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Event calendar

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  • 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
    04-06-17

    56 Old Suncook Road, Concord, NH, United States

    56 Old Suncook Road, Concord, NH, United States

    Embracing Diversity in New Hampshire

    The Diversity Awareness Committee of the NH NASW in partnership with Plymouth State University is excited to announce three seminars to increase understanding of the needs of refugee and new immigrant communities in New Hampshire

    A Conversation with Becky Field, Photographer

    Ms. Field is a local photographer who has documented the lives of New Hampshire’s immigrants and refugees. Her book, Different Roots, Common Dreams, celebrates the resilience and beauty of New Hampshire’s diverse families.

    This is one of three seminars offered by NH NASW and PSU

    All seminars are free to participants, though registration is required

    One Category 1 Clinical CEU has been applied for

    Please email admin.naswnh@socialworkers.org for more information or call 603.226.7135

    For more information and to register click here

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  • 8:45 am-4:15 pm
    04-07-17

    2 White Street, Concord, NH 03301, USA

    2 White Street, Concord, NH 03301, USA

    Approved by NASW, NH Chapter, for 6 Cat. 1 CE Credits in Ethics and Suicide Prevention, Auth. #3286

    From the days of ancient Greece to modern times, suicide has posed vexing philosophical and ethical questions. Clinicians working with suicidal individuals face ethical challenges which may vary for different age cohorts and cultures. Provision of effective clinical practice requires clinicians to recognize and examine their own personal values and attitudes as well as respecting and understanding those of their clients. Clinician’s response and service to clients must be provided in a competent manner, with recognition of the strengths and needs of the individual and within the context of ethical codes and standards.

    Participants will engage in discussion of ethical issues such as dignity and worth of the individual, self-determination, involuntary treatment, and assisted suicide. Case scenarios representing challenging ethical situations with suicidal individuals will be explored through group discussion. This program will examine ethical concerns related to working with clients who are dealing with suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and will encourage clinicians to be more cognizant of how their own values, experiences and belief system impact their work.

    As a national best practice program, the Connect Suicide Prevention Program offers discipline-specific trainings to all community providers in how to promote healing and reduce risk in the wake of a suicide death. As participants, mental health practitioners will learn suicide postvention protocols specifically designed for mental health and substance use disorder providers and how these protocols interface with those of other community disciplines. This Ethics training will also examine what type of communication and collaborative approach mental health practitioners can take when responding to a suicide death in a community, while maintaining HIPAA confidentiality. Especial emphasis will be made on reducing the risk of contagion among community members who might be youth, young adults, and loss survivors, while also balancing the emotional needs of the clinician as loss survivor.

    Click here for registration information.

  • 9:00 am-3:30 pm
    04-07-17

    University of New Hampshire at Manchester, Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, United States

    University of New Hampshire at Manchester, Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, United States

    Approved by NASW, NH Chapter, for 6 Cat. 1 CE Credits, Auth. #2186

    Drug abuse, self mutilation, sexual acting out, panic attacks, truancy, sadness, social isolation and suicidal ideation can all be manifestations of clinical anxiety and depression in adolescent females. This workshop will address how to differentiate mood disorders from “normal” adolescent moodiness and oppositional behavior. Descriptions of treatment tailored to this developmental period will be explored. This workshop is appropriate for people working in schools, group homes, and other related settings.

    (This is part of the Coaching Children and Teens Certificate Program, but you do not need to enroll in the program to take this seminar.)

    Cost: $159 (lunch included)

    Instructor: Christine Miller

    Visit http://learnforlife.unh.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=22562&selectedProgramAreaId=16119&selectedProgramStreamId=16142 for more information and to register

     

  • 9:00 am-3:30 pm
    04-07-17

    119 International Drive, Portsmouth, NH, United States

    119 International Drive, Portsmouth, NH, United States

    The recent increase in heroin-related deaths and marijuana use highlights the need to revisit substance abuse prevention and treatment among adolescents. Risk taking, such as experimenting with alcohol and other drugs, is ingrained in the teen brain. While the teen brain is still developing, it is more vulnerable to the harmful effects of substance abuse. Some teens are at even greater risk because of genetics, family history, trauma, and mental health or behavioral problems. This workshop will explore the scientific territory of addiction and the importance and challenges of prevention. You will also learn how to identify signs and symptoms of abuse. Relevant issues relating to the recent increase in opiate use will be discussed.

    Cost: $159 (Lunch Included)

    Instructor: Mike Hague

    For more information and to register, visit http://learnforlife.unh.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=22710&selectedProgramAreaId=16119&selectedProgramStreamId=16142

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  • 8:30 am-3:30 pm
    04-14-17

    Manchester NH, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH, United States

    Manchester NH, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH, United States

    The New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) Annual Conference provides a diverse learning forum in which best practices in child protection and juvenile justice can be shared in an effort to enhance service quality. Additionally, the conference provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the excellent work of child welfare professionals, as well as community members who work in partnership to better the lives of children, youth, and families.

    For more information and to register click here

  • 9:00 am-3:30 pm
    04-14-17

    119 International Drive, Portsmouth, NH, United States

    119 International Drive, Portsmouth, NH, United States

    Approved by NASW, NH Chapter, for 6 Cat. 1 CE Credits, Auth. #2558

    Building a coaching practice involves practical arrangements of time, place and context. This is a “how-to” seminar where the techniques of coaching will be placed within the context of a coaching practice. You’ll look at specific strategies and techniques such as: listening, goal-setting, opening, expanding and focusing discourse, questioning techniques, transfer of training, relapse prevention, consultation and termination. You’ll review record-keeping systems and forms such as coaching information sheets, parental consent, and session notes. You’ll discuss assessment of child and parent needs, goal-setting and re-setting, and making and remaking agreements for how to work together. Ethical issues will also be addressed.

