ETHICS - Voice of the People: Influencing policy through advocacy - 6 CEUs
Make an Impact on Policy and Practice through Advocacy
Advocacy and organizing provide vehicles through which social workers can connect policy and practice for the purpose of social justice. In fact, it is this social justice connection to the advocacy role that may distinguish social work from other professions. Research has revealed a strong correlation between clinical social work practice, social justice, and advocacy. The focus of this course is to address the concept of advocacy and provide strategies that are instrumental, educational, and practical.
Key objectives for this course include the following:
Define advocacy and identify the role of advocacy in social work
Frame definitions of advocacy in social work practice
Examine how advocacy can empower clients to take or regain control of their lives
Discuss promoting change and challenging injustice at individual and systemic levels
Rethink the advocacy role as part of the process of ensuring that clients and mental health professionals have a voice in the planning and delivery of services
* Social Workers: These programs are Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886719437-0) for 6 Social Work continuing education contact hours.
* Psychologists: Maryland COMAR 10.36.02.06. 06 Authorized Sponsors. The following organization and its approved CE sponsors are authorized sponsors of continuing education acceptable to the Board: National Association of Social Workers. These activities are approved for continuing education by the DC Board of Psychology.
* Professional Counselors: These activities are approved for continuing education by the DC Board of Professional Counseling.
The NASW CE approval program extends to national, regional and multi-state continuing education providers. NASW has approval from more than 38 state licensure boards without restrictions, including DC, MD, VA, DE, PA.
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 prior to the start date of workshop.
Any cancellations made less than 72 hours of the start date of workshop will be eligible only for a transfer and a $50 transfer fee to a future workshop of equal or lesser value.