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  • The Daring Way

    The Daring Way

    Daring Greatly™ is a highly experiential program based on Dr. Brené Brown’s research. We create a small, safe holding environment to examine, practice and apply the concepts of Values, Trust, Vulnerability, Courage, Shame, Empathy, Self Compassion, and Authenticity to our personal and professional lives. As Helping Professionals we are in a unique position to integrate, model and teach these concepts. Experiencing and learning the theories at a deep level makes this work even more accessible in our sessions with clients.

    An Online, Interactive Program for Therapists and Helping Professionals
    (limited to 8 participants)
    $285 includes: Daring Greatly™ workbook and 8 CE hours approved by NASW for LCSWs, LMSWs, LMFTs, LPCs and Licensed Psychologists

    Registration is for October 2nd and 9th

    See www.annsandercoxlcsw.com for more dates & registration

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  • Vermont Discussion on Racial Injustice

    Vermont Discussion on Racial Injustice

    NASW-VT zoom meeting to support each other and reflect on the current events.Racism is not new and the current events have unfolded a new level of urgency to remind and reflect on our personal values. 

    We want to create a safe space for SW around the state to connect and to support each other. 

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  • Social Work Symposium

    Social Work Symposium

    A morning of social work unity!

    About this Event

    Join the Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont Chapters for this amazing line-up of speakers!

    8:30 am - 12:00 pm EST

    History Lost, Stolen or Strayed: The Footsteps of NASW

    Mildred “Mit” Joyner, DPS, MSW, LCSW

    NASW President

    Today as our nation faces two pandemics and NASW re-affirms its commitment to anti-racism, the social work profession must examine its steps toward justice. What action is our professional association prepared to take to build a “Beloved Community”? The social work community will continue to bend the arc of justice towards equity for all, no matter how arduous the journey.

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    COVID 19 and the Role of Social Workers

    Jonathan White, Ph.D., LCSW-C, CPH

    Commander, US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

    Director of Recovery, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

    COVID 19 has brought about numerous challenges to our healthcare, social services, and schools. How can social workers best support recovery and resilience in our communities affected by this pandemic?

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    The Coming Election - Voting is Social Work

    Kathryn M. Audette, MSW

    Director, Government Affairs

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.

    Social workers know the importance of voting - voting is social work. How do we best empower our clients and communities to exercise this right and responsibility? How do we engage in get out the vote activities during this time of social distancing? Moving forward, what can social workers do after the elections to contribute to the legislative process and expand voting rights and access?

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  • The Daring Way

    The Daring Way

    Daring Greatly™ is a highly experiential program based on Dr. Brené Brown’s research. We create a small, safe holding environment to examine, practice and apply the concepts of Values, Trust, Vulnerability, Courage, Shame, Empathy, Self Compassion, and Authenticity to our personal and professional lives. As Helping Professionals we are in a unique position to integrate, model and teach these concepts. Experiencing and learning the theories at a deep level makes this work even more accessible in our sessions with clients.

    An Online, Interactive Program for Therapists and Helping Professionals
    (limited to 8 participants)
    $285 includes: Daring Greatly™ workbook and 8 CE hours approved by NASW for LCSWs, LMSWs, LMFTs, LPCs and Licensed Psychologists

    Registration is for October 2nd and 9th

    See www.annsandercoxlcsw.com for more dates & registration

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  • Legislative Committee

    Legislative Committee

    The Legislative Committee is a vehicle for social workers and students to learn about and engage with the political process on behalf of our clients, our profession, and our values and ethics. The committee purpose and responsibilities as outlined by NASW: 

    • To promote NASW legislative policies consistent with the goals of the social work profession and those served by the profession 
    • To recommend a legislative agenda to the NASW-VT Board of Directors 
    • To recommend programming for Social Work Legislative Day
    • To promote education, leadership, and advocacy among members of the social work profession.

    During the legislative session, we actively work with the legislative consultants and executive director in responding to legislation, and support chapter member’s advocacy efforts in contacting legislators and testifying for relevant bills. Please join us as we take action to make a difference in the profound impact of policy on our clients and our communities. 

    This committee meets the third Thursday of the month at noon. 

    Contact chair Lacey Sloan at lsloan.naswvt@gmail.com  to get started! 

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  • Develop an Antiracist Lens for your Clinical Practice - Part II

    Develop an Antiracist Lens for your Clinical Practice - Part II

    A live webinar - 2 Clinical Contact Hours - for social workers and allied professionals

    About this Event

    Develop an Antiracist Lens for your Clinical Practice - Part II

    Presenter: Keita Annie Whitten Foster BSW, MSW LCSW, SEP

    Founder: Ready, Set THrive!, The Harriet Tubman Movement Coalition of Maine, and Community Dialogues on Racism as a Public Health Crisis in the Midst of COVID-19

    2 Clinical Contact Hours approved by NASW Maine

    “Understanding racism and white supremacy are endemic to the development of all authentic relations between humans, including humans and nature. My life work has become about cultivating capacity, spirit, compassion, resiliency, grace, perseverance, and healing. Our stories are unique, yet we are not alone. There is no hierarchy of pain or suffering. The challenge is recognizing how these experiences continue to shape our current understandings and relationships about ourselves and each other so we can co-create authentic social engagement for all our relations.

    ~Keita Annie Whitten Foster

    Develop an Antiracist Lens for your Clinical Practice Part II.

    This is not a traditional workshop. This is an experience designed to engage you in a somatic exploration. Part one introduced broad brush strokes introducing concepts like “racialized emotional fragility,”, and how to recognize flight, fright, freeze, and fawn as racialized emotional fragility within your body. In part II, participants will build on concepts briefly explored and practiced in part one in. Part II will hold space for you to learn how to (and practice) develop a somatic understanding (capacity) for navigating the visceral effects of race. This practice is foundational for the ability to help move you through the zones of fear, learning, and growth, which hinder your process in becoming an anti-racist practitioner.

     

    Clinical Learning Objectives

    1. Identify HIPP theory implications for social workers, clinicians, and trauma.

    2. Demonstrate how to navigate race as a visceral exercise

    3. Recognize your limitations and build resiliency as you move towards being an anti-racist practitioner.

     

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  • Communications & Marketing Committee

    Communications & Marketing Committee

    We know that NASW VT is doing a lot of work, but how do we make sure our Members and other social workers know about it?  Communicating what we do is essential to recruiting new members and providing high quality services to our current members. This committee will start off developing a Chapter communications plan for the year and ensure social workers have the information and resources they need to best serve their clients and communities.
    • Identify writers of newsletter articles
    • Identify social workers doing interesting work to interview
    • Brainstorm ideas on how to share all the resources available to members
    • Amplify Social Work Month
    • Promote Chapter events
    • Determine how we best message on a variety of platforms (Experienced social media user? We need you!)
    • plus whatever you, as committee members, decide to tackle!
    Committee meetings are held the third Friday of month at 2:00 pm via Zoom.
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  • Restorative Justice in Community & Clinical Practice

    Restorative Justice in Community & Clinical Practice

    Jacob Stone, LSW, ACSW (Ret.)

    2 Clinical CEUs approved by NASW VT

    Workshop/learning objective details to come soon

    About the Presenter:

    Jacob Stone, formerly on the faculty at the Marywood University School of Social Work in Pennsylvania and the social work program of the University of Alaska (Fairbanks), is retired after a half-century of practice as a direct service provider, nonprofit executive, consultant, field instructor, and teacher and trainer. He served for many years as chair of the ethics committee of NASW-PA, and during the past twenty years he has focused his work and study on professional ethics, providing training and consultation on ethics through NASW and diverse other settings. Jacob moved from Pennsylvania to Vermont six years ago, and in retirement has continued to provide training and ethics round table discussions through NASW-VT.

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  • Social Justice Committee

    Social Justice Committee

    Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion are embedded in social work mission and values. While we can see progress in our society and within our profession, we know there is much more work to be done. This committee will identify, explore, and take action on a limited number of specific issues to meaningfully impact our Chapter, clients, and communities.  
     
    This committee will work in tandem with the Policy Committee to promote and advocate when appropriate.
     
    This committee will meet the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm via Zoom.
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  • Neuroscience Directed Treatment for Domestic Violence Cases

    Neuroscience Directed Treatment for Domestic Violence Cases

    This training will be conducted via live webinar for six two-hour sessions. Participants will be able to ask questions, converse with trainers and other participants, and get their required DV training from their own computers.

    REGISTER

    Mod 1 - Nov 4th 9 - 11 am EST

    Mod 2 - Nov 4th 11:15 am - 1:15 pm EST

    Mod 3 - Nov 11th 9 - 11 am EST

    Mod 4 - Nov 11th 11:15 am - 1:15 pm EST

    Mod 5 - Nov 18th 9 - 11 am EST

    Mod 6 - Nov 18th 11:15 am - 1:15 pm EST

    You may choose to participate in any or all of the trainings.

    Please note, to avoid having participants pay the handling charges of six separate tickets, we have set the first training date as the date of the training. After registering for the number of trainings you wish to attend, you will be asked which ones you are choosing (Modules 1 - 6). Modules 5 & 6 also qualify for Ethics.

    If you prefer to pay by check, please send it to NASW ME, PO Box 5065, Augusta ME 04332. Please let us know if you are an NASW Member and which modules you will be attending. You will receive confirmation through Eventbrite once we register you.

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  • Neuroscience Directed Treatment for Domestic Violence Cases

    Neuroscience Directed Treatment for Domestic Violence Cases

    This training will be conducted via live webinar for six two-hour sessions. Participants will be able to ask questions, converse with trainers and other participants, and get their required DV training from their own computers.

    Mod 1 - Nov 4th 9 - 11 am EST

    Mod 2 - Nov 4th 11:15 am - 1:15 pm EST

    Mod 3 - Nov 11th 9 - 11 am EST

    Mod 4 - Nov 11th 11:15 am - 1:15 pm EST

    Mod 5 - Nov 18th 9 - 11 am EST

    Mod 6 - Nov 18th 11:15 am - 1:15 pm EST

    You may choose to participate in any or all of the trainings.

    Please note, to avoid having participants pay the handling charges of six separate tickets, we have set the first training date as the date of the training. After registering for the number of trainings you wish to attend, you will be asked which ones you are choosing (Modules 1 - 6). Modules 5 & 6 also qualify for Ethics.

    If you prefer to pay by check, please send it to NASW ME, PO Box 5065, Augusta ME 04332. Please let us know if you are an NASW Member and which modules you will be attending. You will receive confirmation through Eventbrite once we register you.

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  • The Daring Way

    The Daring Way

    Daring Greatly™ is a highly experiential program based on Dr. Brené Brown’s research. We create a small, safe holding environment to examine, practice and apply the concepts of Values, Trust, Vulnerability, Courage, Shame, Empathy, Self Compassion, and Authenticity to our personal and professional lives. As Helping Professionals we are in a unique position to integrate, model and teach these concepts. Experiencing and learning the theories at a deep level makes this work even more accessible in our sessions with clients.

    An Online, Interactive Program for Therapists and Helping Professionals
    (limited to 8 participants)
    $285 includes: Daring Greatly™ workbook and 8 CE hours approved by NASW for LCSWs, LMSWs, LMFTs, LPCs and Licensed Psychologists

    Registration is for Novermber 6th and 13th

    See www.annsandercoxlcsw.com for more dates & registration

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