Health Care Social Workers Symposium 2020

Friday, November 13 2020, 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM [EST]

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Friday, November 13 2020, 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM [EST]

Join us for the only all day Health Care Social Workers program in NJ!

Earn 5 Credits, plus the required credit for Prescription Opioid Dependence.

This conference will feature topics:

Dismantling health disparities: Attacking causes healing effects

Implicit Bias and its Impact on Client Care During COVID-19

COVID-19 in Assisted Living Communities: Areas of Consideration

Program starts promptly at 8:30AM 

You save by purchasing the whole day.  Individual classes are available for purchase at:  https://naswnj.socialworkers.org/Events

Regular Price: $150 

NASW-NJ Member Rate: $90

Schedule

8:30AM-10:30AM -  Dismantling Health Disparities: Attacking Causes Healing Effects presented by Jemal Alexis, JD, PhD, LCSW.  2 Ethics or Social/Cultural CEUs

10:45AM-12:45PM - Implicit Bias and its Impact on Client Care During COVID-19 presented by Jillian A. Rose PhD, MPH, LCSW.  2 Ethics or Social/Cultural CEUs

1:15PM- 2:15PM - Prescription Opioid Abuse and Dependence in New Jersey presented by Morgan Thompson, MSW.  One required opioid continuing education requirement or 1 General CEU

2:15PM-3:15PM - COVID-19 in Assisted Living Communities: Areas of Consideration presented by Carol Kulkens, LCSW.  1 Clinical CEU

Learning objectives of workshops

8:30AM-10:30AM -  Dismantling Health Disparities: Attacking Causes Healing Effects presented by Jemal Alexis, JD, PhD, LCSW.  2 Ethics or Social/Cultural CEUs

1.      Articulate how racism impacts health and well-being

2.      Use the transformative potential development model to move from consciousness to action to address the causes of health disparities

3.      Identify action steps to integrate anti-racism into participant’s social work practice

 

 

10:45AM-12:45PM - Implicit Bias and its Impact on Client Care During COVID-19 presented by Jillian A. Rose PhD, MPH, LCSW.  2 Ethics or Social/Cultural CEUs

1.      Understand the meaning of implicit bias, its mechanisms, and how it can impact our perceptions, behaviors and decision-making as we care for clients

2.    Using an evidence-based lens, explore the effects of explicit bias versus implicit bias in healthcare

3.    Identify tools to enhance our awareness of our own implicit biases and unconscious thinking and behaviors

4.    Learn specific strategies to help practice more conscious awareness and to identify unconscious assumptions and behaviors that may have an impact on our work with clients

 

1:15PM-2:15PM - Prescription Opioid Abuse and Dependence in New Jersey presented by Morgan Thompson, MSW.  One required opioid continuing education requirement or 1 General CEU

1.    Learn the basics about the prescription opioid addiction epidemic in the tri-state area, including the risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion.

2.    Hear how to spot it and referral/treatment options.

2:15PM – 3:15PM - COVID-19 in Assisted Living Communities: Areas of Consideration presented by Carol Kulkens, LCSW. 1 Clinical CEU

Hear about examples of tools for:

1.   Working with or engaging isolated clients

2.   Delivering services in a way that mitigates risk

3.   Tools for working with concerned families that aren’t allowed to enter the facility.

 

Full course descriptions

Dismantling Health Disparities: Attacking Causes Healing Effects.  2 Ethics or Social/Cultural

Description: Martin Luther King Jr., recognizing the interplay of social injustice processes and outcomes, stated, “There must be a rhythmic alteration between attacking the causes [of social injustices, like health disparities] and healing the effects [of racism]” This presentation will: Discuss racism and the pathways for impact of racism on health and well-being and introduce the transformative potential development model for conducting radical social work and for dismantling health disparities.

Implicit Bias and its Impact on Client Care During COVID-19.  2 Ethics or Social/Cultural

Research demonstrates that disparities in healthcare are pervasive in the United States. The Institute of Medicine and The Joint Commission report that implicit bias contributes to these disparities. Implicit biases are unconscious and unintentional assumptions that are based on different factors such as age, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, language, weight, economic status, etc. Research also shows that everyone has these unintended biases, based on their life experiences and perceptions. In healthcare, these biases can have an impact on medical decision-making, communication, adherence, and provider-patient interactions, and ultimately may impede optimal patient care and health outcomes. Furthermore, with the spread of the COVID-19 there have been increased reports of bias, both explicit and implicit. Stereotypes and assumptions can perpetuate negative biases that can put others at risk for harm or isolation, or prevent people from accessing needed care. In this presentation, we will explore implicit bias in the setting of COVID-19, bring awareness to our own unintended biases that may affect our work with clients, and discuss tools and strategies for addressing them.

Prescription Opioid Abuse and Dependence in New Jersey One required opioid continuing education requirement or 1 General CEU

 

Learn the basics about the prescription opioid addiction epidemic in the tri-state area, including the risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion. Hear how to spot it and referral/treatment options. This course fulfills the prescription opioid continuing education requirement for New Jersey social workers (Statute 45:15BB-11.1).

