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We're so glad that you are interested in our courses and hope that you find them helpful.

Our courses are either approved or pending approval with the NASW Chapter in Louisiana only. Each course states the status. That being said, it's important to note that Louisiana is a self-assessing state. In other words, you are allowed to rate and "approve" your own CEU courses, so long as they follow the Social Work Profession Rules, even if they are not already pre-approved.

See Title 46, Part XXV. Credentialed Social Workers, Section 317.M and this self-assessment document, as outlined in the Guide for Assessment of Continuing Education (§317.P) (a new window will open for any of these links). We aim to always score at least a 12 or higher on the self-assessment (the minimum is 10) (See below for a plain-text version).

If you are a social worker outside of Louisiana who needs continuing ed credit and you would like us to help you apply for that credit, please just let us know. We're happy to help when and if we can!

The info you will learn in our courses is not legal advice, nor is it an exhaustive explanation of each and every scenario you might encounter. A lawyer should always be consulted before making any major legal decisions in your life or in your clients' lives.

Below is the disclaimer, which we urge you to read and take the time to fully understand. Any questions can be directed to [email protected] To be clear, taking one of our courses automatically means that you accept the terms of our courses and that you have read and understand our disclaimer.

Happy learning!

Guide for Assessment of Continuing Education

As continuing education events vary across the categories listed below, the appropriateness of considering them as acceptable continuing education also varies. An event must receive a total score (combination of all three sections) of 10 to be "clearly acceptable" for continuing education to renew a social work credential. If a category (Program Content, Program Presenter or Program Audience) rates a zero, the education offering is not acceptable for social work continuing education.

This document, as well as all the relevant course materials, and the certificate of completion, should be maintained in the event you are audited.

PROGRAM CONTENT

(Clearly Acceptable)

_____ 6) Mainstream social work knowledge, skills and values

_____ 6) Specialized social work knowledge, skills and values

_____ 4) Information from related fields that is useful for social work practice

_____ 2) Developing areas that may lack strong research, support or clear application

_____ 0) Content that is specifically not acceptable or not related to social work practice

(Clearly Not Acceptable)

PROGRAM PRESENTER

(Clearly Acceptable)

_____ 5) Social worker with appropriate expertise in content area

_____ 4) Related professional with ability to connect content to social work practice

_____ 2) Lay-person (e.g., client) on the impact of needing/receiving services

_____ 0) Presenter with no apparent professional qualifications nor link to social work practice

(Clearly Not Acceptable)

PROGRAM AUDIENCE

(Clearly Acceptable)

_____ 4) Social work practitioners/students

_____ 4) Interdisciplinary professional audience that may include social workers

_____ 3) Audience presumed to be primarily from another profession (e.g., nursing)

_____ 1) Audience open to the general public

_____ 0) Audience presumed to be primarily the general public

(Clearly Not Acceptable)

Total Score_____(add score from each section to get Total Score; must be at least 10)

The Disclaimer

Material presented during this workshop is intended for information purposes only. It is not intended as professional, legal advice and should not be construed as such.

The material presented is included with the understanding and agreement that Sheila M. Wilkinson PLC ("SMWPLC") is not engaged in rendering legal or other professional services by presenting said material. The services of a competent professional should always be sought if legal or other specific expert assistance is required. Any use of material contained herein or presented is at the user’s own risk.

Transmission of the information and material herein is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an agreement to create an attorney-client relationship with SMWPLC or any member thereof. SMWPLC is not responsible for the outcome, should you put any of these materials in action. Remember, the services of a competent professional should always be sought if legal or other specific expert assistance is required.

This presentation is not intended to be advertising and SMWPLC does not wish to represent anyone desiring representation based upon attending this CEU in any state or jurisdiction where this presentation fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules. This presentation is not intended to constitute legal advice or the provision of legal services.

By posting and/or presenting this CEU and its contents, SMWPLC does not intend to solicit legal business from clients located in states or jurisdictions where SMWPLC or its individual attorneys are not licensed or authorized to practice law.

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