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2015 KNASW Professional Development Program

Social Workers are required to obtain no less than 40 units of continuing education for licensure renewal purposes.  Licenses are renewed every two years.  This mandate is an excellent opportunity to advance your skills and learn new information that is relevant to your interests, practice setting, population you serve, and treatment interventions.  It is also a great time to connect with others and re-energize your identity as a Social Worker in Kansas.

You are invited!

Click on program titles for details and registration.

Wednesdays, April 8, 15, 22 or October 7, 14, 21, 6:00-8:00 pm
Topeka, KS
Safety Comes First Study Group

Friday, May 29, 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Wichita, KS
The Ethics and Action of Self Care Results in Better Work Productivity


Friday, June 5, 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Topeka, KS
Safety Comes First: Everyday Self Defense for Social Workers


Friday, June 26, 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Topeka, KS
Ethics and Risk Management in the New Era of SW and Slippery Slopes


Friday, September 18, 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Olathe, KS
Social Work Practice with Veterans and Their Families

Friday, April 17 and Friday, May 1

Compassion Stress Management:
Counterbalance the Intensity of Your Work (6 CEU)

Presented by Suzie DeVaughn, LMSW of Self-Care Specialists, LLC

This training is offered in two different locations! 
Class is from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wichita, Kansas -- Friday, April 17, 2015
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 2098 S. Airport Rd, Wichita, 67209


Overland Park, Kansas -- Friday, May 1, 2015
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 10100 College Blvd, Overland Park, 66210

Approved by BSRB for Social Work Continuing Education: CE Provider #13-003

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Please join us for an informative, fresh and progressive course that will benefit both you and your clients, while receiving continuing education:

Compassion fatigue is a term that recently emerged to describe the
overall feeling of emotional and physical fatigue that care gives in the helping profession feel
as a result of the continuous empathy accessed while treating clients who are suffering. 
The compassion that calls many social workers into the profession can also
put them at risk of experiencing occupational related secondary trauma and/or burnout. 
Self-care has been identified, through research, as the best protection against
experiencing the undesirable symptoms of caregiver stress.


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