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Annual School Social Work Conference 2019 - 5.5 CEUs
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Annual School Social Work Conference 2019 - 5.5 CEUs

The event will be taking place at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, not at the Sheraton Needham Hotel as advertised in the Social Work Voice July/August issue.

When: Friday, October 25, 2019
8:45am - 3:30pm
Where: College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, Massachusetts  01610
United States
Contact: 617-227-9635

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Program Details 


Friday, October 25, 2019 | 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Registration: 8:00 a.m. | Holy Cross College, Hogan Campus Center


The annual NASW-MA School Social Work Conference brings together school social workers from across the state who work with youth in all levels of schools. In addition to school social workers, the conference is open to all school adjustment counselors. In addition to LCSW and LICSW credits, LMHC continuing education credits will also be offered. Keynote speaker Elizabeth Englander will discuss social media use and the impact on students. Her topic Life Online: Social Media Use and Social Development in Children and Adolescents offers a deep dive into the myriad issues facing school aged youth with the growing considerations of social media Participants will then have the opportunity to choose among morning and afternoon workshops that cover a wide range of topics related to working with children and adolescents in school settings.

This program is approved for 5.5 CEUs for social workers and LMHCs.

Cost of Attendance: $90 for NASW/MaMHCA* members / $120 for non-members.

*MaMHCA members please email for a discounted registration form.






Keynote Presentation


  • Elizabeth Englander Life Online: Social Media Use and Social Development in Children and Adolescents


Conference Workshops


Morning Workshops 

  1. Elizabeth Englander Teens and Sexting: New Research Examining its Prevalence & Impact on How to Prevent it 
  2. Amy Ballin Inclusive SEL goals for equitable IEPs. 
  3. Katie Naftzger Authority, Academics and Identity: Deepening your Understanding of Adopted Children and Teens in School


Afternoon Workshops

  1. Lynn SanfordCompassion Fatigue and the Art of Chronic Self-Care 
  2. Sarah Coughlin - Student Substance Use: Signs and Symptoms, Trends and Treatment 
  3. Barbara Gortych - Understanding Psychological Reports




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