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ND - Minot State SSWO Spring Symposium

Minot State University Student Social Work Organization's 2016 Spring Symposium, featuring 2-hour Ethics training and 6-hour POWER Project Safety Training. This is a joint venture with NASWND.

4/15/2016
When: Friday, April 15, 2016
8 am - 5 pm
Where: Minot State University - 3rd Floor Conference Area of Student Center
500 University Ave W
Minot, North Dakota  58707
United States
Contact: Nancy Miller
701-223-4161


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In this fast paced, ever changing world of social welfare helping professionals can sometimes be forgotten. This conference is focused on those who work so tirelessly to improve the lives of others. This conference is about filling up YOUR toolbox. The conference will look at ethics, the foundation of all that you do, reminding you of why you are in the business of helping others. In addition, the conference will provide you with a comprehensive safety training to ensure your personal safety in this ever changing profession. You will not want to miss this conference - you will leave feeling refreshed and confident. 


Schedule for the Day:

7:15 - 8:-00 am       Registration

8:00 - 9:50 am         Code of Ethics: What Is It All About

9:50 - 10:00 am       Break

10:00 am - Noon    POWER Project Safety Training

Noon - 1:00 pm     Lunch on Your Own

1:00 - 2:50 pm        POWER Project Training Cont’d

2:50 - 3:00 pm        Break

3:00 - 5:00 pm        POWER Project Training Cont’d


Course Objectives:

Ethics: What Is It All About - This presentation will cover the importance of ethics in all that we do in our field of work. It will address not only how the Code was developed from our core values but ways that the Code impacts the care that our clients receive. The presentation will also address the inherent challenges that come from implementing a Code and ways we can effectively address those barriers.

1. Identify the relevance of having a Code of Ethics.

2. Identify the difference between values/ethics including similarities/differences and how they impact care of our clients.

3. Identify the challenges and barriers in implementing Code of Ethics in a work setting and addressing those barriers.

4. Ways that each and every employee can implement ethics in their perspective jobs and contribute to the larger quality of care environment

POWER Project Safety Training - The overall  objective of this course is to educate and inform social workers on what steps to take to lower their risk of being involved in a verbal or physical altercation in the performance of their duties.

· Articulate multiple risk factors that might lead to violent or hostile behavior in clients and others encountered in various practice settings.

· Identify the components and the significance of a Personal Safety Plan (PSP).

· Learn safety strategies that may be utilized when working in the various environments of human service practice (i.e. both inside and outside standard office settings).

· Learn best practices for dealing with personal predators.

· Identify observation techniques for use in raising personal situational awareness.


Who Should Attend:

This conference is recommended for:

¨ Social Workers

¨ Case Managers

¨ Counselors

¨ Educators

¨ Medical Staff

¨ Law Enforcement

¨ Psychologists

¨ Nurses


CEU Approval Status:

ND Board of Social Work Examiners (Approved)

ND Board of Counselor Examiners (Pending)

ND Board of Psychologist Examiners (Pending)

ND Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners (Pending)


Presenter Bios:

Dionne Spooner, MSW/LICSW - Code of Ethics: What Is It All AboutDionne is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She was born and raised in North Dakota and has worked across the state within the social welfare system. She has provided direct social work for nearly 20 years in North Dakota and continues to provide those services today through independent practice and contractual work. She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from Minot State University, Masters from Florida State University, and is currently completing her dissertation for her doctoral degree from Walden University. She currently teaches in the social work program at Minot State University and is also the Field coordinator. Dionne has a passion for ethics and creating authentic, genuine social workers in the field.


Don Moseman, ND Safety Council - POWER Project: Promoting sOcial Worker safEty and Reasiness in North DakotaDon Moseman served in the United States Air Force for 7 years with his last duty assignment as a squadron safety officer. He served as a state trooper for 20 years with 10 years specializing in driver education and safety programs. Don has been a certified instructor in more than 20 state, federal and National Safety Council programs. In total, he has taught more than 1,000 safety courses and instructed more than 30,000 students. Don has studied more than 100 school and workplace shootings. He has instructed nearly 100 Active Shooter and Violence Prevention courses in 5 states and is a workplace and house of worship approved instructor by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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