Social Work Education Series: Celebrating Social Work

Wednesdays, March 13 and 20, 2019

Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey

4751 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111

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This two-full-day series is designed to increase awareness of social work roles in medical and other settings, and to promote social work education for social work professionals.


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Conference ID

J6332

Purpose/Audience

This series is designed to increase awareness of social work roles in medical and other settings, and to promote social work education for social work professionals.

Objectives

Goals of the series include:

  • Celebrating Social Work Month by providing ongoing educational opportunities to professionals in central and eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Meeting the educational needs and interests identified through participant surveys and comments.

Credit

Social Work

This program is approved for a maximum of 12 hours of Social Work credit:

  • 6 hours – March 13, 2019
  • 6 hours – March 20, 2019

Specialty credit is as follows:

  • Ethics credit – 1.5 (March 13, 2019)
  • Trauma credit – 1.5 (March 20, 2019)

CCMC

This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM board-certified case managers.

Planning Committee

Committee Chair: Annette L. Ashe, MSW, LCSW, CCM
Manager, Clinical Social Work
Care Transitions Department
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Lanae Ampersand, LCSW, CPS
Clinical Program Manager
Penn State Health Outpatient Psychiatry

Tracy Drescher, MSW, LSW
Critical and Intermediate Care Social Worker
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Channing Griffith, MSW, LSW
Women’s Health Social Worker
Penn State Children’s Hospital
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Amy K. Meli, MSW, LSW, CCM
Adult Acute Care Social Worker
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Sara Merrill
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Kristin Vines, MSS, LSW
Transplant Social Worker
Penn State Health Medical Group

Ashley Visco, MSW/LCSW, CCM
Manager, Care Management
Penn State Health Medical Group

Chelsea Walus, MSW, LSW, CCM
Intermediate and Acute Care Social Worker
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Fees

Fee includes online program materials, break refreshments, cost of instruction and lunch.

  • $165 both days
  • $120 one day only (March 13 or March 20)

Note: Participants who register for both days but attend only one day will not be reimbursed. Registration may not be split between two or more people.

Registrations received after March 12, 2019, will incur a $25 late fee.

Agenda

March 13, 2019

  • 7:30 a.m. | Check-In/Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibitors
  • 8 a.m. | Introduction and Opening Remarks
    Annette L. Ashe, MSW, LCSW, CCM
  • 8:15 a.m. | Suicide Awareness and Prevention
    Jayne L. Miller, BA, QPR and MHFA Trainer, and John Noullet

    • Describe signs and symptoms of suicidal patients and how to respond to them.
  • 9:45 a.m. | Break/Visit Exhibitors
  • 10:15 a.m. | Healthcare in the Amish Community: Overcoming Obstacles
    Nancy Weitzel, LPN, and Susan K. Shaub, RN, BSN

    • Identify basic tenets of the Amish faith as they relate to healthcare obstacles.
    • Define barriers to healthcare in relation to geography, culture, socioeconomics, communication and organization.
    • Explain ways in which the medical community can overcome barriers to healthcare for the Amish community.
  • 11:45 a.m. | Lunch/Visit Exhibitors
  • 12:45 p.m. | Infant Adoption Awareness Training (ethics)
    Stephanie A. Capriotti, BA, and Radelle S. Fritz, MSW/LSW

    • Describe the adoption process from all perspectives including the child, the birth parents and the adoptive parents.
    • Explain ethical and moral dilemmas in adoption.
  • 2:15 p.m. | Break/Visit Exhibitors
  • 2:30 p.m. | Hoarding Disorder: More than just a little clutter
    Debra L. Thompson, LCSW, CADC, CCPG

    • Define criteria for Hoarding Disorder according to DSM-V.
    • Describe the concurrent physical health and mental health issues related to Hoarding Disorder.
    • Identify the specific recommended treatments for Hoarding Disorder.
  • 4 p.m. | Adjournment

March 20, 2019

  • 7:30 a.m. | Check-In/Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibitors
  • 8 a.m. | Introduction and Opening Remarks
    Annette L. Ashe, MSW, LCSW, CCM
  • 8:15 a.m. | Veterans Services: Home and Community Care Programs
    Teresa Stump-Klinger, LCSW

    • Describe services to assist family caregivers and help Veterans remain at home.

    Enrollment and Eligibility
    Jennifer Stevey

    • Discuss the enrollment process and eligibility determination for veteran services.

    Mental Health Intensive Case Management Services
    Erikka Trotter, LCSW

    • Identify intensive mental health services for veterans.
  • 9:45 a.m. | Break/Visit Exhibitors
  • 10:15 a.m. | Self Care 2.0
    Kelly Holder, PhD

    • Identify the basic elements of well-being.
    • Redefine the term and explore strategies to improve self-care.
  • 11:45 a.m. | Lunch/Visit Exhibitors
  • 12:45 p.m. | Diagnosis Dementia: Navigating the Legal Labyrinth
    Jeffrey R. Bellomo, Esquire

    • Define legal capacity, what does it mean to be incapacitated and who makes that determination.
    • Express the importance and need of legal documents including Durable POA and Advanced Directives.
    • Identify methods by which to protect assets for the spouse.
  • 2:15 p.m. | Break/Visit Exhibitors
  • 2:30 p.m. | Educating through a Trauma-Informed Lens: Best practices in pursuit of a Trauma-Informed School (trauma)
    Casey Stokes-Rodriguez, LSW

    • Describe what it means to be “trauma-informed,” as well as review basic tenets of Trauma 101 in order to identify what trauma is and how it affects the brain.
    • Identify tools, activities, interventions other resources to utilize in the development of trauma-informed spaces.
  • 4 p.m. | Adjournment

Faculty

Jeffrey R. Bellomo, Esquire
Certified Elder Law Attorney
Bellomo & Associates, LLC

Stephanie A. Capriotti, BA
Adoption Counselor and Out-of-Area Program Coordinator
Adoptions From The Heart

Radelle S. Fritz, MSW/LSW
Adoption Social Worker
Adoptions From The Heart

Kelly Holder, PhD
Director, Office of Student Mental Health and Counseling
Penn State College of Medicine

Jayne L. Miller, BA, QPR and MHFA Trainer
Community Mental Health Care Coordinator
WellSpan Philhaven

Susan K. Shaub, RN, BSN
Nurse Coordinator
University of Maryland Amish Research Clinic
Lancaster, Pa.

Jennifer Stevey
Lead Medical Support Assistant
Lebanon VA Medical Center

Casey Stokes-Rodriguez, LSW
Climate, Culture and Trauma Resource Specialist
Harrisburg School District

Teresa Stump-Klinger, LCSW
Caregiver Support Coordinator
Lebanon VA Medical Center

Debra L. Thompson, LCSW, CADC, CCPG
President
Thompson Social Services Inc.

Erikka Trotter, LCSW
MHICM and PRRC Coordinator
Lebanon VA Medical Center

Nancy Weitzel, LPN
Research Nurse
University of Maryland Amish Research Clinic
Lancaster, Pa.

Cancellation

Cancellations received later than March 6, 2019, will incur a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given after March 9, 2019.

Sponsor

This program is a continuing education service of Penn State College of Medicine.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of your participation or visit.

Changes

Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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