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  • Social Work in the 21st Century: New and Recurring Ethical Challenges for Social Workers (9/22/2021 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM)

    Social Work in the 21st Century: New and Recurring Ethical Challenges for Social Workers

    2 Formal CEUs in ETHICS - live webinar

    About this event

    Social Work in the 21st Century: New and Recurring Ethical Challenges for Social Workers

     

    Jacob Stone, LSW, ACSW (Ret.)

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    Two (2) clinical CEUs in ETHICS approved by NASW VT

     

    We live in a time of rapid social change and unrest: issues relating to social media and electronic communication; economic uncertainty; ongoing political and cultural and battles; immigration and cultural competence issues; unprecedented political unrest, and – a challenge that none of us expected - the COVID pandemic.

     

    All of these changes impact directly on social workers in every setting and at every level. Every day social workers confront ethical challenges in their work, challenges that are new and ever-shifting, and informed responses to these challenges is a professional task and obligation.

     

    This seminar will examine these new ethical challenges and offer some approaches to resolving ethical dilemmas as they arise. The program will consist of some didactic material as prologue to discussion of a series of challenging real-life case studies. We will also, as a final element, examine the issue of moral disengagement and the ways that we can sensitize ourselves to its dangers.

     

    Learning Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

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    About the Presenter:

    Jacob Stone, formerly on the faculty at the Marywood University School of Social Work in Pennsylvania and the social work program of the University of Alaska (Fairbanks), is retired after a half-century of practice as a direct service provider, nonprofit executive, consultant, field instructor, and teacher and trainer. He served for many years as chair of the ethics committee of NASW-PA, and during the past twenty years he has focused his work and study on professional ethics, providing training and consultation on ethics through NASW and diverse other settings. Jacob moved from Pennsylvania to Vermont six years ago, and in retirement has continued to provide training and ethics round table discussions through NASW-VT.

    Workshop details:

    • A zoom link and materials will be emailed to you before the workshop
    • The workshop begins at 8:45 am EST and ends at 11:00, please plan on joining the zoom meeting a few minutes prior to the start to ensure your technology is working
    • There will be a break at the midpoint
    • An evaluation will be emailed to you
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  • NH Citizens Health Initiative 2021 Symposium (9/28/2021 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

    NH Citizens Health Initiative 2021 Symposium

    We look forward to seeing you at the NH Citizens Health Initiative’s 2021 Symposium!

    Date: Sept 28 9am-3pm

    Agenda:

    Welcome

    Lisa Butler, MS, Strategic Advisor

    Priorities for Post-COVID-19 Public Health Practice, Research, and Education

    Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH, Boston University School of Public Health

    Navigating the Pandemic: Identifying Opportunities for Transformation: A Discussion with Leaders on the Ground

    Moderator: Jeanne Ryer, MSc, EdD, NH Citizens Health Initiative

    Lisa M. Letourneau, MD, MPH, FACP, Maine Department of Health and Human Services

    Margaret Franckhauser, MS, MPH, RN, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.

    Facilitated Discussion

    Jan Thomas, RN, BS , NH Citizens Health Initiative

    Closing

    Jeanne Ryer, MSc, EdD, NH Citizens Health Initiative

    More details about the day will be forthcoming.

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  • NH Treatment Court Conference (9/29/2021 6:30 AM - 3:30 PM)

    NH Treatment Court Conference

    ABOUT THE EVENT

    DAY ONE  |  Wednesday, September 29, 2021  |  7:45-4:30PM 

    DAY TWO  |  Thursday, September 30, 2021  |  7:45-4:00PM 

    We invite you to take part in this 2-day event that includes networking opportunities and educational sessions on a variety of topics including behavioral health and medications, incentives and sanctions, equity, inclusion, implicit bias, monitoring and evaluation, resources available to clients, cannabis use, best practices, treatment team roles, and more.

    The event is being hosted by Friends of NH Drug Courts, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., and NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association. 

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  • Maine Annual Conference (9/30/2021 9:00 AM - 10/1/2021 4:00 PM)

    Maine Annual Conference

    Now scheduled for September 30- October 1, 2021

    All of our conference and workshop information can be found here.

    Samoset Resort reservations at the conference price can be made through this link

    If you would rather pay by check, please email Barbara at bsteward.naswme@socialworkers.org and mail your check to NASW ME, PO Box 5065, Augusta, ME 04332

    Please note, for the NASW Member discounted price, you must be an NASW Member at the time of registration and the time of the conference. If you would like information on becoming an NASW member go HERE.

    If you have questions about the conference that aren't addressed here or on the website, please email me at lynncstanley@gmail.com

    We are looking forward to seeing you in October!

    Lynn Stanley, LICSW

    Interim Executive Director

    NASW ME

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  • The Power of Prevention: Celebrating partnerships to prevent and reduce substance misuse (10/4/2021)

    The Power of Prevention: Celebrating partnerships to prevent and reduce substance misuse

     

    Substance Misuse Prevention Conference 2021 (Virtual)

    The Power of Prevention:

    Celebrating partnerships to prevent and reduce substance misuse.

