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The National Association of Social Workers

Maryland Chapter

Presents the

2017 Social Work Month Annual Conference


 THURSDAY and FRIDAY, MARCH 30th and 31st, 2017

Maritime Institute of Technology Conference Center

692 Maritime Boulevard

  Linthicum, MD 21090

 SUBMISSION DEADLINE Sunday, November 14, 2016!

The Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers is proud to announce the 2017 Social Work Month Annual Conference call for presentations! This year’s theme has not yet been announced, but we always feature a variety of workshop topics. 


Submit your proposal now for the Annual Conference, which attracts approximately 300 social workers from around the state each year. Our program routinely draws seasoned social work practitioners who are seeking intermediate and advanced training on topics important to their work.  Our members are based in a host of practice settings including child welfare, aging, health/mental health, private practice, counseling, and more.  This two-day program will be held at the Maritime Institute of Technology in Linthicum, MD.

Possible Workshop Topics

We seek to touch on a broad array of issues that affect the social work practice today, and our conference lends itself to the diversity of our clients. We seek to address issues around how technology and social media affect the profession and the public today, traditional social work issues such as domestic violence, gun violence, racism, addictions of all kinds, murder/suicide issues, trauma, and issues related to youth or geriatric social work. Regarding technology and social work practice, there are a host of issues of significance such as cyber bullying; how technology affects privacy and confidentiality matters; network addictions; and the noticeably diminishing social skills linked to technology. We hope to address both the practical and theoretical issues facing social workers today, and how these issues are changing the profession and our society.  The Chapter would also like to focus on practice tracks such as: health/mental health, macro/community, criminal justice/forensics, education, children and family, aging, etc. Your proposals and suggestions will help in structuring a conference that will be meaningful and practical.   Workshops are generally 2 hours and fifteen minutes to 3 hours long.

How to Apply

Applicants must be graduate level social workers, but not necessarily a Maryland Chapter member. Instructors should submit with this form the following:

w The completed application forms from our website under Continuing Education/Workshop Presenters/Workshop Presenter Packet, or call 410-788-1066 x13

w A one-page description of the proposed presentation (no more than 350 words) which can be used for publication of the conference schedule---including an overview and educational objectives. Also, please include a breakdown/outline of the presentation. Please Note: If you have a variety of presentations, please include them on a separate Word document with your name and contact information at the top of the page and each workshop you present below. Be sure to include: title/synopsis/learning objectives and length of workshop (3 or 6 hours) for each one. 

w A vitae or resume (if two presenters are jointly presenting, please submit a resume for both).  Please make note of previous workshops you have presented, including workshop topic, date and sponsoring organization.

w A digital photograph (head shot) to be published in the newsletter

Email all required information to by noon  on Monday, November 14, 2016. If you wish to mail your forms, please send to: NASW-MD Chapter/ 5750 Executive Drive, Suite 100/ Baltimore, MD 21228.

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