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The Metro DC Chapter is one of 55 chapters of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the largest association of professional social workers in the United States. Our 1,100-plus members serve all populations, including children, adolescents, families, older adults, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, and others. They also serve clients in every DC ward and work setting, as well as in the DC metropolitan area such as Northern Virginia and nearby Maryland.

This In the News section features the latest articles and news from the Metro DC Chapter, including press releases, policy or issue statements, professional and licensing updates, training announcements, and other content relevant to the work of Metro DC social workers.

If you are a member of the media seeking an interview, comment, or answer to questions, please contact Executive Director Debra Riggs, CAE, at driggs.naswdc@socialworkers.org.     


Choose from 10 Public Health Priorities Sessions: 2023 Annual Conferences March 23-25, April 20-22


DC social workers must earn 4 Public Health Priorities (PHPs) CEs before the licensure deadline of July 31.

NASW Metro DC makes it easy for you by offering 10 interactive sessions with PHP CEs at its in-person 2023 Joint Annual Conference March 23-25 in Williamsburg, Va., or you can choose from nine sessions with PHP CEs at its Virtual Conference April 20-22. See session titles below. On-demand-only registration also is available with nine of the 30+ virtual sessions offering PHP CEs.
You can meet all 40 of your required CEs--including 4 Public Health Priorities, 6 Ethics, and 2 LGBTQ CEs--either by joining us in person (18.5 CEs) or live-virtually (17.5 CEs) and adding convenient 60-day access to the recorded sessions (earn up to 68.6 or 65.5 CEs, respectively).

In-Person Conference

Earn up to 20 total Public Health Priorities CEs.
Friday, March 24 (10 Public Health Priorities hours available)

  • The Intersection of Human Trafficking and Child Welfare in Social Work Practice (2
  • PHPs)
  • Telehealth 2023: Level-Setting the Practice Foundation (2 PHPs)
  • Understanding and Intervening with Familial Controlled Sex Trafficking (2 PHPs)
  • Trauma-Sensitive OB-GYN Care (2 PHPs)
  • Social Workers Needed: Treatment Gaps for Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Survivors (2 PHPs)

Saturday, March 25 (10 PHP hours available)

  • Cultural Humility in Social Work Practice in Healthcare (2 PHPs)
  • Social Worker in International Humanitarian Emergencies (2 PHPs)
  • Hearing Voices: A Humbling and Powerful Experiential Session of Listening with Auditory Hallucinations (2 PHPs)
  • Can I Be Authentically Me? Examining Disparities in Medical and Mental Health (2
  • PHPs)
  • Flipping the Script: Recovery Planning and Engagement with Survivors of Child Sex Trafficking (2 PHPs)

 

Live-Virtual Conference

Earn up to 18 total Public Health Priorities CEs.

Thursday, April 20 (4 PHPs available)

  • The Intersection of Human Trafficking and Child Welfare in Social Work Practice (2 PHP hours)
  • Telehealth 2023: Level-setting the Practice Foundation (2 PHPs)

Friday, April 21 (10 PHPs available)

  • Understanding and Intervening with Familial Controlled Sex Trafficking (2 PHPs)
  • Trauma-Sensitive OB-GYN Care (2 PHPs)
  • Social Workers Needed: Treatment Gaps for Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors (2 PHPs)
  • Cultural Humility in Social Work Practice in Healthcare (2 PHP hours)
  • Social Worker in International Humanitarian Emergencies (2 PHP hours)

Saturday, April 22 (4 PHPs available)

  • Can I Be Authentically Me? Examining Disparities in Medical and Mental Health (2 PHPs)
  • Flipping the Script: Recovery Planning and Engagement with Survivors of Child Sex
  • Trafficking (2 PHPs)

Read the full agendas and register as soon as possible to reserve a seat in your preferred sessions. Space at the in-person event is limited, so don’t delay.