    (This is part of the Coaching Children and Teens and the Coaching Children and Teens with ADHD Certificate Programs, but you do not need to enroll in the programs to take this workshop.)

    Cost: $189 (Lunch Included)

    Instructor: Anita Remig

    For more information and to register, visit http://learnforlife.unh.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=22578&selectedProgramAreaId=16119&selectedProgramStreamId=16142

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  • 8:30 am-4:00 pm
    04-19-17

    245 Hooksett Road, Manchester, NH 03104, USA

    245 Hooksett Road, Manchester, NH 03104, USA

    This workshop has been approved for six (6) Category I Clinical Suicide Prevention CEUs by NH NASW – CEU approval #3291

    Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America. Further, the dual diagnosis client presents with greater likelihood to engage in suicidal ideation. Contrary to historical conceptualizations of the prevalence of co-occurring disorders, the dual diagnosis client is not a rarity in clinical practice. Close to 30% of persons who suffer with Major Depression Disorder also evidence a Substance Use Disorder. In many cases, the comorbid presentation provides the practicing clinician with a complex array of symptoms that can mask and confound attempts to accurately capture the client’s current mental health status. This workshop will provide mental health and addiction counselors with valuable information and skills to better prepare them as they encounter persons who are more likely to engage in suicidal behavior. Suicide is largely preventable. Attendees will be offered an opportunity to practice suicide prevention and intervention techniques that have been demonstrated to be effective in reducing the likelihood of suicide.

    For more information and to register please click here. 

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  • 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
    04-25-17

    2 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH, United States

    2 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH, United States

    Embracing Diversity in New Hampshire

    The Diversity Awareness Committee of the NH NASW in partnership with Plymouth State University is excited to announce three seminars to increase understanding of the needs of refugee and new immigrant communities in New Hampshire

    An Evening with Bhagirath Khatiwada, Director for Programs and Development, Bhutanese Community of NH

    Mr. Katiwada will discuss the mental health needs of the Bhutanese refugee community and engage us in a conversation on how we, as social workers and allied professionals, can best meet these needs.

    This is one of three seminars offered by NH NASW and PSU

    All seminars are free to participants, though registration is required

    One Category 1 Clinical CEU has been applied for

    Please email admin.naswnh@socialworkers.org for more information or call 603.226.7135

    For more information and to register click here

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  • 8:15 am-3:45 pm
    04-27-17

    Holiday Inn Concord Downtown, North Main Street, Concord, NH, United States

    Holiday Inn Concord Downtown, North Main Street, Concord, NH, United States

    This workshop qualifies for Six (6) Category I Clinical CEUs as approved by NH NASW

    In this workshop, participants will consider the dynamics and skills of engaging and working with hard-to-reach individuals, families, and groups. The client will be described as facing a “first decision” – whether or not to accept the need for help and to accept the worker. Discussion will include: dealing with denial in the beginning phase of work; confronting authority issues with mandatory clients (or semi-voluntary clients); creating conditions of trust and safety which allow clients to lower their defenses; challenging the “illusion of work”; understanding resistance and responding to it constructively; dealing with taboo subjects such as physical and substance abuse, sex, death and violence.
    Attention will be paid to issues involved in working inter-culturally (working with differences of race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, etc.) and intra-culturally (working with persons who are like us). Core skills to facilitate dealing with these practice issues will be identified. The skills include: “tuning in,” contracting, elaborating, empathizing, sharing one’s own feelings, providing data, and making a demand for work. A premium will be placed upon honesty in relating to clients, the genuineness of the worker’s empathy, the worker’s capacity to integrate the personal and professional self, and the importance of confrontation and demand.
    This workshop will also explore the skills required to work with professionals from other agencies and systems. Problems such as the battle over “who owns the client?” will be explored. Examples in which professionals claim sole responsibility for clients or refuse responsibility to provide services will be examined as illustrations of how inter-professional conflict can have a negative impact on services to clients. The skills for creating more constructive working relationships between individual workers, departments or services will be presented using case examples as illustrations.

    For more information and to register, please click here. 

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  • 8:30 am-4:00 pm
    04-28-17

    Holiday Inn Concord Downtown, North Main Street, Concord, NH, United States

    Holiday Inn Concord Downtown, North Main Street, Concord, NH, United States

    This workshop qualifies for six (6) Category I Clinical CEUs as approved by NH NASW – CEU approval #3294

    The focus of this workshop will be on method – what the supervisor does in interaction with staff. The day will build on the work of day one of the supervision workshop while moving into new areas. Essential skills in communication, relationship, and group leadership will be described and illustrated. Participants will be able to share their own experiences.

    Issues to be raised may include supervising defensive staff members, staff apathy and resistance to change, helping staff to develop skills for professional impact dealing with other staff, and addressing staff primary and secondary trauma. A parallel process will be identified in that the way supervisors deal with staff will be viewed as modeling for staff how to relate to clients. The idea that more is “caught” than “taught” will be central. The workshop will also address supervision of Evidenced-Based Practice (e.g., MI, SFP and CBT) in an integrative rather than prescriptive manner so as to increase E.B.P. sustainability in the setting.

    For more information and to register, please click here. 

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