Sunday, April 19, 2020 – Social Work with Service Members, Veterans and African Americans
Sunday, April 19, 2020 – Social Work with Service Members, Veterans and African Americans

This Live Webinar is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886814760-4653) for 3 Category II CEUs 

Only 100 seats available!

Social Work with Service Members, Veterans and African Americans: Evidenced-Based Treatments and Innovative Community Interventions

History has shown that Service members, Veterans and African Americans have not utilized behavioral health services as often as other vulnerable populations despite the fact that research literature shows that they are at higher risk of suffering from trauma and stress related disorders such as Adjustment Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. These vulnerable populations typically do not seek help or receive preventive mental health treatment in a timely manner due to stigma concerns and lack of access to culturally sensitive clinicians. The military culture and African American culture is distinct in that both are defined by core values and beliefs that makes help-seeking behavior challenging. Given this, it is imperative that social workers develop the proper knowledge and skillset needed to deliver Evidenced-Based Treatments and Innovative Community Interventions to these vulnerable populations.

As a social worker would you like to be better equipped to treat America’s heroes and enhance the lives of African Americans? Do you believe that all humans have a right to receive culturally sensitive and effective treatment? If you answered yes to either question, this workshop will bring you one step closer.

In this informative 2 session, 3- hour workshop, Dr. Dwayne L. Buckingham will inform you about clinical therapies and community wellness interventions that have made a difference in the lives of Service Members, Veterans and African Americans. He will also showcase practical examples of innovative community health care and demonstrate how knowledge has been translated into practice.

At the conclusion of Session I participants will be able to:

  • Gain a basic understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues.
  • Identify reintegration difficulties.
  • Develop knowledge of evidenced-based PTSD interventions that are designed to address the unique needs of this high-risk population and their family members.

At the conclusion of Session II participants will be able to:

  • Discuss common health care disparities that impact African Americans
  • Identify cultural and economic biases that inhibit African Americans fromutilizing needed health and wellness interventions.
  • Summarize how disparities in healthcare for African Americans threaten the advancement of health equity in the U.S.
  • Describe practical and evidence-based community interventions that empower African Americans to utilize mental health services and live healthy lifestyles.

Who Should Attend: 

  • Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Maryland Social Workers
  • Maryland Psychologists
  • Maryland Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Maryland Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Maryland Residential Child Care Professionals
  • DC Social Workers
  • DC Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Virginia Social Workers (CEUs not approved in West Virginia

Webinar Date and Location:

Sunday, April 19, 2020

9:30 am – Webinar: 10:00 am -1:00 pm

Location: Live Webinar with Zoom – after you register, we will email you a receipt with a link to the webinar.