways in which HCPs can understand the significance of SDOH on social and behavioral factors that impact health. Identify ways in which HCPs can recognize and address SDOH needs, and strategies to mitigate their impact on patients' outcomes. State ways in which family caregivers can be incorporated into health care teams. Provide examples of how the health care industry can address SDOH barriers. List examples of where the health care industry can facilitate industry thought-leadership on SDOH. #CEU #health #mental health

 09-19-2019 | 13:00 - 14:00 ET


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Webinar: Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention for Social Workers

Cost: SPS Members: Free / NASW Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30 CE: 1 Domestic Violence Contact Hour Presenter: Tricia Bent-Goodley, PhD, LICSW This webinar will provide information to social workers on how to identify high risk domestic violence cases and provide an overview of approaches to domestic violence homicide prevention. Learning Objectives: Discuss the definition and cycle of domestic violence Understand what constitutes high risk domestic violence cases Review how Social Workers can engage in domestic violence homicide prevention #CEU

 10-03-2019 | 13:00 - 14:00 ET


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2019 October Virtual Forum: Addressing Domestic Violence Through the Social Work Lens

Registration is open for the 2019 Virtual Forum on Domestic Violence. Join us live, October 16 & 17, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm (ET) to access cutting-edge education presented by leaders in the field on topics covering clinical practice, children & families, policy, ethics, LGBTQ and more as they relate to domestic violence. This two-day program will be live-streamed from the NASW National Office and you will be able to view it from your home, your office, or mobile device. #CEU

 10-16-2019 12:00 - 10-17-2019 17:00 ET


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Webinar: Ethics in Private Practice: Pitfalls and Possibilities

Cost: SPS Members: Free / NASW Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40 CE: 1.5 Ethics Contact Hours Presenter: Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD When social workers engage in private practice they may be faced with challenging ethical issues in relation to maintaining professional boundaries, serving clients with special needs, and avoiding breaks in continuity of service. This webinar will explore ways in which social workers can pre-empt and respond to ethical challenges in private practice, including working in small communities, managing dual relationships, offering reduced fees, negotiating part-time private practice with agency-based work, and preparing for contingencies such as illness, impairment, and death of a social worker (including the use of professional wills). Learning Objectives: Participants will learn how to prepare for contingencies such as death, impairment, and illness of the social worker, ensuring continuity of service and avoiding client abandonment (NASW COE Standards 1.15 and 1.17). Participants will learn how to identify and manage issues that may arise out of dual relationships, including having a part-time private practice in addition to agency-based practice or playing more than one role with clients (NASW COE Standard 1.06). Participants will learn how to prioritize client needs (NASW COE Standard 1.01) while also managing concerns about safety, professional competence (NASW COE Standard 1.04), and fair fees (NASW COE Standard 1.13). Participants will learn how to manage potential dual relationships when clients ask social workers to provide family or couple’s counseling in addition to individual counseling (NASW COE Standard 1.06). Participants will learn how to manage requests for services or information from family members of a client who has died (NASW COE Standards 1.06 and 1.07). Participants will learn how to manage ethical concerns in relation to fees, including dropping insurance carriers, raising fees, requiring self-pay after treatment is already in progress, and charging clients for time required to provide clients with access to records or writing reports (NASW COE Standard 1.13). #CEU #ethics #Private Practice

 10-30-2019 | 13:00 - 14:30 ET


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Webinar: Transform Your Couples' Communication: Guiding Your Clients Through Difficult Conversations

Cost: SPS Members: Free / NASW Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30 CE: 1 Social Work Contact Hour Presenter: Tracy K. Ross, LCSW Couples often come to us after years of strained communication. They avoid difficult conversations fearing they will only lead to volatility, distance, and pain. Therapists can unwittingly get caught in the cycle with the couple, focusing on content rather than on the emotions and experience of each partner. In this webinar we will cover techniques that create a safe environment for having difficult conversations, and how you can guide your couples to communicate in a way that will allow them to feel heard and understood. Objectives: Distinguish between content and emotions in the couples’ interactions and guide couples to express primary emotions in order to be more relationally connected. Learn to identify the style and method they use to communicate which is preventing them from being understood and feeling connected. Understand how to address the key emotions and avoid breakdowns in communication in order to interrupt the cycle of volatility and distance. #CEU

 09-16-2019 | 13:00 - 14:00 ET


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Webinar: Integrating Evidenced-Based Strategies into a Social Work Model

