NCSWH 19 Pre-Conference Ethics: Addressing Ethical Dilemmas in HIV/AIDS

31st Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS 

 Pre-Conference Institutes 

Cost: $100.00 ( Pre-registration required) 

 May 22, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.



Topic: Ethics: Addressing Ethical Dilemmas in HIV/AIDS

Social Workers participating in this course will receive 3.5 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Despite great strides made in addressing HIV/AIDS, gaps remain. Communities and agencies are struggling for resources, clients are concerned about confidentiality and disclosure, including the impact of criminalization of HIV transmission and mandatory reporting laws. Clinical concerns include end of life issues, medication adherence, and equal access to prevention and treatment options, as well as the very real and growing issues of homelessness, substance use and abuse, and societal bias and discrimination. Practitioners are met with difficult decisions, which can raise questions or interventions that can create ethical dilemmas at the individual, organizational, or systemic level.

Workshop participants will approach the discussion from a holistic lens to identify possible ethical dilemmas at the micro and macro levels of practice, explore our individual and institutional attitudes, identify legal and ethical issues, and engage in a guided discussion designed to help facilitate ethical decision making. Practitioners across all fields of practice – be it in direct services, pre-service, and/or administrative roles are welcome. Come prepared to work in small and large groups and to share resources.

Objectives:

» Identify and discuss common ethical dilemmas in HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment.

» Dialog about approaches to culturally relevant practice, and the complexities of stigma, bias, and discrimination at the individual and systems levels.

» Review the five principles used to guide ethical decisions.

» Apply a guided framework to address ethical issues in practice.

Presenters:

Evelyn P. Tomaszewski, MSW, ACSW is an independent consultant, where as Director of Pearl Associates, she uses her skills as an educator, advocate, and policy advisor to promote stakeholder engagement in both domestic and global communities to facilitate positive systems level change. She has led multiple initiatives addressing LGBT equity, integrated service access, and violence prevention, and recently served as Senior Associate and Project Director NASW HIV Spectrum Project, in collaboration with the National HIV and Mental Health Training Resource Center (SAMHSA). Evelyn holds a MSW (WVU), Graduate Certificate in Public Health (GMU), and Certificates’ in Procurement and Contracts Management and Leadership (UVA).

Continuing Education Credit Hours: 3.5  hours

Collaborative Solutions, Inc. (ACE Approval #1548) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Collaborative Solutions maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period:  04/15/2018 - 04/15/2021). Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. 

Social Workers participating in this course will receive 3.5  clinical continuing education clock hours.

Evelyn P. Tomaszewski (Moderator)

Evelyn P. Tomaszewski, MSW, ACSW is committed to actively engaging diverse stakeholders, across the private and public sectors, to create and sustain positive systems level change.  As Executive Director of Pearl Associates,  she provides consultative services focused on training and strategic facilitation, building capacity through business development and program management, and providing subject matter technical expertise.   Evelyn is known for leveraging networks, skills, and expertise to help build action driven collaborations and implement mission driven strategic initiatives, and her commitment to partnering with internal and external stakeholders to build and strengths-based programs and  leadership.  She is a member of the Adjunct Faculty, George Mason University (Fairfax, VA), Department of Social Work.

Evelyn previously served in a senior level position at the National Association of Social Workers, where she was responsible for a diverse portfolio that supported the association’s human rights, social justice, and international program initiatives in the US and globally; and facilitated membership engagement to forward the mission and initiatives to address LGBT equity, violence prevention, and social services systems strengthening.  Evelyn simultaneously served as NASW Project Director with the National HIV and Mental Health Training Resource Center, part of a SAMHSA funded collaborative program that trained over 40000 providers in integration of evidence-driven HIV prevention, care, and treatment into their practice setting(s).

Evelyn is currently a member of the (SAMHSA) National Workgroup to Address the Needs of Children and Youth Who Are LGBTQI2-S and Their Families, the Forum on Global Violence Prevention (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine), Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice (Global Mental Health Task Force Chair), ABA Commission on Youth at Risk, and CDC Task Force for the Elimination of Perinatal HIV.   She proudly serves on the PASHWA  Board of Directors and holds an MSW degree from WVU (go ‘eers!) and a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from GMU.

Ethics: Addressing Ethical Dilemmas in HIV/AIDS
05/22/2019 at 8:00 AM (EDT)   |  4 hours
05/22/2019 at 8:00 AM (EDT)   |  4 hours Workshop participants will approach the discussion from a holistic lens to identify possible ethical dilemmas at the micro and macro levels of practice, explore our individual and institutional attitudes, identify legal and ethical issues, and engage in a guided discussion designed to help facilitate ethical decision making. Practitioners across all fields of practice – be it in direct services, pre-service, and/or administrative roles are welcome. Come prepared to work in small and large groups and to share resources.