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Compassion and Power: Safety Awareness Training for Social Workers


Friday, August 8, 2014
Preferred registration deadline: August 1st

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

3 CEUs

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Private Practice
Nancy Ellis-Ordway, MSW

This workshop is designed to increase your ability to gauge and appropriately respond to possibly dangerous settings, thereby increasing your confidence and competence. Clients may be angry, frightened or desperate. We become less effective if we are also frightened. Social workers are often focused on the safety of others, but how do we keep ourselves safe as well?

Class size is limited to 30.Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes and no jewelry or perfumes. The workshop includes practicing self-defense techniques, with an effort to include all levels of fitness and ability. Responses to risk factors including safety plans, verbal de-escalating techniques, and techniques for breaking out of a hold will be demonstrated and discussed. We will identify and evaluate risk factors.

$10 Full-Time Graduate Students
$30 Brown School Field Instructor
$50 General Admission