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NASW-MD CHAPTER ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2013
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2013 Annual Social Work Conference

THURSDAY and FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013


Maritime Institute of Technology
692 Maritime Blvd, Linthicum Hts, MD 21090

----DIRECTIONS----

THURSDAY March 21, 2013 SCHEDULE:
Macro Social Work Pre-Conference
Macro Social Work: The Solution to the Challenges of Today
5.5 Hours Category I CEUs
or 7.5 Hours Category I CEU's

Exhibitions ongoing throughout the day in lobby area near registration tables
EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

You may also register online at REGISTER ONLINE NOW! 
If you prefer to pay by check and mail in your registration, you may print out a registratioin form here: REGISTER BY MAIL  
Do not mail your registration form to the Maritime Institute!  Please make check payable to NASW-MD and mail to:

NASW-MD, 5750 Executive Drive, Suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21228


8:00a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 
Registration, Continental Breakfast, Networking

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Welcome and Keynote presentation

 

 

 

 

Keynote Speaker: Vincent DeMarco, President of the Maryland Citizen's Health Initiative  "Making Something Out of Nothing"

9:45 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
Break

10:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m.
Panel: “ Macro Social Workers and their Careers”
Moderator: Brandon McLeod, MSW
 Panelists:  Stanley Weinstein, PhD, (Administration, Work in state government, Social Work Workforce development, SW licensing effort)
 Philip Holmes, MSW, (Administration, Association management, Civic  engagement, Program development, and Business development)
Robin McKinney, MSW( Financial education, Community action, Societal change planning and action), and
John Herron,  MSW, MBA (Research, Social Enterprise, Program Development and Administration, Mergers)

12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Networking

1:00 p.m. -2:15 p.m.
Presentation by: Dr. Linda Plitt Dondalson, "Contemporary Social Work Licensure: Implications for Macro Practitioners"

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Presentation by Cassie Ravo, MSW " You Are the Best Person for the Job: How to Articulate and Communicate Your Social Work Skills to Potential Employers"

4:30p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Optional: Avoid rush hour! 

 

Stay for film and discussion on "Place to Place" and earn 2 additional CAT 1 CEU's! 

Discussion led by Erin Walton, MSW



FRIDAY March 22, 2013 SCHEDULE:
6.5 Hours Category I CEUs
Exhibitions ongoing throughout the day in lobby area near registration tables
EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Registration, Continental Breakfast, Networking

8:45 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
Welcome and Keynote Presentation
 “Social Workers: Powerful, Resilient, and Strong!”

Presenter: Valli Swerdlow, MSW, Valli Associates
Failure isn’t an option… but it should be! If you think that failure isn’t an option, think again. Learn how private and public sector organizations can shatter old ways of thinking about failure and success. Valli Swerdlow will be sharing the inspiring and enlightening story of how one client’s failure ended up leading her to her ultimate success. Experience ways to confront your own long-held assumptions and biases about failure. Come learn new ways of thinking that will enable you, your organizations, and clients to take more risks, embrace greater uncertainty, and soar to new heights personally and professionally.
In this fast-paced and entertaining program, you will learn how to:
-Ramp up your creativity and innovation - See how changing your “story” can change your life and lead to exhilaration
-Shatter assumptions about failure - Identify the traditional constructs that may be holding you back from getting what you want
-Create a new vocabulary - Develop a new and significantly more empowering language of failure

 


10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (2.5 hours)
Morning Session Workshops

Workshop A
“Healthcare Reform: Get Informed and Get Engaged”


Presenters: 
Adrienne Ellis, LGSW, MSW, Director, Maryland Parity Project,
Mental Health Association of MD and  Leni Preston, Chair, Maryland Women’s Coalition for Health Care  Reformitle: 

Synopsis:
  This workshop will provide information on the Affordable Care Act and its specific behavioral health provisions and implications. It will address general and Maryland-specific implementation as well as the expanded impact of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.  It will provide resources and ways you can get involved.

