This session will focus on helping individuals develop greater awareness of one's own racial perspectives as well as those of others, through utilizing storytelling as a tool to help participants think about their own perspectives regarding race. The discussion will focus on racism as a public health and economic crisis, with a focus on action.
Relevance this presentation has to social work: Issues related to race affect people in our society directly or indirectly. Social workers work in environments affected by complex factors associated with race. Racism is an important factor associated with a range of inequitable outcomes for people of color including employment, education, environment issues around
In order to foster environments that are equitable and inclusive, it is necessary to have uncomfortable conversations around topics like race. We know that talking about race is difficult! In our work, we find that there is lack of opportunity for people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds to participate in conversations about race in a “safe” environment, and often, people don’t know how to begin to engage in these dialogues. To build racial understanding and promote racial healing, it’s crucial for individuals to have opportunities to discuss sensitive social justice issues such as racial profiling, institutional/systemic racism, white privilege or systemic and institutional racism.
Who Should Attend: Direct Service Providers, Administrative Professionals, Teachers, Children's Therapists, Youth Pastors, Juvenile Justice Professionals, Youth, or any other professions specializing in children and youth services.
Continuing Education Information:
This session is approved for 2.0 credit for Social Workers (MI-CEC). This session meets the MDHHS training requirement for Children's Mental Health Professionals (CMHP) and Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHP). Participants must arrive on time and remain in the training for its entirety to receive credits, including any Q&A portions. Late arrivals and early departures will result in the deduction of awarded training hours & credits.
By joining us at this event, attendees consent to Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network's Detroit Wayne Connect photographing, videotaping and using your image and likeness.