Understanding New York’s Red Flag Law (Also Known As the Extreme Risk Law)

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Understanding New York’s Red Flag Law (Also Known As the Extreme Risk Law)

Friday, July 28th 2023

10:30am to 12:00pm ET


Presenter: Ashley Henderson, MSW

NASW-NYS Members: $15

NASW Other Chapter Member: $30

Non-Members: $37.5

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

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Workshop Description
Gun-related violence in the U.S. is at an all-time high. In fact, 43,000 Americans die from gun violence every year. In many cases, shooters send signals or show signs of moving toward violence long before they take action. Often, those in close contact will pick up on these signals but do not know what to do or whom to call for help. New York’s Red Flag Law (also known as the Extreme Risk Protection law) empowers medical and mental health professionals, as well as family and household members to intervene and prevent someone in crisis from harming themselves or others by temporarily preventing someone in crisis from accessing firearms. This presentation will provide an in-depth discussion of the Red Flag law as it pertains to those in clinical practice. The presenter will discuss how to utilize this law through step-by-step instructions on how to apply for an Extreme Risk Protection Order and when one might be necessary to prevent violence.  


Learning Objectives

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

1.    Describe what New York’s Red Flag law is.
2.    Describe situations where utilizing the law may be necessary.
3.    Differentiate between petitioning for an ERPO and Duty to Warn.
4.    Describe ways to apply knowledge of ERPOs to social work practice settings if/when necessary.

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).

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Ashley Henderson, MSW. Ashley Henderson is a former social worker educating the public on recognizing and responding to the warning signs of mobilization toward violent extremism. After graduating magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago, she moved to New Orleans to pursue her MSW at Tulane University School of Social Work. Ashley has experience in individual and group therapy, psycho-education, community organizing, and mental health content creation. She currently serves as the Community Outreach Specialist at the Citizens Crime Commission of New York.  


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July 28th, 2023 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $15.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $30.00
Non-Member $37.50
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00