Social Worker Safety: Professional Ethics and the Elephant in the Room

When: Thursday, June 24, 2021

Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m

Where: Virtual

Cost: This virtual training is available free of charge to OACAA members in good standing. All other registrants will be canceled without notice. 

Description

This training will focus on current trends across our country in assessing social worker safety. Mental health services are increasingly being offered in homes and communities at a time when we are reducing mental health funds for client services, staffing of workers and client supports. There have been violent episodes towards social workers in the past few years This training will focus on current issues and safety techniques for social workers in the community, the office and the home setting.

A recording of the workshop will be available to all registrants following the workshop. To obtain the password and view the recording, email Jeannette Jarrett.

Speaker

Wanda Anderson is a field faculty for the University of New England. She resides in Northern Maine and is disabled Veteran. She has resided in Georgia, South Carolina, Nevada, Hawaii, Augusta and Portland prior to moving back to Northern Maine.  She is an undergraduate of University of Maine at Orono and graduated from the University of Hawaii with her MSW in 1990. She has since worked as an administrator, advocate, clinician and educator. She has been a faculty member at the University of New England, MSW Program since 2003. Her area of interest include:, Working with Adult Survivors, Poverty Issues Wanda is the Coordinator for Online Field Education and has presented extensively on Social Work Ethics.