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Fall CE Programs 2023

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1.5 Cross-cultural Practice CEs CEs | Unsheltered Immigrants in MA: Unpacking the State of Emergency

Thursday, September 28 @ 6:00-7:30pm EST| Speaker: Alexandra Weber, LICSW | Click here to register

On August 8, 2023, MA Governor Healey announced a state of emergency due to the rapid increase in the number of newly arriving immigrant and refugee families without the means to secure safe shelter in the Commonwealth. Join me on September 28 to learn more about new arrivals resettling in our communities and their backgrounds, needs, and gifts. Learn why they are arriving. Also better understand the state’s shelter crisis and what is being done to address the shelter needs of so many unhoused families. Finally, learn what you can do to support new immigrants both professionally and personally. The goal of this webinar is to improve understanding of the circumstances of arriving displaced populations representing racial, ethnic, gendered, cultural, and sexual diversity and diversity of ability. We will discuss ways to support the integration of diverse immigrant communities. FREE for NASW members / $35 for non-membersSponsored by NASW-MA; CEUs approved by NASW-RI.

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3.5 Cross-Cultural Practice CEs | Virtual End of Life Conference 2023: Death and Bereavement through the Social Work Lens

Friday, October 6 @ 9:00 - 12:30pm EST | Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Ritzau | Click here to register!

  • Keynote Address with Dr. Jennifer Ritzau: Words that Work Along the Care Continuum of Serious Illness: Participants will be able to leverage 6 essential tools to enhance communication skills, identify opportunities at all stages of illness to engage patients around goals of care, and effectively utilize a Time Limited Trial as a harm-reduction strategy when interventions are unlikely to be helpful.
  • Workshop Discussions Available: 
    • The Impact of Grief on the Family Dynamic and How Social Workers Can Help, with Lauren Yabut, LICSW, MSW: Explore family systems theory in relation to family loss. Examine Changes in the family after the loss of a loved one. Identify individual grief styles and how they effect in the family. Identify maladaptive coping mechanisms. 
    • Estate Planning 101: The Basics and Beyond, with Amy Stratton, Esq: We will review the estate planning tools that protect patients - and their families - through the stages of independence, incapacity and end of life.
    • Medical Aid in Dying: Exploring the Practical and Ethical Issues Impacting Utilization, with Kimberly Giamportone, PhD, MSW: This workshop is an opportunity to build an understanding about Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) through the exploration of terms and definitions used across the U.S., as well as within legislative bills specific to Rhode Island. We will also apply a social justice lens and invite participants to engage in discourse regarding ethical barriers to accessing services in states currently providing MAID as an end-of-life care option. 
  • Closing presentation: Meredith Sinel, LICSW, Chaplain, NASW-RI Chapter President

price: $55 for nasw members / $85 for non-members. 

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3 cross-cultural practice ces | virtual school social work conference 2023: the impact of race, diversity, biases, and culture through the lens of a school social worker

friday, november 3 @ 8:30 - 11:45am est | keynote speaker: deoshore f. haig, lcsw | click here to register

this training program is designed to assist school social workers with integrating cultural humility and cultural competency better practices within the school community. the presentation will address various diversity dimensions (race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, differently abled and culture), with the goal of enhancing practitioners' understanding, improved assessments, interventions, and advocacy. new discounted price: nasw member $10 / non-member $30 thanks to a grant received by the rhode island department of education (originally member $45 / non-member $65).

  • define cultural humility, cultural competency, and their frameworks as effective methods for integrating and sustaining diversity, equity, and inclusion within the school community. 
  • overview of data which suggest diverse youth are at greater risk for higher school dropout rates, mental health challenges such as isolation, depression, bullying, and oppression within the school community.
  • provide effective strategies for creating, practicing, and sustaining cultural humility and cultural competency as a means for appreciating diversity, equity, and inclusion within the school community.

professional ethics ces | how to mitigate the risk in your practice

tuesday, november 7 @ 1:00-4:15pm est| speakers: terrie fritz, msw, lcsw & dina c. larsen, cphrm | click here to register

this presentation will give an overview of friends way and a specific population that we are seeing an increase in: deaths due to suicide, 2020 marked a transformational milestone in how mental health practitioners deliver their services. for the past two years, professionals have navigated telehealth and in-person environments to the best of their abilities. by joining this workshop, you will receive critical information from the ethics and risk management point of view, which will equip you with the necessary tools to make the best decision on delivering services for your practice. our presentations are as diverse as our presenters. our risk management workshops are open to social workers and other behavioral health professionals from all walks of life and career settings. $25 for nasw members / $65 for non-members. sponsored by nasw-ma; ceus approved by nasw-ri.

1.5 ces in cross-cultural practice | rhode island’s response to the opioid crisis

thursday, december 7 @ 12:00-2:30pm est| speaker: ryan loiselle, licsw | click here to register

this presentation will give an overview of friends way and a specific population that we are seeing an increase in: deaths due to suicide, overdose and/or addiction related deaths. practical tools and exercises will be discussed, as well as identifying biases and stigmas amongst marginalized populations. free for nasw members / $35 for non-members.

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 q&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.

post-master’s certificate in childhood and adolescent trauma

graduate level degree holders (and above) from social work and other master’s degree disciplines can participate in a workshop series in childhood and adolescent trauma through rhode island college. the series concentrates on trauma-informed assessment, treatment and evaluation models working with these populations while incorporating discussions of the relevance of the nctsn’s twelve core concepts of trauma.

learn more about this ric certificate program


Application Forms

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.