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Prevention to Intervention: The Role of Social Workers in Reducing School and Community Violence
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 Export to Your Calendar 8/22/2018
When: Wednesday, August 22
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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in-person in Columbus OR live stream via internet
400 W. Wilson Bridge Rd.
Worthington, Ohio  43085
United States
Contact: Colleen Dempsey

Online registration is available until: 8/22/2018
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Participants will receive 5.5 CEUs for social workers, including ethics.

Join us for a day of training and advocacy around the role of social workers in preventing and addressing violence in our communities. We will have two presentations from experts in related fields, followed by a discussion of how social workers can act collectively to prevent violence in schools and communities through NASW Ohio. This day is a direct result of members' requests for more education and action steps to prevent and address school shootings and community violence.

  • 9:30-10 a.m. Welcome/Networking
  • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Supporting the Behavioral Needs of Students with Disabilities through Educational and Community Supports

Presented by Kristin Hildebrant, JD; Disability Rights Ohio


Students with disabilities often have behaviors in school that interfere with learning and lead to adverse life outcomes including involvement with law enforcement and juvenile justice.  The appropriate special education services and community supports can help to address behaviors, keep students with disabilities in school, and increase the chances that students will graduate, become employed, and have positive life outcomes.  This session will review the federal laws protecting students with disabilities, sources of community support, and offer suggestions for how the social worker can advocate for improvements in educational services and supports.

  • 12-1 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
  • 1-3 p.m.  The Duty to Protect: What Providers Need to Know

Presented by Cheryl Wills, MD; University Hospitals at Case Western Reserve University


21st clinical practice can be challenging, especially when the client is or has the potential to be dangerous. This workshop will examine the obligations that clinician has to his or her client and to third parties who are at risk for being harmed by the client. Participants will appreciate how those obligations differ by clinical setting and how to approach  the individual who wants to resume care after making  a threat.  Workplace safety and working with trainees in field placements will also be examined along with the professional duty that is owed to trainees.

  •  3-4:30 p.m. Advocacy from within: How Direct Practice Social Workers can Contribute to Statewide Advocacy Efforts for All of Ohio's Kids

Facilitated by Colleen Dempsey, LISW-S; NASW Ohio Chapter


A discussion of the ways that social workers can advocate for policies and programs that prevent violence while respecting the dignity and worth of all Ohioans. This is your opportunity to hear about NASW Ohio's current advocacy campaigns and help shape future advocacy work.

You can take this course via live stream by selecting that ticket option. We have room for 48 in person participants and 150 streaming. For those streaming, the course is live via the internet so you are unable to pause the video. This is designed for people who live outside of Columbus and are unable to travel.

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