NACSW Online Continuing Education


Workforce Development: Lessons Learned in a Faith Based Agency
Length: 1.0 hour
Primary Audience:
  • Social workers and related professionals
  • social work students
  • human services professionals
  • clergy
Practice Level(s):
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Video-based
Number of CEUs: 1.0

Facilitator
Eric Saunders, MSW, LCSW,  
Registration FEES

Current Member Rate
16
Non-Member Rate
20
Course Outline
Description

Poverty levels continue to rise. Families grow more dependent on public assistance. Low income families continue to struggle between low wage jobs and the high cost of living. What if there were quick, affordable, and common sense strategies to rapidly move low-income families out of poverty and into self sufficiency? Come learn and share!

As social workers we see the profound effects of poverty and the pain low income people face in providing for their family's needs. Here's the interesting part. There are a number of industries with huge numbers of entry level openings that require limited training and start paying their employees a living wage with benefits. By doing some basic research on your community, learning about job openings, and creating some strategic partnerships with existing training programs, a workforce development program is in reach of any human service agency, collaboration of local churches, or local government.

Category(ies):

  • Direct Practice: Individuals, Couples, Families and Children
  • Direct Practice: Groups and Communities

Sample Content

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Learning Objectives
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

Articulate the key components of a successful workforce development program.

Describe strategies for helping

Outline practical examples of what it takes to create a successful program and how to evaluate program effectiveness.

OUTLINE

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PRESENTER BIO

Eric Saunders serves as executive director for New Hope Ministries, a community Christian social service agency. He has a bachelor's degree in communication from The Master's College and his MSW from Indiana University. Eric also serves as an adjunct instructor for Messiah College's social work department.

CEU Accreditation Information

NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program valid through 1/27/18. NACSW maintains sole responsibility for the program. Social Workers will receive 1.0 continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this training. It is the responsibility of participants to contact their licensing boards to verify that this training, as a distance education session, meets their jurisdictional standards for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.

Requirements for Earning Continuing Education Contact Hours

Requirements to earn continuing education contact hours for home-study courses include: a) engaging with all the required materials provided by this training; b) completing and submitting an on-line evaluation of this session; c) receiving a grade of 80% or better on the “open-book” post-workshop quiz. Session participants who meet these three requirements will receive a continuing education contact hour certificate from NACSW on-line immediately following their completion of this course.

Registration Fee and Refunds

The registration fee covers engaging in all the required materials provided by the on-line training as well as costs associated with maintaining the website which supports the training materials, as well as CEU certificate administration. Refunds, minus a $25 administrative fee, are available upon request within 15 days of purchasing/enrolling in a training. No refunds or exchanges are available once the training quiz has been opened.

Grievance Procedure

Any individual who has a complaint regarding any aspect of this training should communicate in writing to the executive director of NACSW within 30 days after having completed the training. The executive director will conduct a review and respond in writing within 30 days of receiving this complaint. For more information, contact the NACSW office at info@nacsw.org or 203-270-8780.

Request for Accommodations

Please contact NACSW at info@nacsw.org, or 203.270.8780 if you would like to request a special accommodation.

Interactivity

Because this is a home study training session, there is no direct contact and/or communication between the individual taking this training and the session speaker. Interactivity for this training consists of the interaction between a person registered for this training session and the materials and content offered in this session.

Contact Information

If you have questions pertaining to the content of the training (session content, outline, content level, continuing education contact hours, etc.), contact info@nacsw.org or 203.270.8780. You will receive a response within 24 hours. If you are in need of technical support, send an email to hostmaster@nacsw.org. You will receive a response from the program's technical support manager within 8 hours, 7 days a week.