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If It Isn’t in Writing, It Didn’t Happen!

February 11, 2019 , Luhrs & Associates

The Community Chest’s Professional Development Series presents an ethics workshop for nonprofit organizations on best practices in professional documentation on March 1.

(Eastern Bergen County, New Jersey; February 11, 2019) — The Community Chest’s Professional Development Workshop Series presents the ethics workshop, If It Isn’t in Writing, It Didn’t Happen: Documentation to Protect Your Client, Yourself, and Your Organization, on Friday, March 1, 2019 at Vantage Health System located at 2 Park Avenue in Dumont, New Jersey from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  In the event of inclement weather, the workshop will take place on March 4.  The workshop is free and open to the public.

Presenter Christine Heer, Esq., LCSW, DVS will lead the workshop and discuss what documentation is a vital part of the professional’s responsibility.  Writing progress notes, reports and letters requires the human service professional to consider may factors, including the purpose of the communication, the recipient of the communication, and the writer’s goals.

This workshop focuses on best practices in professional documentation for social workers and other professionals, with topics including, but not limited to the following: how to memorialize assessment, prognosis and an action plan in documentation; how to convey appropriately these issues in communication to others; when to draft reports narrowly versus broadly; how to advocate and persuade on a client’s behalf; how to convey objectivity; and ethical and legal issues in documentation.

The workshop is offered in conjunction with the Rutgers Department of Continuing Education in the School of Social Work.  Three Continuing Education Units will be given.   This workshop does not qualify for National Board for Certified Counselors clock hours.

Advanced registration is required.  For information or to register, contact Karen Adler at Karen@karenadler.net.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

The Community Chest supports local nonprofit organizations serving people in need.  With the motto, “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”, The Chest’s mission is to lead initiatives and support nonprofits that make communities stronger and benefit the people of eastern Bergen County in New Jersey.  The Professional Development Training Series undertakes this mission by assisting local agency staff with the tools to update their skills in management and supervision.  The series, open to representatives from local nonprofit organizations that are interested in building their capacity, provides staff with the tools to update their skills in management and supervision.  To date, the sponsors of the series are The Rotary Club of Englewood and TD Bank.

About The Community Chest

Founded in 1933, The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, has supported local not-for-profit agencies for 86 years.  The Chest leads initiatives and supports nonprofits that make our communities stronger and benefit people in need in eastern Bergen County.  Each year, The Chest raises funds and allocates them to agencies demonstrating the capacity to provide services to local citizens.  The organization also provides coordinating and planning services in its communities, serving as a bridge between agencies and organizations and investing in the stability and quality of the service network.

The Community Chest’s Board of Managers is comprised of community leaders dedicated to improving the lives of neighbors in need.  People interested in being considered for board membership may contact executive director Shelly Wimpfheimer at (201) 568-7474.

For further information about The Chest, visit www.thecommunitychestebc.org/ or contact (201) 568-7474.  Stay updated about the organization’s activities on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Community Chest’s Professional Development Series presents a workshop. Photo Credit: The Community Chest

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