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Connect to End COVID-19

WEBINARS for SOCIAL WORKERS:

in Pregnant Persons

WELCOME

Thank you for your interest in our webinars series,

"Connect to End COVID-19 in Pregnant Persons."

Since the COVID-19 Pandemic began in early 2020, new parents and pregnant people have been especially, adversely, impacted. The Connect to End COVID-19 initiative was launched to provide equitable training and outreach that promote informed vaccine decision-making on the part of social workers and their clients, particularly among those who are vulnerable, marginalized, and/or vaccine hesitant. 

 

Perinatal social workers play an important role in protecting our pregnant clients and their babies from COVID-19 infection.

 

Perinatal social workers are trusted messengers. We provide unbiased information and patient-centered support during pregnancy and early parenting. Because we work in a wide range of community settings, we are in a unique position to promote COVID-19 vaccine confidence, access, and uptake — particularly among our pregnant populations who have lower vaccination rates and higher vulnerability to severe forms of infection.

ENROLL TODAY and empower those you care for with the information they need to make informed decisions that:

  • keep them safe

  • reflect their values

  • honor their priorities and preferences

ENROLL to RECEIVE CREDIT for your PARTICIPATION:

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Help pregnant people make decisions that honor their values, goals, and preferences.

DOWLOAD and SHARE
our My COVID-19 Plan

 

Use this shared-decision-making tool to support pregnant people as they decide what measures they will take to protect themselves and their babies.

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WATCH THE WEBINARS

Connect to End COVID-19
in Perinatal Populations

WATCH Dr. JaNeen Cross introduces the series, talks about the ethical obligations of social workers, and introduces tools you can use to support clients, including:

  • cognitive behavior therapy

  • the stages of change

  • motivational interviewing

and other strengths-based approaches.

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JaNeen Cross, DSW, LCSW is an Associate Professor at Howard University School of Social Work... (read more)

COVID-19 Vaccines,  Pregnancy, and Infants

WATCHAshley Darcy Mahoney talks about vaccine safety and effectiveness, cites the best evidence we have available, and connects you to vetted and reliable resources to share with clients who are making important decisions about their health and wellbeing.

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Ashley Darcy Mahoney, PhD, NNP, FAAP is a professor at the George Washington University School of Nursing and the Director of Infant Research, Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute... (read more)

Culturally Competent Health Communications with Pregnant Persons

WATCHDr. Chavis Patterson discusses how a perinatal psychologist navigates difficult conversations, advocates for families, and honors parents' lived experiences so that he can make a difference in how the people he cares for are treated in medical settings.

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Chavis Patterson, PhD, is Director of Psychosocial Services for the Division of Neonatology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia... (read more)

The Skill of
Motivational Interviewing

WATCH"People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others." Drs. Cain and Snell discuss how to help pregnant clients find their own reasons and motivations for the decisions they make about vaccination.

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Gloria Cain, MSW, PhD, Assistant Professor, currently serves as the Director of Training for the Howard University SBIRT Community Expansion program and Co-Chairs the Howard University Department of Psychiatry’s Community Engagement Project... (read more)

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Dr. Cudore L. Snell has taught and conducted research at Howard University School of Social Work for the past 31 years... (read more)

Culturally Competent Social Work Practice

WATCHWhile we're assessing clients, they're assessing us. Drs. Moody and Kalu examine the dynamics of informed decision making and offer tools to help you understand and appreciate different perspectives on vaccination during pregnancy.

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Dr. Kendall Moody in an Assistant Professor at Howard University School of Social Work whose research... (read more)

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Dr. Sandra Kalu currently serves as an Assistant Professor at Howard University's School of Social Work... (read more)

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RECEIVE YOUR FREE CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

In order to receive your 5 free continuing education credits for this course,

please follow these instructions:

Need technical assistance? Email Kristy Love.

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SOCIAL WORKERS support informed decision making about important healthcare choices.

Social workers, as professionals who provide services in a wide range of community settings, and who are trusted messengers, are in a unique position to promote COVID-19 vaccine confidence, access, and uptake — particularly among populations with low vaccination rates and higher vulnerability to severe forms of infection.

See more resources and find further education on NASW’s national Connect to End COVID-19 website.

PROMOTE SHARED DECISION-MAKING and EVIDENCE-BASED CARE. Share this resource with your friends and colleagues.

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ABOUT THIS INITIATIVE:

Connect to End COVID-19 in Pregnant Persons is project and website are supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

 

Perinatal social workers support informed decision making about important healthcare choices, provide health information from credible sources, and address mental and behavioral health concerns arising as a result of this public health crisis.

The National Perinatal Association and the Howard University School of Social Work are partnering with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the NASW Foundation, and the Health Behavior Research and Training Institute (HBRT) at The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work in a $3.3 million Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded (CDC) initiative to support social workers and their clients in informed vaccine decision-making. The CDC funding is included in a supplement to CDC #6NU84DD000009: Engaging Social Workers in Boosting COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake.

FUNDING:

The Connect to End COVID-19 initiative is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of a financial assistance award totaling $3.3 million with 100% funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, CDC/HHS or the U.S. Government.

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