Event date: 9/22/2021 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Export event
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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.)


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:


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 after the workshop, CEU certificates will be emailed upon receipt of the evaluation
  • You can pay by check - email Lynn and send checks made out to NASW VT to NASW NH, 4 Chenell Drive, Concord, NH 03301


We are committed to providing information and resources to help all social workers in their professional lives. We are able to do this because of NASW Members - membership dues are a major part of our Chapter's budget. If you are not a member, please consider becoming one today. When you become a member of NASW, you automatically become a member of your Chapter and help support our work.

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