Western Region Events

Western:  “Coping with Grief & Loss During the Holidays”

DATE: December 6, 2019
TIME: 8:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Erie I Boces, 355 Harlem, Room B2b, West Seneca, NY 14224

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 am. Registration
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Presentation

The holiday season is often referred to as the happiest time of the year.  For many, however, the holidays are sad and lonely and a time of missing loved ones no longer with us. This workshop will provide the participant with an understanding of grief during the holidays and assist them in working with children and adults to develop coping skills and techniques to honor and remember those we love.

Please plan to join us for a presentation on “Coping with Grief & Loss During the Holidays” presented by Day Cummings, LCSW, RN.  Earn 2 Social Work CEUs as well as network with other service providers in our region.  The presentation is open to everyone so spread the word!

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CEUs: After the event in order to receive CEUs, you must register and pay, sign in and sign out as well as complete the Workshop Evaluation at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FZHolidayGrief

If you have attended one of our past events and are seeking your CEUs, please see information below.

western region of nyssswa


CEUs:   New York State School Social Workers’ Association is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0057

In order to receive CEUs, you must register and pay, sign in and sign out as well as complete the Workshop Evaluations below. Certificates are released individually so will not be available prior to verification of all components is complete. Since this is a multi-step manual procedure, please allow time for processing. 

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Purchase Orders:  If you submit a purchase order, be sure to provide a copy of your invoice to your district’s accounts payable department for payment.    See How To Print Your Invoice and Pay for Event“.   Please instruct your district to include your invoice on any communications as well as the check for payment.  Approved P.O.s should be faxed to (315) 624-1266, Attn: Tricia Zupan or emailed to: purchase.order.request@nyssswa.org

Send checks to:   NYSSSWA, 264 Rider Road, Clayville, NY 13322

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Past Events:

October 10, 2019:  “Moving From Implicit Bias to Cultural Proficiency in Schools” by: Rolanda Ward, Ph.D., MDiv., MSW

CEUs: In order to receive CEUs, you must register and pay, sign in and sign out as well as complete the Workshop Evaluation at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5KFCULPREF

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May 24, 2019:  “Embracing Discomfort: Learning How to Effectively Treat Anxiety Disorders” by Dr. Kimberly Morrow

CEUs: In order to receive CEUs, you must register and pay, sign in and sign out as well as complete the Workshop Evaluation at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KYAnxiety   Click here for more information. 

May 10, 2019:  “Critical Incidents that Impact Schools” Presented by:  Tara Hughes-LCSW-R

CEUs: In order to receive CEUs, you must register and pay, sign in and sign out as well as complete the Workshop Evaluation at:    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KPWSpring  

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January 25, 2019:  “Eating Disorder in Children and Adolescents:  Prevention, Identification & Treatment”  Presented by Dr. Mary Tanillo & Jim Witmer. 

CEUs:  In order to receive your CEUs, please complete the workshop evaluation which you can access at this link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YQEatingDisorders

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October 18, 2018:  “When Death Comes to School”  Presented by Day Cummings, LCSW, RN  (2 CEUs)

 CEUs:  In order to receive your CEUs, please complete the workshop evaluation which you can access at this link:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KKDeathatSchool

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May 4, 2018  Suicide Prevention Training  Presented by:  Celia Spacone & Jennifer M. Giambra-Ort

CEUs:   In order to receive your CEUs, be sure to complete your Evaluation at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WHSuicide 

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January 19, 2018  “Meeting the Psycho-social Needs of Children Affected by Pediatric Chronic Illnesses.”  Presented by Cate  Flanagan-Priore, Ph.D.

CEUs:   In order to receive CEUs, you must  register and pay, sign in and sign out as well as complete the Workshop Evaluation at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BFChronicIllness

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October 27,  2017   “Insights and Strategies in Brokering Mental Health Services in Erie County and the Surrounding Area”   Presented by: Karl Shallowhorn

CEUs:   In order to receive CEUs, you must  register and pay, sign in and sign out as well as complete the Workshop Evaluation at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GXErieCtyMH

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June 9, 2017  “Child Protective Services Refresher & Standard of Care Seminar”  Presented by: Angela Salemi, MSW; Peg Barrett, MSW, LCSW-R, CSW-R; & George Clifford, BSW

CEUs:   In order to receive CEUs, you must  register and pay, sign in and sign out as well as complete the Workshop Evaluation at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F8CPSRefresher

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February 10, 2017  “Using Mindfulness-Based Practices With Youth in School Based Settings: An Overview”
Presented by: Mary Carol Dearing, LCSW-R

CEUs:  In order to receive your CEU Certificate, be sure to complete your Evaluation at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W3S9H6FMindfulness

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November 18, 2016:  “Opiate Overview and Narcan training Presented by:   Cheryll Moore, Medical Care Administrator, Erie County Department of Health  NO CEUs provided!

June 10, 2016:  Preventing and Intervening with Bullying: Successes, Challenges, and Future Directions” Presented by: Dr. Amanda Nickerson

CEUs:  In order to receive your CEU Certificate, be sure to complete your Evaluation at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QQ73TPP

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