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Professional Development Opportunities

Intersections in Practice: Forward Together: Social Workers Leading Change

Section members can earn 1.5 free Social Work CEs by reading this annual bulletin and passing the online post test. This year's articles cover:

  • Diversity
  • Disparities
  • Leadership
  • Trends
  • Interventions
  • Public health

An Hour With Private Practice: Questions & Answers

Wednesday,  November 18, 2020 (12-1pm)

An Hour with Private Practice: Questions & Answers is a free question and answer session for NASW members. Unless noted otherwise on the schedule, the call-in sessions focus on a specific private practice subject and are led by Mirean Coleman, LICSW, Clinical Manager at NASW.

Supporting the Mental Health of DACA Recipients

Monday, November 9, 2020 (1 – 3 pm ET)


Cheryl Aguilar, LICSW, LCSW-C; Laura Patricia Minero, PhD; German Cadenas, PhD; Liliana Campos, M.S., Doctoral Candidate, USF

CEs: 2 Cross Cultural contact hours of CEs

With the pandemic impacting communities across the nation, leading to a new mental health crisis, community members who are underserved, oppressed and experience mental health stigma are at a greater risk of facing mental health distress. The risks increase when policy and politics dictate and limit community members’ access, rights, and opportunities that enable individuals to secure basic safety, physiological and health needs.

While immigrants have commonly been implicated by various social determinants of health, the pandemic, increased racist political climate, and upcoming presidential election have led to a rise in anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in immigrants with temporary or undocumented statuses. As social workers, our code of ethics calls to respond to community’s distress and injustices through micro, mezzo, macro approaches.

This webinar, featuring an interdisciplinary team of mental health providers, scholars, and Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, will provide trauma-informed and culturally responsive strategies to respond to promote the mental wellbeing DACA recipient.

Cost: SPS Members: Free

Family Therapy During a Global Pandemic

Friday, November 20, 2020 (1 – 2 pm ET)

Presenter: Tracy Ross, LCSW

CE Category: 1 Social Work contact hour

Families are at home living under the same roof in a way that no one ever expected. Parents who completed the developmental phase of separating from and launching their college age and adult children, are now living together indefinitely. Old family dynamics are resurfacing and new issues are coming into play. Family of origin challenges including parent/child dynamics, sibling conflicts, triangles, coalitions, and cut offs are resurfacing and showing up in new ways.

Adult children returning to the family home and living under the same roof as parents and siblings is not an expected developmental phase in the family life cycle. For many, the global crisis has triggered not only a personal family crisis but also an opportunity and willingness to address unhealed wounds and engage in family therapy as never before.

Cost: SPS Members: Free

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Child Migrant Protection Toolkit

Learn how NASW and our members are addressing this humanitarian crisis and what you can do to help.

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