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NASW-GA 2020 Virtual  Conference
August 6-10, 2020
This year’s conference theme is “Social Workers Passionate & Purposeful: We Are Kind of a Big Deal.” The theme emphasizes that social work is as much a calling as a career, characterized by practitioners’ passion and commitment to altruism, social justice, and service to the community. In practical terms, today’s social workers must demonstrate their  ongoing  commitment  to  both “case”  and  “cause,”  including  both  services   to
individuals and the pursuit of broad social reform.  Today's social workers are a repository of wisdom concerning the navigation of the complicated relationship between private dilemmas and public issues. “As noted by Jane Addams, “No other human service profession is built on a foundation that, by design, embraces this unique connection.” Social Workers are, without a doubt - Kind of a Big Deal!"

The event kicks off with a Pre-Conference scheduled for Thursday, August 6, 2020. And, then proceeds into a three full-day program scheduled for Friday, August 6, 2020 - Sunday, August 9, 2020 with a Bonus Monday on August 10, 2020.

Experience the meeting of the profession virtually. Connect with Georgia social work professionals, social work leaders, health and human services professionals for four plus days of live-streamed unrivaled professional development and continuing education! And, engage in a variety of intriguing and contemplative presentations all from the comfort of your home.

Here is what you get:
  • Choose to participate in a 1-day, 2 -day, 3-day or 4-day program at low cost.
  • Access to our keynote and general session addresses,15 varied social work topics including and the
        traditional Ethics’ Sunday (earn 5 Ethics Continuing Education CE Hours)
  • Attend our Bonus CE Monday! A 5 th - day of thought-provoking continuing education. Earn 3 Ethics
        Hours plus 3.5 Core Hours. Free to all conference registrants!  Non-conference registrant pay just $65.00.
  • Earn up to 20 plus live Continuing Education (CE) Contact Hours and 5 Ethics Hours
  • View the sessions in real-time safely from your home, office, or mobile device.
  • On the evenings of August 7-9, 2020, at the end each program day, relax and partake in NASW-GA’s Free Wellness Series. Enjoy a meditation session, stretch-out in a yoga session and get moving in our Zumba class.

Conference Speakers

Keynote Address | August 8, 2020
From the Soul of a Black Male Social Worker:
Confronting the Epidemic Within the Pandemic
Dr. Gerry L. White is currently an Assistant Professor with Clark Atlanta University, Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work where he teaches Social Policy and Research Methods in the doctoral program. He has given nearly 26 years to the Social Work profession providing group and family counseling services and promoting the importance of father involvement. He is the owner of Program Evaluation Station, LLC, an organization that provides psycho-educational groups, family sessions and program evaluations.
Tom Willner, President of Tom Willner Music, and co-founder of Center Stage Education is a musician, published songwriter, playwright, speaker, and author. He is a testicular cancer survivor who has written a musical and a book about his experience that raise awareness and funding for cancer charities and teach about the patient experience. He also has over two decades of experience in technology and digital strategy in healthcare and higher education, with certifications in Healthcare Information Technology and Electronic Health Records.
General Session Address  | August 7, 2020

Having a Ball:  Including a Healthy Dose of Music, Laughter and Patient Inspiration:  A Unique Collaboration Between a Social Worker and Cancer Survivor

Anne McSweeney, LCSW and Tom Willner, Playwright /Cancer Survivor joined forces to help clinicians better understand the patient/client perspective.  Using music and storytelling, they explore a journey of hope, courage, and love. Anne McSweeney, LCSW, President of CEU Creations and co-founder of Center Stage Education, has a diverse background in medical social work, education, and community relations. With a social work career that spans over two decades, she has been planning educational trainings for  helping  professionals  for  over  16  years. CEU Creations
provides cutting-edge, informative, and affordable educational seminars that allow the participants to enjoy themselves
while gaining useful skills for their daily practices.
Registration ends on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 11:00 p.m.
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