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Friday, November 10, 2023
12:45-1pm Registration
1-1:15pm Welcome
1:15-4:30pm Divisive Concepts, Parents’ Rights, Opting Out, Banning Books--What Do I Do? (3 CEUs)
Atif Qarni, Former Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Virginia
Objectives: Participants will be able to:
--Demonstrate a deep understanding of ongoing issues in education due to our current political environment.
--Differentiate between connections to their personal views and professional experiences to the ongoing
educational issues.
--Synthesize how the current debates influence or impact social work and their work with respective clients and
the importance of their response.
5:30-7pm Wine & Cheese Reception: Conference Center Lobby Toast the 20 years

Saturday, November 11, 2023
7:45-8:15 am Buffet Breakfast Harrison Room
8:15-8:30 Twenty Years at the Beach!!! Hal Lipton
8:30-11:45am Trauma Informed Supervision (3 CEUs)
Carolyn Knight, Ph.D. Professor, UMBC
Objectives: Participants will be able to:
--Explicate the core principles of the trauma-informed perspective and their application to social work practice.
--Identify the three (3) manifestations of indirect trauma.
--Articulate the application of trauma-informed principles to clinical supervision
--Identify supervisory skills that promote trauma-informed practice and promote supervisees’ competence and
11:45am-12:30pm Buffet Lunch Harrison Room
12:30-3:45pm Building Hope & Resilience in a Violent Society: Implications for Social Work Practice (3 CEUs)
Marcie Gibbons, LCSW-C, Archbishop Spalding High School, Severn, and David Brown
Objectives: Participants will be able to:
--Recognize and describe increasing violence in communities and equity disparities: gun violence, crime/carjacking,
intolerance for others and impact on provision of social work practice: community agencies, home care. 
--Utilize concepts that are impacting evolving language (person-first language, secondary trauma, and cultural
issues impacting service to client/family systems and communities. 
--Describe and identify short-term and long-term social work goals toward resiliency of our clients, family systems,
--Comprehend and apply implications for social work: boundaries, attention to detail and self-care planning. 

Sunday, November 12, 2023
7:30-8:30 am Buffet Breakfast Harrison Room
8:30-11:45am Suffering in Silence: Disenfranchised Grief (3 CEUs)
Jayneen Jones, Bereavement Coordinator, Holy Cross Hospice
Objectives: Participants will be able to:
--Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the grieving process and the differences between
ambiguous loss and disenfranchised grief.
--Display an increased awareness of the five distinct types of disenfranchised grief: Stigmatized loss,
Insignificant loss, Loss of unrecognized relationships, Non-death losses and Loss experienced by
marginalized individuals.
--Utilize the three primary aspects of disenfranchised grief while working with marginalized populations
such as LGBTQ+, survivors of suicide and survivors of violence: The relationship between the griever and
the deceased is viewed by others as unacceptable, the death or loss is perceived by others as
preventable, the griever’s ability to grieve is stifled by current circumstances.
--Assess cultural, mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional aspects of the disenfranchised grief the
bereaved client is experiencing and utilize appropriate coping strategies when providing grief support or
11:45am-12:15pm Thank you, Raffles, Evaluations and CEUs (will be distributed in-person, on-site, will NOT be mailed—So
don’t leave without them!!)

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