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A Pandemic of Loss: Coping with Grief
Presented by Tami J. Micsky, DSW, MSSA, LSW, CT
Course: #96Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will help you understand and normalize grief responses related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and includes a discussion of ambiguous loss and disenfranchised grief. Participants will become familiar with the Dual Process Model of Grief and be able to utilize it for planning effective interventions.

Digital Storytelling as a Narrative Intervention with Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
Presented by Kim Anderson, PhD, MSSW, LCSW
Course: #109Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course discusses how trauma negatively impacts the processing of one’s memories and experiences. Information is provided on the use of digital storytelling with survivors of intimate partner violence as a trauma narrative intervention.

Intimate Partner Violence: Causes and Consequences
Presented by Kim Anderson, PhD, MSSW, LCSW
Course: #108Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course discusses the causes and impact of intimate partner violence. Information is provided on resistance to and recovery from intimate violence.

Sleep: The Challenge of Aging
Presented by Teresa Fair-Field, OTD, OTR/L
Course: #104Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Do we accept that disrupted sleep is ‘normal’ in the elderly? This course will discuss specific sleep challenges in the elderly as well as appropriate responses and treatment options. In addition, there will be specific discussion on residential care environments and how we can improve these environments for sleep promotion.

Pain Management Part II: Managing Expectations and Exploring Treatment Options
Presented by Susan Holmes-Walker, PhD, RN
Course: #103Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
This course will explore the pieces of the quality pain management puzzle in the context of managing expectations of patients in pain. In addition, pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain treatment options will be discussed.

Incarceration: Re-Entry and Returning Citizens
Presented by Crystal DeBerry, DSW, LCSW
Course: #95Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will focus on the impact of incarceration and the re-entry process for returning citizens.

A Social Worker’s Introduction to Gender Minorities
Presented by Kryss Shane, MS, MSW, LSW, LMSW
Course: #94Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
Every social worker will encounter clients who identify as transgender or as another gender minority. This introductory course offers terminology and foundational knowledge of the population.

Why Move? Understanding Trauma and Resilience Associated with Latinx Immigration
Presented by Mary L. Held, PhD, LCSW
Course: #92Level: Introductory1 Hour
This training provides information on “push factors” that prompt immigrants to leave their home countries, including sources of trauma that can have a lasting impact on health and well-being. Sources of resilience and strength that help to mitigate the effects of trauma will be discussed.

Pain Management I: Introducing the Pieces of the Quality Pain Management Puzzle
Presented by Susan Holmes-Walker, PhD, RN
Course: #93Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course is intended to improve understanding of the relationship between quality pain assessment and pain management for Social Work professionals. A review of the literature and lessons learned from clinical practice will inform the lecture.

Understanding the McKinney-Vento Act: Identifying and Serving School-Aged Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Presented by Nicole Steward, MSW, RYT
Course: #97Level: Introductory1 Hour
Homelessness is on the rise, impacting students in many ways. This presentation will help social workers understand the McKinney-Vento Act and how to identify and serve school-aged youth experiencing homelessness, including the role of a homeless liaison.