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2019 CONFERENCE:

Making Waves

Sunday, September 22 – Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Kalahari Resort - Pocono Manor, PA

 


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Keynote Speakers

 

 

 

Opening Ceremony

Monday, September 23rd at 9:45 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Marco Havens

Hopping On The Merry-Go-Round

Marco facilitates a lively interactive discussion, bringing concrete examples, best practices, and anecdotes to assist anyone in finding their place in and adding to the momentum of the vibrant and growing movement. You will leave with tools for taking concrete action in your workplace or community.

 

 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM  

Katherine Gray Silvan, LMSW

Self-Care 101: Practicing the Art of Self Love

In this experiential program, Rev. Katherine Gray Silvan, LMSW engages her audience in the Art of Self-Care. Through dynamic visuals and her provocative and lively presentation style, she shares research-based data covering a full spectrum of areas that focus on the practice of self-love.

 

Tuesday, September 24th at 6:00 PM

 

Phyllis Black, PhD, ACSW, LSW

Awards Gala Guest Speaker

 

Black will be sharing her thoughts on the current issues facing social work, and what she sees as our direction for the future. She will share thoughts to honor our award recipients and inspire attendees as they move forward.

 

Closing Ceremony

Wednesday, September 25th at 3:45 PM

Namoli Brennet

We Belong

Namoli’s performance takes your breath away – not only with her voice and music, but also with her own personal story.

*More information on the Keynote Speakers can be found in the full conference brochure.                                                                                                                           

 
 
2019 Conference Theme & Rationale:
We are excited to announce the theme for our 2019 Annual Conference: Making Waves. If society is an ocean, social workers are the waves that incite change. We stir the waters, question what’s normal, and encourage change in communities and the nation at large. Each change effort originates from a simple idea; just a ripple in a large body of water. But social workers foster these ideas through grass-roots efforts, community organizing, and social justice campaigns until change sweeps through society like a tsunami. We are not advocates of change simply for the sake of change. Our efforts are supported by evidence-based practice and a unifying Code of Ethics. Whether we work in micro, mezzo or macro settings, we are at the forefront of change, making waves in our profession. At the 2019 conference, we hope to generate ripples of ideas, learn from one another about the ever-changing tides of society, and celebrate the waves that social workers make every day!
 

WHEN & WHERE

 

Sunday, September 22 – Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Kalahari Resort
250 Kalahari Blvd, Pocono Manor, PA 18349
The Kalahari Resort has been the home of our annual conference for the last several years and we are going back again this year! The state of the art facilities and comfortable atmosphere make the perfect environment for learning, networking, and fun! Not to mention the Kalahari is the home to the nation's largest indoor waterpark!

 

Don't forget to make hotel reservations... 
A dedicated website is now available for your attendees to book their hotel rooms online. 

https://book.passkey.com/e/49913113

 

 

 
 


 


Exhibit Hall: Monday, September 23 -  11:15 am Ribbon Cutting - 3:45 pm
Tuesday, September 24 - 7 am - 11 am

 

 

AWARD NOMINATION WEB FORM

 

2019 Conference workshop submissions have CLOSED.
2020 Conference RFP will open in November 2019.

 

2019 Pricing

Type of Registration              3-Day (Full)           2-Day          1-Day

  Members                                420                        310                  205

Student Members                   150                        100                  70

Student (non-member)           195                       145                   95

Non-Members                          590                       440                 295

 Presenter                                 310                      230                  150

Each day includes continental breakfast, lunch, keynotes, workshops, CE certificate,
time with exhibitors (Monday & Tuesday), and networking opportunities.

 

PASWE Members ONLY 

Professional (7 am until 7 pm)  $90 includes CE certificate, breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Students (8 am until 5:15 pm)  $25 - includes lunch

 

Add-ons:

PASWE Dinner (Monday night)  $30

GALA Dinner (Tuesday night)  $40

Ropes Course (Sunday afternoon or Wednesday afternoon) $43

 

 

 Conference Schedule: 

Sunday, September 22nd

12:45 PM to 1:00 PM

Ropes Registration

 

1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

 

 

 

Pre Conference Workshop – 3.5 CEs

Pre – Assessing Your Comfort with RISK:Personal & Professional: Ropes Course

 

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Registration Open

 

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Workshop I – 3 CEs

1a – (DP) Mental Health and the Music of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

 

1b – (SJ) Social Work: Speaking to Power

 

1c – (C,E) Ethical Clinical Trauma-Informed Supervision

 

1d – (SJ) Movie and Discussion: Instant Family

 

1e – (DP) Finding Calm Admist the Rides of Life (waterpark experience)

Monday, September 23rd

6:00 AM to 7:00 AM

Meditation Room (available for self-guideed mediation and quiet “insight” time)

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

 

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Workshop II – 1.5 CEs

2a – (SJ,E) Autism: From Tolerance to Awareness to Acceptance to Empowerment

 

2b – (A/M) How to Make Waves in Your Organization as a Transformational Leader

 

2c – (DP,E) Death, Dying, and End-of-Life Wishes: Can The Conversation Project Help Us Have Hard Conversations?

