Deja Amos, MSW, James Parauda, LSW, and Nicole Russo, BASpeaker Bio
The societal changes within the past year and a half have shown the importance of ensuring the communities we serve are working with organizations that are committed to anti-oppressive work that fully values the identities and contributions of all members of society. This session will assist learners in transforming each of their organizations into one that promotes racial tolerance and is a positive force for change. Attendees will leave understanding the concept of intersectionality, the potential influences of historical racism on agency policies, the usefulness of caucusing and the value of developing staff with a heightened awareness of equity. They will also leave with examples of concrete tools to begin implementing change. While this session is open to all, it is specifically targeted towards leadership and others who can influence change within their organizations.
- Social Workers
- Addiction Counselors
At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Define the concept of intersectionality and how it can be applied within an organization.
2. Complete an analysis of the agency to identify any diversity/inclusion concerns and identify a process to address those concerns.
3. Create spaces for staff to be able to carry out conversations within the agency that encourage debate and increase staff’s critical thinking skills.
The Path to Becoming an Anti-Racist Organization: Tri County CMO’s Journey, Course #4023, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by NJ Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA) as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 Social and Cultural Competence continuing education credits.
TPN.health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Counseling Services