Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Pickersgill is Proud to Offer Area Social Workers CEU-Credit Courses

Ethical issues regarding maltreatment, confidentiality, and end of life care are the focus of three CEU-credit eligible seminars that Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson, Md., is hosting throughout the next two months.

Pickersgill places a high value on the Pickersgill Educational Program and its continual development. The community looks to become an increasingly important educational resource to the professional/social work community, and values the connections that we have with many area social workers. As we connect through the Pickersgill Educational Program, we tailor future seminars based on the feedback and requests that we receive after each session; this mindset ensures that all programs offered are timely and relevant to the needs of social workers who attend.

Gisele Ferretto, a clinical instructor for both the Title IV-E Education for Public Child Welfare Program and the Child Welfare Academy at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, presented the first seminar, “Addressing Ethical Issues When Making Required Reports of Maltreatment and Harm,” on April 10.

Ferretto will also present the second seminar, “The Ethical Considerations and Complexity of Confidentiality When Serving Individuals and Families,” on May 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

The last program, “Ethical Considerations and Conversations with Individuals Facing End of Life,” on June 3 will cover three different topics on end of lifecare.

The first two topics, “Ethical Considerations at End of Life” and “Courageous Conversations: Helping Families Think About the Unthinkable,” will be hosted by Vernon “Skip” Krause, a clinical social worker with Gilchrest Hospice Care and a social work clinical specialist.

“Honoring Veterans: Talking About Military Experience at End of Life,” the third topic of the final seminar, will be presented by Cynthia Dresser, the community hospice coordinator for the Veterans Administration Maryland Health Care System.

Three CEU credits will be earned for each half-day session attended.

The cost is $25 for each session.  Registration for this event can be found on the Pickersgill Retirement Community website.

Pickersgill Retirement Community is a nonprofit retirement community nestled among dogwoods on a beautiful campus in Towson, Md. Pickersgill has a tradition of excellence, and a rich history. Founded, and named after former board member Mary Pickersgill—the seamstress who inspired “The Star Spangled Banner” with her flag that waved over Fort McHenry—Pickersgill is the rare community that can claim it has dutifully served generations of seniors in the Baltimore area for more than 200 years. To find out more about our community, check out our website, find us on Facebook, or give us a call at 410-825-7423.

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