 

2d – (DP) Foster Care to Homeless: Turning the Tide Toward Success

 

2e – (DP,E) Ethical Practices in Substance Use Disorder Practice with Clients and Families

 

2f – (C,E) Documentation and Record-Keeping

 

2g – (A/M) Social Work Roles in Higher Education: Faculty, Administration, and Community Partnership

 

2h – (E,ST) PASWE – The Ethical Use of Social Media and Communication Technology

 

 

9:45 AM

Open Ceremony

 

Keynote Presents – Rachel Marco Havens (1.0 CE)

 

11:15 AM

Exhibit Hall – Ribbon Cutting

11:15 AM to 12:45 PM

Lunch with Sponsors

 

 

 

 

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Workshop III -1.5 CEs

3a – (ACT 31) Child Abuse Recognition & Reporting (Part 1 of 2)

 

3b – (SJ,E) Ethically-Focused Reflections about Current Times Using a Talking Circle

 

3c – (DP) An Introduction to Medical Traumatic Stress and Trauma – Informed Care in the Pediatric Medical Setting

 

3d – (C,SP) Understanding Chronic Relapse Syndrome & Effective Treatment Modalities

 

3e – (DP) Using Essential Oils in Everyday Life

 

3f – (DP) Doggone Great Groups: Developing Creative Animal-Assisted Group Interventions

 

3g – (A/M,E,SJ) Academic Transfer is a Social Justice Issues

 

3h – (ST,SJ) PASWE Combined Sessions: “Teaching and Learning in Divided Times: Exploring Student Perceptions of Political Bias” (45 minutes) and “Using Simulation to Teach Social Work Skills” (45 minutes)

 

 

2:30 PM to 3:15 PM

Student Poster Presentations & Dessert

 

3:15 PM to 3:45 PM

SWEETalk 1 - 0.5 CEs

SW1a – (ST) College Students Organize a Human Services Professional Mixer

 

SW1b – (DP) Paw Prints on a Broken Heart

 

SW1c – (DP) Study of the Network of Services to Survivors of Domestic Violence in Pennsylvania

 

SW1d – (DP) In a Military Family… We All Serve

 

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Workshop 4 – 1.5 CEs

4a - (ACT 31) Child Abuse Recognition & Reporting (Part 2 of 2)

 

4b – (DP) Understanding and Approaching Grief

 

4c - (DP,SP) Understanding Suicide in Older Adults

 

4d – (DP,E) I Received a Subpoena, What Should I Do?

 

4e - (This session is NOT ELIGIBLE for CE credit) PASWE Business and Leadership Meeting

 

4d – (ST,DP) PASWE Combined Session “Riding the Waves to Global Cultural Appreciation” (45 minutes) and “Transgender Clients in the Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) Setting” (45 minutes)

 

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

PASWE Dinner & Presentation (1.0 CE)

Today’s Issues in Social Work Education

 

 

 

 

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Keynote Presents – (1.0 CE)

IR-REV

Katherine Silvan

 

8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Beach Party!

Social event

Tuesday, September 24

6:00 AM to 7:00 AM

Meditation Room - available for self-guided meditation and quiet “insight” time

 

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

 

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Workshop 5 – 1.5 CEs

5a – (C,SP) Suicide: Are We Asking the Right Questions?

 

5b – (SJ) Paper Trails: Letter Writing to Create Connections, Diminish Social Isolation, and Build Empathy

 

5c – (A/M) Strengthen the Connection: A High-Tech, High-Touch Approach to Crisis Intervention

 

5d – (DP) Dating and Relationship in Older Adulthood: Implications for Social Work

 

5e – (DP) Unaccompanied Homeless Youth: A Rural and Urban Perspective

 

5f – (C,E) Becoming a Safe Space for LGBTQ+ Clients

 

5g – (DP) Preparing Social Workers to Work in Integrated Care: Wave of the Future

 

5h – (ACT 31) Child Abuse Recognition & Reporting (Part 1 of 2)

 

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

 

Exhibit Hall Hour

 

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Workshop 6 – 1.5 CEs

 

6a – (DP) One Kind Word

 

6b – (A/M) Grants 101: Searching for and Writing Grants

 

6c – (C) Storiez: Trauma Narrative with Inner City Youth

 

6d – (DP) Social Workers of Color Caucus

 

6e – (A/M) Navigating the Door Knob Phenomenon: Creating Participant-Centered Social Work Education and Training

 

6f – (DP) The Importance of Cross-Collaborative Partnerships with Transgender Communities on a TransAging Project: Ethical Implications

 

6g –(DP,E) Planned: Not Planned: A Little Bit of Both: Teen Pregnancy and Parenting

 

6h – (ACT 31) Child Abuse Recognition & Reporting (Part 2 of 2)

 

 

12:15 PM to 2:00 PM

PACE Luncheon

Immigration Advocacy

 

2:15 PM to 4:45 PM

SWEETalk 2 (0.5 CEs)

 

SW2a- (DP) MAGIC! The Power of Using Ritual in Treatment

 

