Workshops: Cultural and Social Competence

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A look at Media, Misogyny, and the "Consumption" of Women

ID: 4201

This workshop invites participants to take an in-depth look at how we as a culture have become comfortable with the institutional consumption of women. The purpose of the workshop is to help prepare workers in the field to understand the insidious and often unconscious reality of the consumption of women from a biopsychosocial perspective. We will begin by exploring the deeply rooted patriarchy that ceaselessly promotes and is comfortable with the objectification and resultant consumption of women. We will examine this phenomena with a spotlight on mass media including print, entertainment, technology and social media. Next we will discuss the consequences of this patriarchal paradigm including gender-based economic injustice, the over-sexualization and objectification of women and children; labor and sex trafficking and the parallel issue of sex-worker's rights. Participants will have the opportunity to explore how they can inform positive change within their communities as individual clinicians and advocates, as well as through the tools of leadership and organization-building within the movement of violence against women and children.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Jill Zinckgraf, MPA
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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CBT with Latino Populations

ID: 5253

This workshop will describe the adaptations of cognitive behavioral therapy for working with the Latino population. The main focus of this workshop is to discuss, and apply the fundamental concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and provide cultural sensitive cognitive behavioral strategies to address behavioral change, specific for bicultural individuals. Learning objectives include describing the Latino Acculturative Stress Implications, Psychotherapeutic Processes when engaging Latinos into practice; explaining fundamental concepts of CBT, and how they assist individuals in identifying, proving and changing disruptive beliefs from a cultural prospective.; understanding how to utilize and modify CBT techniques to fit and assist interpersonal problems through therapeutic exercises, and gives directive and active intervention from a bicultural point of view.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

Instructor: Mayte Redcay, LCSW
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Clinical Work with LGBTQ Youth

ID: 5230

LGBT youth have higher rates of mental health issues, substance abuse issues, involvement in the child welfare & criminal justice system and represent half of the homeless unaccompanied youth population in some cities. This workshop utilizes a framework of Minority Stress Theory and Attachment-Based Family Therapy and will discuss incorporating this framework into clinical practice. Participants will begin to understand the origins of negative outcomes, preventative strategies, suicide prevention, LGBT terminology, and provide local and national resources. We will discuss real case examples but please bring your own. This workshop will be highly interactive through case example small group & large group discussions, lecture, multimedia, and a quiz to test your knowledge.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Alex Redcay, MSW
Mayte Redcay, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Instructor: Mayte Redcay, LCSW
Alex Redcay, PhD, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Cross-Cultural Competence Skills: Bridging Cultural Differences with Respect and Understanding

ID: 5578

This workshop provides professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to communicate effectively across cultural differences in a variety of contexts. Inter-Cultural Competence calls for a framework which supports recognizing individuality and variation within each culture. The focus of this workshop will be on ethnic and cultural differences, and will also touch upon other forms of difference including ability/disability, religion, and sexual orientation. In addition to information about specific cultural and other differences, participants will gain understanding of the dimensions along which cultures differ from each other to enable the application of inter-cultural communication skills to a variety of cultural contexts.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Paula Rodriguez Rust, PhD
Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Cultural Competence and Equity in LGBT Health Care: Strategies for Medical and Mental Health Providers

ID: 4204

This workshop provides health care practitioners with strategies to promote culturally competent medical and mental health care to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Topics include affirmative terminology and LGBT cultural information, as well as discussion of the unique medical and mental health needs of LGBT individuals, including needs associated with coming out, gender-confirming transition, sexual activity, STDs, aging, minority stress, suicide, and substance use. The workshop also explores the reasons for historical inadequacies in LGBT health care that might affect current health status, including disproportionate lack of insurance coverage, non-disclosure to health care practitioners, lack of provider awareness of LGBT health care needs, and previous negative health care experiences.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Paula Rodriguez Rust, PhD
Phil McCabe, CSW, CAS
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Dealing with Differences and Diversity in the Clinical Treatment of Children and Adolescents

