Beyond Commitment:  Leadership for Culturally Competent Social Justice Practice

Salome Raheim, PhD, ACSW
5 CECs

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
9 am – 3:30 pm

Location: School of Social Work, West Hartford, CT
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Responding to human needs and advancing social and economic justice are at the center of social work practice.  Both require awareness of historical and present-day issues and the ability to work effectively in the context of a wide range of human differences, disparities and injustice.  Responding to these challenges requires culturally competent social justice practice—working effectively in the context of difference while confronting systems of dominance and their effects.

This interactive seminar will provide participants with strategies for increasing capacity to engage in culturally competent social justice practice and to provide leadership in their spheres of influence.  Participants will have opportunities for self-assessment and creating individual action plans for ongoing professional development.

Participants will—

  • understand the interconnectedness of cultural competence and social justice in social work practice
  • develop skills to assess and strengthen their cultural competence and abilities to challenge systems of oppression
  • learn strategies to provide leadership for culturally competent social justice practice
  • develop an action plan for ongoing professional development to increase their capacity for culturally competent social justice practice and leadership in their spheres of influence