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2018 Ethics Conference and Awards Luncheon
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Mark your calendars for this special event! Our Annual Event will be held at the Durham Convention Center in downtown Durham, NC This conference wraps up our celebration of Social Work Month while awarding excellence in our field and providing ethics continuing education.

3/23/2018
When: Friday, March 23, 2018
8:20 AM
Where: Durham Convention Center
301 West Morgan St
Durham, NC 
United States
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Course Description

Technology and Ethical Social Work Practice  5.5 hours of Ethics CE!

With the rapid development of online social networking, videoconferencing, text-based therapy, mobile social work apps, cloud storage, electronic monitoring, social robots, and other forms of technology, social work practice faces exciting new opportunities as well as new ethical challenges. This workshop will provide participants with the latest ethical and practice guidance from the 2018 revisions to the “NASW Code of Ethics” and the “2017 Practice Standards on Social Work and Technology.” Participants will learn how to update their policies and practices in relation to technology and professional boundaries, dual relationships, informed consent, confidentiality, client diversity, and professional competence.

 

Conference Schedule

7:30-8:20am Registration
8:20-8:30am Welcome and State of the Association

8:30-9:00am Ethical Fitness for Service presented by Ravita T. Omabu Okafor, MSW, LCSW
As social workers care for clients, interact with colleagues, and live in the world, we remain responsible for
delivering professional services, respecting the dignity and worth of people, valuing human relationships,
managing integrity, and maintaining competence. Ravita will elaborate on ways character applies to ethical
fitness for service.

 

9:00-11:00am KEYNOTE: Ethics and Technology presented by Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD
This keynote presentation will provide participants with the latest ethical and practice guidance from the 2018 revisions to the “NASW Code of Ethics” and the “2017 Practice Standards on Social Work and Technology.” Participants will learn how to update their policies and practices in relation to technology and professional boundaries, dual relationships, informed consent, confidentiality, client diversity, and professional competence.

 

11:15-12:15pm Panel Discussion With Our Presenters


12:15-1:45pm Recognition & Awards Luncheon


1:45-2:45pm Technology Tools presented by Joanne M. Hessmiller, PhD, LCSW
The goal of this session is to share some of the latest technology that can be used in social work practice,
including mobile health apps, community engagement, social change organizing and training tools that have been developed to enable practitioners to provide services that extend beyond face to face interaction. We will review current research on using mobile apps to improve intervention outcomes, share best practices for using them in our work and will raise key ethical issues associated with the use of this technology. Dr. Hessmiller will also discuss and demonstrate some of the apps during the presentation.

 

2:55-4:00pm Resolving Dilemmas of Ethics and Technology presented by Kim Strom-Gottfried, PhD, LISW
The ascendance of electronic technology creates ethical dilemmas in confidentiality, professional identity, client and colleague boundaries, and other spheres of practice. This session will illuminate some of those dilemmas and offer strategies for effectively addressing them by employing existing and new processes and standards.

 

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