April 2022 CE Blast
Live Webinars for Social Workers
Approved for CECs
Thurs, April 14, 21 & 28, 10 am – 12 pm

Mon, April 18. 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Wed, April 20, 10 am – 12 pm

Mon, April 25, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Mon, May 2, 2022, 10 am – 12 pm

Monday, May 9, 2022, 10 am – 12 pm

Monday, May 16, 2022, 10 am – 12 pm
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Virtual U: Ability Inclusion Strategies in the Media
April 13, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00
via Zoom

You may have read or seen them in the news! Here's your chance to learn first-hand how students from one of Connecticut's Age-friendly Universities are taking an innovative approach to ability-inclusion in the media. Quinnipiac University’s Dean of the School of Communications, Christopher Roush, takes us through his personal story and that of a group of students in creating what we now call Ability Media. 

Virtual U: The Impact of Cultural Age Beliefs on Health
April 18, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00
via Zoom

In this session Dr. Levy will share her studies that have been conducted by longitudinal, experimental and cross-cultural methods and offer an increased knowledge of how to promote positive age beliefs and reduce negative age beliefs on an individual and societal level. She will also share her contributions and experience in reducing age discrimination as shown by Dr. Levy’s testimony before the United States Senate on the effects of ageism and contributed to briefs submitted to the United States Supreme Court in age-discrimination cases.

Virtual U: Religious Manyness
April 20, 2022, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
via Zoom

Religious diversity is all around. In this session you will learn about the scope of religious diversity in the US and how it came to be. Learn methods for understanding what “religion” is; obstacles to and options for interreligious engagement; and good practices for navigating the multi faith neighborhood.

Virtual U: Navigating Parent Child Relationships
April 27, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00
via Zoom

Joan Monin, PhD., Assistant Professor Yale School of Public Health will explore the unique relationships that form between the parent and child with a focus on the quality of these relationships during times of caregiving and in later life. A focus on health, roles and the science and theories of the relationships, disability and overall health will be explored. Dr. Monin will share the extensive research done in this area and how it impacts our learning now and in the future.

The Journey to Livable Communities: Inclusive, Innovative, Intergenerational
May 3, 2022, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
via Zoom

Join us for this nationwide conversation that focuses on bringing Inclusive, Innovative & Intergenerational to the livability space.  

Virtual U: Do They Call It Praying:
May 4, 2022, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
via Zoom

We see people performing what seems to be devotional acts, and we may wonder: do they call it “praying”? It’s not a simple question to answer. Our focus in this session is to offer you our virtual audience, the cosmologies that overlap in the multifaith neighborhood and our neighbors’ understanding of and names for the Ultimate. Take a multi-religious illustrated tour of devotional acts of prayer, supplication, meditation, veneration, blessing, chanting, puja, arthi, jashan, yoga, qigong, and other possibilities.

Faith in the Neighborhood Series: Clothing, Cuisine, Clocks and Calendars
May 18, 2022, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
via Zoom

Religions are, by nature, “boundary-setters”. In a multifaith neighborhood, we’ll find many overlapping (or crisscrossing) boundaries – territorial, bodily, and temporal. This session takes the audience on a tour of the clothing, diet, calendars and time that are a boundary for multifaith conversations and connections.

NASW/CT is offering
Queer Foundations and Gender Skills Webinar
April 28, 2022, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
via Zoom
NASW/CT is offering
Queer Foundations and Gender Skills Webinar
April 28, 2022, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
via Zoom

This presentation aims to provide social workers with the language of LGBTQIA+ identity and how to implement it in clinical practice utilizing a foundation in Queer Theory. Participants will learn the definitions and appropriate use of terminology such as gay, bisexual, pansexual, Queer (as a reclaimed word), asexual, aromantic, intersex, nonbinary, and genderqueer. While it is important to normalize LGBTQIA+ identities in clients we work with, informed practice necessitates additional skills and knowledge not covered by social work graduate programs. This workshop will fill in the gaps for students as well as for those in the field by providing an updated perspective. Participants will be given space to ask questions in order to foster honest conversation about a topic that may still be taboo for some. They will gain skills to make their own practice more inclusive in order to support clients in various stages of the identity development process.
Sarah Dottor, LMSW (they/them/theirs) is a graduate of the UConn School of Social Work and specializes in individual and group clinical practice. Their therapeutic work is founded in a strengths-based and psychodynamic approach with clients, as well as a focus on facilitating spaces of honest conversation for mental health practitioners in best practices for serving the LGBTQIA+ community. Sarah is currently working for Columbia University coordinating macro DEI efforts.

$25.00/Members ~ $40.00/Non-members
1.5 Cultural Competence CECs
No refunds after April 25th

In collaboration with CT NASW and Quinnipiac University SSW
EMDR Part I and Part II Training
at Quinnipiac University North Haven, CT.  Campus
Part I: May 5th to the 8th 2022
Part II: June 24th to 26th 2022
Donald F. deGraffenried , LCSW
Lori Cao, LMFT
Registration is now open and limited to 60 seats:
LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency Training for the Oncology Social Worker
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

At Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, CT
Approved for 3 Cultural Competency CECs by NASW/CT

This presentation will review and define the culturally competent terminology for defining a person’s sexual orientation and gender identity while examining some of the clinical issues faced by LGBTQ+ individuals due to past trauma.   Presenters will review LGBTQ+ cancer care and health disparities and some best practices and practitioner level interventions that can improve LGBTQ+ cancer care.

Presenters include: Knoll Larkin, MPH, Project Manager National LGBT Cancer Network, Harold Abrams, Project specialist National LGBT Cancer Network, and Peter Carney, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services, Ann’s Place, Board Member, CT Social Work Oncology Group.

This workshop can be attended in person OR via ZOOM.
Conference fee is $45
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