Upcoming Events

Invitation Only: The New Age of Workplace Bullying and Violence: Tactical and Ethical Guidance for Social Work Field Education (2 CEUs)

Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

403 Hayes Hall, South Campus

free - invitation only

UB School of Social Work

Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW '83, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP

Sarah Watson (sjwatson@buffalo.edu)

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As a thank you for giving back to UBSSW, registration is offered free to alumni mentors, unpaid field educators, task supervisors, Dean's Council members and advisory board members from the past two years.

Incidents of workplace bullying and violence have intensified over the past decade, particularly in health and behavioral health settings. Their presence interferes with all that these settings strive to be; safe, client-centered, quality-driven, and approached through an interprofessional team effort. In addition, practitioners are being exposed to concerning levels of risk, plus trauma from each incident.

This presentation explores the varied dynamics of two concerning disrupters for workforce, workplace bullying and violence. Focus will be on the scope and incidence of both issues as they impact the social work field instruction community. Tactical guidance will be provided on how to identify and manage bullying boss and leadership situations, violence on the job, plus workforce resilience strategies. Special attention will be placed on how bullying contradicts with professional ethical codes and standards of practice across the social work profession. Attendees will be introduced to emerging laws and industry initiatives, plus unique strategies to empower their ability to manage these oppressive, traumatic, and often fatal behaviors.

-Explore the demographics and impact of workplace bullying and violence across the health and behavioral health industry.
-Identify the implications for those engaged in social work field instruction.
-Discuss the new dimension of trauma for health care sector victims.
-Review current legislative and professional initiatives.
-Provide strategies to empower workforce resilience and safety.

NY LMSW & LCSW contact hours are being provided through the University at Buffalo School of Social Work’s Office of Continuing Education. This Office is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 2 live contact hours have been approved.

CCM PACE Ethics CEs are being provided through EFS Supervision Strategies, LLC and the Commission for Case Manager Certification. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded. 2 live in-person Ethics CEs have been pre-approved for CCMs, with a certificate provided post course completion, including activity and approval code.