Workshops: Social and Economic Justice

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

ID: 4202WEB

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 webinar. This webinar does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics.

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00

Instructor: Melissa Chalker, MSW
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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The Impact of White Dominant Culture on Social Work Practice

ID: 70806WEB

All of us have been deeply socialized by dominant cultural norms and values. These inherited ways of being are further reflected and codified into the systems and institutions within which we all work. These systems are rarely named as white European or examined for the outcomes they produce. As social workers, we also matriculate through courses of study and commit to codes of conduct that reflect and replicate white culture in various ways. Recognizing and unpacking these values and norms is essential to choosing which beliefs will guide us forward in whatever form or setting of social work we practice, freeing us to engage in more emancipatory and healing processes. Through presentation and small & large group discussion, participants will:

  • Be introduced to definitions and major characteristics of white culture
  • Learn about the foundation, history, and current employment of white culture in the field of social work
  • Reflect on how white culture and its organizational characteristics manifest in their own setting and practice
  • Recognize the harm that can be perpetuated when the provision of social work services run contrary to our Code of Ethics and mandate of cultural competence
  • Begin to envision their practice and settings functioning in a more effective and humanistic way

This webinar will be facilitated by Bonnie Cushing, LCSW and Viva White, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, MAC, ACS

Fee: $25.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Multiple Presenters
Date: Friday, August 21, 2020
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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Working with Undocumented Clients: Addressing the Myths and Understanding the Challenges

ID: 4215WEB

Many immigrants living in the US have experienced unique stressors that have significantly shaped their lives. This webinar will explore the myths about undocumented immigrants, leading to a better understanding of the immigration and acculturation process and experience. The webinar 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: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Monica Roldan, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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