National Association of Social Workers

2018 NASW Virtual Forum | November 14-15, 2018

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Virtual Forum Day 1

November 14, 2018 - View schedule here

4 CEs available

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  • Introduction to the NASW Virtual Forum

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT

    Speakers:

    Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW

    Raffaele Vitelli, CAE

  • Plenary Session: The Opioid Crisis: How We Got Here

    November 14, 2018 - 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT

    It is estimated more than 72,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2017. In the same year the opioid epidemic was declared a public health emergency. How did we get to this place? This session will provide an important overview of the evolution of substance use disorders leading up to the national opioid addiction crisis.

    1 CE

    Speaker:

    Jessica Nickel

    President & CEO, Addictions Policy Forum

    Washington, DC

  • Breakout Session: Cultural Competency and Opioid Addiction Treatment

    November 14, 2018 - 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EDT

    Awareness of the unique needs of different populations is a critical factor when addressing opioid addiction. This session will focus on the importance of cultural competency in regards to treatment.

    1 CE

    Speaker:

    Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW, 

    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

  • Breakout Session: Implementation Strategies to Support Integrated Care in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders

    November 14, 2018 - 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. ET

    Social workers are uniquely positioned to support implementation efforts for integrated treatment of opioid use disorders in diverse healthcare settings. This session will focus on implementation strategies currently utilized in national technical assistance initiatives that address common barriers to integrated opioid use disorder treatment.

    1 CE

    Speaker:

    Aimee Campbell, PhD, MSW
    Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatric Social Work
    Division on Substance Use Disorders
    Columbia University Medical Center and NY Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY

  • Breakout Session: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

    November 14, 2018 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT

    SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for person with substance use disorders. This session will provide insight to this approach in the treatment of substance use disorders.

    1 CE

    Speaker:

    Walker Reed Forman, MSW

    Lead Public Health Advisor, SAMHSA/CSAT/DSI

    Rockville, MD

  • Breakout Session: Building Effective Collaborations to Support Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders

    November 14, 2018 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT

    While much progress has taken place over the last decade to address the needs of children involved in child welfare,  in general and in particular those at risk of or involved with child welfare due to parental substance use disorders, there is still much more that needs to be done in order to help families thrive. This session will highlight past and current efforts at the federal and national level to advance collaborative practice to support families experiencing substance use disorders. The speaker will provide information on research that compels us as a field to continue to try new approaches and highlight resources based on workable solutions.

    1 CE

    Speaker:

    Elaine Voces Stedt, MSW

    Director, Children’s Bureau Office of Child Abuse and Neglect, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Washington, DC 

  • Plenary Session: Best Practices in Treatment

    November 14, 2018 - 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. EDT

    This session will explain some of the best psychosocial clinical practices. Participants will learn how to use harm reductive methods to help reduce the addicted person's negative risk to self and society.

    1 CE

    Speaker:

    Maurice Fisher, PhD, ACSW, LCSW

    Mental Health Therapist

    Roanoke Resources

  • Closing Remarks

    November 14, 2018 - 5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EDT

    Speaker:

    Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW