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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

to present at

Conference for the Profession

 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

 

"SOCIAL WORK IN THE CITY:

DREAMS AND REALITIES OF LIFE IN NEW YORK"

 

NASW-NYC has provided continuing education opportunities for social workers for many years. In response to the State of New York mandating that, beginning January 1, 2015, licensed social workers engage in continuing education, NASW-NYC is now expanding our offerings to a day-long conference for the profession this spring. The conference will provide LMSWs and LCSWs with an opportunity to move forward to comply with this mandate, and it will be open to all social workers.

 

 

NASW-NYC welcomes a wide range of proposals: the list below is intended as suggestions.

 

1.    Current and emerging interventions in clinical and direct practice

o Interventions and programs that are innovative, cutting edge, state of the art, data informed, and/or evidence based.

o Best or promising practice models or application of emerging theories

o Applying what we already do to revolving roles and responsibilities

 

2.    The impact of major policy changes or trends on programs and services (such as, but not limited to)

o The Affordable Care Act

o Integrating behavioral and primary health care

o Managed care in behavioral health and long term care

o Child welfare, aging, and other fields of practice

 

3.    The impact of trends and policies on clients and communities we serve

o Low income and immigrant communities, communities of color and other communities

o Including the intersectionality of multiple forms of oppression or discrimination experienced by an individual, group or community

 

4.    The role of supervisors or administrators in a changing service delivery environment.

 

5.    Strategies for community organizers and social workers who need organizing methods in order to impact institutional behavior and structural change.

 

6.    Leadership development for social workers interested in advocacy, program development, policy and social justice and those interested in working toward achieving racial equity.

 

Please note that proposals on substance abuse may be more appropriate for the Addictions Institute but may be considered.

 

 

Attention to Race, Diversity, Oppression, and Intersectionality

 

In keeping with our professional social work values as well as our commitment to social equity and accountability to our diverse constituencies, NASW-NYC encourages all NASW-NYC presenters to include content that demonstrates respect, appreciation, and knowledge of race, diversity, oppression and intersectionality as it is related to their topic area.

 

Dimensions that constitute diversity include but are not limited to: race, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic class, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, language and immigration status. Intersectionality relates to the multiple ways in which these forms of oppression overlap and are experienced by individuals or communities.

 

Background

 

It is NASW-NYC's intention to offer quality continuing education and professional development opportunities that social workers can rely upon, and to do so at reasonable cost. These offerings are provided as a service to NASW-NYC members and the broader social work community. Proceeds will be used to cover the costs of the conference.

 

NASW-NYC will announce the venue for the space in the early fall. We plan to accommodate between 600 to 900 attendees. The space will be in downtown Manhattan.

 

 

Conference Structure

·  The conference will consist of:

o    An opening morning and closing afternoon plenary

o    Two breakout sessions

§  Ten workshops during each breakout

§  Each breakout session will be 1.5 hours.

·  The size of the breakout rooms will vary, from several classrooms that hold 30 people to lecture halls that hold from 100 to 250 in capacity. The main hall that will hold the plenary sessions will also be used for workshops.

 

Compensation:

 

NASW-NYC will not be providing monetary compensation for presentations or for travel, lodging or other expenses associated with the workshop.

 

Please note that your presentation may make you eligible for receiving continuing education credits. Please check with your state's licensing board to see how you can redeem your hours for continuing education credits.

 

By submitting this application you are agreeing to be in attendance for the presentation on the date and time assigned and to provide a sufficient number of copies of any handouts needed for the presentation.

 

If you have any questions please contact Sharielle Applewhite at applewhite@naswnyc.org

Please click here to view instructions for submitting proposals

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