Forensic Social Work Certificate Program
Oct. 13, 2020 1:00-5:15 / Oct. 14, 2020 1:00-4:30 Central Time
(This program is being offered in a virtual/online format only - $195 members/$245 non-members)
Registration: certificate registration page
The Forensic Social Work Certificate is a program sanctioned by the National Organization of Forensic Social Work. This certificate program is open to anyone working in a forensic social work related field or is a graduate of or current student in a social work program. Participants who have successfully met program expectations are identified as having received training (7.0 CE credits) in topics deemed foundational to sound forensic social work knowledge. It would be appropriate to list or note this certificate among a professional’s specialized areas of training. It would not be appropriate to list as a credential after one’s name (e.g. Sallie Sue, FSWC). The program is being offered in a virtual/online format with Part 1 being held Tuesday Oct. 13 from 1:00-5:15 central time. Part 2 will be held Wednesday Oct. 14 1:00-4:30 central time. Participation in both Part 1 and Part 2 is required to complete the certificate program. The format will allow for viewing of the presentation and supporting materials as well as interaction between the presenters and participants in real time. Registered participants will receive instructions on how to gain access to this event via email approximately one week prior to the event. If you have questions about the FSW Certificate, please contact Jim Campbell at email@example.com.
Presenter Bios (all presenters are NOFSW board members)
CE Credit Information (coming soon)
Agenda (Draft 7.10.20)
1. 1:00 - 2:00 Orientation to the FSW Certificate - History and Foundations
The opening session welcomes attendees, covers participation expectations and sets the foundation for day’s exploration and learning experience. Attendees will gain an understanding of the professional benefits and limitations of the FSW Certificate, take a brief look at the history of the field with specific attention to the cross-cultural nature of social work and the law, and identify emerging topics shaping the future of the field.
Stacey D. Hardy-Chandler
2. 2:00 – 3:00 Court Systems and Expert Testimony
Examines the court context of forensic social work practice focusing on criminal, consultant and child welfare examples.
Viola Vaughan-Eden and Dana Prescott
3. 3:15 – 4:15 Law Enforcement: Partnerships with Purpose
Understanding law enforcement can be of significant benefit to variety of FSW functions including work in domestic violence, child protection and dependent and older adult protection. In a socio-cultural climate where community relationships can be tense, there important roles for FSWs and other human service collaborators
4. 4:15 – 5:15 Trauma-Informed Service Provision for Justice-Involved Populations
Explores common sources of trauma and keys to successful trauma-informed service delivery within the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Ethics, diversity, and advocacy are integrated into a discussion on engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation strategies for the direct service provider in forensic settings.
5. 1:00 – 2:00 (In)justice in the Juvenile Justice System
Examines the structure and goals of the juvenile justice system including legal, extra-legal, and socio-political factors. Provides in-depth analyses of the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Racial and Ethnic Disparities (Disproportionate Minority Contact), and a national age of majority as key targets for forensic social work.
6. 2:00-3:00 Keys to Successful Offender Reentry
Explores mental health and addiction intervention factors and their impact on the transitioning back to the community; challenges and opportunities for forensic social work.
3:00 – 3:15 Break
7. 3:15 – 4:15 Public Defense Mitigation: Telling the Story
Provides a step-by-step approach to the forensic social worker’s role in sentencing advocacy; core social work skills are translated into the special needs for working effectively with a defense team.
4:15 – 4:30 Wrap-Up