From Risk to Rehabilitation: Understanding and Treating People Who Sexually Abuse

NASWME Chapter 0 460
3 Formal CEUs - live webinar

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From Risk to Rehabilitation: Understanding and Treating People Who Sexually Abuse

David S. Prescott, LCSW

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This workshop has been approved for three formal CEUs by NASW VT

From the origins of the child welfare system to the #metoo movement, preventing sexual violence has been at the forefront of efforts by social workers to build healthier lives and safer communities for all. This workshop examines what we do and don’t know about people who abuse. It explores re-offense rates of adults and juveniles, provides an overview of assessment methods, and provides discussion around what works in treatment, including with individuals who deny harming others. The presenter has produced 20 book projects on this and related topics, presided over the world’s largest professional organization for treating people who sexually abuse, and has presented on these topics around the world.

Learning objectives:Participants will be able to discuss:

  • The latest studies of sexual re-offense and their implications for practice
  • The major risk factors for sexual abuse
  • Three principles of effective intervention
  • Key components and approaches of treatment programming
  • Characteristics of effective treatment providers
  • Ideas for working with people who deny sexually abusing others

About the Presenter

David Prescott is the Clinical Services Development Director for the Becket Family of Services. He also provides consultation to agencies around the world. Mr. Prescott has produced 20 book projects and numerous articles and chapters in the areas of assessing, treating sexual violence and trauma, and psychotherapy for diverse conditions. His work has been translated into Japanese, Korean, German, Polish, French, and Spanish. Mr. Prescott is a past president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the largest professional organization of its kind in the world. He is the recipient of three lifetime awards from international professional organizations.

Workshop Details:

  • The zoom link will be sent to you prior to the workshop
  • The workshop will begin at 1:00 PM EST.
  • There will be a break at the midpoint
  • Want to pay by check? Email Susan - sfriedburg.naswvt@socialworkers.org - then mail your check made out to NASW VT to NASW NH, 4 Chenell Drive, Concord NH 03301
  • Questions? Email Lynn - lstanley.naswvt@socialworkers.org
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Cultural Differences in Suicide Prevention, Assessment, and Response

NASWME Chapter 0 592
3 Category A CEUs in Suicide Prevention - live webinar

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Cultural Differences in Suicide Prevention, Assessment, and Response

Sonyia Richardson, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Assistant Professor, UNC Charlotte School of Social Work

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3 Clinical Category A CEUs in Suicide Prevention approved by NASW NH. NASW NH Approval #3835

Part of our responsibility to our clients is gaining a better understanding of cultural differences and its impact. This is particularly important when assessing and responding to the risk of suicide. This workshop will focus on the variances in suicide risk and protective factors among diverse populations; strategies for suicide prevention from a cultural lens; considerations to practical suicide assessment strategies; and best practice approaches.

Learning Objectives

  • To discuss variances in suicide risk and protective factors among diverse populations.
  • To describe strategies for suicide prevention from a cultural perspective and lens.
  • To apply cultural considerations to practical suicide assessment strategies.
  • To examine best practice approaches to suicide response for diverse populations.

About the Presenter

Dr. Sonyia Richardson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research focuses on equity in clinical practice and culturally adapted suicide prevention and intervention strategies for diverse populations. Dr. Richardson is the founding owner of Another Level Counseling and Consultation located in Charlotte, North Carolina which she has operated for over 14 years. She has over 16 years of practice experience as a licensed clinical social worker and has focused on advocating for the needs of marginalized populations. Recently, Dr. Richardson was appointed by Governor Roy Cooper to serve on the Andrea Harris Social, Economic, Environmental, and Health Equity Force. She possesses a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (University of North Carolina Charlotte), M.S.W. (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill), and a B.A. in Psychology (University of North Carolina Charlotte).

Workshop Details

  • The zoom link & handouts will be sent to you prior to the workshop
  • The workshop will begin at 8:45 am EST. There will be a 15 minute break at the midpoint
  • You will be sent an evaluation form after the workshop. CEU certificates will be emailed to you upon completion of the evaluation
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Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

NASWME Chapter 0 653
.5 Clinical CEUs pending approval - live webinar

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Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Rossana Lorentz Magalhaes, MS. EdS

Irena Danys MD

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Workshop Description:

This is a 90-minute program introducing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, an 8-week program considered to be the gold standard in mindfulness training, developed in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Participants in the program consistently report benefits associated with increased well-being and quality of life. Evidence based outcomes include reduction in a variety of symptoms, including anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. Scientific investigations have revealed structural changes in brain regions involved in learning and memory, emotion regulation, sense of self, and perspective taking.

Mindfulness is a non-judgmental awareness of what is actually happening, in the here and the now. It allows clear presence in a calm, non-reactive way, opening the space for wise responding even under difficult circumstances. Mindfulness practices open the door into our naturally present deep resources of wisdom, compassion and healing. Practical application of mindfulness in daily life allows for improved self-awareness, stress coping, resilience and interpersonal communication.

Inspired by the growing needs of the pandemic stressors, Rossana Magalhaes and Irena Danys teamed up to teach together and created the MBSR Collaborative Program, a live online version of MBSR taught by Zoom. This differs from traditional MBSR programs with its small class sizes, support of individuals between classes, and a post-program continuation series automatically included. In addition to serving individuals, Rossana and Irena are dedicated to expanding the reach of MBSR to others and are excited to describe the program, its outcomes and their own experiences.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to :

• Define Mindfulness, the direct experience of short Mindfulness practices and the benefits of incorporating Mindfulness practices in daily social work interventions.

• Describe evidence-based outcomes for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as related to anxiety, depression, chronic pain and wellbeing

• Explain the pathway for becoming a Certified MBSR - Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher

About the Presenters

Rossana Lorentz Magalhaes, MS. EdS., is a Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a former mindfulness instructor at the Brain Mechanisms of Pain and Health Laboratory at the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital.

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

NASWME Chapter 0 515
2 Formal CEUs in ETHICS - live webinar

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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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