Events Calendar

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  • Policy Committee (5/18/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
  • Neuroscience Directed Treatment for Domestic Violence Cases (5/19/2021 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM)

    Neuroscience Directed Treatment for Domestic Violence Cases

    This training will be conducted via live webinar for six two-hour sessions. Participants will be able to ask questions, converse with trainers and other participants, and get their required DV training from their own computers.

    Mod 1 - May 5th 9 - 11 am EST

    Mod 2 - May 5th 11:15 am - 1:15 pm EST

    Mod 3 - May 12th 9 - 11 am EST

    Mod 4 - May 12th 11:15 am - 1:15 pm EST

    Mod 5 - May 19th 9 - 11 am EST

    Mod 6 - May 19th 11:15 am - 1:15 pm EST

    You may choose to participate in any or all of the trainings.

    Please note, to avoid having participants pay the handling charges of six separate tickets, we have set the first training date as the date of the training. After registering for the number of trainings you wish to attend, you will be asked which ones you are choosing (Modules 1 - 6). Modules 5 & 6 also qualify for Ethics.

    If you prefer to pay by check, please send it to NASW ME, PO Box 5065, Augusta ME 04332. Please let us know if you are an NASW Member and which modules you will be attending. You will receive confirmation through Eventbrite once we register you.

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  • Trauma 101 (5/26/2021 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM)

    Trauma 101

    Rebecca Day, LICSW

    This workshop has been approved for 2 formal CEUs by NASW VT. Approval #1033

    This training is meant for new clinician or case managers who want to gain a better understanding of trauma and its impacts on the mind and body. The goal is to provide basic knowledge of trauma, systems of trauma, the ACE study, and how to respond in a more trauma sensitive way

     

    Objectives

     Define trauma and why it is important to learn about trauma

     Describe events that individuals may experience as traumatic

     Describe how individuals might experience effects of trauma throughout life

     Discuss the findings of the ACE study and the long-term impacts of trauma on the body

     Describe ways in which community agencies and organizations may re-traumatize the people they are intended to serve

     Describe the impacts of toxic stress and identify the underlying causes of behavioral responses

     Recognize the importance of trauma-informed practices.

     

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  • Trauma-Responsive Approaches for Mental Health Professionals (6/2/2021 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM)

    Trauma-Responsive Approaches for Mental Health Professionals

    In this workshop participants will move beyond a general understanding of trauma and basic trauma-informed model to a more trauma-responsive, resilient approach.

     

    Participants will be able to :

    § Describe the impacts of toxic stress and identify the underlying causes of

    behavioral responses

    § Practice elevating the dialogue around trauma to shift the perspective away

    from a reactive approach to a responsive approach when working with highly

    traumatized individuals

    § Discuss how your clients’ physical responses are ingrained in how they react to

    and perceive the world

    § Describe emotional regulation techniques for clinicians/case managers to teach

    clients

    § Explore resiliency and discuss ways to build client empowerment and coping strategies

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  • Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth (6/8/2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)

    Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth

    Brandy Brown, LCSW

    2 Clinical CEs approved by NASW Maine - .5 of these CEs are obtained by watching a video prior to the workshop

    There is an acute need for social workers to have clinical competency working with transgender and gender diverse youth. Family acceptance and mental health disparities can pose clear challenges to your client. Brandy will review updated MIYHS Data, identify ways to overcome challenges and barriers to service, and ways to advocate. The brief webinar participants are asked to review prior to the workshop will provide background knowledge and a foundation around language/ terminology. The workshop will take us beyond the "101" onto the next level of work.

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  • Demystifying Dissociation Across Social Work Practice (6/18/2021 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM)

    Demystifying Dissociation Across Social Work Practice

    Dina Solomon, LICSW

    Two (2) Clinical Category A CEUs have been approved by NASW NH. Approval # 3784

    Social work programs do not usually teach about dissociation. Often we think about Dissociative Disorders as something unwieldy that requires a high degree of specialized knowledge of clinical work to address. As social workers, however, we work with people who have experienced trauma all the time in all settings in social work practice. Whether or not our clients meet clinical criteria for PTSD, they most likely experience dissociation in some form. This workshop will discuss several models that explain what dissociation is, how it effects our work, and why it is essential to the success of our clients to be able to assess for dissociation in our clients and in ourselves. We will look at theory and research as well as case studies and anecdotal experience to begin to identify dissociation in our clients and ourselves and to learn when and how to use strategies and interventions to mitigate it.

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

    NASW Maine 2021 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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