Title: Social Worker Safety-In Person

Thursday, March 31, 2022
The registration period has closed for this event.

Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Covid-19 Update

Effective Aug.9, all university members are required to mask in public, indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Public, indoor spaces are defined as any space inside a campus building that is not considered a private room or private office. Indoor classrooms, teaching labs, common areas, libraries, hallways, elevators and restrooms are all considered public spaces that are subject to the mask requirement. Masks should be worn over the nose and mouth. For questions, review the updated Mask FAQs or contact the Business Operations COVID Support Team


Shawnte West, MSSW

Workshop Description

How you approach and understand safety in the social work profession can have a great impact on longevity in the field and in the general lifespan. Social Workers of varying experience levels need to learn or refresh their knowledge of trends and changes in safety related research and tools, both tangible and theoretical. This workshop provides space to learn and interact with other social workers to consider responses to issues of safety that may arise whether you work in an office setting or are frequently in the field working directly with clients on a day to day basis. This workshop will also ask participants to reflect on how we maintain safety as we move towards a post-covid pandemic era. Research is now emerging on new considerations around safety in an essentially new modes of operation in many aspects of our day to day lives.



Learning Objectives Relevant to Social Work Practice:

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will have increased knowledge of considerations and policies that will keep them safe when completing social work practice in the field and in face-to-face interactions with clients. Participants will understand the importance of intentional action and reflection upon personal safety maintenance for longevity and satisfaction in social work practice.

Clear and defined goal(s) for workshop relevant to Social Work Practice:

The goal is for participants to be intentional in the use of the information presented and to create personal boundaries and safety zones. The information presented in this workshop moves participants towards self-preservation in the field of social work and in their thinking about and acting on personal safety plans.

Continuing Education Credits

CEU : Hours - 3

Practice Level for participants

This workshop is appropriate for all levels of practice.


Registration is 55.00


Current Social Work Month Promotion- $45


Kent Alumni Discount Rate: $35



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Approved by

Kentucky Board of Social Work


University of Louisville Shelby Campus



Burhans Hall
440 N. Whittington Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40222

Shelby Campus: Burhans Hall, Room 23LL. (Lower level on right side of building)



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About Us

The Kent School Continuing Education program is dedicated to assisting social workers in meeting their professional development needs, maintaining and improving professional competence. We strive to provide trainings that are innovative, engaging and in line with the Kent School's mission of addressing complex social problems through education, research and service to create a just and better world. Our continuing education program demonstrates to the community, prospective students and alumni, our commitment to them, not only inside the classroom but once they are out in the field. In becoming one of the top research social work programs in the country, we provide tools to support your practice in addressing societies most difficult problems.


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O: 502-852-4769