National Association of Social Workers

2019 NASW Virtual Forum | October 16-17, 2019

2019 Fall Virtual Forum - Day 2

October 17, 2019

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4 CEs available

  • Welcome & Introduction: Day Two - Opening Plenary - Addressing Intimate Partner Violence & Safety Planning

    October 17, 2019 - 12:15 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

    Plenary Session: Addressing Intimate Partner Violence & Safety Planning

    Safety planning with individuals who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing intimate partner violence is a complex yet vital skill for all clinicians. Effective and trauma-informed safety planning recognizes that each individual’s safety plan should be unique to their needs, strengths and resources and should be developed in an empowering and partnering relationship between the clinician and client. In this presentation, effective and trauma-informed safety planning best practices and resources will be presented and discussed.

  • Breakout Session: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children and Families

    October 17, 2019 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EDT

    Ijeoma Ogbannaya, PhD, MSW
    Assistant Professor
    Arizona State University School of Social Work
    Tempe, AZ

    Domestic violence, defined as battering or abusive acts between adults in the context of an intimate relationship, includes physical violence, emotional (psychological) abuse, sexual violence, and controlling behavior and exists along a range of severity. Millions of people in the United States experience domestic violence each year. The presentation will focus on how domestic violence poses both physical and emotional risks for children and their families, including its impact on parenting. The presentation concludes with a discussion on evidence-based interventions for victims of domestic violence and their children.

  • Breakout Session: Trauma-Informed Interpersonal Personal Violence Intervention

    October 17, 2019 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EDT

    Casey Taft, PhD
    Strength at Home Program
    National Center for PTSD
    VA Boston Healthcare System
    Boston, MA

    This presentation will focus on trauma-informed intimate partner violence (IPV) intervention. The speaker will discuss the etiology of IPV with a focus on the role of trauma and a “social information processing” model of violence. Several risk factors for IPV will be discussed, such as posttraumatic stress disorder and core themes underlying trauma and relationship problems such as difficulties with trust, power and control, self-esteem, and shame. An example of an evidence-based trauma-informed intervention, Strength at Home, will then be described and research evidence presented. 

  • Breakout Session: Intimate Partner Violence and the LGBTQ Community

    October 17, 2019 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT

    Jeff Zacharias, ACSW, LCSW, CADDC
    President & Clinical Director
    New Hope Recovery Center
    Chicago, IL

    Because the majority of domestic violence (DV)/intimate partner violence (IPV) is viewed through a heterosexual framework, LGBTQQIA+ individuals are left out of the discussion on DV/IPV. Same-sex partners experiencing DV/IPV often are afraid of reporting the incidents due to distrust of systems, such as the police and the legal system, and biases/stereotypes that it doesn't occur in same-sex partnerships. However, research and statistics are beginning to show that DV/IPV occurs at the same rate as their heterosexual counterparts and in some cases even higher numbers. This workshop will look at DV/IPV with same-sex partners, the ways in which it occurs whether physically, verbally, emotionally or through power/control as well as interventions and tools which clinicians can use to address those who are impacted by these behaviors.

  • Breakout Session: Moral Injury and Domestic Violence

    October 17, 2019 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT

    LeAnn Bruce, PhD, ACSW, MVF-CSV
    National Program Manager, DVIPV
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 
    Hardinsburg, Kentucky

    Moral injury is a conceptual framework of challenges often faced by those who have endured prolonged trauma which is known to affect the individual’s ability to connect with and trust others. This presentation will explore the impact of moral injury on intimate relationships and potential connection to increased risk for intimate partner violence.

  • Plenary Session & Closing: The Importance of Self-Care in Addressing Domestic Violence

    October 17, 2019 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EDT

    Laurie Graham, PhD, MSW
    Assistant Professor
    University of Maryland School of Social Work
    Baltimore, MD

    The social work profession, like all helping professions, requires individuals to be conscious of how listening to the trauma of our clients can impact us both professionally and personally. The retelling of difficult memories and the focus on survival skills impacts all helping professionals, as being exposed to this on a regular basis can lead to burn-out and compassion fatigue. Learn how even the simplest of self-care regimes can make a huge difference in your professional and personal life, as well as the effectiveness towards your clients' interventions.