SW2b – (DP) Screen Time vs. My Time: Navigating Technology, Self-Care, Performance, and Relationships

 

SW2c – (A/M) Challenges of Retaining Asian Bilingual Workers in Human Service Organizations (HSOs)

 

SW2d – (C) Walk the Talk, Create a Ripple: Practice Parallels as Supervisor

 

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Workshop 7 (1.0 CEs)

7a – (SJ) Promoting Strong Institutions Through Intergroup Dialogue

 

7b – (DP) Go Ahead, We’re Listening: Practice Issues that Educators Need to Hear

 

7c – (DP) Professional End of Life Doula Program

 

7d – (DP) Finland Social Work Mentor Trip: A Model for International Travel

 

7e – (A/M) Creating Community as a Strategy to End Poverty

 

7f – (DP) Alphabet Soup: Intimate Partner Violence in Later Life LGBTQ+ Relationships

 

7g – (C) Creating a Trauma-Informed Culture in Palliative Care: An Interdisciplinary Team Approach

 

4:15 PM to 5:15 PM

Workshop 8 (1.0 CEs)

 

8a – (DP) Healthy MOMs Program: Coordinated Care for Pregnancy and Parenting Women with OUD

 

8b – (SJ,ST) BSW Students’ Interest and Understanding of Policy Practice

 

8c – (A/M,ST) A Call to Revive Macro and International Social Work in BSW Programs

 

8d – (A/M) What Do They Have To Say?: Youth Voice in Family Meetings and Conferences

 

8e – (DP) Working to Empower Clients with their Reproductive Decision Making

8f – (DP, E) Let’s Talk About Death… Maybe

 

8g – (DP,SP) Suicide: Impact on the Clinician

 

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Keystone Awards Gala – 1 CE

Special Guest Speaker Phyllis Black

Wednesday, September 25

 

8:00 AM to 3:45 PM

All Day Intense – 7.0 CEs

Int All day a – (C) Certificate in Behavioral health Integration

 

Int All day b – (C,E) Clinical Supervision: Skills, Legal and Ethical Best Practices

 

8:00 AM to 11:15 AM

Morning Intensive – 3.0 CEs

Int AM a – (DP,SP) Mental health in Today’s Youth: Suicide prevention, Anxiety, and Depression

 

Int AM b – (D) Integrative Wellness Approaches and Self-Help Strategies for Mental Health Recovery

 

Int AM c – (DP) Dealing with Profession Fatigue: A Social Work Mini-Retreat

 

12:15 PM to 3:30 PM

Afternoon Intensive – 3.0 CEs

Int PM a - (A/M,E) Teaching Ethics and Best Practices in Ethics in Social Work Education

 

Int PM b – (C) The Not-So-Calm before the Storm: Anticipatory Grief and Non-Death Loss during Serious Illness

 

Int PM c – (C)The Ripple Effect of Mutual Aid: Sociometry and Psychodrama for trauma Survivors

 

Int PM d – (ACT 31) Child Abuse Recognition & Reporting

 

Int PM e – (DP) Assessing Your Comfort with RISK: Personal & Professional: Ropes Course

 

6:00 AM to 7:00 AM

Meditation Room available for self-guided mediation and quiet “insight” time

 

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

 

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Workshop 9 – 1.5 CEs

9a – (SJ,E) The Person-in-{a Waring} Environment: Social Work Ethics and Global Warming

 

9b – (DP) Preparing Social Work and Counseling Students for Rural Communities

 

9c – (A/M) Using Micro Skills to Impact the Macros Process

 

9d – (DP) The ASK Model: An Organizing Framework for Responding to Trauma at the Community Level

 

9:45 AM to 11:45 AM

Workshop 10 – 1.5 CEs

10a – (DP) Recovery from Workplace Bullying

 

10b – (A/M, E) Incivility in the Work Place: A Threat to Social Work Practice

 

10c – (DP) Cultural Considerations for Supporting LGBTAIA+ Clients in Healthcare Context

 

10d – (A/M,E) Making Waves as Social Work Leaders

 

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

Networking Lunch

 

12:15 PM to 1:45 PM

Workshop 11 – 1.5 CEs

11a – (DP) The Lessons of Caring: Understanding and Serving the Family Caregiver as a Client

 

11b – (C) Making a Difference in the Lives of the Elderly

 

11c – (SJ) Cultivating Community Partnerships: Conversations with Students and the United Way

 

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Workshop 12 – 1.5 CEs

12a – (SJ,E) Social Workers’ Responsibilities in the Political Arena

 

12b – (C) “Immunizing” Children Against Sexual Abuse

 

12c – (DP) Implementing ESSA: A Unique Collaboration Between School Districts and Child Welfare

 

3:45 PM to 5:00 PM

Closing Ceremony

 

Keynote Presents – 1.0 CE

Namoli Bennet

 

Key:

Act 31 = Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting 

A/M = Administrative/Management

C= Clinical

DP = Direct Practice 

E = Ethics 

SJ = Social Justice/Advocacy

SP= Suicide Prevention

ST= Student Track

 


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