Event date: 10/21/2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Export event
NASWMN Chapter
/ Categories: Online, Ethics

Promoting Resilience & Recovery from the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

1.5 ethics CEUs - Practical guidance, skills and tools for supporting your clients and community in the pandemic landscape.

Promoting Resilience & Recovery from the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, October 21
12:00-1:30 p.m. CST
1.5 CEUs (may be counted as ethics of general CEUs)


  • Rachel Kaul, LCSW, CTS
  • Kayla Siviy, MSW
  • CDR Jonathan White, Ph.D., LCSW-C, CPH (USPHS)
  • CAPT Aimee E. Williams, DHSC, LCSW-C (USPHS)


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This training is designed for social workers in a variety of practice settings to learn key information and skills needed to promote resilience and recovery at the community level from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Delivered by three social workers involved in leadership roles in the national COVID-19 crisis response and recovery effort, it will include:

  • practical guidance on the specific stressors and psychological impacts of life during the pandemic;
  • strategies to mitigate the psychological effects of the COVID-19 crisis, both for clients and for social workers themselves;
  • organizational stressors of COVID-19;
  • strategies for social work agency leadership to mitigate organizational stressors;
  • ways to re-assess and adjust delivery of services to clients to promote service models that are accessible, equitable, and safe in the “new normal” of communities affected by COVID-19 public health emergency

The presentation will help social workers, whatever their practice area, to know what they need to know about COVID-19, and develop new clinical and managerial tools to promote greater equity, health, and safety in the community in the changed landscape COVID-19 has brought to American communities.


You will be e-mailed your access link the day before the webinar. Visit our website for refund and cancellation policies. Contact admin.naswmn@socialworkers.org with questions.



About the Presenters

Rachel Kaul, LCSW, CTS. Rachel Kaul is a licensed clinical social worker and the Senior Advisor and Behavioral Health Lead for Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.  In this capacity she provides guidance to the disaster response community throughout the country in promoting improvement of behavioral health services to foster individual and community resilience. Ms. Kaul has been a responder for community and workplace crisis teams and a disaster mental health responder with the American Red Cross. She was the Coordinator of Crisis Response Services for the Employee Assistance Program at the Pentagon for two years after the 9/11 attack. She has published articles and book chapters on disaster mental health and emergency response, death notification, stress management and crisis intervention.

CDR Jonathan White, PhD, LCSW-C, CPH (USPHS). CDR Jonathan White, an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, is a clinical social worker and emergency manager specializing in the needs of children and vulnerable populations. He is the Director of Recovery in the Office of Emergency Management and Medical Operations in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), US Department of Health and Human Services. In that role, he also serves as National Coordinator for the Health and Social Services Recovery Support Function. In 2018-2019, he led the mission to reunify children separated from their parents at the U.S. border. Previously, he has managed national programs related to child welfare and immigration, and disaster human services, and earlier in his social work career he was an oncology social worker with the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. He is a Maryland Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, a Maryland certified clinical social work supervisor, and a NBPHE-Certified Public Health professional.  He has deployed or held national-level leadership roles in over 50 domestic disaster, public health emergency, and border humanitarian crisis events.

CAPT Aimee E. Williams, DHSC, LCSW-C (USPHS). CAPT Aimee E. Williams has over 25 years of experience as a Social Worker specializing in the field of Behavioral and Public Health. Her expertise includes Disaster Behavioral Health, Trauma, and Medical Social Work.  In addition to her current role as the Director of Readiness & Training for the Health & Social Services Division of Recovery, CAPT Williams maintains a small private practice.  CAPT Williams is an Officer in the United States Public Health Service and holds a Doctorate in Health Sciences (DHSc), Master of Social Work (MSW) and is Board Certified.


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