National Association of Social Workers

2019 NASW Virtual Forum | June 19-20, 2019

2019 Virtual Forum Day 1

June 19, 2019 - View schedule here

4 CEs available

  • Introduction and Plenary Session: An Overview of Trauma

    Includes a Live Event on 06/19/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    June 19, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT

    Introduction to the 2019 NASW Virtual Forum


    Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW

    Raffaele Vitelli, CAE

    Keynote Presentation: An Overview of Trauma

    It is recognized that trauma is a widespread and costly public health issue. This all-encompassing term has been used to frame everything from individual service delivery to large-scale program design. Through recent research and observations, there is an increasing awareness of the impact of trauma on clients, and the risk of re-traumatization, if not treated properly. This session will provide an overview of how to recognize and treat clients with trauma in a variety of different settings and through the lens of micro, mezzo, and macro service delivery.

  • Breakout Session: Understanding PTSD

    Includes a Live Event on 06/19/2019 at 1:45 PM (EDT)

    June 19, 2019 - 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EDT

    PTSD has often been referred to as the new public health crisis. As social workers, we are likely to encounter clients with PTSD in all areas of practice. This course provides a practical overview of the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, risk factors, and evidence-based treatments for PTSD, as well as the importance of screening for PTSD and monitoring of symptom change and treatment outcomes.

  • Breakout Session: Child Welfare/ACES

    Includes a Live Event on 06/19/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    June 19, 2019 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT 

    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic events that occur in childhood, including abuse (physical, sexual, emotional), neglect, witnessing IPV, and/or household mental illness. Nearly two-thirds of adults have experienced at least one type of childhood adversity. Research shows repeated exposure to these events can lead to toxic stress and poor outcomes later in life. Social workers must learn to recognize the impacts of trauma and how to work with children and adolescents who have been traumatized without re-traumatizing them. This session explores how to use ACEs scores to guide treatment and improve the lives of children and families

  • Breakout Session: Tele-Health and Trauma

    Includes a Live Event on 06/19/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    June 19, 2019 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT   

    Advances in technology continue to shape the way we work with clients in the social work profession. While it allows us to meet the needs of clients, particularly those in rural locations where providers are limited, social workers need to stay abreast to any ethical considerations that potentially could arise, as well as have an awareness of the challenges that telehealth may present to victims of trauma. This session will provide an overview of effective ways to treat clients struggling with a traumatic experience, in the past or present, using telehealth as a means of communication.

  • Plenary Session: Trauma and Addictions / Closing Remarks

    Includes a Live Event on 06/19/2019 at 4:15 PM (EDT)

    June 19, 2019 - 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EDT   

    As social workers, we have witnessed numerous clients who have turned to drugs and alcohol in attempt to cope with the overwhelming feelings that are experienced by victims of trauma. Knowing that these behaviors are destructive is not reason enough for individuals to stop using. We need to look at treating the root of the pain. This course will provide an overview of methods to use when working with clients who have addictions resulting from experiences from traumatic events.

  • Breakout Session: The Role of Trauma and Intimate Partner Violence

    Includes a Live Event on 06/19/2019 at 1:45 PM (EDT)

    June 19, 2019 - 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EDT   

    According to the CDC, 20 people are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner every minute in the United States. Be it physical violence, sexual violence, threats of violence, emotional abuse, or other forms, intimate partner violence (also known as domestic violence) has been shown to have both immediate, short-term, and long-term health, social, and economic consequences. Social workers play a pivotal role in providing support and resources to these victims. This session will focus on the impact of intimate partner violence and best practices to working with clients who have been subjected to this form of trauma.