Superhero Grief: What Social Workers Can Learn from the Life and Service of Captain America

Jan 28, 2022 12:00pm -
Jan 28, 2022 01:30pm

Event Description

Challenges experienced by Social Workers as Grief Leaders: What Social Workers Can Learn from the Life and Service of Captain America

There are five workshops being offered in this Superhero Grief Series. You may choose to take 1, 2, 3, 4 or all 5 workshops in the series. You must register separately for each workshop. Each workshop provides 1.5 Category I Contact Hours. 

Other workshops in the series include:

  • February 25 - Exploring Grief in the Black Community through the Eyes of the Black Panther, Tashel Bordere, PhD - Registration coming soon!
  • Superhero Grief: The Transformative Power of Loss, Jill Harrington-LaMorie, DSW, LCSW - Date TBD
  • Being Your Own Neighborhood Spiderman: Bereavement and Advocacy Efforts, Joyal Muhleron, MS - Date TBD
  • Art-Informed Grief Therapy and How the Flash Could Benefit from Restorative Retelling, Sharon Strouse - Date TBD

Brief summary of the life and service of Captain America:

Focus on the experience with grief and traumatic loss and Captain America’s leadership among peers and community

Highlight principles and practices of grief leadership related to social work practice

Note the importance of “self-care” – including Captain America’s failures in self-care and the consequences.

Bring this self-care message back to social work practice and the recent changes in the NASW code of ethics making self-care a life-long ethical responsibility.

Highlight self-care in the context of a profession that regularly confronts clients’ grief & trauma exposures – resulting in vulnerability to secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and shared trauma.

Define self-care as a life-long habit rather than just “fitness or relaxation” activities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will be able to describe at least three essential elements of grief and traumatic loss management derived from the experiences of Captain America.
  • Attendees will understand the possible effects of client traumatic loss on their own personal/professional well-being. 
  • Attendees will recognize their responsibility for self-care as specified by the NASW Code of Ethics, including personal, professional, and organizational self-care


CEUs: 1.5 Category I Contact Hours (Includes 1.5 Ethics Hours)


Instructor: Jim Martin, PhD, ACSW, LICSW (Ret.)

Registration Fees - includes CE certificate (emailed after completion)

NASW Member       $22.50
Non-Member          $37.50





This is a live virtual training. Registrants will be sent the login to join the day prior to the training. 



If you choose the "Bill Me" option during checkout, please mail payment within 7 days of registering in order to hold your seat. You will receive a confirmation email with your purchase information following checkout; this will serve as your invoice, no other invoices will be provided.


Checks should be made out to NASW Virginia and mailed to:

4860 Cox Road, Suite 200
Glen Allen, VA 23060


If a registrant cancels more than 10 days before the event, a refund will be issued by check or credit back to your credit card, minus a 10% administrative fee.


If cancelation occurs less than 10 days prior to the event, no refund will be issued but you may request a credit towards a future training to be used within 1 year of the cancelation date. Call the Chapter Office (804-204-1339) to cancel within 10 days of the training. A request for credit may be granted at the discretion of the Executive Director in case of a documented emergency.



Individuals who require assistance under the ADA for participation in this training should contact NASW-VA at least 30 days prior to the start of the training.  Please call the Chapter office at 804.204.1339 to discuss your needs or any concerns with a member of the staff.  


Children under the age of 18 are not permitted into any NASWVA sponsored trainings or events, without prior written consent by the chapter. For special situations and/or circumstances, please call or email the chapter office.  

ase call or email the chapter office.  

Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Nov 30, 2021.
Regular registration starts on Dec 01, 2021 and ends on Jan 27, 2022.
Late registration starts on Jan 28, 2022.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 1.5 CE Hours
Member Fee: $22.50$22.50$22.50
Non-Member Fee: $37.50$37.50$37.50