2021 NCPSW Registration
October 18-20, 2021
Monroe Convention Center
302 S. College Ave
Registration for the 2021 National Conference on Police Social Work is now closed. Please join our mailing list for information on future scheduled events.
Founding officer of the San Antonio Police Department’s Mental Health Unit in 2008, Ernest Stevens was featured as the primary subject in the award-winning HBO documentary, “Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops,” was featured on ABC’s “Nightline with Byron Pitts” and in the NBC documentary “A Different Kind of Force.” A contributing author to the Amazon […]
This session will cover police social workers’ partnerships with local community organizations. The panel will discuss key components to developing effective community partnerships, including how to begin building these relationships with community partners, what the common goal is within the partnership, and the benefits of having an embedded PSW as a partner.
The session will elaborate on the precautionary measures law enforcement agencies take to ensure the safety of embedded PSWs, including equipment and clearing calls prior to PSW engagement. The session will also cover safety considerations associated with the role of an embedded PSW versus a contracted social worker, working solo versus with officers.
The breakout session will discuss the political environment that affects Law Enforcement agencies and the community including funding departments and the defunding the police movement, accountability within the department, and public safety policies.
The breakout session will focus on ethical considerations for embedded social workers. The panel will cover the Code of Ethics, including privacy and confidentiality, social justice, and articulating social work values, standards, and principles as an embedded PSW.
The session will focus on integrating social work interns into law enforcement agencies and building relationships with school corporations and faculty. The panelists will cover how to start integrating interns and elaborate on student requirements that must be met including, supervision, direct hours, and competencies. The group will also discuss department and university policies to […]
This group will be group-based instead of panel-based. The group will discuss ways to promote their mental and physical health as an embedded PSW. The group will cover wellness after traumatic events/incidents, transitioning from work life to personal life, self-care and coping as a PSW, and how to navigate and cope with the political landscape.
The group will elaborate on the internal collaboration between PSWs and LEOs. The panelists will discuss the referral process and on-scene collaboration, utilization of PSWs on negotiations, officers’ experiences with integrating PSWs into the department and how PSWs can ease the transition into the department.
The session will focus on all things data, including what data is collected and how it informs practice. The panelists will cover data privacy and the importance of confidential documentation for PSWs.
Dr. Andy Young has been a Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Lubbock Christian University since 1996 and a negotiator and psychological consultant with the Lubbock Police Department’s SWAT team since 2000. He also heads LPD’s Victim Services Unit and is the director of the department’s Critical Incident Stress Management Team. He has been on […]
The final question and answer session will allow attendees to ask panelists specific questions about unique programs. Attendees that submitted their questions at registration will get their questions answered and have the opportunity to ask panelists follow-up questions or ask members to elaborate on a topic discussed throughout the conference.