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to present at the second annual NASW-NYC

Social Work and the City Conference for the Profession


Monday, March 14, 2016





NASW-NYC has provided continuing education opportunities for social workers for many years. Last year as the mandate for continuing education was launched, NASW-NYC held its first conference attracting over 900 attendees. We are now planning for our second annual conference to be held in March of 2016. In addition to addressing future developments in social work, NASW-NYC is committed to promoting the infusion of racial equity and the dismantling of other structural inequalities into the work that we do across all settings. The deadline for proposal submissions is October 1, 2015.



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
    • Interventions and programs that are innovative, cutting edge, state of the art, and data informed, and/or evidence based.
    • Best or promising practice models or application of emerging theories.
    • Applying what we already do to revolving roles and responsibilities.
    • Interventions to promote race equity and the dismantling of other structural inequalities to help people heal.

*Please note: Presentations on clinical practice require that a presenter has an LCSW.


  1. The impact of major policy changes or trends on programs and services (such as, but not limited to)
    • The Affordable Care Act.
    • Integrating behavioral and primary health care.
    • Managed care in behavioral health and long term care.
    • Child welfare, aging, and other fields of practice.


  1. The impact of trends and policies on clients and communities we serve
    • Low income and immigrant communities, communities of color and other communities.
    • Including the intersectionality of multiple forms of oppression or discrimination experienced by an individual, group or community.


  1. Leadership development for social workers
    • Identifying skills and knowledge for leadership in organizations.
    • Developing leadership for cross system transformation through advocacy, program development, policy and social justice.
    • Working to achieve racial and other structural equality.
    • Leadership in achieving accountable results.

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


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

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 and our commitment to social and racial equity and accountability to our diverse constituencies, NASW-NYC encourages all 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 and communities.








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.



NASW-NYC will announce the venue for the space in the early fall. We plan to accommodate between 900 to 1,000 attendees. The location is to be determined.


Conference Structure

  • The conference will consist of:
    • An opening morning and closing afternoon plenary
    • Two breakout sessions: one in the morning and one in the afternoon
      • 10-12 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.

 Limitations of number of presenters per workshop


The number of presenters for any workshop will be limited to three presenters. Descriptions of all workshops will be submitted for approval to the New York State Education Department, Office for the Profession, including qualification of all presenters. The names off all presenters must be submitted with this proposal along with a CV or resume. The presenters may not be changed without prior authorization. We strongly encourage that presenters not be substituted.


Presenters who would like to attend the conference, in addition to their own workshop, will be able to register for at a 50% discount. The discounted fee is $60 for NASW members and $105 for non-members.




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.  Eligibility depends on whether your presentation is new or substantially different from what you have done before. 


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 Christina Wilkerson at



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