National Association of Social Workers

2019 NASW Virtual Forum | October 16-17, 2019

2019 Fall Virtual Forum - Day 1

October 16, 2019

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4 CEs available

  • Welcome & Introduction: Opening Plenary - An Overview of Domestic Violence - Myths & Realities

    October 16, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT

    Welcome & Introduction to the Virtual Forum

    Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW
    CEO, National Association of Social Workers

    Laura Taylor, MSW, LSCSW
    National Director, Social Work
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    Participant Engagement

    Raffaele Vitelli, CAE
    Vice President, Professional Education & Product Development, NASW

    Opening Plenary: An Overview of Domestic Violence - Myths & Realities

    Ruth Glenn
    President & CEO
    National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    Denver, CO

    Domestic violence is still a mystery and a rarely discussed issue. Though it is a public health and social crisis, the awareness of the prevalence and dynamics of domestic violence is still not present in our social lexicon, and when it is present, there are still many misconceptions about who is impacted and how we make change. This session will give insight to the overall issue of domestic violence and those common misconceptions that are associated with it.

  • Breakout Session: Ethical Considerations in Working with Individuals who have Experienced Domestic Violence

    October 16, 2019 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EDT

    This session will provide a better understanding of ethical considerations for social workers responding to various domestic violence issues. It will address key topics including competence, interdisciplinary collaboration, client’s right to self-determination, privacy and confidentiality and informed consent. It will also offer effective ethical decision-making tools to ensure high standards of care.

  • Breakout Session: Domestic Violence and Suicide Prevention

    October 16, 2019 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EDT

    Keita Franklin, PhD, LCSW
    Chief Clinical Officer
    Psych Hub
    Nashville, TN

    Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence and Suicide are closely-linked, complex public health concerns with multiple shared risk and protective factors. This presentation will explore the association between these behaviors across populations as well as discuss screening, assessment, and interventions that mitigate risk and promote recovery for both DV/IPV and suicidality.

  • Breakout Session: Intimate Partner Violence and Older Adults

    October 16, 2019 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT

    Bonnie Brandl, MSW
    Founder & Director
    National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
    Boulder, CO

    A United Nations study indicates that a significant portion of elder abuse is intimate partner violence. As 10,000 baby boomers every day turn 65 years old, cases of abuse in later life are on the rise. During this session, we will hear from older survivors describing their experience. We will explore key dynamics of abuse in later life and effective strategies to respond, as well as identify community partners and promote a collaborative response to these complex cases.

  • Breakout Session: Public Policy/Advocacy Considerations

    The recording from this session is not available yet. It will be posted as soon as it is available.

    October 16, 2019 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT

    Kiersten Stewart
    Director, Public Policy & Advocacy
    Futures Without Violence
    Washington, DC

    Legislative activity at local, state, and federal level can be play a significant role in addressing domestic violence. Whether it is The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 or support for shelters at the local level, organized advocacy efforts are an important part of the process in working to end domestic violence. This session will highlight current legislative initiatives relating to domestic violence and the action that needs to be taken to address them.

  • Plenary Session & Closing: A Perspective from the Veterans Health Administration

    October 16, 2019 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EDT

    Lisa Pape, MSW
    Deputy Chief Officer
    Patient Care Services
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    Washington, DC

    The VA is committed to addressing the needs of Veterans, their intimate partners, and caregivers as well as VA staff who are affected by intimate partner violence and addressing domestic violence, neglect and abuse. In this presentation, the Deputy Chief Patient Care Service Officer for Care Management and Social Work will share information about the array of innovative and integrated programs and services available in the VA Healthcare System to serve Veterans and families.