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  • Essential Neuroscience for Clinical Practice (10/7/2021 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM)

    Essential Neuroscience for Clinical Practice

    20 Formal CEUs including 2 in Ethics - live webinar

    About this event

    NASW Vermont is pleased to bring you this special professional development opportunity

    Essential Neuroscience for Clinical Practice

    Charlie Safford, LCSW & Celia Grand, LCSW

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    20 Formal CEUs (2 in ETHICS) approved by NASW VT. NASW VT Approval #1050

    Thursdays

    October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2021

    8:45 am - 2:45 pm EST

    There will be a break in the morning and a 45 minute lunch break

    Presenting a four-day conference, 20 hours total, of learning. This workshop will provide the mental health clinician a powerful learning experience for absorbing and applying the latest knowledge and skills in affective neuroscience. Based on research and evidence-based practice, this conference will increase the knowledge base of each attendee of the key scientists and clinicians and advance understandings in this area of practice. Participants will learn how to apply their key concepts in an easy to follow, practical way to improve client outcomes.

    Leaders in the field of mental health acknowledge that we are now in the affective neuroscience era, and we all need to be up to date to operate with best practices. We can make this material easy to understand, easy to digest, and easy to apply in powerful ways to improve your practice.

    Objectives for this Course:

    1. Describe how our neurological systems operate in readily understandable ways that can enhance your clinical skills and be directly applied to more effective psychoeducation for clients

    2. Explain the practical vocabulary and concepts of affective neuroscience for more effective emotional clarification work, skill building in the use of emotions, and strengthening emotional control skills (emotional granularity)

    3. Discuss the different interacting components of a person’s executive function skills (XFS), how they develop, what can go wrong, and what interaction strategies can be used to support XFS development and repair XFS impairments

    4. Incorporate knowledge on the inborn neurological and temperamental differences that people present in ways that allow for more accurate client assessment, diagnosis and treatment, better parent education, and building motivation for treatment

    5. Discuss the current leading voices bridging the world of neuroscience and the world of clinical practice: who they are, their important contributions, and the practical applications for work with trauma, anxiety, depression and other common precipitants for mental health intervention:

    6. Describe how to integrate this emerg

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  • Clinical Committee (10/8/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
  • Social & Legislative Action Committee (SLAC) (10/8/2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)
  • Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) Chronic Pain Self-Management (10/12/2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) Chronic Pain Self-Management

    Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an evidence-based method developed by researchers at the University of New Mexico. During teleECHO™ sessions, expert mentors share their expertise across a virtual network via case-based learning.

    The program will enable participants:  

    To increase knowledge of....

    • Low-risk pain management strategies
    • Self-management methods
    • Formal self-management programs
    • Tools that you can utilize to best serve your patients/clients
    • Supports outside of your practice/organization

    To increase confidence in....

    • Developing improved patient-provider relationships
    • Having difficult conversations with individuals living with chronic pain
    • Engaging patients/clients with self-management strategies
    • Supporting sustained motivation

    We invite anyone who works with individuals with chronic pain to attend. This includes Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams, Community Supports and Advocates, Behavioral Health Clinicians, Recovery Organizations, Addiction Specialists, and more!

     

    Sessions will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 12pm-1pm EST starting in September 2021. Specific dates are listed below. Participation is remote using Zoom video conference software. 

     

    Session 1: September 14th, 2021 

    Session 2: October 12th, 2021 

    Session 3: November 9th, 2021 

    Session 4: January 11th, 2022

    Session 5: February 8th, 2022 

    Session 6: March 8th, 2022

    This program has been approved for 1.0 Category A Continuing Education Credit by the National Association for Social Workers, NH Chapter, CEU # 3849

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  • Essential Neuroscience for Clinical Practice (10/14/2021 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM)

    Essential Neuroscience for Clinical Practice

    20 Formal CEUs including 2 in Ethics - live webinar

    About this event

    NASW Vermont is pleased to bring you this special professional development opportunity

    Essential Neuroscience for Clinical Practice

    Charlie Safford, LCSW & Celia Grand, LCSW

    REGISTER

    20 Formal CEUs (2 in ETHICS) approved by NASW VT. NASW VT Approval #1050

    Thursdays

    October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2021

    8:45 am - 2:45 pm EST

    There will be a break in the morning and a 45 minute lunch break

    Presenting a four-day conference, 20 hours total, of learning. This workshop will provide the mental health clinician a powerful learning experience for absorbing and applying the latest knowledge and skills in affective neuroscience. Based on research and evidence-based practice, this conference will increase the knowledge base of each attendee of the key scientists and clinicians and advance understandings in this area of practice. Participants will learn how to apply their key concepts in an easy to follow, practical way to improve client outcomes.

    Leaders in the field of mental health acknowledge that we are now in the affective neuroscience era, and we all need to be up to date to operate with best practices. We can make this material easy to understand, easy to digest, and easy to apply in powerful ways to improve your practice.

    Objectives for this Course:

    1. Describe how our neurological systems operate in readily understandable ways that can enhance your clinical skills and be directly applied to more effective psychoeducation for clients

    2. Explain the practical vocabulary and concepts of affective neuroscience for more effective emotional clarification work, skill building in the use of emotions, and strengthening emotional control skills (emotional granularity)

    3. Discuss the different interacting components of a person’s executive function skills (XFS), how they develop, what can go wrong, and what interaction strategies can be used to support XFS development and repair XFS impairments

    4. Incorporate knowledge on the inborn neurological and temperamental differences that people present in ways that allow for more accurate client assessment, diagnosis and treatment, better parent education, and building motivation for treatment

    5. Discuss the current leading voices bridging the world of neuroscience and the world of clinical practice: who they are, their important contributions, and the practical applications for work with trauma, anxiety, depression and other common precipitants for mental health intervention:

    6. Describe how to integrate this emerg

    Read more