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1.5 General CEs Free | Supporting and Preparing At-Risk Kids for Summer Break | Thursday, June 6 (11:00 - 12:30pm EST). 

What happens to the students we serve for a full school year in the two months of summer break? In K-12 education, when thinking about summer break, it is usually focused on academic loss and how to prevent it. However, what about a student's mental health, their social emotional skills, their support systems or general day to day feeling of safety. For the most part, summer is supposed to be relaxing, stress reducing and fun; but when it comes to the students that we serve, it also comes with a loss of support, routine, regular meals and challenges on how to self-regulate without their school community. Summer can create more risk factors for our students who are considered at-risk, due to their home and community environments. We will explore steps we can take to prevent a student’s mental health from declining and maintain the work you have done with your students. Speaker: Cristina M. Costa, LICSW.  Click here to Register.

1.5 CEs FREE per webinar| Three-Part Series: Emerging Issues in Harm Reduction: Family and Community Work | Speakers: Tanagra M. Melgarejo, MSW, and Joe Pereira, LICSW, CAS. Hosted by NASW-MA.

PART 1: Bridging Bonds: Supporting Families and Loved Ones of Individuals Who Use Substances | Tuesday, June 4 (12:00 - 1:30pm EST). This workshop is designed to provide participants with critical knowledge to effectively work with families and loved ones of individuals struggling with substance use disorders (SUDs). Recognizing the pivotal role that family members and close friends play in the lives of people who use substances, this workshop aims to equip professionals with keys insights and strategies needed to help family members/loved ones create a supportive and constructive environment. Participants will be given an overview of the dynamics of substance use, effective communication techniques, and specific interventions to help families navigate challenges associated with their loved one's substance use. Hosted by NASW-MA. Click here to register.

PART 2: Nurturing Resilience: Addressing Secondary Trauma in Social Workers Engaged in Harm Reduction | Tuesday, June 11 (12:00 - 1:30pm EST). This workshop is designed to address the critical issue of secondary trauma experienced by social workers involved in harm reduction initiatives. Working in harm reduction can expose professionals to the emotional toll of witnessing clients' struggles with substance use and related challenges. The workshop focuses on understanding and mitigating secondary trauma, emphasizing the crucial role of self and community care in maintaining the well-being of social workers. Click here to register.

PART 3: Navigating Risk: Strategies for Social Workers in Harm Reduction - Tuesday, June 25 (12:00 - 1:30pm EST). This workshop is tailored for social workers engaged in using a harm reduction approach, addressing the complex challenges associated with managing risk in their work with clients. Principles of harm reduction will be reviewed and practical skills to assess, mitigate, and communicate effectively about risks will be introduced. The workshop will provide a comprehensive understanding of the nuances involved in harm reduction, emphasizing the importance of personal autonomy, client-centered approaches and collaborative decision-making. Click here to register.

5.5 General CEs | Virtual Nursing Home & Elder Issues Conference 2024: Getting up to Speed on Social Work's Role in Elder Care: Challenges and Developments | Thursday, June 20, 2024 (8:30am - 3:45pm EST)

This year’s conference will explore how social workers can work effectively with older adults, families, and staff in their workplace in challenging and turbulent times. There will be a focus on how social workers can engage as effective advocates on behalf of older adults in this context. Join our Keynote Address “Leadership in Aging: No Limits” with Former Massachusetts Secretary of Elder Affairs, Alice Bonner, PhD. Secretary Bonner will discuss the essential elements of nursing home inter-professional teams, including the role of social workers as leaders. This year’s Nursing Home and Elder Issues Conference will be fully virtual in a Zoom Meeting room on Thursday, June 22 @ 8:30am - 3:40pm EST. Two days prior to the event, participants will receive an email with information on how to join the Conference’s Zoom link, course evaluation form, and more. this conference will be hosted by the nasw-ma (ces are also approved for nasw-ri attendees). click here to register

please note: if you are an nasw-ri member and the member fee doesn't appear, please email angie at assoc.naswri@socialworkers.org before registering.

virtual programs & conferences participant expectations

our chapter is committed to providing the best online experience for all program and conference participants. we expect participants: 

  • to be respectful, professional, and collaborative with the presenter(s), staff, and all other participants in the virtual room.
  • to refrain from interrupting a presentation unless asked by the presenter or staff to join conversation or unmute yourself.
  • to refrain from harassing, discriminatory, intimidating, or demeaning behavior and language, in the room or the chat.
  • to not share personal information from another participant during/after the program and without their consent. 

participants who fail to comply with our code of conduct will be removed from the room, and will not receive a refund.     

participation: all participants are muted throughout the full program. add your questions and comments in the chat. if instructed by the presenter or staff, participants can unmute themselves to contribute to a discussion. the last 15 minutes are reserved for a session.

recordings: most programs and conferences are recorded and later posted to the nasw online ce institute. these are available on this site for purchase. participants will be notified in the beginning of the program if it is being recorded. please note, if you're attending a program live, you must stay for the full duration to receive ce credit. recording links will not be shared post-session. 

certificate: all participants must complete a course evaluation form to receive credit. ce certificates will be emailed 1-2 weeks post-webinar. 

social work online ce institute

nasw offers hundreds of continuing education (ce) courses in a variety of formats—webinars, webcasts, podcasts, presentations, and more. all courses offered through this program are accredited by either the nasw national office or one of nasw chapters and nasw members receive discounted prices.

please note that nasw accreditation does not imply automatic acceptance by all state boards. individuals should check with their licensing board on whether a specific program will be accepted for continuing education purposes.


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The Rhode Island Social Work Licensing Law requires that all Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers (LICSW) receive a total of 30 CE credits per licensing cycle: three (3) of which must be in professional ethics; and three (3) in cross-cultural practice to include the alleviation of oppression.