National Association of Social Workers

2018 NASW Virtual Forum | November 14-15, 2018

Virtual Forum Day 2

November 15, 2018 - View schedule here

4 CEs available

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  • Welcome and Plenary Session: Ethical Implications in the Treatment of Opioid Addiction

    November 15, 2018 - 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    1 CE


    Dawn Hobdy, MSW, LICSW

    Director, Office of Ethics & Professional Review, NASW 

    Washington, DC

  • Breakout Session: A Perspective from the Veteran’s Administration

    Wednesday November 15, 2018 - 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EDT

    1 CE


    Elizabeth M. Oliva, PhD 

    National Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Coordinator

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affair

    Karen Drexler, M.D.

    National Mental Health Program Director, Addictive Disorders in Mental Health Services

    Veterans Health Administration

  • Breakout Session: Opiates in Our Backyard: Implications for Drug Policy

    November 15, 2018 - 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EDT

    The opioid epidemic requires a national mobilization of resources and collaborative public health planning.
    This session will focus on the national and international drug policy implications in addressing this crisis and the important role that social work can play in joining other stakeholders in addressing this public health epidemic.

    1 CE


    Jasmine Tyler 

    Advocacy Director, U.S. Programs

    Human Rights Watch

  • Breakout Session: The Changing World of Addictions: Social Workers Poised to be an Integral Part of the Solution

    November 15, 2018 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

    This session will discuss the importance of integrated care plans and continuity of care as a practice model that brings primary care providers, behavioral health providers, social service providers together in the treatment equation.

    1 CE


    Kenneth B. Stoller, M.D.
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Baltimore, MD

    Daniel L. Buccino, LCSW-C, BCD
    Clinical Manager
    The Johns Hopkins Broadway Center for Addiction
    Baltimore, MD

  • Breakout Session: Opioids and the LGBTQ Community

    November 15, 2018 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT

    Substance use disorders, including opioids, disproportionately affects the LGBTQ community. Recent surveys have shown that LGB men and women were significantly more likely to have misused prescription pain relievers in the last year compared to heterosexual adults and had almost three times greater risk of opioid use disorder than heterosexual adults. This session will address the prevalence of opioids in the LGBTQ community and resources available to members of this population. 

    1 CE

  • Plenary Session: Social Workers and Self Care in the Age of Opioids

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

    The session will feature a presentation on the importance of social workers- who provide front-line services- to be aware of the stresses associated with managing complex multi-need individuals and families. The session will look at burn-out prevention techniques and related approaches to self-care.

    1 CE


    Sandra Lopez, ACSW, LCSW, DCSW

    Diplomate in Clinical Social Work

    Houston, TX

  • Closing Remarks/Conference Adjournment

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


    Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW