Ethics Workshop

Mandated Reporting through a Trauma-Responsive and Social Justice Lens

NASWMN Chapter 0 585

Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis

5905 Golden Valley Rd

Golden Valley, MN 55422


Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.


Presenter: Miriam Itzkowitz, MSW, LICSW


Mandated reporting is a professional responsibility for all helping professionals. Despite our best intentions, and our belief in evidence-based practice, mandated reporting remains one of the few areas in which professionals do not regularly examine best practices or look beyond their perceived legal and ethical obligations. How do we incorporate all that we know about trauma, relationships, and ethical, evidence-based practice into our legal duty as mandated reporters?


In this training, professionals will learn alternatives to mandated reporting that can prevent child maltreatment, promote family preservation, and maintain client rapport. Participants will be asked to take a critical eye to the legal and ethical implications of the decision to report and consider ways in which these decisions have impact for families, and for our professions, beyond the reporting call.



About the Presenter

Miriam Itzkowitz, MSW, LICSW is the Director of Trauma-Informed Care at the Institute to Transform Child Protection at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. In this role, she develops and implements best practices for the intersection of legal services and trauma-responsive care. Miriam's clinical experience is in counseling adults and adolescents in clinical, home, and school settings. In her work at her practice, IS Counseling, Miriam uses an eclectic approach to individual and couples therapy, incorporating cognitive, creative and holistic techniques to assist clients in sustaining authentic identities, coping with difficulties and overcoming trauma.







NASW Member $35


Non-Member $55

Lunch N Learn Webinar

Get Prepared for Social Work Day at the Capitol 2020!

NASWMN Chapter 0 556

Presenter: Lauren Abdill, MSW, LGSW, Co-Chair for Social Work Day at the Capitol Committee


Join us for a sneak peek into the 2020 NASW-MN Social Work Day at the Capitol (SWDAC)! It's NASW-MN's biggest policy event of the year. Get insider tips on how to prepare for the day, including learning about policy priorities. Never attended the event or lobbied a legislator before? Engaged in policy advocacy and want to see what's new about SWDAC this year? This webinar is for you! Anyone social work professional or student who plans to attend SWDAC this year, and anyone looking to understand what this event is all about should join us for this webinar.



About the Presenter

Lauren Abdill, MSW, LGSW is an outpatient therapist at Relate Counseling Center. She serves as NASW-MN’s Board Secretary and Co-chair of the Social Work Day at the Capitol Planning Committee.





These webinars take place on the first Wednesday of the month from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Stay tuned to our Events Calendar for details on upcoming topics!



*Live, interactive webinars count as regular Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Networking Event

Social Workers - Generations Strong

NASWMN Chapter 0 589

NASW-MN Metro Area Networking Event


Thursday, March 5- 4:00-7:00 p.m.


Social Workers - Generations Strong


Sweeney's Saloon, 96 Dale St. N, St. Paul, MN 55102


Join NASW-MN staff and Board members, and your social work colleagues for casual conversation and networking!


Build relationships with other folks in the field, and enjoy a relaxed get-together while sharing an appetizer and earning a free CEU. Bring your social worker colleagues!


The theme for Social Work Month 2020 is Social Workers - Generations Strong. The theme has a double meaning. As we enter a new decade, it is important to look back and honor the powerful, positive impact the social work profession has had on our society for generations. We also want to spotlight the life-affirming work that social workers from all generations - from the Greatest Generation to the Z Generation - are doing. Social workers work across generational lines and in multi-generational teams to do their work. In this session, Karen Goodenough, MSW, LGSW, Executive Director of NASW-MN will help us uncover the history and potential of our multi-generational workforce, and think about how we can harness our strengths as we tackle what's next!



This event is open to social workers living, working, or passing through NASW-MN's Twin Cities Metro Area Geographic Region and its surrounding area: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington Counties.




For more information about the venue, visit



Come for the networking - stay for the CEU!

Please register in advance so that we can guarantee space for all.





Got a great location for networking? Contact our office at or call 651-293-1935.

Regional Ethics Workshop

Rural Ethical Decision-Making in Complicated Times

NASWMN Chapter 0 619

Rural Ethical Decision-Making in Complicated Times 


Friday, March 6, 2020


12:30-2:30 PM (2 CEUs)


Hy-Vee Worthington, Community Room - 1235 Oxford St., Worthington, MN 56187



 Presenter: Karen Goodenough, MSW, LGSW


As our world and our work become more complicated, so do the ethical dilemmas that we face.  This session will include an updated look at our ethical standards and obligations under the NASW Code of Ethics and State Licensure, and a refresher on the basic principles underlying ethical thinking. 

Participants will: 
1) Learn to differentiate legal, moral and ethical dilemmas;
2) Discuss and apply a model for analyzing and resolving ethical dilemmas; and
3) Have opportunities to share case examples for discussion.




About the Presenter

Karen Goodenough, MSW, LGSW, is Executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers, MN Chapter. She received her BSW from St. Olaf College, MSW from Augsburg College, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D in social work at the University of Minnesota. Karen is a community faculty member in the Masters of Social Work Program at the University of Minnesota teaching macro practice courses in Program Development, Leadership, Budgeting, Fundraising, and Social Policy. Previously Karen was Director of Youth and Family programs for a non-profit in North Minneapolis for 12 years, worked as a consultant helping organizations collect and utilize meaningful data and facilitating strategic planning, and served as adjunct faculty in the MSW programs at Augsburg College, the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine, St. Cloud State University, and St. Olaf College.






NASW or MSSWA* Member $20


Non-Member $35


New Supervisor Training

Session 4

NASWMN Chapter 0 537

New Supervisor Training Series

Part One of NASW-MN Supervisor Certification* (15 CEUs)

Click here to view the flyer for this training.

You thrived at being a direct service provider & member of a team. Now, learn how to thrive as a supervisor.


Join us for highly interactive sessions that focus on group learning and case studies to strengthen your skills to better lead, manage, communicate with and motivate your staff.


On the journey from direct service to supervisor, you will learn:
• The difference between management and leadership
• How to create an engaged workplace
• How to create and maintain an effective relationship with your supervisor
• When to use coaching techniques with an employee
• Techniques and strategies for leading though change

Participants will take the DISC Management instrument to learn more about their own leadership style, and how it relates to others on their team. Each participant will receive a manual.


Renae Oswald-Anderson, Partner of Strategic Consulting & Coaching
Karen Goodenough, MSW, LGSW, Executive Director of NASW-MN



This is a four-part series that meets from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays:

- January 30, 2020

- February 13, 2020

- February 27, 2020

- March 12, 2020 (end at 11:30 a.m.)

Registration will reserve your place for all four dates.

2610 University Ave West, St. Paul, MN 55114 - Lower Level Conference Room
Or participate online! Click here to register as an online participant in this training.


Maximum group size is 30 individuals in-person, and 10 online individuals


$200 for NASW members
$300 for non-members

*Also complete Advanced Supervisor Training (15 CEUs) to become an NASW-MN Certified Supervisor, and meet the 30-hour requirement to be a social work license supervisor.


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