From Mandated Reporting to Supporting

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From Mandated Reporting to Supporting

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

6:00pm - 8:30pm EST


Presenter: Jasmine Wali, MSW, Kamaria Excell, LMSW, Jenny Crawford, LCSW

NASW-NYS Members: Free

NASW Other Chapter Member: Free

Non-Members: Free

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: Free

This workshop is approved for 2.5 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description

The ethical and professional responsibilities of social workers are aligned with supporting families, however the current system of mandated reporting often does not support families or communities. This course will delve into the history and practice of mandated reporting, re-defining the role of social workers to one of “mandated supporting.” Central to this shift is the incorporation of critically analyzing themes of power, race, oppression, and privilege. The presenters will describe numerous alternative responses to mandated reporting that are liberatory, harm reductive, and de-colonial. Most importantly, this course will provide ways for social workers to center families within their professional roles and obligations.  


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the racialized roots of child welfare and mandated reporting
  • Identify how mandated reporting impacts families
  • Describe ways to discern family need from charges of neglect
  • Explain ways to apply a community care model and social justice framework to social work practice
  • Describe alternative responses to mandated reporting that center families

This workshop is approved for 2.5 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).

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Jasmine Wali, MSW is the Director of Policy and Advocacy at JMACforFamilies, and manages the agency’s city, state, and federal policy research and lobbying. She was a Fisher Cummings Policy Fellow at the federal Office on Trafficking in Persons in DC and served on the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse project committee to make program eligibility recommendations for federal funding. She is also a practicum instructor at Columbia School of Social Work. She has worked in various capacities around the foster system nearly a decade.


Kamaria Excell is a Black Queer Feminist, Doula, and Social Worker with a decade of experience in community engagement, violence prevention, and reproductive justice work. Originally from California she credits her arts-based lens to the vibrancy of South Central LA. As a social worker, her diverse work and lived experiences have equipped her with the skills to adequately create an affirming space that allows folks to dig deeper into themes related to healing from both interpersonal trauma and systems of oppression. This approach thus centers the individual in cultivating a beautiful life that centers pleasure, joy, and holistic wellness. She is sincerely invested in making a lasting impact through the mobilization of decolonial practices in fighting for the abolishment of structural and systemic barriers to equity for all folks, but especially Black folks on the margins of the margins.


Jenny Crawford maintains a private mitigation practice working on state and federal cases. She joined CSSW in 2011 after serving as the Director of Social Work with Urban Justice Center’s Mental Health Project. At CSSW, she supports students in field practicums, with a focus on interdisciplinary practice within social work and the law. She teaches Contemporary Social Issues and developed the first forensic social work class offered at CSSW, which she teaches. Ms. Crawford also teaches supervision and field instruction, and co-created a curriculum for practitioners and organizations on recognizing and managing vicarious trauma. Before joining the Mental Health Project, Ms. Crawford served at The Bronx Defenders, a public defender office in the South Bronx that provides criminal, family, and civil defense to indigent clients arrested and charged with crimes in the Bronx. In 2005, she became The Bronx Defenders’ first Director of Social Work. Ms. Crawford was part of an interdisciplinary planning team that developed the family defense practice, which represents parents charged with abuse and neglect in Bronx County. In 2009, Ms. Crawford received the New York City Chapter of NASW’s Social Work Image Award. She has served as an adjunct professor at Fordham University, where she co-taught Interdisciplinary Responses to Child Abuse and Neglect to law and social work graduate students.   



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March 7th, 2023 from  6:00 PM to  8:30 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $0.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $0.00
Non-Member $0.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00