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

Instructor: Jill Zinckgraf, MPA
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, 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 Social/Cultural, Ethical

Instructor: Jill Zinckgraf, MPA
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Elder Economic Security, Social Equity and the Reality of Longevity for Seniors in New Jersey

ID: 4202

Faced with increasing costs and fixed incomes, many of New Jersey's seniors are living on the edge of poverty. As professionals, you may come across seniors in this situation. NJFA has produced the Elder Economic Index to demonstrate the economic struggle of seniors in New Jersey. In this workshop, we will look at the research and discuss the reality of seniors in New Jersey. We will also explore resources and solutions in this interactive workshop. 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

Instructor: Melissa Chalker, MSW
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, 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: Friday, October 18, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, 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

Instructor: Anthony Nicotera, JD, DSW, LSW
Date: Thursday, October 17, 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 Uncomfortable Truth: Racism, Injustice, and Poverty in New Jersey

ID: 5742

Social workers increasingly have less time to engage in advocacy work and macro level practice. The unacknowledged structural nature of racism and poverty in our larger society make it difficult to engage in conversations about economic injustice and to advocate for change. The overarching perception of poverty ignores structural causes and instead blames poor people for their own poverty. Even within agencies there can be a lack of recognition and focus on structural racism and poverty and how they create and sustain poverty. This workshop will provide opportunities for professionals to analyze the forces that have led to a lesser quality of life for the people we serve. It will offer tools to help transform structural racism and the forces in our state that maintain poverty. We will cover what effective storytelling for advocacy at the local, county, state, and federal levels looks like, and explore ways to help clients become effective advocates for themselves.

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

Instructor: Quincy Bloxom, MSW
Renee Koubiadis, MSW, LSW
Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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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, August 16, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Working with Undocumented Clients: Addressing the Myths and Understanding the Challenges

ID: 4215

Many immigrants living in the US have experienced unique stressors that have significantly shaped their lives. This interactive workshop will explore the myths about undocumented immigrants, leading to a better understanding of the immigration and acculturation process and experience. The workshop will include case presentations, statistical data, and stories that will expand a service provider’s knowledge on immigrant populations and their journey. Participants will be introduced to the Core Principals of Trauma Informed Care for displaced populations and learn useful assessment tools for working with clients. As a result, service providers will have a better understanding of the immigration processes, the challenges and myths of undocumented clients, and a greater ability to provide enhanced culturally competent services to the clients and families they serve.

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

Instructor: Monica Roldan, LCSW
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
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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