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At Work and Positive: Employment rights for people with HIV, Viral Hepatiti...
Fri, April 21, 2017, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
At Work and Positive: Employment rights for people with HIV, Viral Hepatitis & substance use disorders (6 CEUs)
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), diagnoses of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and substance abuse disorders require extensive physical and mental health care and counseling along with social services. It is imperative that mental health professionals continually update their skills and knowledge as well as reexamine their own attitudes and biases.
This course will explain the employment rights of people with HIV, viral hepatitis, and substance use disorders. It focuses on anti-discrimination laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, and how not only to protect the rights of individuals but also to counsel clients on how to engage in self-advocacy in addressing these issues.
Training Course Objectives:
• Describe what employers may ask about disabilities, including HIV status, Viral Hepatitis, and substance use disorders;
• Describe the basic workplace anti-discrimination protections for people with HIV, Viral Hepatitis and substance use disorders;
• List legal remedies available to people who have experienced workplace discrimination; and
• Identify useful resources to help clients understand their employment rights and seek legal help when they believe their rights have been violated.
* Networking breakfast from 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.
* Social Workers: Will to Health is an approved provider of continuing education by the National Association of Social Workers, which includes approval in all states except New York, West Virginia, and Michigan. Please click the links for more details. * Maryland Psychologists: The following organizations and their approved CE sponsors are authorized sponsors of continuing education acceptable to the Board: National Association of Social Workers. Maryland COMAR 10.36.02.06. * Texas Psychologists: At least half of the required 20 hours must be obtained from or endorsed by a provider listed in Board rule 461.11(c)(3), which includes formally organized groups providing professional development that is directly related to the practice of psychology, such providers professional associations relating to other mental health professions such as psychiatry, counseling, or social work. * Other Professions: These educational offerings qualify for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Please save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your board for specific filing requirements.
Open parking is available and neither permit nor payment is required.
What is the refund policy?
To receive a transfer credit to a future workshop of equal or lesser value ONLY, cancellations must be made between 72 hours and 30 days prior to the start date of workshop.
Any cancellations made less than 72 hours of the start date of workshop will only be eligible for a transfer PLUS will be subject to $100 administrative fee/transfer fee.