COVID-19 in Assisted Living Communities: Areas of Consideration. 1 Clinical CEU

Hear about examples of tools for working with or engaging isolated clients, delivering services in a way that mitigates risk and tools for working with concerned families that aren’t allowed to enter the facility.

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Contact the Organizer

Jillian Rose
PhD, MPH, LCSW. Director for Community Engagement, Diversity and Research at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Jillian A. Rose, PhD, MPH, LCSW, is the Director for Community Engagement, Diversity and Research at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Rose leads the implementation of innovative community programs to enhance health, access to care and self-efficacy of traditionally underserved communities, in collaboration with other health care organizations and government agencies. She participates in research and quality initiatives to identify and address health disparities to ensure the highest quality care for all patients. Dr. Rose provides ongoing leadership and support for the Hospital’s collection of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and preferred language data. In addition, Dr. Rose plays an integral role in the HSS Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Service Plan. Since August 2005, Dr. Rose has occupied a leadership position in managing Rheumatology programs at the hospital, with a focus on two national peer support and education programs for people with systemic lupus and their families.

About Jillian

PhD, MPH, LCSW. Director for Community Engagement, Diversity and Research at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Carol Kulkens, LCSW
Vice President of Case Management, Care One

Carol Kulkens has been a Medical Social Worker since 1981. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Fairleigh Dickinson University and her Master’s from Fordham University. She began her health care career and continued as a Medical Social Worker in Hackensack/Meridian Medical Center for 29 years, of which 25 were in a leadership position. During this time, she completed a second Master’s from Seton Hall University in Health Care Administration (MHA). She left the acute hospital world in March 2017 and accepted the position of Vice President of Case Management in CareOne, LLC which owns long-term care centers and assisted living facilities in New Jersey. Carol Kulkens enjoys working in healthcare and finds it challenging and purposeful. It is a fast paced environment that requires organization, accountability and the clinical expertise to work with patients and families in crisis as well as providing supportive counseling. Carol was actively involved in communicating to the residents and families during the COVID-19 crisis. She also assisted in the feeding and hydration of residents in the beginning of the COVID pandemic.

About Carol

Vice President of Case Management, Care One
Morgan Thompson, MSW
CEO, Prevention Links

Morgan Thompson, M.S.W., is the CEO of Prevention Links, a Union County-based nonprofit focused on substance use prevention and recovery support. Ms. Thompson was instrumental in the launch of the Raymond J. Lesniak Experience Strength and Hope Recovery High School, the Experience Strength and Hope Recovery Center, and the New Jersey Coalition for Addiction Recovery Support (NJ-CARS). All of these innovative solutions to the addiction crisis our state and country are facing were driven by passion and lived experience of addiction recovery. Ms. Thompson is a person in long-term recovery, having been alcohol and drug free since 2009. Ms. Thompson entered recovery at the age of 18 and speaks candidly about her experiences as an adolescent navigating the continuum of care and recovery support services. Ms. Thompson is a graduate of the Rutgers School of Social Work.

https://preventionlinks.org/

About Morgan Thompson, MSW

CEO, Prevention Links
Alexis Jemal
LCSW, LCADC, JD, PhD. Aassistant professor at Silberman School of Social Work-Hunter College, i

Alexis Jemal, LCSW, LCADC, JD, PhD, assistant professor at Silberman School of Social Work-Hunter College, is a scholar, writer, artivist, educator, social entrepreneur and radical social worker whose mission is to facilitate every person’s potential to transform consciousness into action. Dr. Jemal educates from a critical social work perspective using a restorative approach to: bridge the micro-macro divide; recognize and dismantle white supremacy and oppressive practices, policies and culture; prevent and eliminate domination, exploitation and discrimination that threaten life, liberty, justice and wellness (i.e., the pursuit of happiness). As a practitioner, to address the well-documented connection between racism and health/wellness, Dr. Jemal incorporates the Transformative Potential Development Model (TPDM) that she developed with an intersectional frame and trauma-informed approach for liberation-based practice to pursue personal and collective healing from daily living in a dehumanizing society. In addition to serving as a framework for critical social work, TPDM provides a guide for anti-racism and healing work that involves rebuilding community, restoring authentic self-identities; reclaiming power; sparking radical imagination; and, inviting reparative action that disrupts the status quo - that is, mitigates the harm of white supremacy and advances social/racial justice and equity. Dr. Jemal’s scholarship uses participatory action research methods to develop and test multi-level and multi-systemic socio-behavioral health practices that integrate applied theatre, critical theory, community and cultural organizing, restorative justice frameworks, and liberation health models to address structural, community and interpersonal violence. Dr. Jemal’s work spans epigenetics to cultural study, and draws from the disciplines of Public Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, Public Health, Criminal Justice, and Neuroscience. The interdisciplinary nature of Dr. Jemal’s research and practice creates an innovative synergy leading to holistic and dynamic discoveries for intervention. The goal of Dr. Jemal’s educational, health, and sociocultural initiatives is for people to reclaim their humanity with all possibilities, to live in their purpose, continue the healing journey, and thrive to their full potential.

About Alexis

LCSW, LCADC, JD, PhD. Aassistant professor at Silberman School of Social Work-Hunter College, i