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Science of Social Work: Cleveland Agenda & Presenters 2016
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May 6, 2016 - Register

8:30-9:30 AM - Keynote Address, Gabriella Celeste

 

9:30 AM - 12:45 PM - Workshop 1 (3 CEUs)

 

Science of Social Work Supervision- The Science of Supervision Across Generations

Presented by Stacy Simera

 

When we hear the term 'evidence-based practice' we often think of direct clinical interventions, yet any service we conduct as social workers should be backed by science - including supervision. In this workshop we will explore the research on supervision and identify ways to apply the evidence. 


Preparing Foster Youth for Life After Graduation

Presented by Cathy Snow

 

In this workshop, participants will explore the challenges facing youth in foster care as they transition beyond services.

 

Youth Transitioning to Adulthood – Mental Health and Addictions

Presented by Lisa Haberbusch

 

This presentation will introduce the audience to statewide as well as local mental health service initiatives geared toward transitioning youth to adulthood. Historical reference as to why this is such an important topic will be discussed as well as information on what to do if you find yourself working with a transition aged youth who has a diagnosable mental illness that impairs his/her functioning in one or more areas. 

 

Enhancing the College Experience for Students in Recovery

Presented by Sarah Nerad

 

This workshop will cover the research on collegiate recovery programs and the students that comprise them, differences between programs, how to start, support and sustain a program, and how social workers can work collaborate with their local collegiate recovery program to support transitional youth that they serve. 

 

12:45-1:15 PM - Lunch

 

1:15-4:30 PM - Workshop 2 (3 CEUs)

 

Science of Social Work Ethics, Ethical Considerations in Working with Youth: From 12 to 22, the Difference a Decade Makes

Presented by Laura A Gainess

 

Ethics workshop for Ohio Social Workers who are working with youth. Ethical concerns shift and change as clients go from being children, to teens, to legal adults who are still dependent on others, to independent adults. (At least that’s the goal, Right?) This workshop will focus on ethical decision making and resources to support you in that process. Teen sexuality, client rights vs parental rights, safety vs confidentiality, medical decision making, youth with developmental disabilities, minors as parents, and custody concerns will be explored.

 

Preparing Foster Youth for Life After Graduation

Presented by Cathy Snow

 

In this workshop, participants will explore the challenges facing youth in foster care as they transition beyond services.

 

Youth Transitioning to Adulthood – Mental Health and Addictions

Presented by Lisa Haberbusch

 

This presentation will introduce the audience to statewide as well as local mental health service initiatives geared toward transitioning youth to adulthood. Historical reference as to why this is such an important topic will be discussed as well as information on what to do if you find yourself working with a transition aged youth who has a diagnosable mental illness that impairs his/her functioning in one or more areas. 

 

Enhancing the College Experience for Students in Recovery

Presented by Sarah Nerad

 

This workshop will cover the research on collegiate recovery programs and the students that comprise them, differences between programs, how to start, support and sustain a program, and how social workers can work collaborate with their local collegiate recovery program to support transitional youth that they serve.

 

Presenter Bios

Gabriella Celeste is Policy Director for CWRU’s Schubert Center for Child Studies and Co-Director of the Childhood Studies Program. The Center bridges child-related research, education, policy and practice to promote effective public policy and practice for the well-being of children. Gabriella was instrumental in the development of a policy agenda for juvenile justice system reforms adopted in Ohio law and has been engaged in efforts to divert youth from deeper system involvement and improve youth-police interactions. She teaches an undergraduate child policy curriculum and conducts trainings and presentations on topics related to child well-being and developmentally-informed policies and practices. Gabriella has worked in various nonprofit and administrative roles, including conducting applied research, evaluation and technical assistance to improve services for vulnerable children and youth. She co-founded the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, a nonprofit law practice that also spun-off family engagement and alternative youth development programs. She is a Governor appointee on the Ohio Public Defender Commission and sits on the Board of Directors for Magnolia Clubhouse, the Youth Risk Behavior Survey Community Advisory Board and the Cuyahoga County “Defending Childhood” Governing Board. Gabriella has a B.S. from Northwestern University and J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

 

Lisa Haberbusch, MSW, LISW-S has worked in the field of mental health for over 15 years. Most of this time, she has worked primarily with youth and young adults in a variety of settings including: Outpatient Therapy, Home-Based Therapy, Crisis Intervention, and Residential Treatment, and Foster Care. Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Services from The George Washington University and holds a Masters in Social Work from The University of Michigan. In 2014, Lisa was appointed to a three year term on The Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board. She currently works as an Outpatient Therapist at The Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes Counties.

 

Sarah Nerad is a young person in long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction since 2007. She has made it her life purpose to create the same opportunities that she had to enter and sustain recovery for young people across the country. Sarah was a founding member of Young People in Recovery, a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) intern in the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Department of Consumer Affairs, and past board member of The Association of Recovery Schools and Ohio Citizen Advocates for Addiction Recovery. She received her master’s degree in Public Administration at The Ohio State University. Through her role at OSU’s Student Life Student Wellness Center, she helped create the Collegiate Recovery Community and currently serves as the Program Manager. She also helped establish OSU’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Recovery and serves as its Director of Recovery. Additionally, she was appointed to serve on the SAMHSA Advisory Committee for Women’s Services to represent the needs of women & girls in recovery.

  

Stacy Simera  MSSA, LISW-S, SAP works at both the micro and macro levels of social work and integrates science into her clinical practice, community advocacy, and supervision. She provides counseling at Kent Psychological Assocates, is an adjunct at Stark State, chairs the Sleep Committee for the Ohio Adolescent Health Partnership, serves on the Alumni Board of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at CWRU, and serves on the Executive Board of the national non-profit Start School Later. Stacy was named Ohio’s 2014 Social Worker of the Year by the Ohio chapter of NASW and was subsequently honored by the Ohio Senate.

 

Cathy Snow has parented for 40 years with 4 birth children and 7 grandchildren. She has also cared for children, ages 3-19, as a foster parent for the last 27 years. Cathy specializes in caring for female sex offenders and teen girls with behavioral issues. Cathy loves to empower young women in finding their natural talents and advocate for their future success.

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