Workshops

LGBT Issues and the Law

ID: 4073WEB

Being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered often requires clients to view who they are and what their rights are as defined by law. A general understanding of what the law says is required in many situations, such as: legalizing a relationship, ending a relationship, housing, protecting civil rights in employment, and asserting one's rights when it comes to discrimination and hate crime victimization. This webinar will address what the helping professional needs to know when it comes to the New Jersey civil union and domestic partnership statutes, adoption law, the Law Against Discrimination and Hate Crimes Act, as well as the impact of Federal laws such as The Civil Rights Act, the Defense of Marriage Act, and the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, among other things. The participant will also learn who they can refer their client to and what kind of assistance is available to them, as well what changes are currently pending to make New Jersey safer and more equal for LGBT clients. Knowledge of the law is not necessary as the presenter is committed to making law understandable for social workers and other helping professionals.

*This webinar does not qualify for NBCC clock hours in ethics for Licensed Professional Counselors.


Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural, Ethical

Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022
Time: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online, NJ


Target Audience

Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Content Level

Beginner - Advanced

Webinar Completion Requirements

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

About the Instructor

Christine Heer been practicing Social Work for 30 years. She specializes in victim assistance services and diversity. She graduated law school in 2001 and specializes in family law, and specifically mediation and collaborative law. She also specializes in professional responsibility for mental health professionals. She has chaired the NASW Ethics committee.

Christine Heer has been an educator for 24 years and have provided educational programs for groups such as social work professionals, lawyers, judges, Licensed Marriage and Family therapists, human resource professionals, police officers, and many other groups. She has previously taught at Rutgers New Brunswick, Rutgers Camden, and Essex County College. She continues to teach for the Office of Continuing Education and the Victim Assistance Academy at the Rutgers SSW. She also teaches for the collaborative partnership of New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women, DCPP and Montclair State University.

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