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Updated: Mar 12

Earn up to 78.5 CEs, Meet License Requirements at the 2024 NASWVA and Metro DC Annual Conference March 21-23

Join hundreds of Virginia and Metro DC social workers March 21-23 in Norfolk, Va., for three days of top-quality professional development, networking, and fun during the 2024 Joint Annual Conference of the NASW Virginia and Metro DC chapters

The learning line-up, which offers up to 78.5 CEs, serves social workers in all settings and covers both traditional and emerging topics in research, technology, mental health trends, and social and racial justice issues. 

This agenda reflects the conference theme, “Connecting Minds, Empowering Lives: Advancing the Practice of Social Work,” with a focus on helping social workers earn required CEs in ethics and—if licensed in DC—LGBTQ+ issues and Public Health Priorities.  

Examples of sessions include:

  • Ethical use of artificial intelligence in social work,

  • Use of virtual reality in youth mental health,

  • Expressive arts,

  • Breathing and blinking—an intersection of PTSD and TBI,

  • Dismantling unconscious bias (with Muslim American hip-hop artist Amirah Sackett),

  • Principles of restorative justice,

  • The role of social workers in family court,

  • Racial trauma in children and adolescents,

  • Ecotherapy for social workers,

  • Gender identity issues,

  • Therapy for people with developmental disabilities,

  • Reproductive justice,

  • Suicide prevention and grief therapy skills,

  • Imposter syndrome among social work practitioners,

  • The value of school social workers,

  • Therapeutic application of role-playing games, and more.

In addition, several keynotes and special presentations tackle sexual abolitionism, trauma-informed violence prevention, and even an update by NASW CEO Anthony Estreet, PhD, MBA, LCSW-C.

Can’t make it to Norfolk? Register now for the sister Virtual Conference, which runs April 18-20, or enjoy on-demand access to all recorded sessions April 24-June 22. 

See the full agenda, then register to come celebrate the theme of Social Work Month: “Empowering Social Workers!” 


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