Reproductive Justice: What Social Workers Need to Know

ID: 4233WEB

As assaults on reproductive health continue across the country, the time is now for social workers to learn about the tenets of Reproductive Justice (RJ). A framework developed by minoritized groups in the 1990s, RJ moves the abortion discourse beyond “choice” and considers the elements that contribute to or hinder true bodily autonomy: the right to have a child, the right to not have a child, and the right raise a child in safe and healthy environments. As RJ especially considers the impact of legislation, policy, and intervention on vulnerable communities, it is especially relevant during today’s socio-political climate. This course will introduce, define, and explore the tenets of RJ and how they directly apply to social work advocacy and practice. Concrete suggestions for advocacy and intervention will also be provided.

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00


Instructor: Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MCSW, MBE
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
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Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
• Describe how Reproductive Justice applies directly to social work
• Identify and define the tenets of Reproductive Justice
• Apply the tenets of Reproductive Justice to appreciate the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade on historically minoritized communities

Webinar Outline

9:30 am Welcome/Introduction

9:35 am An introduction to the topic, and overview of current restrictive abortion bans across the country. Information about the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

10:35 am Introduction to the tenets of Reproductive Justice and how these directly apply to social work. Discussion of how the overturning of Roe v Wade affects historically minoritized communities. Offering of concrete suggestions for advocacy. Interactive advocacy exercise.

12:35 pm Conclusion/Q&A

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

Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt is an administrator, clinician, and author with a special focus on reproductive justice and injustice, particularly as it impacts individuals who experience fetal anomaly and later abortion. Dr. Goldblatt Hyatt’s published “ACCEPT” and “DOUBLE RAINBOW” (with Judith McCoyd, PhD, LCSW) approaches are the sole interventions available for social workers working with clients who have made the heartbreaking choice to end a wanted pregnancy. A clinician-activist-scholar, Dr. Goldblatt Hyatt has been featured in advertisements by Planned Parenthood and repeatedly welcomed at press conferences with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Dr. Goldblatt Hyatt is currently the Assistant Director of the Doctorate of Social Work at Rutgers University and a clinician in private practice.

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