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: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, 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

Instructor: Jill Zinckgraf, MPA
Date: Friday, February 8, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Lost in a New Land: Conducting Psychological Evaluations for At-Risk Immigrants

ID: 7214

Each year, thousands of individuals fleeing persecution in their homelands come to the United States requesting asylum. Many are immigrants fleeing torture, domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual violence. In Immigration proceedings, the lawyers for undocumented immigrants can often argue their case better if support by a robust psychological evaluation. The psychological evaluation can clarify the immigrant's credibility and substantiate their experiences through documenting the effects of abuse, discrimination, torture, or the extreme hardship of being separated from their family. Those who would benefit from these psychological evaluations would include: unaccompanied child refugees, immigrant victims of domestic violence, survivors of human sex trafficking; victims of torture, women fearful of the honor killing declaration made by male family members, or Americans citizens suffering extreme hardship if their family is separated and family members are deported. At the conclusion of this workshop participants will gain an understanding of the prevalence, socio-political context and bio psychosocial impact of torture and other traumatic experiences that cause individuals and families to flee their countries. Participants will also gain understanding of appropriate assessment strategies, conducting a psychological evaluation, the immigration process within U.S. procedural law, and services needed by trauma survivors as they struggle to rebuild their lives and become contributing members of the community.

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

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Instructor: Rupa Khetarpal, LCSW
Julie Roebuck, LCSW
Date: Friday, August 17, 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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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: Saturday, January 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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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

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Instructor: Rupa Khetarpal, LCSW
Date: Friday, August 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
Class Unavailable

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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

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 A
390 George Street, 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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