Learning Objectives:  Upon completion of this intermediate course, participants will be able to:
1. Gain a basic understanding of health care reform
2. Gain specific understanding of Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act
3. Learn about resources, tools, and action steps for getting involved in the process

Duration: 2.5 hours


Workshop B
“Resilience in the Face of War”

Presenter: 
Joanne Boyle-Marsh, LCSW-C, Baltimore Vet Center

Synopsis:  In a time of war, many images may remain with you…Then you finally come home and face the challenge of transition and readjustment.  Readjustment is a stressful situation and can present a variety of problems that affect a Veterans life, especially if there are barriers to accessing support and resources.  In this workshop, you will learn about the stresses of readjustment, complications, and barriers to seeking help and receiving care; Post traumatic Stress Disorder; and how you can successfully assist a veteran in being more resilient.

Learning Objectives: Upon Completion of this intermediate course, participants will be able to:
1. Understand and identify common problems that often arise in readjusting to
      civilian life after deployment
2. Identify common barriers to treatment/seeking assistance
3. Identify valuable resources that can assist Veteran’s readjustment
4. Identify unique issues for woman veterans who have been deployed
 
Duration: 2.5 hours


Workshop C
“Mindfulness: The Art of Being Present in Your Life”

Presenter:    Linda Johannison, LCSW-C

Synopsis:  Have you ever been in a situation that is so stressful you can’t think straight?  This is when mindfulness practice becomes most useful because it helps us remain calm and clear. It can prevent us from being overcome by waves of emotion and confusion reality. This workshop will focus on what mindfulness is and offer methods to use mindfulness in formal meditation as well as incorporate this practice to improve daily life.  A combination of lecture, question and answer, and experiential exercises will be utilized.

Learning Objectives:  Upon completion of this intermediate course, participants will be able to:
1. Obtain and understand definitions of mindfulness from at least three sources in  this field
2. Learn how to use breathing, physical sensations, sounds, and more to improve the formal meditation experience
3. Understand the potentials for using mindfulness to reduce stress and remain centered when not in formal meditation; in other words, during the rest of one’s waking hours
4. Learn how to teach mindfulness techniques to clients

Duration: 2.5 hours


Workshop D
Peer Victimization: Modes of Bullying and Their Emotional, Psychological, and Social Outcomes

Presenters: Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C, and Brittany S. Marshall, MSW Candidate- May 2013

Synopsis:
This workshop will explore the growing problem of bullying and the emotional, psychological, and social voids left upon victims. Issues of discussion will include bullying subtypes, consequences of victimization, and implications for practice with this population.  Review of current literature and multimedia will be utilized to display the impact of peer victimization. Various prevention and intervention techniques will also be discussed. This is an interactive workshop where case vignettes will be presented and participants will work in a group setting.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
 1.  Develop understanding of peer victimization and its prevalence in today’s society
 2. Define and articulate types of bullying among children and adolescents
 3. Understanding of the emotional, psychological and social impact
 4.  Increase participant knowledge of various prevention and intervention techniques
 5. Identify warnings signs of victimization and how to clinically mitigate its
      psychological effects.
 
Duration: 2.5 hours


Workshop E
“Gambling: The Hidden Addiction”


Presenters: Carl Robertson, MRe, M.Div, Prevention Manager, Maryland Center Of Excellence on Problem Gambling, and 
Evonne Nelson-Gershon, LGSW-Helpline Manager, Center on Problem Gambling

Title: Synopsis:  In November of 2012, Marylanders voted in favor of Question 7 (also known as the Gaming Expansion Question). This presentation will focus on basic background to problem gambling and its prevalence in Maryland.  Participants will be provided concrete assessment tools and training resources to implement in their professional environments

Learning Objectives: Upon Completion of this intermediate course, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss Maryland prevalence rates
2. Describe DSM criteria
3. Learn screening and assessment tools

