NASW-MD Chapter's Social Work Student VIRTUAL Advocacy Day 2024

NASW Maryland

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You are invited to join over 400 social work students from across the state to learn about the legislative process, receive an update on current bills concerning various social issues, attend (live virtual) legislative hearings, and network with students across the state. Advocacy is an important component of professional social work practice. The goal of this event is to build the capacity of social work students to understand the legislative process and identify strategies to influence social policies and programs. The program agenda will include a keynote presentation, remarks from Legislators, report on bills being introduced, workshops on providing testimony the legislative process, how to analyze a bill, legislative advocacy, Social Work Careers in Legislative Advocacy, and other topics.

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2024 NASW National Conference – “Social Work: Leading Social Change”

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Save the Date – 2024 NASW National Conference – “Social Work: Leading Social Change”

June 19-22, 2024

Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC

Join more than 2,000 social workers, like-minded professionals, and thought leaders by attending the NASW National Conference for unparalleled opportunities in professional development, continuing education, networking, and thought-provoking conversations tackling the most pressing issues facing the social work profession across the world. More details coming soon!

Call for proposals: These proposals will provide the rich, educational foundation for the 50+ breakout sessions that the Conference offers. Proposals can be submitted in formats such as individual presentations, symposia, or poster presentations. Take advantage of this opportunity to engage with peers and share knowledge with your community.

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Submission Deadline: November 22, 2023

Managing Risk in the Social Work Profession

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Managing risk in private practice is a crucial and intricate aspect of the social work profession, ensuring the safety and well-being of both clients and practitioners. Social workers play a pivotal role in addressing various societal challenges, from mental health issues to child welfare concerns, and the complexity of their tasks necessitates a proactive approach to risk management. By systematically assessing, mitigating, and monitoring potential risks, social workers can uphold the highest standards of care, maintain professional integrity, and create a secure environment for all parties involved. This presentation will provide an overview of the prominent themes and issues that tend to lead to litigation and licensing complaints in private practice, as well as explore risk mitigation strategies when working with families in private practice.

Participants will: 
(1) Explore what the research suggests are the prominent themes and issues that tend to lead to litigation and licensing board complaints filed against social workers
(2) Understand the key risk management tips to protect clients and manage risk (litigation and board complaints, especially)
(3) Identify and examine key risk management strategies when working with families

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Mezzo Social Work Practice With Afghan Populations

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Professionals at various levels of program management will discuss their experience in collaborating with organizations that support the newest Afghan arrivals.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will understand the various applications of the mezzo level of the ecological framework in practice with people from Afghanistan. 
  2. Participants will be able to apply unique concepts of community connection when serving people from Afghanistan. 
  3. Participants will be able to access the toolkit as they continue to support people from Afghanistan.

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