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Only one month out!

2023 Annual Conference Offers Nearly 20 Sessions, Keynotes Tackling Social Work Ties to Social Justice

In-Person Registration Closes March 17


Earn your required CEs at the 2023 Annual Conference while choosing from nearly 20 sessions that combine social work with aspects of social justice, including racial equity, sex trafficking, LGBTQ rights, and domestic violence.


Hosted jointly by the NASW Virginia and Metro DC chapters, the in-person event at the DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg, Va., March 23-25 offers 18.5 CEs live with an option to earn up to 68.5 CEs if you add 60-day access to recorded sessions to your registration package. Most sessions also are available April 20-22 during the Virtual Conference (17.5 CEs live-virtual, 65.5 CEs with 60-day on-demand viewing) or on-demand-only April 23-June 23.


Especially in light of Black History Month, please skim the list of sessions with social and racial justice aspects below and start planning now to attend—in-person session space is limited and filling fast!


Thursday, March 23:

  • Mending Walls: The Documentary and Emmy-winning director’s panel (2 CEs)


Friday, March 24:

  • Courageous Leadership with Dr. Arthur Romano (Keynote, 3 CEs)

  • Beacon: A Training Model for Schools (2 CEs)

  • The Intersection of Human Trafficking and Child Welfare in Social Work Practice (2 CEs)

  • Understanding and Intervening with Familial-Controlled Sex Trafficking (2 CEs)

  • Engaging Men in the Fight against Violence Toward Black Women (2 CEs)

  • Mediating Allostatic Load for African American Social Workers and Social Work Students (2 CEs)

  • Fireside Chat and Book Signing with Keynoter Dr. Arthur Romano, author of Racial Justice and Nonviolence Education: Building the Beloved Community, One Block at a Time (1 CE)

Saturday, March 25:

  • Putting the Civil Back in Civil Discourse with Keynoter Ron Jones (1 CE)

  • A Resilience Lens on Intergenerational Trauma, Including Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome (2 CEs)

  • Cultural Humility in Social Work Practice in Healthcare (2 CEs)

  • Can I Be Authentically Me? Examining Disparities in Medical and Mental Health (2 CEs)

  • Flipping the Script: Recovery Planning and Engagement with Survivors of Child Sex Trafficking (2 CEs)

  • Lunch and Learn: Fighting for You—An NASW Advocacy Update (1 CE)

  • Clinicians of Color Serving Clients of Color: Reconciling Power and Privilege (2 CEs)

  • Social Justice and Policy Practice through a School Social Workers Lens (2)

  • Ethics and LGBTQIA+ in Long-Term Care: Discrimination, Bullying, and Creating a Safe Environment (2 CEs)

  • African American Clinicians Decolonizing the Role of the Therapist with African American Clients (2 CEs)

  • Hellfighter: Dialogues on Diversity (2) with Keynoter Ron Jones (2 CEs)


DC-licensed social workers: Wondering which of these sessions also offer required Public Health Priority, Ethics, or LGBTQ CEs? Visit here.


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