Duration: 2.5 hours


Workshop F
Changing Face of Maryland:  Demographics, Immigration Policy, and Impact on Social Work

Presenter: Liz Alex, LCSW-C, Casa de Maryland

Synopsis:  During this presentation participants will review national and statewide demographic trends and engage in discussion of how specific local, state, and federal policies may impact our state’s growing immigrant and Latino populations.  Workshop will include case examples, small group discussions, and testimonies from individuals directed by existing or pending policies, and will span a range of social work settings, including foster care, youth/higher education, domestic violence/criminal justice, and community integration.  Participants will also discussing possible impact of pending legislation and opportunities for social workers to become actively engaged in shaping immigration policy.

Learning Objectives:  Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
1.  Identify situations in which immigration policy may impact clients in a variety of social work settings, including with individuals, families, groups, and communities
2.  Identify pending legislative proposals that will impact immigrant populations in our state, and opportunities for advocacy
3.  Identify ways in which immigration policies impact our clients (immigrant and non immigrant) and the broader community

Duration: 2.5 hours


12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Luncheon and Social Work Month Awards Presentation
Presiding: Debra Hammen, NASW-MD President


2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (3 hours)
Friday Afternoon Session Workshops


Workshop G
Social Work and Cultural Competency Today

Presenter: Fran Franklin, Ph.D

Synopsis:  The neighborhoods we live in, where we work, and equally important the clients we serve are vastly different today in comparison to yesterday. Family structure, adults and children with disabilities, home health care, chronic disease management, natural disasters (Hurricane Katrina and Sandy), and end of life decisions will immediately generate certain thoughts and beliefs that will reflect different cultural practices and different worldviews.  Different cultural practices require social workers to be culturally competent in order to serve diverse populations. Cultural competency is critical to improving the delivery of quality services to our clients and thus improving outcomes. This workshop will review cultural perspectives in terms of cultural strengths. Participants will be provided an opportunity to examine their own awareness, sensitivity and attitude toward cultural differences. In addition, participants will gain knowledge about various cultures, and learn to apply cultural knowledge to their social work practice.

Learning Objectives: Upon Completion of this intermediate course, participants will be able to:
1. Differentiate between culture, diversity, and ethnicity
2. Identify unique as well as general characteristics of clients from diverse backgrounds
3. Increase awareness of professional self, and
4. Apply cultural knowledge to social work practice

Duration: 3 hours


Workshop H
The Multi-Generational Workforce: Key Strategies for Successful Service Delivery

Presenter: Valli Swerdlow, MSW

Synopsis:  Look Around!  You can’t help but notice people of all ages working side-by-side in most organizations.  Did you realize that for the first time in history the following four generations are working together:  Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation Xs and Millennials?  Social services are frequently delivered by a team of professionals.  Understanding the perspectives of our teammates and clients will improve our communication skills and collaboration, which will lead to better services for our clients.

Learning Objectives: Upon Completion of this intermediate course, participants will be able to:
1. Explore the attitudes, values and expectations of the four generations:
       Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation Xs and the Millennial
 2.  Learn and understand what motivates each generation to increase
      organizational retention and promote innovation
 3. Experience the gifts and differences that each generation brings to the
     workplace and be more prepared to go to work with a new perspective

Duration: 3 hours


Workshop I
After the Honeymoon: What the Recent Passing of the Civil Marriage Protection Act Really Means for Maryland’s LGBT Families

Presenters: Rachael Stern, MSW, LMSW, LGSW, Katherine Anne Oliver, MSW, LCSW-C, and Susan Francis, JD

Synopsis:  While many social workers are celebrating the result of the recent popular vote in Maryland to enact the Civil Marriage Protection Act, what does the law mean in everyday terms for LGBT couples and their children in light of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and other state, federal and international limitations? In this panel discussion including a clinical social worker, an attorney and an advocate who work with the LGBT community, learn a brief history of the work that went into passing the measure, the legal implications of the law (what it does and does not protect for families), issues you may see in a clinical setting, and the next steps for full equality for the LGBT community in terms of marriage and beyond.  Participants will have ample opportunity to participate in a question and answer session following the panel.

