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CANCELLED - Safety In The Workplace For Social Workers In Private Practice and Other Settings
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When: Thursday, September 28, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Where: Grand View Farm
55 Center St.
Burlington, Massachusetts  01803
United States

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We apologize,

but this conference has been cancelled



Eva Skolnik-Acker, LICSW
Ann Pelavin, LICSW

Continental breakfast included.


The NASW-MA Chapter recommends that all private practitioners have policies and practices that address safety for co-workers, clients and themselves. Workplace Safety can reduce burnout and the escalation of traumatic incidents. This didactic and hands-on workshop provides the opportunity to actively plan for the unanticipated, and all too possible, dangerous situation by developing a safety plan, learning and practicing verbal de-escalation techniques, and the use of non-violent self-defense.


Eva Skolnik-Acker, LICSW is a leader in the area of workplace safety, a clinician, supervisor, and trainer. Founder of NASW-MA’s Committee for the Study and Prevention of Violence Against Social Workers, she participated in the National NASW Task Force on Social Work Safety, develops training programs and consults for the Chapter’s workplace safety initiative.


Anne Pelavin, LICSW is a psychotherapist in private practice, and consultant on Safety in the Workplace. She became certified as an Applied Non-Violent Self Defense Trainer in l983, after being attacked by a client. Non-Violent Self Defense focuses on ways to evade, deflect and disengage from an attack, without hurting back.


Approved for 3.5 CEs for Social Workers. LMHCs applied for.

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