ID: 5658

This workshop addresses ethnic and cultural differences relevant to the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. The workshop will use examples from Latino, African American, and African Caribbean families, but will stress the dimensions of cultural difference that clinicians should explore when working across any cultural or ethnic difference. Topics will include the evaluation and treatment implications of cultural and ethnic differences: 1) family composition and family structure; 2) child-rearing and schooling practices; 3) gender and generational role expectations; 4) definitions of mental health and illness; 5) definitions of help and help-seeking; 6) the common clashes between client expectations and the professional helpers; and 7) ways for clinicians to bridge the gaps in culture reducing the effectiveness of services. The workshop will combine didactic presentations and group exercises. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring relevant case material to share.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

Instructor: Shalonda Kelly
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
390 George Street, 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Developing Cultural Competence in a Multicultural Society

ID: 4951

Commitment to cultural competence is growing among healthcare professionals and providers. This interactive workshop will explore cultural competence from a global perspective and demonstrate how all healthcare professionals, specifically social workers, care managers and mental health professionals, can infuse cultural competence into their practice. This training will provide comprehensive strategies to respond to the healthcare needs of a diverse population. Participants will learn the difference between cultural awareness and cultural competence. The workshop will address different learning styles by including classroom discussion, individual and group activities. Participants will ultimately learn to utilize cross-cultural skill based approaches that can be universally applied.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Sophia Jones, PhD
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Differences and Diversity in the Experience, Effects and Treatment of Trauma

ID: 5852

New Jersey is the fifth most culturally diverse state in our nation. Traumatic stress reactions are greatly influenced by an individual's culture, ethnicity and spirituality. In addition, pre-existing and comorbid conditions such as mental illness and substance abuse will effect outcomes. In this workshop we will examine how cultural issues influence the experience, effects and treatment of trauma and discuss culturally specific needs and interventions for trauma survivors. The needs of some special populations will be explored as well.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Nicci Spinazolla, EdS, LMFT, LPC, ACS
Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Instructor: Mayte Redcay, LCSW
Date: Friday, July 12, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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End-of-Life Issues

ID: 1103

Professionals working with clients at the end of their life are dealing with a powerful and complex process. This workshop will address the topic of "What is dying well?" (physically, emotionally and spiritually) and the religious and cultural differences that play a role in this. Other topics include how to empower caregivers in the end-of-life situation, advocacy for the client, grieving rituals, and how to help clients with the planning of the funeral.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Robin Hoffman, M.Div, ThM
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Ethnogeriatrics: Working with Older Adults of Various Cultures

ID: 1023

Understanding of an older adult's culture is essential to effective work with them and their family. In this workshop participants will learn about different cultures in New Jersey and the values and beliefs that shape the behavior of these elders. Specific beliefs regarding health, illness and aging will be addressed. The workshop will focus on the barriers older adults may have in accessing and using public social services and programs. Culturally sensitive approaches and skills will be presented and practiced.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Incorporating Cultural Competence into Ethical Decision Making

ID: 4088

This interactive workshop will explore several different perspectives regarding ethical decision making. It will examine the role of cultural competence in making ethical decisions and outline how the social worker can synthesize ethical decision making and cultural competence into their practice. The workshop will utilize varied learning methods including short lectures, discussions, case examples and interactive group activities. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to identify cultural competence issues in several areas of their work and how to apply ethical decision making models to guide their practice. *This workshop does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural, Ethical

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Invisible Wounds of Racial Trauma: Assessing and Treating Black Families

ID: 4952

In order to provide culturally competent services with better treatment outcomes, it is essential to understand the history of race in America, which has resulted in years of racial trauma and significantly impacted the mental health of black families. In this workshop we will examine the concept of race as a social and political construct that is used to maintain power, especially within a historical context. We will explore the concept of racial trauma and discuss the ways that institutional racism, white privilege, and microaggressions continue to negatively impact black lives. We will examine the ways that racism and racial oppression may contribute to clients presenting problems. Moreover, we will explore ways to incorporate race into our assessments so that we can more accurately identify problems for treatment. Finally, we will discuss concepts and provide techniques that will increase ones ability to incorporate race into treatment.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Kristin Miller, LCSW
Michael Ajagbe, MSW
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Instructor: Kristin Miller, LCSW
Michael Ajagbe, MSW
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Legal and Ethical Issues in Working with Trans Youth

ID: 5254

What if we are going on an overnight field trip? Questions like this arise regarding the obligations for school districts, residential, inpatient facilities, employers when working with Trans Individuals. This engaging workshop will present the essential Trans friendly terminology, ethical dilemmas, Trans related legal history, employment & federal requirements and implementation for your specific setting. Videos, small group discussions, a quiz, and other interactive methods will be used to entertain you while you learn. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours in ethics.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural, Ethical

