The COVID pandemic highlighted the need for self-care particularly for social workers working in complex often demanding settings. This presentation will focus on better understanding stress and self-care, with a focus on changes made to the NASW Code of Ethics that make self-care a moral and ethical imperative for social workers. Participants will better understand development of a wellness plan and learn five practical tips for self-care in supervisory and front-line roles. The deadline to register is November 17, at 5:00pm.
- Understand recent changes in NASW Code of Ethics regarding self-care.
- Understand stress and effective coping strategies for social workers and other mental health and caring professionals.
- Develop a wellness plan that can enhance the quality of life of direct service providers and supervisors.
- Member: Free
- Non-member: $20
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Refund policy: No refunds will be processed after November 9, 2022, 12 pm PT. No exceptions. For refunds before this date and time, please submit a request to Mario Espitia at email@example.com.
Dr. Nikola Alenkin, LCSW, is a multi-ethnic and multi-lingual social worker who has been in the field for 25+ years. He has worked with marginalized populations in Skid Row Los Angeles and communities of color in East Los Angeles. Dr. Alenkin is an LCSW in the state of California and supervises associate social workers working towards their licensure. His clinical experience includes administration and management of programs with the public and private sector, as well as delivery of direct clinical services to those most in need. He is also an educator of social work, psychology, and child and family studies for the past 20+ years. He works not only within communities, but also conducts research and is a sought-after speaker in the areas of stress and coping, homeless population service delivery, and work with specialized populations. He is currently with the Department of Veterans Affairs working in the largest residential treatment facility for veterans in the country and is also at California State University, Los Angeles as a faculty member in the school of social work. He is co-founder and co-director of a community organizing and policy advocacy institute, California Organizing and Policy Institute. He devotes his time to mentorship and lifelong learning.
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