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2018 NASW National Conference Breakout Sessions Announced

PrintA comprehensive summary of 2018 NASW National Conference Breakout Sessions is now available! From June 20th through the 23rd, more than 2,000 social workers and other related professionals will converge on the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. for an agenda packed with useful information and exciting special events.

The ultimate gathering of the social work profession – our conference provides wonderful opportunities to earn up to 25.5 CEUs, participate in unique professional development seminars, hear from a captivating group of renowned Keynote Presenters and Plenary Session Presenters, and build your social work community.

You will have the opportunity to choose between almost 100 Breakout Sessions on a wide array of topics that are of interest and importance to social workers. For a comprehensive list of the 2018 NASW National Conference Breakout Sessions, please visit the Conference Agenda on the NASW Website.

A brief sampling of presentations includes:

  • Advocacy – Clinical Social Work as Activism: Policy Analysis and Dismantling Power Through Social Work Practice.
  • Aging – Building Community Capacity to Address Dementia: Dementia Friendly Communities and Dementia Friends.
  • Child Welfare – Adolescent Girls in Foster Care.
  • Criminal Justice/Juvenile Justice – Social Workers and Cops Partnering to Heal Kids and Families Using Evidence-Based Practices.
  • Ethics and Values – The Official NASW National Training on the Revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics.
  • Ethnicity and Race – Policing Disenfranchised Communities: The Role of the Social Work Profession.
  • Health Care – Confused No More: Tools to Help Social Workers Use Federal Programs and Support Client Access to Care.
  • Immigrants, Refugees and Displaced Persons – Culturally Competent Ethical Decision Making: Serving Undocumented Migrants Facing Growing Injustice.
  • LGBTQ – The New Face of Gender.
  • Mental Health – Shaping Resilience in Social Work Responders and Communities Post Disaster.
  • Substance Use Disorders – How to Save A Life: Addressing the Opioid Overdose Epidemic.

Seating at the Breakout Sessions is open to conference registrants on a first-come, first-served basis.  No sign-up for individual Breakout Sessions is required for registrants – they should just show up for preferred sessions. Breakout Session offerings and room locations may be subject to change. 

To learn more about pre-conference workshops, speakers, special events, and to  register for conference, please visit the NASW website. Stay tuned for exciting updates. For questions, email naswconference@socialworkers.org. We hope to see you in Washington in June!

 

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