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Tackling the Grand Challenge to End Homelessness

Monday, October 3, 2022 (1-2 pm ET)

Presenters:  Rashida Crutchfield, EdD, MSW and Benjamin Henwood, PhD, LCSW

CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour

Launched in 2016, the Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative that was sponsored by the American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare (AASWSW) represents a dynamic social agenda focused on solving this nation’s toughest problems. The grand challenge to end homelessness (GC2EH) was adopted as part of this initiative as a way to orient the social work profession and advance innovation and evidence-based solutions.

In this webinar we will review a number of major initiatives or advances in workforce development and research that have been implemented by schools of social work across the United States to address the GC2EH. We will also discuss ongoing and persistent institutional and structural factors, including systemic racism and income/wealth inequality, that perpetuate or exacerbate the problem of homelessness. Much of the work that has been accomplished during the first 5 years of the GC2EH lays the groundwork for progress over the next 5 years.

Objectives:

  • Introduce social workers to the Grand Challenge to End Homelessness.
  • Review progress towards achieving the grand challenge to end homelessness over the past 5 years.
  • Discuss how social workers in the field can contribute to the grand challenge to end homelessness.

Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Members:  $20 / Non NASW Members: $35


Working with Women at the Intersection of Poverty, Incarceration & Domestic Violence

Monday, October 24, 2022 (1 – 2 pm ET)

Presenter:  Ashley McSwain, MSW, MSOD

CEs: 1 Domestic Violence contact hour

This workshop responds to the strong call for social workers to provide supports and service that demonstrate an understanding of the lived experience of the women involved in the criminal justice system.

Objectives:

  • Become culturally aware about the experience of women’s reentry and develop an understanding of how you create a supportive environment in which your clients can thrive.
  • Understanding intersectionality and why knowing the clients lived experience is so vital.
  • Confronting your own values and how they influence the work
  • Look at best practices and solutions that will best serve women returning home from prison or jail.

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS NASW Members: $20 / Non-NASW Member: $35


Social Worker Screening for Dissociation in Substance Abuse Clients

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 (1 – 2:30 pm ET)

Presenter: Gregory L. Nooney, MSW, ACSW, LISW, LCSW

CEs: 1.5 Clinical contact hours

The presenter will provide methods to identify dissociation in your substance abuse clients and provide techniques to use in order to treat them effectively.

Objectives:

  • Understand the connection between childhood trauma and insecure attachment to dissociation in adulthood
  • Learn specific assessment tools to identify dissociative symptoms and determine their severity in working with clients with substance use disorders.
  • Learn how to apply specific techniques with clients with substance use disorders who have significant dissociative symptoms.

Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Members:  $20 / Non NASW Members: $35


Strategies to Support Older Grandparents Raising Adolescent Grandchildren

Wednesday, December 7 (1 – 2 pm ET)

Presenter:  Tina L. Dothard Peterson, PhD, MPH, CSW

CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour

Persistent growth continues among grandparents raising grandchildren. While more attention has focused on grandparents raising younger grandchildren, older grandparents with adolescent grandchildren often get lost in the caregiving conversation. Our session will focus on strategies to support older grandparents when younger grandchildren become adolescents.

Objectives:

  • Social workers will be able to describe demographic characteristics of older grandparents raising adolescent grandchildren
  • Social workers will be able to discuss issues affecting older grandparents raising adolescent grandchildren
  • Social workers will be able to identify promising strategies to support older grandparents raising adolescent grandchildren

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS NASW Members: $20 / Non-NASW Member: $35


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