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  • Suicide Prevention in Older Adults
    8:30 am-12:00 pm
    06-09-17

    231 Main Street, Plymouth, NH, United States

    231 Main Street, Plymouth, NH, United States

    Three (3) Clinical 1 and Suicide Prevention CEUs have been applied for through NH NASW – pending approval

    While suicide is identified as a major public health issue by the U.S. Surgeon General, and is listed as one of the top ten leading causes of death in our country, it continues to be a difficult topic to discuss and address. It is essential that clinicians and social service providers become more in tune with their own thoughts and views about suicide, as well as become more aware of some of the general barriers to suicide prevention. This training will use Connect Suicide Prevention Program protocols and training materials, which are based on evidence-supported research.
    It takes a community to prevent suicide! This training will introduce clinicians to the risk factors and warning signs for older adults who may be at risk for suicide. It will help participants recognize when someone may be suicidal, learn how to connect with them and how to lead them to help and resources.

    For more information and to register, please click here. 

  • Strategies to Lower the Risk of Ethics Complaints and Malpractice Actions
    9:00 am-3:30 pm
    06-09-17-06-27-17

    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 5.5 Cat. 1 CE Credits, Auth. # 2771

    This workshop reviews proactive strategies to reduce the probability of mental health licensing board ethics complaints and the filing of malpractice suits. The similarities and differences between ethics complaints filed with state mental health licensing boards and malpractice suits will be clarified. The risks of such actions are discussed in the context of socio-cultural trends, including the practices of managed care companies, and the overall decline and weakening of the mental health care system nationwide. This workshop reviews erroneous assumptions and beliefs about ethics complaints and malpractice actions, as well as risk factors that can increase the likelihood of clients taking such actions. Risk management strategies to lower risk and mitigate the impact of a complaint or a suit will also be reviewed.

    Cost: $159 (Lunch Included)

    Instructor: Jerrold Pollak

    For more information and to register, visit http://learnforlife.unh.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=22584&selectedProgramAreaId=16119&selectedProgramStreamId=16142

  • The Practicum Experience in Coaching Children and Teens
    9:00 am-3:30 pm
    06-09-17

    119 International Drive, Portsmouth, NH, United States

    119 International Drive, Portsmouth, NH, United States

    Approved by NASW, NH Chapter, for 6.0 Cat. 1 CE Credits, #2559

    In this hands-on seminar you will discuss methods and tools for empowering children and teens through coaching, and then practice the skills learned. Principles of the coaching process will be reviewed while the practice of coaching and promoting growth in children and teens is emphasized. Rationales and systems for assessment, problem solving, goal setting, and making, implementing, evaluating, and reorganizing plans will be outlined. Human growth exercises, decision-making skills, empowerment techniques, listening strategies and consultation methods will be offered. You will also examine challenging cases and share experiences with difficult problems. Person-to-person coaching, group processing, brainstorming, and solution-focused interactive communication will be used.

    (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=22586&selectedProgramAreaId=16119&selectedProgramStreamId=16142

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  • Suicide Assessment and Intervention for Adolescents: Individual and Family Based Approaches
    8:30 am-1:00 pm
    06-12-17

    Best Western Plus Hampton Inn, 815 Lafayette Rd, Hampton, NH, United States

    Best Western Plus Hampton Inn, 815 Lafayette Rd, Hampton, NH, United States

    The workshop will focus on the unique challenges of dealing with adolescents who experience suicidal ideation, plans and attempts. Participants will learn to recognize risk and protective factors and build comfort in appropriate interventions. The workshop will offer a blend of specific individual and family based interventions to address acute as well as ongoing risk. Finally, participants will develop effective written safety plans and gain knowledge about appropriate disclosure and documentation.

    To register please contact Stephanie Wright at Stephanie@sys-nh.org by June 2nd, 2017

  • Clinical Committee
    9:00 am-11:00 am
    06-12-17

    4 Chenell Drive, Suite 103, Concord, NH 03301, USA

    4 Chenell Drive, Suite 103, Concord, NH 03301, USA

    Chair- Jill Johnson Bardsley, LICSW

    The role of the Clinical Social Work Committee is to supervise continuing education for the NH Chapter NASW. Additionally, we offer forums to discuss issues relevant to the practice of clinical social work, and advocate for and engage in political endeavors affecting clinicians and those whom they serve. Each meeting includes a short presentation by a committee member. Join us in person or via Zoom.

    Please note this meeting now meets on the 2nd MONDAY of every month. 