Learning Objectives:  Upon completion of this intermediate course, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the history of the work leading up to the recent historic vote for marriage equality in Maryland.
2. Understand the legal implications of the new law for LGBT Marylanders and their families including the numerous protections not available to LGBT families because of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
3. Get an overview of some clinical issues that could result from the recent election and enactment of the Civil Marriage Protection Act.
4. Learn the next steps in advocating for equal rights for LGBT Marylanders in terms of marriage and beyond.
Duration: 3 hours


Workshop J
Ethical and Risk Management Issues in Social Work: Essential Knowledge

Presenter: Pamela Willis, LCSW-C, MSW

Synopsis:  This presentation is designed to provide attendees with more in depth understanding and knowledge of ethical decision-making.  As Social Workers face critical situations that can cause ethical conflicts, this workshop will review critical issues involved in arriving at an ethically sound plan of action. In addition, an open discussion will be held as part of this presentation to share strategies/techniques related to effective time management skills social workers may use to reduce stress while they work toward accomplishing a myriad of tasks and assignments required in their role as service providers, with the goal of avoiding unethical practices.

Learning Objectives: Upon Completion of this intermediate course, participants will be able to:
1. Gain core knowledge on ethical dilemmas, ethical decision making, and ethical risk management
2. Learn about standards of care necessary to prevent exploitation of those we provide service

Duration: 3 hours
Please note: This workshop qualifies for the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners 3-hour ethics requirement for licensure renewal.


Workshop K
Youth and Addiction: Exploring Trends, Human Development, Co-Morbidity and Treatment Modalities

Presenter: Veronica E. Cruz, LCSW-C

Synopsis:  This workshop will explore the growing trend among youth and addiction. The focus will go beyond marijuana and focus on current drug trends and the overall implication of using drugs for the adolescent, the parents and the support system as a whole. Various issues will be discussed including but not limited to gender and ethnicity trends, brain development, co-morbidity, advocacy, and treatment modalities.  Current literature will be discussed and participants will be able to articulate the importance of exploring various prevention and intervention techniques. The presenter is a bi-cultural forensic social worker specialized in criminal defense mitigation, dual diagnosis, crisis intervention, addictions, trauma, and working with diverse ethnic groups.  This is an interactive workshop where case vignettes will be presented and participants will work in a group setting. 

Learning Objectives:  Upon completion of this intermediate course, participants will be able to:
1. Define and articulate the overall implications of youth and addiction
2. Increase participant’s knowledge and understanding how addiction effects human development  
3. Understand the connection between addictions and mental illness and explore the concept of co-morbidity
4. Increase one’s knowledge of various prevention and intervention techniques that are both cost effective and practical
5. Participants will be able to articulate essential clinical skills needed to work with children and adolescent with an addiction

Duration: 3 hours


Workshop L
Social Work and Social Media: A Macro Perspective on Advocacy, Organizing, and Ethics

Presenter: Erin Walton, MSW, LCSW-C and Adrienne Kilby, BSW, Student Representative, NASW-MD Board of Directors 

Synopsis:  This workshop is an examination of social media as a movement, from a Macro perspective.  Learn the history of social media and the reciprocal impact of social media on social work practice and vice versa.  Examine the 6 Core Values and Ethical Principles of the NASW Code of Ethics and how they apply to social media in Macro practice.  Discuss social media movements and campaigns, both successful and unsuccessful, and their integrity.  Understand the changing nature of social media and explore various strategies to maintaining integrity in engaging in social media in practice. 
Learning Objectives:  Upon completion of this intermediate course, participants will be able to:
 1.  Participants will gain an initial or expand upon an existing understanding of        the NASW Code of Ethics Core Values and Ethical Principles and learn about social media as a movement, as well as the history of social media
2. Participants will be able to discuss the 6 core values of the NASW Code of  Ethics and how they apply to and intersect with aspects of social media in practice with individuals, groups, and communities
 3.   Participants will examine examples of social media in Macro practice, both successful and unsuccessful, and apply the principle of integrity to discussion of various social media campaigns

Duration: 3 hours
Please note: This workshop qualifies for the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners 3-hour ethics requirement for licensure renewal.


