Courses

The workshop will provide an introduction to the dynamics of problematic sexual behaviors (PSBs) exhibited by children and adolescents, the role of trauma, and the influence of state and federal laws on therapeutic treatment. The workshop will be facilitated by licensed practitioners from the School of Social Work's Youth Services Institute (YSI). YSI has 20 years of experience working with children and adolescents exhibiting PSBs and continuously utilizes the vast array of knowledge garnered to provide community-based treatment services for this specialized population.
Monday, September 28, 2020, Bryant Conference Center
he Annual Fall Social Work Conference affords an opportunity to bring national speakers along with the latest research to child welfare practitioners in Alabama. Through the Title IV-E partnership between the Alabama Department of Human Resources and the Alabama Higher Education Consortium on Child Welfare, The University of Alabama School of Social Work is able to host the conference every year focusing on a different aspect of public child welfare. The many workshops will continue the discussion of issues related to child well-being as well as workforce well-being. This conference is designed with the public child welfare workforce in mind but would be beneficial to anyone working with at risk children and their families - school social workers, therapists, foster parents, child placing agencies just to name a few.
October 22, 2020 to October 23, 2020, Hyatt Regency Birmingham - Wynfrey Hotel
The University of Alabama School of Social Work and the Alabama Department of Human Resources invite you to exhibit and/or sponsor a break at our 18th Annual Fall Social Work Conference. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Wynfrey in Birmingham, AL on October 17-18, 2019. With an anticipated 350 social workers in attendance, this conference offers an outstanding opportunity to showcase your program and/or organization. Please register no later than October 3, 2019. Exhibit space is limited; first come, first serve. Please note the number of registrations included with each price, as seating at workshops is limited.
October 22, 2020 to October 23, 2020, Hyatt Regency Birmingham - Wynfrey Hotel
This weeklong training will provide participants with a holistic understanding of problematic sexual behaviors exhibited by adolescents. The training content will include, but is not limited to, exploration of the dynamics of problematic sexual behavior in adolescents and common typologies, identification and implementation of risk assessment instruments, treatment planning and resources, familial engagement, and Alabama state and federal laws. The Youth Services Institute (YSI) located in The University of Alabama School of Social Work has over 20 years of demonstrated success working with adolescents exhibiting problematic sexual behavior. Licensed practitioners and professionals will share their expertise to expand the number of qualified professionals available to work with this specialized population of youth. The certification program will consist of a pre-test to ascertain participants baseline knowledge; pre-training assignments; 4.5 day on-site training which will include a variety of teaching methods; post-test; monthly supervision for 12 months to provide active - ongoing clinical consultation. At the conclusion of this certification program, participants will receive credentialing which demonstrates they have obtained the knowledge and skills necessary to work with this population of youth. The certification program fee includes the cost of training materials, lectures, 30 continuing education hours, monthly supervision sessions, facility fees, and snacks. Participants are responsible for transportation, lodging, meals, and any additional personal expenditures.
August 2, 2021 to August 6, 2021, Bryant Conference Center
4th Annual University of Alabama School of Social Work Washington, DC Policy and Advocacy Fly In

This experience is only available to students who have been accepted to participate. The registration fee is non-refundable.


This course contains no sessions
4th Annual University of Alabama School of Social Work Washington, DC Policy and Advocacy Fly In

This experience is only available to students who have been accepted to participate. The registration fee is non-refundable.


This course contains no sessions
These workshops are designed to be attended individually, or they may be combined for a reduced registration fee. Participants who attended all three workshops will receive a certificate of participation.
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This workshop discusses the various types of public criminologies and highlights both advantages and disadvantages associated with public engagement. Two case studies are utilized as examples of public criminology, one focused on early childhood prevention and a second on immigration and crime. The crux of the argument advanced is that public policy can be smart on crime by being smarter on people. The common theme linking these two areas are the vulnerability of children and immigrants.
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This course contains no sessions
Non-medically trained professionals employed in the counseling and healthcare environment often help to address the needs of clients taking psychopharmacological substances- prescribed or herbal/botanical substances. Though these professionals do not prescribe medications, they often require a working knowledge of their impact in order to support clients in their recovery and healing process. This requires knowledge and awareness of relevant information such as the therapeutic effects, side effects, strengths and possible problems that can result from substance related interventions. This seminar is designed to provide non-prescribing professionals with an overview of issues related directly to the benefits and/or problems that can occur when using selected psychotropic medications. Health and mental health conditions and the medications often used to treat them include: Chronic pain, sleep disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD).
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Ethics The ethics portion of this workshop will review the growing use of technology in social work practice. Attention will be given to the 2018 updates to the NASW Code of Ethics and the 2017 NASW Standards for Technology in Social Work Pracice. Guided by these frameworks, we will discuss the knowledge, skills, and values needed by practitioners to ethically and effectively use technology in social works practice. We will then explore ethical dilemmas via case scenarios with course participants' direct involvement. Supervision The supervision portion of this workshop will identify and analyze the professional concepts and functions critical to effective supervision for social workers using technology. Vrious aspects of how to conduct supervision with technology will be explored. This workshop will present a strengths-based approach to educating supervisees about technology and its effects on clients and communities.
Friday, August 7, 2020, Bryant Conference Center
4th Annual University of Alabama School of Social Work Washington, DC Policy and Advocacy Fly In

We encourage schools to be an official sponsor for an additional fee:

1-5 students: $1,000

6-10 students: $2,000

Sponsorship includes college recognition, a digital invitation to your alumni in the DC metro area, and space for your promotional materials at the reception.


This course contains no sessions