(2 CEU Live Webinar) Rethinking Reentry: COVID-19, Women, Grief & Loss

Wednesday, May 12 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM [EDT]

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Wednesday, May 12 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM [EDT]

2 Clinical CE credits

This presentation explores the trauma of incarceration and the need for anti-oppressive trauma-informed care to address physical and symbolic losses in the age of COVID-19. Both clinical and practical tools for intervention, advocacy, and the development of grief services will be provided.

As a result, of this workshop, participants will be able to:

1)    Learn two components of continuing bonds theory (CBT) and ways to implement CBT is reentry settings.

2)    Identify symbolic and physical losses that triggers mental health and acting out behaviors.

3)    Learn factors that create challenges to grief work while in prison and in community corrections settings.

4)    Discuss the impact of COVID-19 and Senate Bill 2519 on women in prison and reentry settings.

5)    Discuss anti-oppressive practices and trauma-informed care in programmatic service delivery in prison and community correction settings.






Cost for this course:

Regular Price: $57
NASW Member Discounted Price: $37 (Members save over 35%!)


For those licensed in NY: NASW New Jersey Chapter SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0138.

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For more information, contact Helen French at hfrench.naswnj@socialworkers.org

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Helena D. Lewis,

Helena D. Lewis is a theatrical scholar-practitioner who uses qualitative research and social work theories to illuminate the nuances of social justice issues that impact marginalized and incarcerated voices. After obtaining her BA in Biology from Rutgers University, Helena developed, implemented and supervised a drop-in center for sex workers with substance use disorders (SUD) for the Community At Risk Reduction (CARR) Program in Newark, New Jersey and helped develop a vocational rehabilitation component for a Department of Corrections (DOC) Residential Community Release Program (RCRP) for women. Helena spent three years working on a CDC/HRSA Correctional Demonstration Project providing prevention case management to HIV positive male inmates. She is the former program manager of three transitional housing programs for formerly incarcerated men and women and is currently the SUD Treatment Director for a residential facility for women inmates. Helena is also the Internship Coordinator at William Paterson University and has taught Introduction to Human Services, Field Work in Social Services and Criminology Criminal Justice Fieldwork. She obtained her Doctor in Social Work (DSW) from Rutgers University School of Social Work. Helena’s research interests include topics related to incarcerated women focusing on grief and loss and the intersectionality of autoethnography and theater.

About Helena D. Lewis,