Day Two - Friday, June 24, 2022

8:15 am EDT
Plenary Session – Social Work Advocacy & Policy

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1.5 Macro Social Work Credits

Social Work Advocacy & Policy

Sarah Christa Butts, MSW
Director, Public Policy
National Association of Social Workers

9:45 am EDT
Keynote Presentation – Day Two

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1 Macro Social Work Credits

Keynote Presentation

Rachel L. Levine, M.D.,
Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service
Assistant Secretary for Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Break

10:45 - 11:00am

11:00 am EDT
Breakout Session – Change is One of the Hardest Things We'll Do

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1.5 Clinical Social Work Credits

Change is One of the Hardest Things We'll Do

Presenter:
Isis Bey, LCSW, CCTP II

How many times have you heard someone make a New Year's Resolution, Try to lose weight, or stop drinking coffee? Oftentimes, as helping professionals, we forget how difficult it is to change. It’s a Brain Thing. Change doesn’t happen in a linear process. YET, it is a PROCESS. This workshop helps professionals to further understand the change process  and how to support those they serve through this challenging journey."

Creating Social Worker Resilancy through Trauma Informed Supervision
Presenter:
Virginia Lee Bagby, LMSW

This presentation will provide attendees with knowledge and concepts for the practice of Reflective Supervision in Trauma Informed Programs. The workshop provides training in evidence-informed supervision practices, and tools to enhance staff engagement, prevent and identify vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue, and creating collaborative and protected professional space for the supervisor and staff member to process the work. The presentation  emphasizes the use of agency/organization mission and Trauma Informed tenets in the establishment of Reflective Supervision (RS) Practices in Social Work programs and provides lessons learned from implementing RS at the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline.

11:00 am EDT
Breakout Session – The rise of “Puppy Mills” in clinical settings and the risk associated with ineffective counseling

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The rise of “Puppy Mills” in clinical settings and the risk associated with ineffective counseling.
 Presenter:
Janice Edwards

This symposium will explore the ethical dilemmas present when private practice practitioners, community organizations and agencies hire Social Workers who have the first level master licensing, e.g, LMSW, LGSW, LSW, yet have limited graduate, post-graduate, and certification to provide competent clinical Social Work services. Clinical Social Work services such as, individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and trauma informed therapy.  Presenters will discuss the ethical implications arising with hiring newly licensed master level Social Workers with limited post graduate training to provide clinically oriented services. Presenters will also discuss recommend policy changes to address the dilemmas of "puppy milling" newly licensed master Social Workers in private practice, community organizations and agencies.

11:00 am EDT
Breakout Session – Addressing The Suicide Risk Continuum: Prevention, Intervention and Postvention

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1.5 Clinical Social Work Credits

Addressing The Suicide Risk Continuum: Prevention, Intervention and Postvention
Presenters:
Amanda Ganoe, Sarah Haberbosch & Nikole Jones

Suicide continues to be a national crisis and a leading cause of death in the US. The time is right to learn about the continuum of suicidal risk in regards to prevention, intervention, and postvention. National crisis lines have yielded an increase in calls and there is a spike in those seeking mental health services following a crisis. Suicide rates increased for vulnerable populations. There was also an increase in gun sales over the past year which remains the primary method in suicide-related deaths. Social workers are uniquely prepared with a holistic, person-centered approach to support a person experiencing suicidal risk. In this session, you will learn how to prevent, intervene and support a community through a suicidal crisis.

Lunch

12:30 - 2:00pm

2:15 pm EDT
Breakout Session – Microaggressions Experienced by Employees of Human Service Agencies

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1.5 Cross Cultural Credits

Microaggressions Experienced by Employees of Human Service Agencies
Presenter:
Berg Miller, PhD, LMSW

There is a need to uncover the microaggressions experienced by human service professionals. This study used qualitative methods to explore women and non-binary people of color’s experiences of microaggressions within an agency context. Findings stress the importance of subtle and unintended discrimination among employees to foster inclusive workplaces. Recommendations include the development of workplace policies that create clear and effective avenues for remediation.

Creating Cultural Change: VA Social Work's Approach to Social Justice Advocacy
Presenter:
Angela Giles, DBH, LCSW

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the largest employer of master-prepared social workers. The National Director of Social Work called social workers to action to address racism within the VA Social Work Workforce; to step into social justice ethics. The director outlined micro, mezzo, and macro activities in which VA social workers might engage. This presentation shares the VA social work experience and plans to continue the social justice journey toward VA social workers reflecting the Veterans and the communities where they serve at all levels of the organization.


2:15 pm EDT
Breakout Session – VA Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault Initatives: Trauma Informed Care in Action

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1.5 Social Work Credits
VA Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault Initatives: Trauma Informed Care in Action
Presenter:

Dr. LeAnn E. Bruce

Using a case study approach, this interactive presentation will engage participants in strategic discussion about the application of trauma-informed care (TIC) in a large health care setting. Using the VA’s Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program (IPVAP) as an example, presenters will illustrate how TIC principles inform practices across several domains including environmental, policy, procedures, and interventions. TIC practices are a guiding principle in the design and implementation of IPVAP services for Veterans, their partners and VA staff who experience or use IPV.

Sexual Trauma Response Needs within MSW Program Curriculum and Continuing Education Training
Presenter:
Dr. Emily Nichols

This presentation addresses the need for MSW program curriculum and continuing education to better prepare social work professionals to respond to sexual trauma. Presenters will explore assessment and disclosures experiences of social work professionals treating sexual trauma and recommendations to incorporate sexual trauma response into social work education and training programs.

2:15 pm EDT
Breakout Session – What's Trending in Social Work Ethics and Professional Review

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1.5 Ethics Credits

What's Trending in Social Work Ethics and Professional Review

Presenter:
Andrea Murray, NASW Office of Ethics and Professional Review

Each year, NASW hears from thousands of social workers and consumers about ethics questions and concerns. NASW's Office of Ethics and Professional Review and the National Ethics Committee, (NEC) promote ethical practice by way of training, resources, consultation and the administration of the association's peer review process. This presentation will explore trending ethical issues, identifying common pitfalls, and opportunities to be proactive in advancing high standards of ethical practice.

Break

3:45 - 4:00pm

4:00 pm EDT
Plenary Session – 2022 Election Forecast

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Decision 2022: An Election Forecast

Julie Shroyer, MSW
President & CEO, Wheat Shroyer Government Relations

Hon. Alan Wheat
Chairman, Wheat Shroyer Government Relations LLC
Member of Congress (1983 – 1995)