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Upcoming SPS Webinar: Register Now

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 1:00 - 2:00 pm (ET)

Emotions and Politics: Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Immigrants

Presenter:  Cheryl Aguilar, LICSW, LCSW-C
CE Category: 1 Cross-Cultural Contact hour

With immigration at the height of the political debate in the United States, a wide micro and macro response is needed to address the challenges migrant populations face. From acculturation to discrimination to stigma to lack of services, immigrants who are undocumented face a unique set of stressors impacting their mental health. 

This workshop will explore the immigration journey to address the "Why do they come"?, will go over the meaning of different immigration statuses and jargon you may come across, discuss immigration status as a social determinant of health, and identify current challenges and opportunities for engagement, treatment and advocacy. This workshop pays particular attention to immigrants with an undocumented status or temporary statuses.

The On-Demand (Self-study) version will be online within ten days.

Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Private Practice and Mental Health

There are two important practice alerts that clinical social workers should be aware of that will affect reimbursement:

An Hour with Private Practice - October 17

Child Welfare, Children and Families

Virtual Forum: "Opioid Crisis: No Community is Immune" - November 14 & 15
This two-day program will address the opioid crisis from a social work perspective, feature both plenary and breakout sessions, and offer CE credits. You will be able to view this live-streamed event from your desk or mobile device.

Facing the Opioid Crisis
On episode 13 of NASW Social Work Talks podcast, meet David Stoecker, LCSW, founder and director of Better Life in Recovery. He recommends that we look at the opioid addiction pandemic through a harm-reduction lens, rather than a punitive one.

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