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Instructor: Alex Redcay, MSW
Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Instructor: Alex Redcay, PhD, LCSW
Date: Monday, May 13, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Instructor: Alex Redcay, PhD, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Living as a Multicultural Family: An Adoptive Family Perspective

ID: 5979

When people choose to build a multicultural family through adoption, they incur the responsibility of redesigning their entire family's cultural identity. To succeed, parents must explore what it means to be subject to heightened social scrutiny as a "conspicuous family", develop the vocabulary to craft age-appropriate lessons about race and culture, and build the self-confidence and clarity of motives to engage others about what it means to be a true multicultural family. This workshop is designed to develop the practitioner's skill in broaching this subject with clients of all backgrounds and guiding them on their journey beyond their existing social perceptions, and often their own comfort zone. *This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours in ethics.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Stefani Moon, MA, LPC
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Looking Through the Invisible Borders: A Cross Cultural Response to Trauma Survivors

ID: 1328

This workshop's scope utilizes a cross cultural perspective in examining, exploring and identifying appropriate clinical strategies in trauma response. Sexual violence is endemic amongst all races, cultures and ethnicities nationally and internationally. Culture, context and identity are inherently woven within a trauma survivors experience as it is within a professional responding to the trauma survivor. Through this workshop we will attempt to understand the trauma experience cross culturally and the use of the professional's sense of self and identity in strategizing appropriate response. This workshop is offered in collaboration with NJ CASA. 5 NJ DVS credits: Intervention Skills

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Julie Roebuck, LCSW
Date: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Special Instructions: ****PLEASE NOTE this workshop has been rescheduled from its original date of October 17, 2018 to February 22, 2019

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Managing Differences and Challenging Dynamics in Clinical Supervision

ID: 5307

The focus of this interactive workshop will be major elements of managing differences and difficult supervisees in supervision. In addition to discussing the cultural contexts of the supervisory relationship, participants will be exposed to research regarding difficulties in supervision, practice problem solving with case examples, and discuss the role of supervisory style as it impacts the interaction between supervisor and supervisee.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Monday, April 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Multicultural Perspectives in Developmental Disabilities

ID: 3005

In this workshop participants will learn about ways for exploring and discovering the values and belief systems that shape the behavior of various ethnic groups, and the ways that various cultures approach the understanding of disabilities, services, and supports. The focus will be on helping participants understand the ways that culture impacts their own identity and that of people they serve. We will explore ways that a commitment to cultural competence is crucial for effective relationships with people in many areas of concern and practice. The workshop will also examine some of the major ethnic groups in New Jersey and strategies/resources for interaction with those communities.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Shelly Dacres, MA
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
335 George Street, 3rd Fl. , New Brunswick, NJ

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Preparing Adoptive Families to Support LGBTQI Youth

ID: 5973

This workshop provides an in-depth examination of sexual orientation and gender identity diversity, with a focus on the psychological and social issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, and on preparing adoptive families to support self-identified LGBTQ youth. Topics include the coming out process and how parents and professionals can help youth who are questioning their sexualities or genders, evaluating potential adoptive parents' attitudes toward and ability to provide supportive homes for LGBTQ youth, preparing parents for the possibility that any child might question or come out. The workshop examines common stereotypes and attitudes towards LGBTQ, including the origins of these stereotypes and attitudes of others. The impact of ethnic cultural differences on the development of LBGTQ identity and family relationships is covered. Numerous resources are provided. Participants needs and interests will be assessed at the beginning of the workshop and additional topics may be included based on this assessment.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

Instructor: Paula Rodriguez Rust, PhD
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Spence-Chapin Services to Families & Children
410 East 92nd Street, 3rd Floor , New York, NJ

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Promoting Wellness in Older Adults

ID: 1126

Whole-person wellness depends on at least seven dimensions: physical, emotional, spiritual, vocational, environmental, social and intellectual. This workshop addresses each of these primary dimensions of wellness and provides strategies for maximizing wellness through the aging process. Purpose, mindfulness, and activity programming will be among the specific topics for discussion.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Robin Hoffman, M.Div, ThM
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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School-to-Prison Pipeline: Understanding the Relationship Between School Discipline, Dropout, and Incarceration

