When: Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 12:00PM-01:15PM Eastern Time
Using the 2020 update of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) as a framework, this session is intended to expand the knowledge and capacity of social workers and allied mental health providers to address the mental health and psychosocial issues confronting people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. The 2016 Social Work Month theme “forging solutions out of challenges” reflects the historical role of social workers and allied mental health providers in working toward the NHAS goal of “Getting to Zero” for new HIV infections. With approximately 55,000 new HIV infections in the United States annually, the updated NHAS framework is a call to action. This webinar will provide a high-level overview of the updated NHAS, the HIV continuum of care and social work practice implications, and provide concrete recommendations on meeting the needs of clients, communities and the workforce. Participants should come prepared to share practice strategies and dialogue.
Presenters: Susan M. Gallego, MSSW, LCSW and Evelyn P. Tomaszewski, MSW
At the end of this Webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand the implications of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy on social work policy and practice
- Discuss the latest evidence on HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention for individuals, families, and communities
- Describe the role of social work in addressing health inequities in HIV/AIDS care and behavioral health services
- Identify assessment and intervention strategies across social work practice settings, for the HIV continuum of care
The webinar is free of charge.
CE CREDITS: 1.5 Social Work CEs (Please check with your state Board of Examiners to confirm on-line education counts). If you would like to receive CEUs upon course completion and evaluation, you must log onto the NASW website. Complete the online post – test at http://www.naswproed.org/ Note: Participation in the Webinar is free. There is NO CHARGE for CEUs for NASW members. For NASW non-members, a $20.00 CEU charge is required.