The Four Fatigues of COVID-19: Ethical Considerations and Provider Self-Care

NASWME Chapter 0 457

In this presentation, Chris will review the various ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted care providers and clients of all ages across multiple life domains. The impact on families, both of the provider and the clients, will also be discussed. He will share strategies to build resiliency and enhance self-care as providers navigate the challenges of balancing their client needs as well as their own wellness. Chris will share insights, thoughts, and tips within the areas of telehealth, remote safety planning, managing our time in the virtual space, and balancing provider personal demands with the professional realities of providing client care in a global pandemic.

Review & Practice - DBT Skills

Branch B Presentation

NASWME Chapter 0 263

with Robin Barstow, LCSW, MA, PhD

Free CE for NASW Members (any Branch)

$25 for non-members

All are welcome to attend.

You will be sent a zoom link prior to the workshop.

Certificates will be emailed upon receipt of your completed evaluation.

Questions? Email Lynn at


Cultural Diversity, Cultural Competence, and Ethical Social Work Practice


NASWME Chapter 0 485

The United States of the 21st century is a patchwork land of many cultures: racial, ethnic, religious, geographic, gender, age, and even physical status. Each culture has its own worldview, relationship guidelines, family structure, spiritual mindsets, and values. In their work, social workers inevitably encounter persons from cultures different from their own, and these differences can be challenging obstacles to effective, ethical practice.

The values of the profession, as articulated in the NASW Code of Ethics, ask us to honor the dignity and worth of our clients, to respect their autonomy, and to practice competently. The ethical mandate of competence includes what has been called “Cultural Competence”.

This workshop will address some of the broad categories of culturally distinct groups in our country, and provide some guidelines for what has been called a “cultural interview” as a path to cultural and ethical competence. We will also address the idea that some situations may make ethical competence impractical or impossible, and approaches to these situations. We will also address the benefit, when working cross-culturally, of maintaining an attitude of humility and interest in other cultures.

The program will use some brief lecture/discussion segments, with case studies for processing in breakout groups and again in the larger group.

NASW ME Diversity

NASWME Chapter 0 317

NASW ME Diversity Committee Development Workgroup

This short-term workgroup will set the mission, goals and structure for the (temporarily named) NASW ME Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.

You must be an NASW ME Member to participate.


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