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LearnUFT courses for Social Workers

As a state-approved provider of Continuing Education hours for Licensed Master of Social Workers and Licensed Clinical Social Workers, the UFT's LearnUFT program offers low-cost professional learning opportunities specifically designed to meet our social work members’ needs.

Beginning January 1, 2015, each Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) must complete 36 hours of approved continuing education courses for each triennial registration period. No more than 12 hours of continuing education activities in any 36 month period, or one-third of the total hours in periods of other length, may consist of self-study educational activities from New York State Education Department-approved providers.

Upcoming Sessions

| 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In this LearnUFT workshop for high school teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will discuss the research behind special education policies, identify the components of an IEP and examine and use criteria for developing a PLOP and a SMART goal. CTLE hours will be available. 

| 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

In this Member Assistance Program workshop for social workers, participants will discuss various forms of social media, characteristics of social media that can potentially lead to dependence/addiction and ways to monitor healthy boundaries. Two CE hours will be offered.

| 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

In this Member Assistance Program workshop for high school social workers, participants will discuss signs of teenage abuse, different forms of abuse, how the police can help and available resources. Two CE hours will be offered.

| 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

In this Member Assistance Program workshop for social workers, participants will learn how trauma affects the body, brain and behavior and discuss triggers and coping skills. Two CE hours will be offered.

| 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

In this Member Assistance Program workshop for social workers, participants will learn about the relationship between gaming and gambling and how to communicate effectively with parents and children about them. Two CE hours will be offered.

| 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In this Member Assistance Program workshop for social workers, participants will learn a brief history of domestic violence from a social justice perspective and why this is an important topic in school settings. Two CE hours will be offered.

| 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

In this Member Assistance Program workshop for elementary school social workers, participants will practice using strength-based language to help facilitate difficult conversations. Two CE hours will be offered.

| 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

In this Member Assistance Program workshop for social workers, participants will practical suggestions for dealing with cyberbullying. Two CE hours will be offered.

| 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

In this Member Assistance Program workshop for social workers, participants will learn tools to respond in healthy ways to different levels of emotional distress. Two CE hours will be offered.

| 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

In this Member Assistance Program workshop for social workers, participants will learn how to identify signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma and how to respond. Two CE hours will be offered.