Upcoming SPS Webinars: Register Now
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 1 - 2:00 pm (ET)
Presenter: Aaron Guest, MPH, MSW, CPH
CE Category: 1 Cross Cultural Contact hour
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT)
individuals continue to face greater health threats and disparities than their
heterosexual peers. Importantly, LGBT people are members of every community,
and include people of all races and ethnicities, all ages, all faiths and
socioeconomic statuses, and from all parts of the country. Although much has
changed socially and politically regarding the social and legal status of LGBT
persons, issues of marginalization, stigmatization, and homophobia continue to
plague the LGBT community. LGBT individuals in rural environments continue to
face greater psychosocial and health disparities compared to their urban LGBT
counterparts. This is in addition to the challenges of access to economic,
educational, and healthcare opportunities we often find in rural areas.
Social workers have an essential role to play across the
lifespan of LGBT individuals. Social workers often find themselves as one of
the first persons an individual will identify to, as well as the one ensuring
an individual's identity is respected in later life.
This webinar will provide an overview of the experience of
LGBT individuals in rural environments throughout the lifespan. Throughout the
webinar participants can expect to gain knowledge about issues facing rural
LGBT persons, existing community strengths, as well as resources and
tools to interact with rural LGBT clients and communities.
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 1 – 2 pm ( ET)
- Cindy Bernal, South Texas Pro
Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR)
- Anne Marie Mulcahy, JD, BS - Program
Director, Vera Institute of Justice
- Hayne Yoon, JD, BA - Director,
Government Affairs, Vera Institute of Justice
In summer 2018, the media and the public became aware of a
growing crisis of immigrant children being separated from their parents and held
in government custody as a result of the administration’s zero-tolerance policy
toward illegal border crossings. The attorneys providing legal services to the
unaccompanied children have played a critical role in ensuring that these
children are safe, provided with information about their legal rights, and
reunited with their parents when possible. However, even before this public
spotlight, many unaccompanied children, including some with histories of abuse,
trafficking, and other harms have faced complicated legal proceedings without
lawyers to represent them. The presenters will provide an overview of the
intersection of family separation and legal services for unaccompanied
children, from the perspective of a practitioner on the ground, the national
picture, and the federal policy changes under consideration
For informational purposes only: No CEs will be
provided. Open to all NASW members at no cost.
Online Training: “Challenges for Voting Rights in America” Social Workers as Social & Political Activists
September 20, 2018 - 3 - 4 pm ET
This webinar will touch on the historical context of gaining access to the ballot by African Americans and women and also will look at the threat to voting rights for Hispanics, college students, and African Americans for the upcoming mid-term elections in 2018 and the presidential election in 2020.
NASW 2018 Virtual
Forum: "Opioid Crisis: No Community Is Immune"
November 14 - 15, 2018
two-day program will address the opioid crisis from a social work perspective,
feature both plenary and breakout sessions, and offer CE credits. Live-streamed
from the NASW National Office, you will be able to view it from your home, your
office or mobile device. More information coming soon.