NACSW Online Continuing Education


Using Family Circles to Promote and Understand Family Connections
Length: 1.0 CEUs
Primary Audience:
  • Social Workers, Students
  • Human Services Workers
Practice Level(s):
  • Basic
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Audio-Based
Number of CE Hours: 1.0

Facilitator
Dexter Freeman, DSW 
Registration FEES

Current Member Rate
8
Non-Member Rate
10
Course Outline
Description

The family circle method is a brief pictorial diagram that is used to help individuals and families describe, acknowledge, and discuss her family as she experiences the family. This interactive presentation yields a wealth of information about how a family is currently structured and functions from an individual perspective. Participants of this training will never see their family the same after listening to this presentation.

Please note that in some places in this training video, the audio volume is somewhat low and a few of the words might be bit difficult to make out. We have reduced the cost of this training accordingly.

Category(ies):

  • Direct Practice: Individuals, Couples, Families and Children
  • Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment

Sample Content





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

1. Describe the family circle method, including the process of administering family circles to individuals and families.

2. Articulate the main findings of a study with graduate social work students that examined the effectiveness of the family circle method in strengthening their family assessment competencies.

3. Outline their own family structure yesterday, today, and how they would like for it to be in the future.

OUTLINE

Click on the "showDOC" button in the Course Outline section (above) to view the training PowerPoint.

PRESENTER BIO

Dexter Freeman, DSW is the associate director of the Army-Fayetteville State University Master of Social Work Program at the Army Medical Department Center and School. Prior to Dr. Freeman taking this position he spent four years as an assistant professor at the Texas State University School of Social Work in San Marcos, Texas and 20 years as a social work officer in the United States Army.

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 CE 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.