2013 SOCIAL WORK MONTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
REGISTRATION FORM
Friday, March 22, 2013
(#1712 – 6.5 Cat. I CEUs)
And
Thursday, March 21, 2010
Macro Social Work Pre-Conference
Macro Social Work: The Solution to the Challenges of Today
(5.5 Cat. I CEUs)
Maritime Institute of Technology
692 Maritime Blvd 
Linthicum Hts, MD 21090

Please Note: Continental breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fees for both days

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEES
Registrations Must Be Received By 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013

Thursday Pre-Conference Only–Early Bird
  - $99 for NASW Members
  - $139 for non-Members
   
Friday Annual Conference Only–Early Bird
  - $99 for NASW Members
  - $139 for Non-Members
     
Both Thursday and Friday Conferences-Early Bird
  - $185 for NASW Members
  - $250 for Non-Members
 

REGULAR REGISTRATION FEES
Registrations Received in NASW-MD Office After 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2013


Thursday Pre-Conference Only-Regular Rate
  - $120 for NASW Members
  - $165 for Non-Members

 Friday Annual Conference Only-Regular Rate
    - $120 for NASW Members
  - $165 for Non-Members

Both Thursday and Friday Conferences-Regular Rate
- $209 for NASW Members
- $279 for Non-Members

AWARDS LUNCHEON ONLY:
$30 Per Person

NASW GOLD CARD HOLDERS:
$75 Each Day

NASW STUDENT MEMBERS
$50 Each Day

You may also register online at REGISTER ONLINE NOW! 
If you prefer to pay by check and mail in your registration, you may print out a registratioin form here: REGISTER BY MAIL  
Do not mail your registration form to the Maritime Institute!  Please make check payable to NASW-MD and mail to:

NASW-MD, 5750 Executive Drive, Suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21228

We do not accept fax registrations.

Name: __________________________________________________________________

Address (indicate home or work): ____________________________________________

City, State, Zip: __________________________________________________________

Day Phone: _________________________ Home Phone: _________________________

Email: _________________________________________________________________

NASW Membership #: ____________________________________________________

 

Thursday Pre-Conference
Macro Social Work: The Solution to the Challenges of Today
Please Note:
Thursday Pre-Conference Sessions Do Not Breakout.  All registrants will attend all sessions.

____ I will attend the optional movie, 4:30p.m. - 6:30P.m.

Please indicate your first and second choices for each workshop.  All workshops will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  We will attempt to honor each participant’s selection, however, participants will be issued their second choice if a chosen workshop is already full.

Friday Morning Workshops – 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

First Choice: ________________     Second Choice: ________________

Friday Afternoon Workshops – 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

First Choice: ________________       Second Choice: ________________


AWARDS LUNCHEON ONLY – 12:30 P.M. ($30): ________________

NASW RETIREE /GOLD CARD HOLDER ($75): _________________

NASW STUDENT MEMBER ($50/day): ______________________

PAYMENT METHOD:

Check: __________     Charge: __________Mastercard_______     Visa________  

Make Checks Payable to NASW-MD

Credit Card Number: ______________________________________________________

Expiration Date: __________________________________________________________

Complete Billing Address of Card: : ___________________________________________

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Name as it appears on front of card: __________________________________________

Signature: _______________________________________________________________

Today’s Date: ____________________________________________________________

Comfort Zone Reminder
Although every effort is made to have a comfortable temperature in the meeting rooms, everyone’s comfort zone is different.  Please bring a jacket or sweater in case the room is too cool for your comfort.


 

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