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.

Click on this link to submit a proposal: https://proposalspace.com/calls/d/1644

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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