Session DetAILS

Sweet Grindstone

Susan Mankita, LCSW


Recognized by NASW Miami-Dade Unit and by Florida NASW as Social Worker of the Year (2013) Susan Mankita, MSW, LCSW was recently inducted into the NASW Foundation Pioneers, (2019), one of the highest honors a social worker can receive.¬†She serves as the¬†Immediate Past President (2020 ‚Äď 2022)¬†of the NASW Florida Chapter.

A pioneer at the intersection of technology and social work, she is internationally recognized for her expertise on Internet ethics and practice. She has been educating mental health professionals about technology since 1995, when she founded the AOL Social Work Forum, one of the earliest and the longest running online community for social workers. 

Susan’s current passion is helping social workers who struggle to pass their ASWB licensure exams.

Meets Florida Requirements

64B4-7.007 Requirement to Hold Oneself Out as Qualified to Practice Juvenile Sex Offender Therapy

      1. (l) Legal, ethical, and forensic issues in treating juvenile sex offenders.

Rule 64B4-4.005, F.A.C.

    1.  1, (b) Three hours relating to professional ethics and boundary issues or telehealth.   


This session will also meet QP requirements for Internet assessments & Safety plans. 

It meets the FS 491 requirement for the 3-hour Telehealth requirement per CE Broker.

Providing Tele(mental) Health Services to Treat and Prevent Sexual Abuse: Best Practices

Saturday 1:30pm – 4:45pm EST- 3 CEU Awarded

Awareness of the risks and benefits of telehealth is critical to ensuring safe, effective practice for professionals, clients and communities. Starting with a review of current laws and regulations, participants will review best practices from the most effective use of tech tools, to managing human behavior while using telehealth. Discussion will highlight sticky situations common to the populations served by FATSA members.

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

Objective 1:  Understand  Laws and Regulations for Providing Telehealth in Florida and Beyond

      • Definitions
      • Laws and Rules
      • Implications for providing services to sex offenders

Objective 2:  Recognize Practical Tools for Using Technology Well

    • Devices, Computers and Hardware
    • Skillful use of online platforms for service delivery

Objective 3:  Discuss Best Practices with your Court-Involved Clients

    • Managing human behavior in an online environment
    • From engagement and informed consent through intervention and beyond; best and evidence- based practices

Objective 4: Identify Ethics, Standards and Sticky Situations

    • Professional Standards/Codes of Ethics (Boundaries, Conflicts of Interest, Confidentiality)