Dinayetr (The Breath of Our People): The ethical importance of supporting Alaska Native language revitalization
Date: May 5, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$10 for active members with code: AKPA0428
Dr. LaVerne Xilegg Demientieff and Dr. Jessica Saniġaq Ullrich will discuss how Alaska Native language continuation is important for social workers to support. We will share a brief history of language suppression and how the NASW ethical values of service, social justice, dignity and worth of a person, importance of human relationships, integrity and competence align with efforts to keep Indigenous languages alive for collective wellbeing.
- Identify the ways language loss is linked to intergenerational trauma for many Alaska Native people.
- Learn how the NASW code of ethics guides social workers to align with language revitalization efforts.
- Discuss ideas for policy and practice change to support language learning and how these efforts connect to the wellbeing of all.
Assessment and Therapy with Alaska Native People
Presenter: Denise Dillard, PhD
Co-Presenter & Moderator: Tonie Protzman, MS, CDC
Friday, April 29, 2022
Three Alaska Native CEU
$50 NASW Members
In-person & Zoom Options
Addressing Implicit Bias and Stigma of People Who Use Drugs
overview of harm reduction, key concepts, and traditional values
guiding work with indigenous people experiencing substance use
disorders. Native-focused suggestions for addressing drug use among
individuals, organizations, and communities are also provided.
program has been approved for 1 contact hour (Alaska Native or
Substance Abuse) by the NASW-Alaska Chapter, and may be used to meet
continuing education requirements for Social Work
Register for "Addressing Implicit Bias" at Social Work Online CE Institute
De-escalation Skills: Crisis Intervention
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Presented by: Rachel Gearhart, MSW, LCSW
6:00-7:30 PM Alaska Standard Time
VIA: CE On-Line Institute
1.5 General CE Credit
us to learn new or brush up on your crisis de-escalation skills by
identifying when to intervene, what to say, and how to say it.
Appropriate for wide array of service delivery settings, new learners
and seasoned professionals looking to refresh their skills
NASW Member: $25.00
- Learn the stages of escalation and where to ideally intervene
- Learn what sorts of things to say (and not to say) and how to say them during a crisis
- Consider how the Ten Essential Values fit into how you'll work to more effectively de-escalate future situations
Rachel Gearhart, MSW, LCSW
knows the concerns of front-line staff in managing our own mental
health. Through her years of intake and emergency services on-call she
has helped our neighbors through some of their most vulnerable moments
in mental health crisis and addiction. She has used what she learned in
formal trainings as well as trial and error to help our community
members find stability. This experience has informed her experience as
the Director of Behavioral Health Services in that she’s not just a
stuffed shirt (or dress) but still a boots-on-the-ground
provider. Before coming to JAMHI in fall 2010, Rachel worked in
Anchorage and Craig providing complete comprehensive psychosocial
assessments, treatment planning, and group therapy to adults and
children. In her free time (and when it’s not a pandemic), Rachel enjoys
volunteering in the Travel Juneau kiosk; writing snail mail letters to
pen pals, working part-time giving food tours in the summer and taking
food tours wherever she travels.