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Trainings

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Trainings hosted by NASWSI

NASWSI provides training sessions for beginner-, intermediate-, and advanced-level helping social work professionals outside of or in addition to undergraduate and graduate coursework. These training sessions empower social workers to make a positive impact on the lives of Indigenous populations.

Our Fall 2023 Training Series occurred in September, October and November of last year. Future trainings will be added to this page. If you are interested in attending a training, please call 505-260-6181 or email merily@nmhu.edu.

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Recent Trainings

Youth Skills-Based Training: Recruiting a New Generation of Social Workers

New Mexico Highlands University’s Facundo Valdez School of Social Work (FVSSW) is proud to announce a pioneering one-day skill-based training event for New Mexico high school students interested in pursuing a career in social work. This initiative, set to take place on March 7 at the Berna Facio Professional Development Center in Albuquerque, aims to…

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Conducting Home Visits: Safety Assessments for Workers and Families

Part of the Fall 2023 Training Series Training Description Home visits are a crucial aspect of social work and other professions that require in-home services. Conducting home visits can provide valuable insight into clients’ lives and establish rapport, trust, and practical outcomes of case management. Before conducting a home visit, workers must prepare by reviewing…

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Mapping System: A Tool for Community Safety and Wellbeing

Part of the Fall 2023 Trainings Series Training Description Mapping systems are a valuable tool for professionals who aim to maintain the safety and well-being of a community. Professionals can use a mapping system to prevent, intervene, and respond to various types of crime impacting community members’ safety. These crimes may include theft, robbery, assault,…

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Intimate Partner Violence Death Review Skills-based Training

New training added to the Fall 2023 Training Series The New Mexico Highlands University, Native American Social Work Studies Institute, and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine are collaborating to provide tribal community social workers and other helping professionals with a comprehensive day of training focused on addressing cases involving intimate partner violence…

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Indicators for At-Risk Native American Children Training

Training – Indicators for At-Risk Native American Children Training Description Native American children can be at an increased risk of experiencing child abuse and neglect, depending on their environment and circle of care. Some commonly stated indicators help identify such risks. These include frequent absences from school, sudden changes in behavior, inappropriate sexual behavior, unexplained…

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Positionality in Child Welfare Training

Training – Positionality in Child Welfare Training Description Positionality is critical for child welfare professionals to consider. Positionality refers to the social and cultural factors that shape an individual’s perspective and experiences, such as race, gender, socioeconomic status, etc. Understanding one’s positionality is crucial in child welfare as it influences how one views and responds…

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