Recognizing and Responding to Youth Suicide Risk during COVID-19


NASWME Chapter 0 655

The Connect Program: National Best Practices for Recognizing and Responding to Youth Suicide Risk during COVID-19

Presenter: Ann Duckless, MA: NAMI NH Community Educator and Prevention Specialist

3 Category A Clinical CEUs in Suicide Prevention approved by NASW NH. Approval #3729

Live webinar - two 10 minute breaks

Mental health providers are on the front lines of suicide prevention efforts, and may well encounter changes in youth behaviors, attitudes, academic performance, or social interactions which may signal symptoms of depression, substance misuse, and/or other risk factors which may lead to suicide. The Connect Program is a unique community-based prevention training designed to increase the competence of mental health providers to promote suicide prevention, recognize individuals at risk, and respond to individuals who are thinking about or who have attempted suicide.

Moving Toward Retirements


NASWME Chapter 0 515


Barbara Meyers, LICSW

Two (2) Category A Clinical CEUs are pending approval from NASW NH.

Retirement is a life stage event complete with gains and losses. When a clinician retires, clients are impacted and there are multiple opportunities to explore the gains and losses for them as well. Thus hour and one-half workshop is designed to help private practice clinicians anticipating retirement to explore the impact of retirement both for them selves and their clients. Throughout the emphasis will be on self-care and the ethical dimensions to saying “goodbye.” There will be time for both discussion and didactic information regarding the process.

Topics will include:

a. Self-care as one negotiates closing a practice;

b. Preparation for post-retirement life;

c. The ethical dimensions of terminating with clients; and

d. Tools and techniques for good endings in preparation for new beginnings.

Social Work Symposium

NASWME Chapter 0 739
A morning of social work unity!

About this Event


Join the Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont Chapters for this amazing line-up of speakers!

8:30 am - 12:00 pm EST

History Lost, Stolen or Strayed: The Footsteps of NASW

Mildred “Mit” Joyner, DPS, MSW, LCSW

NASW President

Today as our nation faces two pandemics and NASW re-affirms its commitment to anti-racism, the social work profession must examine its steps toward justice. What action is our professional association prepared to take to build a “Beloved Community”? The social work community will continue to bend the arc of justice towards equity for all, no matter how arduous the journey.


COVID 19 and the Role of Social Workers

Jonathan White, Ph.D., LCSW-C, CPH

Commander, US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

Director of Recovery, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

COVID 19 has brought about numerous challenges to our healthcare, social services, and schools. How can social workers best support recovery and resilience in our communities affected by this pandemic?


The Coming Election - Voting is Social Work

Kathryn M. Audette, MSW

Director, Government Affairs

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.

Social workers know the importance of voting - voting is social work. How do we best empower our clients and communities to exercise this right and responsibility? How do we engage in get out the vote activities during this time of social distancing? Moving forward, what can social workers do after the elections to contribute to the legislative process and expand voting rights and access?


Develop an Antiracist Lens for your Clinical Practice - Part II


NASWME Chapter 0 650
A live webinar - 2 Clinical Contact Hours - for social workers and allied professionals

About this Event

Develop an Antiracist Lens for your Clinical Practice - Part II

Presenter: Keita Annie Whitten Foster BSW, MSW LCSW, SEP

Founder: Ready, Set THrive!, The Harriet Tubman Movement Coalition of Maine, and Community Dialogues on Racism as a Public Health Crisis in the Midst of COVID-19

2 Clinical Contact Hours approved by NASW Maine

“Understanding racism and white supremacy are endemic to the development of all authentic relations between humans, including humans and nature. My life work has become about cultivating capacity, spirit, compassion, resiliency, grace, perseverance, and healing. Our stories are unique, yet we are not alone. There is no hierarchy of pain or suffering. The challenge is recognizing how these experiences continue to shape our current understandings and relationships about ourselves and each other so we can co-create authentic social engagement for all our relations.

~Keita Annie Whitten Foster

Restorative Justice in Community & Clinical Practice


NASWME Chapter 0 767

Jacob Stone, LSW, ACSW (Ret.)

2 Clinical CEUs approved by NASW VT

Workshop/learning objective details to come soon

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.


Theme picker