Rural Social Work Series: Exploring Rural Communities with a Social Work Lens



Rural Social Work Series: Exploring Rural Communities with a Social Work Lens

Thursday, October 19, 2023

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST


Presenter: Dr. Wonhyung Lee, MSW

NASW-NYS Members: $15

NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $20

Non-Members: $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

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Workshop Description

This workshop will describe service gaps in rural areas and explore ways to mitigate these gaps. The presenter will describe concepts around service availability and accessibility, as well as tools and skills helpful to rural social workers such as the use of community mapping and digital engagement. In addition, the workshop will include a discussion on the future of service delivery in rural areas and the implications for rural social workers.  


Learning Objectives

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

  • Conceptualize and differentiate availability and accessibility of services in rural areas.
  • Describe ways to analyze community needs using maps.
  • Explain various methods designed to collect community input.
  • Identify ideas to improve service delivery using digital platforms.

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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Dr. Wonhyung Lee, MSW, has a background in social work and urban planning. Her research centers on the process of neighborhood revitalization and asset building in disadvantaged communities. Her research interests range from the improvement of physical spaces and economic activities to the promotion of collective actions and access to services. Dr. Lee pursues interdisciplinary and community-engaged research opportunities, which comprises expertise from various disciplines such as arts, business, engineering, public health, and public policy. Some of her recent work reveals the potential for human service and business communities to work together to benefit marginalized populations. Dr. Lee is currently co-leading an NSF-funded project on Smart and Connected Communities with a goal of developing a technology that can improve the communication between service-seekers and service-providers. In and outside the classroom, Dr. Lee applies community-engaged and experiential approaches to facilitate hands-on learning for students.  



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October 19th, 2023 from  6:00 PM to  7:30 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $15.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $20.00
Non-Member $20.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00