Workshops: Social and Economic Justice

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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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Challenging Racial Disparities Conference: Race and Justice in America Today

ID: 8224

This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Jelani Cobb. One of the strongest and clearest voices on the complex issues of race in America, he is a Columbia University professor, a celebrated author, and an acclaimed writer for The New Yorker magazine. He is also a Rutgers University alumnus. Other speakers include Hinda Winower and Nydia Garcia-Preto. Let's further the national conversation on race together. Designed with the practitioner in mind, this conference will provide social workers and allied professionals with a dynamic learning opportunity on the topic of racial disparities. Through expert presentations and interactive discussions, attendees will gain new skills to address issues of race in their practice with clients, organizations, and communities. Lunch is included.

Fee: $89.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Multiple Presenters
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Busch Campus Center
604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, NJ

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Challenging Racial Disparities Conference: Special Section for Rutgers SSW Students

ID: 8225

THIS SPECIAL $30 RATE IS ONLY FOR CURRENT SSW STUDENTS - LUNCH INCLUDED ONLY 30 SEATS ARE RESERVED FOR STUDENTS. REGISTER EARLY!

Fee: $30.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 0.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Multiple Presenters
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Busch Campus Center
604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, NJ

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Community Organizing and Ethics

ID: 1316

This workshop will focus primarily on community organizing and will help prepare participants to be effective leaders in advocating for their clients and social justice. This workshop will examine the history of community organizing in the United States, as well as the different theories and approaches to effective grassroots organizing. Particular attention will be given to applying professional ethics in all community organizing activities. Participants will leave the workshop with a clearer understanding of how they can apply these approaches and theories to their everyday 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 Ethical

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Instructor: Jill Zinckgraf, MPA
Date: Friday, February 8, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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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

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
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Environmental Justice: A Social Work Perspective

ID: 4209

The water crisis in Flint, the Dakota Access pipelines, disastrous hurricanes in the Caribbean islands, and the earthquakes in Mexico when environmental issues impact marginalized populations, social workers are always called to action. Social workers are trained to navigate systems with the goal of improving client outcomes. In this workshop participants will examine the organic relationship between social work and the physical environment; expand their fund of knowledge on eco-sensitive practices; and will learn three theories that are inclusive of the natural environment. The term Person-in-Environment is often used in social work. Ironically, this cornerstone social work concept has, over time, come to refer primarily to the social environment. Participants will walk away with ways in which they can positively impact the earth through more eco-sensitive social work practices.

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

Instructor: Christine Morales, LCSW
Mariann Bischoff, LCSW
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
1690 Stelton Road, Piscataway, NJ

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Girls of Color: Trauma and Punitive Response

ID: 4281

The needs of girls of color are often overlooked, neglected or criminalized, particularly African American/black girls, leading to overrepresentation in school disciplinary actions, the pipeline to prison phenomenon, and commercial sex trafficking. This interactive workshop will examine the historical and cultural perspectives of girls of color in this country, the impact of gender on the experience of trauma and punitive responses to trauma-related behaviors. The intersection of race, class, and socioeconomic status also will also be explored, with strategies for intervention as additional areas of focus.

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

Instructor: Michelle LeVere, MSW, LICSW
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 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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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

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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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

Instructor: Ronald Quincy, PhD
Date: Saturday, April 20, 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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The Fierce Urgency of Now - Deepening Our Commitment to Social Justice Practice

ID: 4240

This workshop will highlight the powerful, pivotal, and prophetic role all social workers can and must play at this critical moment in history. We will briefly discuss social work’s commitment to social justice as a core value and central ethical principle and then introduce the Circle of Insight, a practical tool that social workers can use to deepen their commitment to social justice practice. Anthony Nicotera created this tool over his 20 years as a social work advocate, clinician, activist, and educator. The presentation will incorporate lessons from his social justice, spirituality, and multi-faith leadership courses as well as experiences and insights from his domestic and international community-based work. It will be a multimedia, interactive presentation utilizing interviews, music, blogs and videos, as well as clips from his award-winning film, The 5 Powers, made in collaboration with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He will share with participants tools and resources social workers can use in their daily practice to help then move toward deeper, more transformative and liberating social justice social work practice.

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

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Instructor: Anthony Nicotera, JD, DSW, LSW
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Understanding the Impact of Trauma and Community Violence

ID: 5880

Definitions of trauma refer to circumstances that are outside the realm of normal human experience. Unfortunately, this definition does not always hold true. For some, trauma can occur frequently and become part of the common human experience, especially violence in the community. The impact of trauma and community violence can shape and compound the difficulties of our clients. This workshop provides an overview of trauma and community violence, and explores the impact the two phenomena have on clients. The training will give professionals tools to address the residual effects of trauma and community violence. Additionally, professionals will examine ways they can be exposed to trauma vicariously and the importance of self-care to combat burnout.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Jennifer Jones-Damis, PsyD, LPC
Date: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Instructor: Jennifer Jones-Damis, PsyD, LPC
Date: Friday, July 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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