NACSW Online Continuing Education


When Helping Hurts: Key Ideas and Issues for Poverty Alleviation
Length: 1.25 hours
Primary Audience:
  • Social Workers, Students
  • Human Services Workers
  • Clergy
Practice Level(s):
  • Basic
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Video-based
Number of CE Hours: 1.25

Facilitator
Steve Corbett, M.Ed 
Registration FEES

Current Member Rate
15
Non-Member Rate
18.75
Course Outline
Description

In this session, the presenter suggests that in responding to Christ's call to, "Open your hearts and hands to the poor among you," we often mobilize and act with good intentions. But good intentions are not enough. It is possible in our efforts to help people who are poor to actually do harm to the very ones we seek to help. This session will look at the importance of defining poverty appropriately and will explore 3 key principles for engaging in effective poverty alleviation.

Category(ies):

  • Direct Practice: Groups and Communities

Sample Content

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

1. Articulate the 4 aspects of a relational definition of poverty

2. Describe the basic differences between relief, rehabilitation and development

3. Outline the 3 basic steps of asset-based poverty alleviation

OUTLINE

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PRESENTER BIO

Steve Corbett, M.Ed. is an Assistant Professor of Community Development at Covenant College and serves as a Community Development Specialist for the Chalmers Center. Previously, Steve served as Director of Field Operations and Training for the Chalmers Center. Prior to coming to Covenant College, he worked for Food for the Hungry International (FHI) as the Director of Staff Training, and then later as the Regional Director for Central and South America. Steve has a B.A. from Covenant College and a M.Ed. in Adult Education from the University of Georgia.

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 1.25 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

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