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NASWME Chapter 0 750

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Unequal Justice: Women in the Criminal Justice System

NASWME Chapter 0 10

Rebecca Thompson, LCSW

Women and men are not treated equally under the law or in the criminal justice system. In this presentation we will look at the impact of this discrimination and bias on women and their children. We will review the incarceration rate and disposition of females in the US. We will talk about gender specific and Youth specific programing addressing mental health issues. We will discuss what happens for families because they are also “doing time.” We will cover what has changed, what still needs to change and what we as social workers and a society can do to bring justice to the justice system.

About the Presenter

Rebecca Thompson, LCSW has worked within the Criminal Justice System for 25 years with youth, and adults, male/female. Much of the time within the walls of detention centers and prisons. During the 25 years changes have happened to increase the positive outcomes for youth and adults, however, as a culture who incarcerates at the highest rate in the world, there is much to be done. As a Clinical Social Worker Rebecca has navigated many ethical dilemmas. She has questioned her role working within the system and wondered if this is the best way to promote the betterment of the men, women and children that find themselves behind bars. But once you start with this population it is hard to leave. They are one of the most underserved people in the community, their needs are extremely high and often go unmet. Rebecca believes that by working within the system and trying to be part of the change from the inside is where her strength lies.

Free CE for NASW Members

$25 for not yet members

Free for social work students (no CE certificate)


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Essential Neuroscience for Clinical Practice

NASWME Chapter 0 653
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


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


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 interven


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