Friday, May 4, 2018
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.


Ruth S. Harley University Center
1 South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

Alumni and Friends Day

Gun Violence: The Toll upon our Communities and Ourselves

Admission is free* but you must preregister. Lunch is included.

*Admission is limited to Adelphi University School of Social Work alumni and field instructors

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5 CEs


9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks/Introduction of Keynote
Andrew Safyer, Ph.D., LCSW, Dean of the School of Social Work

9:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Over a (Gun) Barrel? Clinician Stress and Success in Addressing Community Violence
Jaleel Abdul-Adil, Ph.D.

11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Fieldwork Awards Presentation

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m.

Lunch and Network

12:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Taking Care of Yourself as You Care for Others: Sustaining Workplace Wellness
Dr. Ross


Over a (Gun) Barrel?  Clinician Stress and Success in Addressing Community Violence
Jaleel Abdul-Adil, Ph.D.

This presentation will address the role of gun violence and other factors that elevate rates of community violence, especially in urban settings.  Topics will include weapons, peer groups, historical contexts, socio-political dynamics, and other contemporary factors that contribute to current crisis as well as best practices for providers to help reduce and prevent community violence. 

Learning Objective

  1. To understand context and causes of community violence – especially gun violence
  2. To highlight best practices for community violence prevention and intervention 

Jaleel Abdul-Adil SWK SpeakerJaleel Abdul-Adil, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has worked as provider, supervisor, researcher, and consultant for almost 30 years addressing violence and other stressors in Chicago and other low-income urban communities in major metropolitan areas in the U.S.  Dr. Abdul-Adil is currently the Co-Director of the Urban Youth Trauma Center, a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), and he is Chair Emeritus of the NCTSN Community Violence Committee.

Taking Care of Yourself as You Care for Others: Sustaining Workplace Wellness

This presentation will address the high risk of secondary traumatic stress (STS), vicarious trauma (VT), compassion fatigue (CF), and burnout in the providers working with children and families exposed to trauma.  Participants will explore their own vulnerabilities and risk factors, and learn strategies for sustaining high levels of wellness in the workplace. Various resources will be discussed with an opportunity for participants to develop a personal self-care plan.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand the personal risks of STS, VT, CF, and Burnout associated with working with children and families exposed to trauma.
  2. Participants will learn 3 strategies to sustain high levels of wellness in their work environment.

Dr Ross - SWK SpeakerFor more than fifteen years, Dr. Ross has overseen programs in research, evaluation, training, and implementation of evidence-based practices and trauma-informed care for children and families at Children’s Institute, Inc.(CII) in Los Angeles, CA.  She was formerly the Vice President of the Child Trauma Center at CII and the PI for CII’s National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) program.

She is currently the Director at the UCLA-DUKE University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress of the Core Curriculum on Child Trauma (CCCT) implementation and training across the country.  Dr. Ross is part of the NCTSN Task Force on the development of the CCCT and a faculty member of the NCTSN Child Trauma Training Academy and Wellness Center.

 She is the co-founder of the NCTSN Secondary Traumatic Stress collaborative group which focused on prevention and intervention of Secondary Traumatic Stress associated with providers who work with children and families exposed to trauma and co-author of The Secondary Traumatic Stress Inventory (STSI-OA) and STS Organizational Change Framework Model. Dr. Ross is a member of the training faculty of the Leadership Center at Children’s Institute, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA and facilitates training on Trauma-Informed Care including reducing the risk of Secondary Traumatic Stress and building a resilient workforce.

Adelphi University School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0032.

If you also require a Certificate for CASAC recredentialing please advise

There is no accommodation in the State Regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. At present, there is no procedure for granting partial credit for approved continuing education events.


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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

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New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education credits. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEUs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

For further information, please contact:

Joanna Suppa, LCSW-R
Coordinator of Continuing Education and Professional Development
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