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Social Work Month Education Series – March 2023: Celebrating Social Work

Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2023

Internet Live Course

This training will be offered as a live online course, with details provided to registered participants in advance of the event. If you do not receive communications, check your eeds account or junk mail.


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Conference ID

J6840-23-Y

Purpose

Participants are saying
“Always love this program! Keep up the great work and great topics!”
2022 Participant

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.

Overall Objectives

Participants are saying
“Content was very vast ‐ it was nice that a lot of it pertained to the overall field of social work; but then there was more specific learning opportunities for those in more specific roles.”
2022 Participant
  • Celebrate Social Work Month by providing ongoing educational opportunities.
  • Meet the educational needs and interests identified through participant surveys and comments.

Agenda and Objectives

Tuesday, March 7 – Afternoon

  • 12:30 p.m. | Introduction and Opening Remarks
    Kristin Vines, MSS, LSW
  • 12:45 p.m. | Pediatric Palliative Care: More Than Meets the Eye
    Deana Deeter, CRNP, CHPPN, CPON, PMGT-BC
    Susannah Eckman, MD
    Michelle Freeman, MD, MEd
    Nicole Hahnlen, RN, CHPPN
    Megan Youtz, MSCC, LPC

    Objectives
    • Describe the services offered by the Hummingbird Program at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital.
    • Describe at least three strategies used by the palliative care team in navigating the multidisciplinary care of children with serious illness.
  • 2:15 p.m. | Break/Visit Exhibitors
  • 2:30 p.m. | To Be Determined
  • 4 p.m. | Adjournment

Tuesday, March 14 – Morning

  • 8 a.m. | Introduction and Opening Remarks
    Kristin Vines, MSS, LSW
  • 8:15 a.m. | Food Insecurity
    Shila Ulrich, MSW

    Objectives
    • Discuss food insecurity from a whole body perspective (how it affects health and wellbeing, social determinants of health, etc.).
    • Discuss programs and availability of services/steps in communities to combat hunger.
  • 9:45 a.m. | Break/Visit Exhibitors
  • 10 a.m. | Next Steps in Working With Children and Parents Dealing With Trauma
    Lindsay Knepp, LSW, HSV

    Objectives
    • Discuss how to support children with trauma.
    • Explain how to support the parents dealing with their own trauma.
  • 11:30 a.m. | Adjournment

Tuesday, March 21 – Afternoon

  • 12:30 p.m. | Introduction and Opening Remarks
    Kristin Vines, MSS, LSW
  • 12:45 p.m. | Preserving the Self of the Social Worker: Strategies for Coping With Compassion Fatigue and Moral Injury
    Chaz Franke MSW, LCSW

    Objectives
    • Outline the core differences between burnout, moral injury, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.
    • Describe the role of the self of the social worker in staying connected to their work.
  • 2:15 p.m. | Break/Visit Exhibitors
  • 2:30 p.m. | TBH, IDK What To Do! Ethics for Helping Professionals on Social Media
    Chris Rich, LCSW, ACSW

    Objectives
    • Identify key ethical principles needed to successfully navigate challenges with social media.
    • Develop healthy boundaries for use in social media.
    • Identify strategies for addressing ethical issues that arise in social media.
  • 4 p.m. | Adjournment

Tuesday, March 28 – Morning

  • 8 a.m. | Introduction and Opening Remarks
    Kristin Vines, MSS, LSW
  • 8:15 a.m. | What Is It, and How Do I Get Some?
    Megan Youtz, MSCC, LPC

    Objectives
    • Identify specific self-care strategies that can be implemented into daily life.
    • Explore how mindfulness techniques can augment self-care.
  • 9:45 a.m. | Break/Visit Exhibitors
  • 10 a.m. | Effects of COVID-19 on Children and Adolescents
    Stephanie Harvison, LPC
  • 11:30 a.m. | Adjournment

Presenters

Deana Deeter, CRNP, CHPPN, CPON, PMGT-BC
Hummingbird Program Manager
Penn State Health Children’s Hospital

Susannah Eckman, MD
Hummingbird Program Physician
Penn State Health Children’s Hospital

Chaz Franke, MSW, LCSW
Therapist
Light Source

Michelle Freeman, MD, MEd
Medical Director, Hummingbird Program
Penn State Health Children’s Hospital

Nicole Hahnlen, RN, CHPPN
Hummingbird Program Nurse Coordinator
Penn State Health Children’s Hospital

Stephanie Harvison, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Lindsay Knepp, LSW, HSV
Family Partnership Manager
Catherine Hershey Schools of Early Learning

Chris Rich, LCSW, ACSW
Senior Manager, Student Support Services
Milton Hershey School

Shila Ulrich, MSW
Executive Director
Caring Cupboard

Megan Youtz, MSCC, LPC
Hummingbird Program Clinical Counselor
Penn State Health Children’s Hospital

Credit

Social Work

Penn State is an approved provider as defined by Pa. Code Sections 47.36(a)(3), 48.36(a)(3), and b49.36 (a)(3). Social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors licensed by the state of Pennsylvania can earn up to 12 clock hours of continuing education (or 3 credits per session) for completing this course.

Fees

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“Thank you for a wonderful diverse program!”
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The fee is $95 for the full series or $55 for half of the series per person and includes the cost of instruction and online handout materials.

Payment is required at the time of registration. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at ContinuingEd@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

Registrations received after Monday, March 6, 2023, will incur a $25 late fee.

Cancellations received after Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, will be assessed a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be made for cancellations received after Thursday, March 2, 2023.

Evaluation

A completed evaluation is required in order to receive a certificate for attending this activity. Please complete and submit the evaluation within the specified time frame.

Cancellations

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund any program registration fees paid but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

Program registrants who are experiencing illness or have been exposed to anyone who is ill should contact the Continuing Education office before attending any in-person activities.

Changes

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

COVID-19

On-campus educational activities provided by Penn State College of Medicine Continuing Education are required to follow healthcare facility guidelines. Off-campus events provided by Penn State College of Medicine Continuing Education follow the COVID-19 requirements of that venue. We ask that all participants respect that some attendees may still choose to wear masks for activities. Check the venue website for the latest requirements and recommendations. Please do not attend this activity if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. By attending the activity, you attest that you do not have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, which may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste, loss of smell or any other sign of illness.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Participants who anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or who have questions about the physical access provided should contact the Continuing Education office at least one week in advance of participation or visit.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and Educational Balance)

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

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