Social Work and Technology – CEU Workshop

3 Ethics CEUS at FAU – Get them before the 3/31 renewal!

All Florida LCSWs, LMFTs, & LMHCs are required to have 3 ethics credits for the 2017 license renewal on March 31st. To best meet this need the FAU School of Social Work, Office of Professional Development, is pleased to offer an ethics continuing education workshop entitled “Social Work and Technology: Preparing for updated ethical codes and practice standards.”

Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD will be teaching the course. In addition to being a professor in the School of Social Work, Dr. Barsky is currently chairing the NASW Code of Ethics Review Task Force and is a member of the National Task Force on Practice Standards for Social Work and Technology.

The training will be on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 10am to 1pm at the FAU Boca Raton Campus. Three Ethics CEUs have been approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Please view flyer for details. To register please fill out and return the registration form at this site:

http://cdsi.fau.edu/ssw/office-of-professional-development/

MSW Open House February 23, 2017

Considering a graduate degree in social work?

Please join us at this Open House to learn more about the MSW program here at FAU- ranked #6 of top Social Work Schools according to student reviews from GraduatePrograms.com!

Get all of your questions answered- about the application process, about our Advanced Standing program for BSW graduates, about our graduate assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships, and about the field experience. Come join us for appetizers and conversation about our amazing program!

Please RSVP at the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/florida-atlantic-university-master-of-social-work-msw-open-house-information-session-tickets-31128860259

Job Announcements

hiring

The School of Social Work is hiring!  We are looking for a DSW Coordinator and 2 Assistant Professors.

To apply please visit the site below.  Reference position #01003899 for the DSW Coordinator and position # 01007605 & 01007606 for the Assistant Professor positions.

https://jobs.fau.edu

For further information please contact Dr. Allan Barsky at abarsky@fau.edu.

 

For social work job opportunities in South Florida posted for outside agencies please visit our Facebook page.

 

 

Special Announcement

Pulse

On behalf of the FAU School of Social Work, we express our sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of the 49 members of the LGBT community in Orlando who were brutally murdered at the “Pulse” club in Orlando. We also extend our thoughts and good wishes to the many survivors of this horrible act of violence. We stand in solidarity with the LGBT community in this month of Gay Pride, dedicated to pursuing safety and compassion for all people, regardless of their sexual orientation. We also remind students and other members of the FAU community that counseling and support services are available through the FAU Counseling and Psychological Services at 561-297-3540. For services from a 24 hour crisis hotline, please call 561-297-3540. Equality Florida has established a fund to support the victims of the shooting – Please see https://www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund for further details.

 

FAU Sick Leave Study

FAU Sick Leave Study

Dr. LeaAnne DeRigne’s (Associate Professor of Social Welfare Policy) recent research on the importance of paid sick leave benefits was published in the April issue of Health Affairs and has received wide press coverage and is being cited around the country by policy makers, lobbyists, and advocates pushing cities and states to mandate sick leave coverage. This is a wonderful example of research having an impact on real world policy changes.

Key findings from the study, which are representative of the nation, showed that regardless of income, age, race, occupation, full-time or part-time work status, health status or health insurance coverage, workers without paid sick leave were three times more likely to delay medical care than were workers with paid sick leave. They also were three times more likely to forgo needed medical care altogether. Furthermore, families of workers without paid sick leave were two times more likely to delay medical care and 1.6 times more likely to forgo needed medical care. The lowest-income group of workers without paid sick leave were at the highest risk of delaying and forgoing medical care for themselves and their family members — making the most financially vulnerable workers the least likely to be able to address health care concerns in a timely manner.


Link to Forbes Article

Link to streaming interview on The Kathleen Dunn Show

Link to FAU Press Release