2024 Professional Development:

 

The Saliency of Utilizing an Ethical Decision-Making Model in Academics and Human Services’ Practice

March 26, 2024 | 3:00 p.m. EST

Facilitator: Patricia Eber, PhD | Affiliation: Purdue University Fort Wayne

Description: In the community, when seasoned human service professionals encounter a complicated ethical dilemma, they will normally discuss the situation with a supervisor. Their ensuing dialogue will consist of questions, exploration of the options, and evaluation of the possible choices. This process has developed through trial and error. However, by utilizing an ethical decision-making model, academic instructors and supervisors in the field, can draw attention to the salient procedural steps seasoned professionals incorporate when making an
ethical decision.

A Human Services Ethical Decision-Making Model is the focus of this presentation. The model is based on a continuous feedback loop of dialogue, reflections, and modifications. This strategy assists in bridging the gap of having knowledge of the NOHS code of ethics and having the ability to apply ethical judgement in the field. The presentation of the model will be paired with Perry’s Theory of Intellectual and Ethical Development (Neukrug, 1996) to better explain how to incorporate the model with human service professionals of varying experience. Participants will:
 
1) Describe the main reasons for utilizing an ethics model.
2) Summarize the key components of the Human Services Ethical Decision-Making Model.
3) Apply the model to clinical vignettes provided during the presentation.

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Individual Registration Fee:
1 person only
NOHS Member Fee: $0.00 | Non-Member Fee: $25.00
Organizational Group Registration Fee:
Unlimited attendees
NOHS Member Fee: $50.00 | Non-Member Fee: $50.00

 Working Towards Gender Justice: Empowering Spaces for Trans, Nonbinary, and Gender Expansive Communities

May 28, 2024 | 3:00 p.m. EST

Facilitators: Translate Gender Co-Directors--James Shultis, MFA; Shai Kuper, MSW, LCSW;and members of the Translate Gender Community
Affiliation: Translate Gender, Northampton, MA

Description: Join Translate Gender, a trans-led community non-profit based in Western Massachusetts, as we embark on a conversation about creating inclusive and welcoming relationships with trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive individuals. In a time where anti-trans legislation is at an all-time high, we know that we must build and sustain our practices of gender justice that includes community organization, education, and changing the ways we talk and think about gender. This session will support our ongoing community learning related to gender (expression, identity, and perception), experiences that trans and gender expansive people have when navigating health and human service programs, and the impact of our current political and social climate on trans lives. Through the lens of lived experience as both practitioners and community members, our facilitators will help inspire participants to think about practical ways to build more authentic and inclusive relationships with clients, colleagues, and the larger community. 

Individual Registration Fee:
1 person only
NOHS Member Fee: $0.00 | Non-Member Fee: $25.00
Organizational Group Registration Fee:
Unlimited attendees
NOHS Member Fee: $50.00 | Non-Member Fee: $50.00

 Crisis Intervention: Concepts to Practice

July 30, 2024 | 3:00 p.m. EST

Facilitator: Braxton Morrison, PhD | Affiliation: Survive Today LLC

Description: Crisis intervention services continue to evolve in our communities, and as human services practitioners it is imperative, we understand crisis intervention foundational concepts and how to implement them. Webinar participants will:

  • Define foundational principles of crisis intervention
  • Apply crisis intervention principles to assessment and intervention
Individual Registration Fee:
1 person only
NOHS Student Fee: $15.00 | NOHS Member Fee: $25.00 | Non-Member Fee: $35.00
Organizational Group Registration Fee:
Unlimited attendees
NOHS Member Fee: $50.00 | Non-Member Fee: $50.00


Reimaging Suicide Prevention: An Individual-in-Contexts Model
September 24, 2024 | 3:00 p.m. EST

Facilitator: Heath Hightower, Ph.D., MSW, LICSW
Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Human Services in the Behavioral Sciences Department at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, MA.

Description: Suicide is a complex human experience that poses myriad harms to millions of people globally every year. Despite its complexity, most suicide prevention models typically emphasize either individual psychological factors or population-level public health concerns. Moreover, socio-ecological and person-in-environment frameworks often overlook historical, developmental, geographic, climatic, and physical environment contexts. The Individual-in-Contexts Model encourages human services professionals and educators to re-conceptualize suicide prevention in terms of the dynamic interplay among six, interconnected contexts. These contexts include historical-developmental, geographic-environmental, structural-institutional, neighborhood-community, family-relational, and the I-self.

Webinar participants will be able to:

  • Define suicide, screening, assessment, intervention, and prevention
  • Identify The Individual-in-Contexts Model core concepts
  • Apply concepts to suicide screening, assessment, and intervention efforts
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Individual Registration Fee:
1 person only
NOHS Student Fee: $15.00 | NOHS Member Fee: $25.00 | Non-Member Fee: $35.00
Organizational Group Registration Fee:
Unlimited attendees
NOHS Member Fee: $50.00 | Non-Member Fee: $50.00


Taking Care of Yourself Should Be a Piece of Cake: A Guide to Practicing Self-Care
November 26, 2024 | 3:00 p.m. EST

Facilitator: Rashad Hayes, LMSW, PhD Student

Affiliation: Shad & Associates LLC 

This professional development session will emphasize the significance of self-care and its impact on our overall well-being. Participants will learn how to identify stressors and develop strategies to manage them effectively. Participants will also learn techniques for prioritizing self-care in both personal and professional settings.

Individual Registration Fee:
1 person only
NOHS Member Fee: $0.00 | Non-Member Fee: $25.00
Organizational Group Registration Fee:
Unlimited attendees
NOHS Member Fee: $50.00 | Non-Member Fee: $50.00