Developing Social Capital: An Investment for Better Decision Making for Parents of Children with Development Disabilities

Presenter: Veera Mookerjee, PhD, LMSW

NASW-NYS Members: $15

NASW Other Chapter Member: $22.50

Non-Members: $30

This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hour(s) for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists.



Workshop Description

This workshop teaches social workers the value of human relationships, service, integrity and competence. Participants will review Social Capital Theory and its use for practice with families of children with development disabilities. Attendees will learn how networking and connections play a key role in the decision making process. This will help practitioners in resources development and helping clients identifying appropriate and accessible services. Participants will learn about their instrumental role in the decision making process parents and caregivers get involved in depending on the resources available to them.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Differentiate between Family Systems Theory and Social Capital Theory and their use for meeting the needs of children with disabilities.
  • Describe how connections and networks are developed, nurtured and utilized in times of decision making for families of children with disabilities.
  • Develop knowledge and practice skills in comparing diverse communities based on socio-economic and socio-political backgrounds the roles these factors play in connecting to needed resources.
  • Explain concepts of emotional investment versus monetary investment and its role in guiding parents to making informed decision for their developmentally delayed child’s future.

This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hour(s).

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), and licensed marriage and family therapists. (Provider ID #MFT-0037).


Veera Mookerjee, Ph.D, LMSW is a NASW-NYS Diversity Committee member and on the Board of New York Zero- To-Three (NYZTT), a state wide organization for Early Intervention. She owns Resolveera that helps special needs parents. Veera is a P/T mental health therapist and F/T Care Manager at a MLTC company.




Nov 19 2020


6:00 PM - 7:30 PM




Online Live Webinar