Total Credits: 3 including 3 Category I CE
Community Health Workers (CHWs) are trusted individuals from communities that oftentimes face high health and social inequities. CHWs help individuals navigate resources, connect to needed services, understand and improve their health conditions, advocate for their needs, and address community challenges by building on strengths. Over the last few years, CHWs have started to become integrated into care teams at clinics, assigned as liaisons with schools, and hired at community organizations to provide outreach and advocacy. Social workers and CHWs can work together to best support individuals and communities, but a more thorough understanding of the similarities, differences, strengths and potential challenges of these relationships is needed in order to work effectively together. This workshop instructor is both an MSW and a CHW and will give insight into who CHWs are, what they do, and how to facilitate a positive working relationship.
Julie Smithwick, LMSW, CHW, has over twenty-five years of experience working alongside communities and families to find solutions to address health and social inequities. Trained as a Community Health Worker in Ecuador, she is the founder and director of the Arnold School of Public Health Center for Community Health Alignment. Prior to developing the Center, Smithwick founded and led PASOs, a community-based organization that engages with Latino communities throughout South Carolina utilizing the CHW model. She also helped found the South Carolina CHW Association and is on the Boards of Directors of various organizations including the National Association of Community Health Workers.
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Cost is $65 and includes CE credit. Registering after Friday, March 26, 2021 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.
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Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement
The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for 3 Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.
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