Cost: SPS Members: Free / NASW Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40 CE: 1.5 Clinical Contact Hours Presenter: Lawrence Shulman, MSW, Ed.D. Explore three widely used Evidence Based Practice (EBP) models including solution focused, motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral therapies, while raising concerns about the prescriptive nature of these models, which creates a false dichotomy between science and art. Also hear about the importance of maintaining our profession’s historic social justice mission illustrating this with an example from a veteran’s psychiatric hospital. Objectives: 1. Identify key strategies from the three Evidenced-Based Practice (EBP) Models that can be integrated into a unique social work model. 2. Understand how to avoid the false dichotomy between science and art using the science of practice to guide the social worker’s unique artistry. 3. Identify EBP strategies that can be used while maintaining our profession’s historic social justice mission by working with the system (e.g., agency, setting, community) as well as with our clients. #CEU

 07-31-2019 | 13:00 - 14:30 ET


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Webinar: Recognizing & Diagnosing Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Cost: SPS Members: Free / NASW Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30 CE: 1 Pain/Symptom Management Contact Hour Presenter: Annette L. Beckland, MSW, LCSW, NBCCH According to the Centers for Disease Control in 2018, 1 in 59 children are diagnosed with Autism in the United States. But what about adults? How many have slipped through the cracks or are misdiagnosed with a mental illness? What services can we refer to? How can we best serve this population? Objectives: Define Autism & Asperger’s Learn about an Autism Program at a psychiatric facility Practice utilizing a screening tool developed by the Autism Research Center (ARC) at the University of Cambridge, England Learn about the Adult Asperger Assessment ( AAA) tool designed to diagnose Autism Spectrum Conditions #CEU

 08-09-2019 | 13:00 - 14:00 ET


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Webinar: Is There a Link Between Bullying Behaviors and School Shootings?

Cost: SPS Members: Free / NASW Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30 CE: 1 Social Work Contact Hour Presenter: Maurice S. Fisher Sr., PhD, BCD In this webinar, the presenter will identify and discuss the empirical link between bullying behaviors and school violence. The presenter will also address and discuss information on current research findings, the causal connection between bullying behaviors and school violence, especially school shooting, as well as early intervention strategies . Objectives: Identify the link between bullying and school violence, especially school shootings. Discuss the current empirical research on the relationship between bullying behaviors and school violence. Discuss the role of the clinician in early detection and intervention that disrupts, and perhaps prevents school violence. #School Social Work #CEU

 04-30-2019 | 13:00 - 14:00 ET


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Webinar: Organizing Support to Protect & Expand School Social Work Jobs

Cost: SPS Members: Free / NASW Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30 CE: 1 Social Work Contact Hour Presenter: Michelle Alvarez, MSW, EdD; Stephen A. Karp, LMSW; Dina L. Kastner, MSS, MLSP; Brenda Coble Lindsey, Ed.D, MSW, LCSW The roles and functions of school social workers are unique within school systems. While school social workers collaborate with other Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISP), there are numerous functions that school social workers perform that others cannot. Unfortunately, many school systems do not recognize the full value of school social work services and wrongfully may think that related professions can fill the roles of the school social worker. This webinar will address this issue by presenting proven strategies from the field that have protected existing school social work positions and have expanded positions within school systems. Case examples will be used to illustrate how school social workers can organize support both within and outside of the school system to protect and expand jobs. The presentation will include empowering students and families as allies, gaining community support, lobbying school boards and other public officials, and building coalition with your state NASW chapter. School social workers are wonderful advocates for students and their families. This webinar will help you build similar advocacy skills for yourself. Objectives: Understand unique roles and functions of school social workers and how they differ from other Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISP). Identify strategies that have been used to protect existing and create new school social work positions. Describe effective advocacy methods that can be used to empower students and families and build coalitions with state NASW chapters. #School Social Work #ceu #CEU

 05-06-2019 | 13:00 - 14:00 ET


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2019 NASW Virtual Forum

The personal response to traumatic events widely varies, some deep rooted and hard to heal. It is essential for social workers to develop a deeper understanding and knowledge base of how past traumas impact a client’s current level of functioning, by learning to recognize, assess and treat trauma. By attending the 2019 NASW Virtual Forum, you will be able to Access 4 plenary sessions and 8 breakout sessions Earn up to 8 CE contact hours Learn about the following topics as they relate to trauma: clinical practice, child welfare, elder abuse, self care and more. #Trauma #CEU

 06-19-2019 12:00 - 06-20-2019 17:30 ET