Working with LGBTQ+ Students and their Families: Navigating Ethical Concerns
School Social Work Series: Best Practices, Ethics, Minimizing Liability, and Self-Care
Wednesday, February 15th, 2023
6:00pm to 7:30pm ET
Presenter: Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD
NASW-NYS Members: $15
NASW Other Chapter Member: $20
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE
This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists
As more members of younger generations identify as LGBTQ+, it is increasingly important for social workers to discuss and address ethical issues that may arise when supporting LGBTQ+ youth. This workshop is designed for school social workers who are interested in learning about how to manage ethical concerns that may arise when working with LGBTQ+ students and their family members, in the context of the NASW Code of Ethics, NYS law, and policies in NYS schools. Ethical concerns may arise when social workers, teachers, and other helping professionals lack certain knowledge, skills, and resources to provide LGBTQ+ students with appropriate support, including gender-affirming care, dealing with discrimination, screening for crisis situations, and creating safe spaces within a school environment. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their own concerns regarding ethical issues such as informed consent, assent, providing safe spaces for LGBTQ+ students, cultural humility, confidentiality, and managing potential conflicts between the wishes and interests of students and their parents/guardians.
After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
● Identify ethical concerns that may arise when working with students who identify as LGBTQ+
● Describe ways to incorporate the NASW ethical standards of cultural competence and cultural humility when working with LGBTQ+ students and their family members
● Identify methods to manage ethical issues related to privacy confidentiality, fidelity, safety, and conflicting wishes when working with LGBTQ+ students and their family members
This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hours.
NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).
Allan Edward Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD. Allan Barsky received his PhD from the University of Toronto Faculty of Social Work, his MSW from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University in New York, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He is currently a professor of social work at Florida Atlantic University. His teaching and research interests include social work practice theory and skill development, pedagogy, conflict resolution, professional ethics, working with LGBTQ+ individuals and communities, and people affected by substance use disorders. His book credits include Ethics and Values in Social Work, Clinicians in Court, Essential Ethics for Social Work Practice, Conflict Resolution for the Helping Professions, and Interprofessional Practice with Diverse Populations. Dr. Barsky was awarded the “FAU Scholar of the Year Award” in 2020. Dr. Barsky chaired the National Association of Social Workers “Code of Ethics Review Committee” (2016-2017) and was presented with NASW’s “Excellence in Ethics Award” (2015). For further information, please see https://barsky.org/publications
|NASW Other Chapter Member||$20.00|
|NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member||$0.00|
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