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Aligning Your Values with Social Work Principles: Power and Impact

Module 1

2 CE Hours
Ethics, General

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This session defines social work power using social work values and the principles of power. This session further explores the intersection between personal values and social work ethics. Through interactive exercises, participants will identify their core values, analyze past experiences with power dynamics, and discover how social work principles can be tools for positive change. We’ll delve into the “Social Work Power Model” to understand how ethical practice translates to effective advocacy.

Target Audience
  • Social Workers
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this workshop is to empower social workers to harness their values and social work principles to create positive change in their practice. 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify their own values and recognize how they align with social work ethics.

  • Identify and analyze scenarios where power dynamics impacted their work.

  • Define "soft power" in the context of social work practice.

  • Apply social work principles to understand and utilize power ethically and effectively.

  • Explain the Social Work Power Model and its connection to social work values.

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  • Conn, C., & McLean, R. (2019). Bulletproof problem-solving: The one skill that changes everything. John Wiley & Sons.

  • Dacher, K. (2017). The Power paradox, how we gain and lose Power. Penguin Books.

  • Russel, B. (2004). Power: a new social analysis. Routledge.

Social Workers, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.


Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.


Trusted Provider Network, LLC 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 #SW-0654.

CE Policy and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
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Note: Time designated for waiting room, breaks, cannot be counted toward CE credit.
Shanequa E. Moore, LMSW

Shanequa E. Moore, LMSW is a thought-provoking leader, speaker, and subject matter expert. Ms. Moores’s mission in life is to bring systemic positive change, hope, and access to vulnerable children and families.

Ms. Moore is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the I’RAISE Girls & Boys International, a United States-based non-profit agency that has impacted over 30,000 kids and families in poverty through holistic programs.

Ms. Moore is an industry-specific innovator empowering local leaders to create equitable systems and policies to build a brighter future for the most disadvantaged families in their communities. As a subject matter expert, Ms. Moore brings people, leaders, stakeholders, and teams to the table to think out of the box, look at what’s not working, and strategize new methodologies by fostering teamwork across industries and sectors.

Ms. Moore has been a catalyst, challenging the status quo and old and former ways of thinking, empowering Social Work professionals as leaders and policy experts through transformative training and coaching. Ms. Moore is passionate about empowering Social Work professionals and Government employees to recognize their potential in their communities and to leverage their power to affect change in their communities.

Ms. Moore is also the Vice President of the National Association of Social Work-New York City Chapter. Other roles include Co-Chair of the Political Action Committee of Elections-National Association of Social Workers New York City. She is also the President and Founder of Moore Success Consulting Services Inc., a firm that provides corporate and leadership training/coaching for social service, government, and nonprofit agencies.

Ms. Moore designed an Integrative Mental Wellness program in 2014, which has become a model program to support thousands of youths with mental health in New York City. Moore brings political experience running for City Council in the New York City Primary elections 2021 has made her a catalyst to challenging social workers to pursue political positions to push humanity forward

Ms. Moore believes that accountability opens pathways for innovative change in people and governments. When leadership is accountable it leads its communities and people also to be accountable to themselves, their families, and their contribution to the world. Her goal is to bring hope to humanity by elevating people, families, and communities to build the capacity (through tools and resources) to leave a legacy for future generations to push humanity forward.

Ms. Moore continues her work in creating access for youth, families, and communities of color to break free from systemic oppression and from out of poverty to live holistic and thriving lives. She also continues to challenge and train nonprofits and governments on adopting ethical, culturally humble, and ethically responsible public policies and practices. She is known for shifting paradigms, and empowering institutions and leaders to think outside the box to solve complex city, state, and world crises. Her visionary leadership is not only inspiring but also critical for children and families alike in New York City and globally.

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