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ETHICS - Voice of the People: Influencing policy through advocacy (6 CEUs)
Fri, June 16, 2017, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
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
* 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 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.