ID: 4278

The school-to-prison pipeline: an epidemic that is plaguing schools across the nation. Far too often, students are suspended, expelled or even arrested for minor offenses that leave visits to the principals office a thing of the past. Statistics reflect that these policies disproportionately target students of color and those with a history of abuse, neglect, poverty or learning disabilities. The purpose of this workshop is to begin to examine the root causes and repercussions of the school-to-prison pipeline on todays youth; understand the impact race, gender, and poverty have on this epidemic; and empower participants to make changes in their schools and communities.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Jennifer Jones-Damis, PsyD, LPC
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
390 George Street, 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Diversity: Understanding the Needs of LGBT Individuals

ID: 5579

This workshop provides an in-depth examination of sexual orientation and gender identity diversity, with a focus on the psychological and social issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, as it relates to the provision of care in the social service context. Topics include LGBT subculture, the impact of prejudice, discrimination, and the "heterosexual assumption" on LGBT individuals and on the LGBT community. Use of inclusive language and other techniques for creating environments that are welcoming for LGBT individuals will be addressed, and how professionals can help youth and adults who are questioning their sexualities or genders. The workshop also examines common stereotypes and attitudes toward LGBT people, including the origins of these stereotypes, related research findings, and effective techniques for addressing the stereotypes and attitudes of others.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Mayte Redcay, LCSW
Alex Redcay, PhD, LCSW
Date: Monday, July 8, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Cancer Care
275 Seventh Avenue, 22nd Floor , New York, NY

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Social Justice Practicum: Managing Conflicts and Challenges in the 21st Century

ID: 4277

This workshop is designed for professional in human services, criminal justice, education, and related fields. In this workshop, participants will advance their knowledge about social justice and related societal issues, and how these important issues impact the world of the clients they serve. Participants will enhance their ability to manage conflicts and challenges as it relates to populations marginalized by the dynamics of power and influence. The workshop will use several case studies, including Ferguson, Missouri, as well as group discussion, the case method, and video presentations to enhance the interactive learning experience of participants. The day will be skillfully facilitated by an instructor who has direct knowledge of and experience working with individuals and the community impacted by the tragic incident at Ferguson, Missouri; and similar situations in which minority and or economically challenged citizens have been faced with the use of excessive, and sometimes deadly, force by law enforcement officers.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Ronald Quincy, PhD
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Social Media: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from a Social Work Perspective

ID: 4206

This workshop will examine the impact social media, music, and advertising have on todays society. Overexposure to certain media outlets can influence how people develop their value system and how they make decisions on moral issues and peer relationships. We know this to be particularly true with individuals who have experienced trauma and significant losses. By examining music, videos, and advertisement campaigns, we identify the negative impact of imagery and subliminal messages, and discuss ways to help individuals identify why they make the choices they make online. We will explore how to increase media literacy by educating and empowering individuals to use critical thinking skills and to see the direct and unintended consequences associated with technology. The importance of legislative advocacy will also be discussed.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Qur-an Webb, MSW
Date: Friday, August 16, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Starting Out: From Diagnosis through Early Childhood

ID: 3008

Involvement with service systems for individuals with developmental disabilities begins for some families when their children are infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Families' experiences with early intervention and early childhood special education services set the tone for their participation with service systems throughout their children's age span. In this workshop, participants will be presented with an overview of New Jersey's Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education Systems, including the process of identification and referral, evaluation, program planning, delivery of services, and transition. The roles of social workers and the rights of families under each system will also be highlighted.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Carrie Coffield, PhD
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
335 George Street, 3rd Fl. , New Brunswick, NJ

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The Impact of Gangs on Trauma Informed Care

ID: 5862

Gangs have become their own cultural dynamic in the community today. Intergenerational gang membership has redefined the concept of family and family values. Gang values have reshaped our neighborhoods and a community to the extent violence has become an accepted way of life. After completing this workshop you will be able to better understand how gangs have become their own culture and the impact that gangs have on both the behavioral and mental health issues faced today in our communities. As a result you will broaden your knowledge and understanding of common gang signs and identifiers found in our communities today. Examples will be given as to the roles and responsibilities of community agencies and the importance of inter- agency collaboration as it relates to addressing gang involvement and gang violence in the community. This workshop will better help you identify the community's responsibility on how to protect children and support families as it relates to breaking the cycle of gang involvement and gang violence.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Jack Farrell, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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The Rose that Bloomed from the Concrete: How African American Male Students Manage to be Academically Successful

