Keynote Presentation

Rebuilding Our Communities: What Have We Learned, What Have We Rediscovered - Victor Welzant, Psy.D

The global pandemic highlighted both the incredible resilience of our communities, and simultaneously the mental health impact of collective trauma. In this presentation we will address what we have learned about “rebuilding” following trauma. The role of kindness and connection will be explored, as will the importance of support and making meaning following trauma.

Plenary Presentation

How to Keep Your Balance When the Floor is Rocking - Liz Fletcher Brown

Are you feeling the stress of working (and living) in a constantly unpredictable and shifting environment? Is your caseload way too high? Not enough resources? Working under very difficult circumstances? Dealing with Covid burnout?

In this fun, content-rich, interactive session you’ll be introduced to practical tools blended with neuroscience, humor, and thought-provoking insights that will help you maintain a sense of balance, even in the midst of instability. 

You’ll leave with a better understanding of what work-life balance means to you, as well as with tips and techniques to use personally, and with others, to rejuvenate body, mind and spirit.

Workshops

HOPE 101: Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences - Jennifer Redding, LCSW-C & Amie Myrick, LCPC

 

Just as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can play a role in future health and well-being outcomes, so too can the presence or absence of Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs). Positive experiences can ease toxic stress and help children and youth grow into more resilient, healthy adults. The Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences (HOPE) framework is a new way of seeing and talking about experiences that support children's growth and development. HOPE identifies ways that our communities and systems of care can ensure that all children have more positive experiences and support to nurture and celebrate their strengths. This training reviews the Four Building Blocks of HOPE and provides action items to integrate this strengths-based framework into your everyday work and lives.

The Social Worker’s Ethical Responsibility to Social Justice and Culturally Competent Practice - Maisha Davis, LCSW-C

** 2 Parts** Please note this workshop will be limited to 175 participants. Those participating in both sessions will receive 3 Ethics CEs.

 

Social work practice is rooted in its commitment to improve the overall well – being for society’s most vulnerable and marginalized populations. As such, the profession upholds values that speak directly to its core mission. The social work code of ethics provides practitioners with standards of conduct and guidance to address dilemmas, specific to these values and the work that we endeavor to do. This training will focus on the social worker’s ethical responsibility to seek social justice on behalf of those who are oppressed; and how we provide services from a culturally sensitive, humble, and competent perspective.

Resilience and Community: Helping Ourselves and Our Clients Build Resilience Following Collective - Victor Welzant, Psy.D

 

In this workshop, we will review practical strategies for building resilience in ourselves, helping our clients build resilience and what community resilience has taught us about healing after collective trauma. Strategies and tools for clinical practice will be presented and we will practice skills for promoting growth following trauma.