Workshops: Social and Economic Justice

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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

Instructor: Jill Zinckgraf, MPA
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Care Plus NJ
610 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, NJ

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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: Friday, June 8, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Dealing with Supervisory Challenges in Non-Clinical Settings

ID: 5268

The supervisory relationship is one of the most critical relationships in the development of the helping professional through the course of a career. This relationship and its dynamics model elements of leadership, management, conflict resolution and mentorship that influence future supervisory relationships. In this interactional workshop, participants through short lecture, PowerPoint, small and large group discussion learn to recognize types of challenging behaviors that are addressed in supervision; identify and utilize appropriate supervisory responses; and implement concrete tools to manage and plan for challenges in the supervisory relationship.

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

Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Robins' Nest
42 South Delsea Drive, Glassboro, 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, June 7, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM C
390 George St., 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Living on the Edge: Poverty, Hunger, and the Role of Advocacy in NJ

ID: 4138

As the economic divide widens in America, more people are living in or on the edge of poverty. This workshop examines hunger and food insecurity as symptoms of poverty and the various causes of this growing problem. Health and economic consequences of hunger will be discussed as well as social and political factors. Several anti-hunger/nutrition programs will be highlighted with emphasis on ways to reach at risk populations, such as older adults and children. Through lecture, video and case studies, workshop participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the issue and the role of social work in eradicating poverty and hunger through outreach, education and advocacy.

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

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Instructor: Lisa Pitz, MSW
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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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: Thursday, June 14, 2018
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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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, May 11, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Bergen- DHS, Hackensack, NJ
Bergen County Administration Building, Hackensack, NJ

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Instructor: Jennifer Jones-Danis, PhD, LPC
Jennifer Jones-Damis, PsyD, LPC
Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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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: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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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Understanding Relationships in Social Work: Using Relational-Cultural Theory

ID: 4239

Relational-Cultural Theory (RCT), is an evidence-based theoretical and practice approach that provides a framework for understanding human functioning. RCT considers the impact of race and cultural differences as a central component to development and adaptation. When working in multicultural settings, an RCT approach can improve relationships between clients, social workers, and treatment teams.This model provides a useful framework for practice as well as supervision.

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

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Instructor: Lisa Eible, DSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, February 16, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Understanding Sexual Harassment: The Not-So Hidden Acts of Privilege and Power

ID: 4207

Sexual harassment is a prevalent and pervasive social epidemic that has a devastating impact on our community. This workshop will increase your understanding about the dynamics of sexual harassment, the relationship with privilege and power, and its varied faces while increasing your awareness about appropriate responses and interventions. The workshop will use dynamic interactive breakout sessions and audiovisual tools to explore the psychological impact, aftermath and empowerment strategies for survivors of sexual harassment. The workshop will explore appropriate responses for survivors as they disclose or report in the media, within social work classrooms, in private practice settings, in agency settings, and within your communities. Countertransference exercises will be utilized to examine the impact of power and control on social workers.

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

Instructor: Rupa Khetarpal, LCSW
Date: Friday, August 10, 2018
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 the Impact of Trauma and Community Violence

ID: 5880

Trauma has sometimes been defined in reference to circumstances that are outside the realm of normal human experience. Unfortunately, this definition does not always hold true for the clients with whom we work. For some, trauma can occur frequently and become part of the common human experience, especially community violence. The results of trauma and community violence can influence and compound our clients difficulties. This training provides an overview of trauma and community violence, and explores the impact the two phenomena have on clients. The training is also designed to give professionals tools to address the residual effects of trauma and community violence with their clients. Additionally, professionals will examine ways they can be exposed to trauma vicariously and therefore will understand 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, April 20, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
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