    Zoom Meeting Info and Link:

    Topic: Clinical Committee
    Time: Jun 12, 2017 9:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/122195304

    Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +14086380968,122195304# or +16465588656,122195304#

    Or Telephone:
    Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 122 195 304
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=cykoAZGTfgtWaKG7vi_a5jwg6x8WkM7D

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  • Ethics in Supervision with Gary Eager
    8:00 am-12:00 pm
    06-13-17

    56 Old Suncook Road, Concord, NH, United States

    56 Old Suncook Road, Concord, NH, United States

    Effective supervision insures the effectiveness of social work practice and the ongoing vitality of its practitioners. In many ways it serves as the foundation of our profession, a foundation whose strength is best guaranteed through supervisory practices which are committed to evidence based research, accountability to our clients, colleagues and agencies,and the ethical standards promulgated by the social work profession. This workshop will provide an overview of these best practices and specific, practical tools to enhanceour use of supervision as a supervisor and as a supervisee. Attention will also be given to record keeping, distance supervision, and risk management issues.

    This workshop has been approved for three (3) Clinical Continuing Education Units by the National Association of Social Workers, NH Chapter. NASW NH approval #3108.

    For more information and to register, please click here. 

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  • Coaching Children and Teens with Alcohol and Drug Problems
    9:00 am-3:30 pm
    06-16-17

    119 International Drive, Portsmouth, NH, United States

    119 International Drive, Portsmouth, NH, United States

    New Workshop!

    Submitted to NASW, NH Chapter, for CE Credits

    Human beings are born with biological and psychological systems that can lead to drug and alcohol problems. Drug and alcohol problems do not happen right away: addiction is a process. Teens use drugs in a non-problem way BEFORE they have substance abuse problems. The individualized cycle develops for each person according to their family, social and school environments. As well, each person goes through a different cycle for each substance he/she experiments with: each person has a unique relationship with each drug. This seminar will elaborate and emphasize the role of coaching children and teens with alcohol and drug problems. Theories of addiction will be described and critiqued, including the Gateway model, the Disease model and the Biopsychosocial model. Brain change due to alcohol and drug problems will also be reviewed. You will also discuss classes of drugs likely to be abused including: depressants, hallucinogens, stimulants and opiates. Medicine currently used to treat alcohol and drug addiction will be explained. There are numerous treatment programs to help prevent alcohol and drug abuse in children and teens and many methods of treatment once the teen has moved down the road toward addiction. These will also be discussed.

    Cost: $189 (Lunch Included)

    Instructor: Anita Remig

    For more information and to register, visit http://learnforlife.unh.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=641016&selectedProgramAreaId=16119&selectedProgramStreamId=16142

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  • Diversity Awareness Committee
    9:00 am-10:30 am
    06-21-17

    4 Chenell Drive, Suite 103, Concord, NH 03301, USA

    4 Chenell Drive, Suite 103, Concord, NH 03301, USA

    Chair -Sonali Zoracki, LICSW

    The purpose of the NH NASW Diversity Awareness Committee is to increase awareness of diversity issues, advocate for the needs of diverse populations within our communities, support diversity in our profession and in our board, and encourage opportunities for social workers to build their ability to meaningfully apply diversity principles. If you cannot make it to the NH-NASW office, please join us via Zoom (information to login below).

    Please note that this committee now meets on the THIRD WEDNESDAY of every month. 

    Zoom Login Information:

    Topic: Diversity Awareness Committee
    Time: Apr 26, 2017 9:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/558417595

    Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16465588656,558417595# or +14086380968,558417595#

    Or Telephone:
    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 558 417 595
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=tXAkQ1aAO9n7z6-F-qY_O1KmFyNgSLYP

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  • Committee on Aging
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    06-26-17

    4 Chenell Drive, Suite 103, Concord, NH 03301, USA

    4 Chenell Drive, Suite 103, Concord, NH 03301, USA

    This committee links social workers interested in issues pertinent to our aging population. Our aim is to address the improvement of social work practice with this population, as well as to advocate for pertinent legislation, and to promote aging issues, programs, and technologies. In our efforts we coordinate with existing coalitions on aging and local groups of like interest. This committee meets via Zoom.

     ZOOM MEETING

    Topic: NASW Committee on Aging
    Time: Feb. 27, 2017 12:00 PM (GMT-4:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)
     
    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://unh.zoom.us/j/6038625409
     
    Or iPhone one-tap:  16465588656,6038625409# or 14086380968,6038625409#
     
    Or Telephone:
        Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
        Meeting ID: 603 862 5409
     
    Or a H.323/SIP room system:
        H.323: rc.unh.edu or 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East)
        Meeting ID: 603 862 5409

     

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