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Protecting Our Kids: The Long-Term Health Impacts of Lead... (WEBINAR - 1 CE)

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As early as October of 2014, General Motors announced that it would no longer use water from the Flint River because it had a corrosive effect on it auto parts. However, at the same time, thousands of Flint, Michigan residents were allowed to continue to use tap water from the Flint River in their daily lives for drinking, cooking, bathing, and other daily activities. And they were told the water was safe.
What emerged was a perfect storm of errors made by Michigan public works experts as well as state officials who wanted to cut budgets. The end result was a clear case of environmental injustice which triggered health disparities. The tragedy about this public health crisis is that it was very preventable.
This workshop will walk community members, mental health providers, policy advocates, and community organizers through the timeline of Flint’s water crisis. Additionally, we will discuss short and long-term impacts on the community and delve into future physical and mental health risks for both children and adults. 

This workshop was a collaboration between The National Association of Social Workers – Michigan Chapter & StoneCrest Center.

Presenter:
Lauren O’Connell, MD, MSc, FAAP. Dr. Lauren O'Connell is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician at Hurley Children's Center, with expertise in effective parenting behaviors and toxic stress. Most recently, she completed her fellowship in DBP and Health Services Research at the University of Michigan. Lauren is a lifelong Michigander and pediatric advocate.

 

Once registering and paying for the course you will get access to view the webinar (through a downloadable pdf file), as well as receive a link to complete the post test. Attendees need to answer 80% of the content questions correctly in order to receive credit for the course. All continuing education certificates will be emailed within 30 days of completion of the post test.

 

For questions, contact the NASW-Michigan office at 517-487-1548, ex 15 or at dbreijak@nasw-michigan.org.

 

Continuing Education: 1 CE is available for social workers. $19 for NASW members, $29 for non-members.

 

NASW-Michigan is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative, Provider Number MICEC-0017. This program is approved for 1.0 social work continuing education clock hour. Social workers (under the new General Rules) can earn up to half (22.5) of the required 45 hours of continuing education through alternative learning methods, such as this webinar.

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