For more than 60 years, NASW members have made a collective impact on the institutions and policies that help millions of people achieve better lives in their communities. NASW sponsors award programs to honor the highest social work achievements and hosts conferences to showcase excellence throughout the profession.

We also coordinate state-based and nationwide celebrations and campaigns to help educate the public about the many roles of social workers.

October 22nd

Maple Hill Farm Inn and Conference Center

Hallowell, Maine

A day of celebrating social work!


Come get your 4 Ethics contact hours and stay for dinner when we recognize our Social Worker, Citizen, Legislator, Agency of the Year.  

You may register for just the workshop, just the dinner, or both.

Registration starts at 12:30, workshop starts at 12:45 and ends at 5:00 pm

Networking and cash bar 5 - 5:30

Dinner buffet 5:30 - 6:00

Speakers & award presentation 6:15 - 8:15

times are subject to change - a final agenda available soon.

Managing Vicarious Trauma through Trust and Compassion: Our Ethical Responsibility

Jennifer Wolfe-Hagstrom, LICSW

This workshop will cultivate space to hold participants with importance, care, and trust while teaching methods to honor self-care within our work in an effort to reduce burnout and compassion-fatigue. Not only is self-care necessary for the sake of the practitioner, it is also our ethical responsibility to ensure we are able to provide best care to our clients. Participants will be led through curriculum integrating clinical interventions related to increased self-care, self-trust, and self-compassion. Interventions include: mindfulness, strength-based/positive psychology, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, grounding techniques, group processing, and creative expression. This is a hands-on, experiential workshop where participants will be able to learn, practice, reflect, and leave with concrete tools to use in their ongoing work. Participants will be encouraged to trust themselves enough to know what they need and have the courage to give themselves what they need no matter what might get in the way.

About the Presenter:

Jennifer’s clinical work has included developing and implementing DBT programs at outpatient clinics, providing group, individual, and family therapy to people who have experienced trauma ages 4-65 where she integrates Animal Assisted Therapy, trauma theory, creative expression, and cognitive behavioral techniques to help people of any gender or sexual identity achieve their life goals. Jennifer is also a warrior for self-care and believes that it is crucial for all beings to thrive.

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Please note we cannot issue refunds after 30 days before the event



Are you an NASW Maine Member? Have someone you would like to nominate for Social Worker, Agency, Legislator or Citizen of the Year?

Email Lynn for a Nomination Form -