- Class 1 - Whistleblower Ethics and the Psychosocial Impacts of Retaliation
March 30, 2020
10:15 am - 1:15 pm
- Class 2 - Keepin’ It Real: Healing from the Historical Trauma of Slavery and Segregation
March 30, 2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Whistleblowers, Ethics, Historical Trauma and Cultural Competence Seminar!
March 30, 2020
Please Note NEW DC Location
Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
1050 First St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(Accessible by Metro Red line, Union Station, 1st Street Exit)
This One Day Seminar includes two excellent classes, a total of 6 CEUs. Refreshments are served throughout the day. The cost of the full day is $99. You may attend an individual class for $59.
Class 1 – 10:15am – 1:15pm
Whistleblower Ethics and the Psychosocial Impacts of Retaliation (3 Category I Ethics CEUs)
Whistleblowers are the unsung heroes who often have protected individuals or the public from waste, fraud and abuse, medical errors and more. As a result of their disclosures, the government has recouped billions of dollars, hospitals have improved care, and faulty products have been recalled. Yet the whistleblower has gone on to experience unemployment, discrimination, harassment, bullying, or a hostile work environment.
This interactive training will help participants recognize and respond to the complexities involved with clinical practice, organizational dilemmas, ethical dissonance, and the potential outcomes of whistleblowing. Through interactive discussions, participants will identify the elements of a protected disclosure and the toxic tactics of whistleblower retaliation. Attendees will gain an understanding of whistleblower protection laws and the taxonomy associated with retaliation. Participants will examine real case scenarios and will gain skills that will be useful to all areas of social work practice. You will gain the tools to be able to protect yourselves and your clients when faced with ethical challenges.
(Trainer, Christian Greene, LICSW, has practiced in DC child welfare since 2005. She is the former DC Child Welfare Ombudsman and a whistleblower. She is committed to ensuring the safety of children, the well-being of the social work workforce, and a standardized Ombudsman Office to safeguard our vulnerable child constituents. )
Class 2 – 2:00PM -5:00pm
Keepin’ It Real: Healing from the Historical Trauma of Slavery and Segregation (3.5 CEUs – Cultural Competence)
This interactive training will explore the history of slavery and segregation. We will look at the effects of slavery and segregation in a modern context, especially as it relates to generational and racial trauma. There will be discussions on colorism, microaggressions, and the four tenets of oppression perpetrated by a society that continues to devalue, degrade, and marginalize African Americans and other minorities. Clinicians will be challenged to become a “voice” for clients, who are still misjudged, mistreated, and misunderstood. We will explore ways to help clients heal from the “pain of the past.”
This class was first taught as part of the 3rd Annual Summer Mini Conference, July 2019.
(Trainer, Lisa R. Connors, LCPC, M.Div, MA, NCC, is a current member and past Co-Chair of the HIV Planning Group (HPG) for the state of Maryland, and a past member of the Board of Directors for the Maryland Chapter of NASW. She has also served as the Division President of the Maryland Association for Spiritual, Ethical, & Religious Values in Counseling, a division of the Maryland Counseling Association.)
Important: In order to enter the building, you must have a government issued ID.
As of early 2018, OSSE has moved down the block from its previous location. The current location is: 1050 First St NE, 1st floor, Eleanor Holmes Norton Conference Rooms, Washington, DC 20002.
This location is accessible by Metro. It is approximately a nine minute walk from Union Station.