ID: 4968

The problem of black male underachievement has captured the attention of school social workers, policy makers and theorists. Rather than focus on how and black male students “fall through the cracks” this workshop explores how they manage to be academically successful and “make it.” Drawling on resiliency theory, participants who attend this workshop will learn effective empirically based strategies, which can be used to support black male students as they travel through the educational k-12 pipeline.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Marc Freeman, MSW, MDiv/MSW
Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Understanding Child Development Through a Cultural Lens

ID: 5670

The challenges that children face while growing up are largely impacted by their environment. It is important to understand this environment through the "cultural looking glass". This workshop will help participants recognize, identify and compare children's developmental issues within the framework of culture and focus on different aspects of early development as markers of a child's progress.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

Instructor: Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Understanding Military Culture

ID: 4189

Our Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and their families sacrifice to serve this country. As a practitioner you ask yourself, how do I help? Where do I start? As with any person we serve, we start with social and cultural competence. We ensure we understand their values, try to understand some of their language, understand their common struggles and the strengths within that culture. This interactive workshop will discuss some of those unique cultural aspects, challenges and benefits of military life. With the increased understanding comes improved trust from the client, improved connection with the worker and an overall improved therapeutic relationship. By the conclusion of the workshop the attendees will have an understanding of the various military branches, the modern military demographics, stressors frequently faced by military personnel and the families of those who are serving.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Patricia Spencer, LCSW, LSW
Date: Monday, May 6, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity 101

ID: 4935

This workshop will offer an in depth examination of the spectrums of sexual orientation and gender identity. What does it mean to be gender fluid, cisgender, questioning or gender diverse? How do we make our practices, office and forms inclusive and welcoming? Topics include basic terminology, an overview of the layers of sexual identity, the impact of prejudice, discrimination, and assumed heterosexuality on LGBT individuals and on the LGBT community. The workshop will offer the opportunity to explore personal values, and practice skill-building. Ways to dispel myths, misconceptions, and avoid reinforcing negative stereotypes will be highlighted. This workshop is available individually or as part of the Topics In-Depth packages.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Paula Rodriguez Rust, PhD
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Understanding the Immigration Process and Supporting Immigrant Families through their Traumatic Experiences

ID: 5262

Immigrants experience many traumatic experiences on their journey to arrive in the United States. Immigrants to the U.S. experience stress related to acculturation, discrimination, employment, legal status and potential deportation, language acquisition, and separation from family and community of origin. They also experience many losses loss of family, friends, professional status, language, culture, and sense of belonging. This workshop will review the immigration process and the traumatic experiences along with common issues such as family separation and reattachment. It will provide a trauma focused lens on working with this population.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Natalie Contreras, MA, LPC
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Violence Against Women in Diverse Populations

ID: 1303

Recognizing the critical impact that issues of race, culture, sexual orientation, religious identity, ability and other diverse identities has on victims' experiences of violence, this workshop provides a first glimpse into the issues of violence against women in relation to: LGBT community; people with disabilities; cultural groups or ethnicities; immigrants, asylum seekers & refugees; people with language issues; elder victims; male victims; substance abuse population; severe mental illness population; and teens. Participants will leave this workshop having learned strategies for addressing the various obstacles or issues that victims face in accessing services and negotiating the various support systems.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Brady Root, MSW
Date: Friday, May 3, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Working with Asian Indian- Hindu Families: Moving towards Culturally Responsive Interventions

ID: 5203

This workshop is designed to offer clinicians strategies and techniques necessary to offer culturally responsive treatment to Asian Indian- Hindu clients. Key concepts of Hinduism such as the theory of Karma, goals of human life, information about the prominent gods/idols that are worshiped will be discussed. Socio-cultural diversity found amongst the people of India will be explored in order to understand sub-cultures. Participants will gain practical information regarding the distinct worldview of Asian Indian- Hindu clients. The workshop will address some challenges that are faced by them as they seek mental health treatment and implications of working with them.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

Instructor: Amisha Desai, MPS, LMFT
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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