Annual Conference

NASW Arizona Virtual Conference November 5th and 6th

About this Event

Now, more than ever, social workers are serving our communities on the front lines. The National Association of Social Workers, Arizona Chapter (NASWAZ) invites you to lead in supporting our social work professionals by sponsoring our 2020 NASWAZ Conference. This year's conference will be held virtually on Thursday November 5th and Friday, November 6, 2020. This year's theme is "Social Workers Make a Difference!"

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NASW AZ 2020 Conference Agenda

November 5th and 6th

Recorded total CEUs = 30
Arizona Social Workers Make a Difference

November 5th:
8:00 AM – Welcome: NASW National Board President, Mit Joyner, MSW
NASW Arizona Board President Erin Lowry, LCSW, CST
8:15am-9:45am: MORNING SESSION: 1.5 CEUs Keynote
Bearing the Unbearable: The Heartbreaking Path of Grief, Joanne Cacciatore, PhD
9:45am-10:00am: Live Exhibit Hall

10:00 AM - 11:30AM (Social Workers Value Competence)
A1 – A3: 1.5 CEUs ethics
A1: Licensure 101- ABBHE Executive Director, Tobi Zavala
A2: Indigenous Health Gap – Chris Sharp
A3: The Ethics of Professional Wills—Jessica Holton

11:30-12:00PM: Live Exhibit Hall


1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Social Workers Value Dignity and Worth of Individuals)
B1 – B3: 1.5 CEUs diversity/cultural competency
B1: Trauma informed collaborative practice: Supporting relational trauma survivors- Bianca Harper
B2: Cultural Humility (Part 1) - Indigenous Vision
B3: Immigration Issues of the Southwest: Josefina Ahumada, MSW; Yvette Borja, Esq., ACLU Attorney; Liz Casey, MSW, The
Florence Project; Diego Pina Lopez & Sarah Reed from Casa Alitas Migrant Shelter Services; SW student support: Juan Mejia, Nora Reyes, & Juliana

2:30pm-3:00pm: Live Exhibit Hall
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Social Workers Embody Integrity)
C1 – C3: 1.5 CEUs diversity/cultural competency
C1: LGBTQ Substance use/abuse -Tasha Mendoza
C2: Cultural Humility (Part 2) - Indigenous Vision
C3: Social Work Leadership-Katie Mommaerts 
November 6:
8:00 AM – 9:00am: MORNING SESSION: 1 CEU Keynote
Weaving Social Work: Reflecting on our Journey as Social Workers and Human Beings Joshua M. Hurand,

9:00am-9:30am:(0.5 CEUs) The Magic of Mindfulness, Jamie Valderama, BA , MA

9:30am-10:00am: Live Exhibit Hall

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Social Workers Value Service)A1 – A3: 1.5 CEUs
A1: Staying in the Window: Using Expressive Arts as a Form of Self-Care – Elizabeth Athens, LMSW
A2: Social Justice Ethics: Where we are now post election - Deborah Corey
A3: Self-Care for Resilience in Uncertain Times – Alden Carroll

11:30-12:00pm: Guest Comedian – Adam Grabowski

12:00-12:30pm: Live Exhibit Hall

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (Social Workers Recognize the Importance of Human Relationships)
B1 – B3: 1.5 CEUs diversity/cul tural competency
B1: Kinky/Curly Hair: What Social Workers Need to Know -Chandra Crudup
B2: Child Welfare- Macro Perspective – Judy Krysik
B3: Empathy Across the Lifespan- Melanie Reyes, MSW, and Elizabeth A . Segal, PhD

2:00pm-2:30pm: Live Exhibit Hall

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM (Social Workers Value Social Justice)
C1 – C3: 1.5 CEUs diversity/cul tural competency
C1: LGBTQ Population (Transgender Care) – Isaac Akapnitis & Panel
C2: Telehealth Ethics -Ruby Rideout, MSW & Vincent Fricano, MSW
C3: The Importance of Self Care for Social Workers- Stefanie Keefe, LMSW

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