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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.

Enhancing Social Work Clinical Competencies Through Motivational Interviewing
Presented by Katandria Johnson, DrPH, MA, MS, CCC-SLP, CPH, CAS, CPCRT, IN, LMN
Course: #91Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Motivational Interviewing is a counseling method by which social workers can help clients identify barriers and facilitators to making psychosocial changes for the improvement of one’s overall quality of life. This course will focus on enhancing social work clinical competencies through motivational interviewing.

Immigration and Sexual Abuse: Protecting Undocumented Children
Presented by April Dirks, PhD, MSW, LISW
Course: #90Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This presentation is designed for helping professionals who are concerned about sexual abuse of undocumented Latino children living in the United States. The prevalence of sexual abuse of Latino children immigrating to the U.S. will be reviewed as well as best-practice behaviors for treating trauma in these children, stemming from core values of cultural competence and trauma-informed care.

Social Work in the Digital Age: Ethics and Risk Management Challenges
Presented by Frederic G. Reamer, PhD
Course: #89Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This webinar will provide a succinct overview of complex ethics and risk management issues arising out of social workers’ increasing use of online and digital technology to serve clients. Dr. Frederic Reamer will discuss emerging ethical, regulatory, and practice standards designed to protect clients and prevent litigation and ethics complaints.