Salem State University School of Social Work's Continuing Education Offerings Spring 2023
Race x Disability: Lifting up Black and African American Leaders in the Disability Justice Movement
Lamont Simmons and Elspeth Slayter, Salem State University School of Social Work 60-minute Workshop, 1 CEU Feb 8, 2023 04:00-5:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Description of the program: In honor of Black History Month, the presenters in this webinar will lift up the many Black and African American leaders of the disability justice movement. Participants will learn about the 10 principles of disability justice and the ways in which selected leaders have implemented the principles in practice. Participants will learn about the importance of reflective practice as it relates to racism, ethnocentrism, ableism and sanism. Implications for social work practice will be discussed.
I Always Wanted to Teach! Preparing to be an adjunct professor of social work
Jeff Driskell, Molly Hogan-Fowler, Beth Massaro, Yvonne Ruiz & Elspeth Slayter, Salem State University School of Social Work
180-minute workshop, 3 CEUs March 8, 20223 5:00-8:00PM
Description of the program: In this webinar how to prepare for teaching in social work, we will discuss the various areas of social work instruction, examine the basics of adult learning theory, discuss the nuts and bolts of lesson planning, consider classroom management, reflect on the use of rubrics in grading and evaluate overall best practices for teaching in social work. Participants will have a chance to consider classroom case scenarios in breakout rooms guided by a faculty mentor.
Media and Pop-Culture Portrayals of Disability vs. Neurodiversity in Schools
Laurie Dickstein-Fischer, Kristina Scott, Salem State University School of Education
60-minute workshop, 1 CEU, 1 PDP March 23, 2023, 4:30 p.m. Register in advance for this meeting:https://salemstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZIAGpu-6RJSVAkvezDTbbQAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information aboutjoining the meeting.
Description of the program: Pop culture is part of the fabric of our lives as we are constantly plugged into various modalities of technology. We are constantly bombarded with images and references from the media, movies, Instagram, and other social media sites. Disability representation in media is often skewed and is a disservice to the neurodiversity movement. In this presentation, we will review examples of tokenized representation and challenge these portrayals by focusing on culturally sustaining practices. Culturally sustaining practices affirm the values of students lived experiences. These culturally sustaining practices, although not explicitly named by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), must include disability culture and neurodiversity. The neurodiversity movement that some schools embrace recognizes differences in students' strengths and weaknesses and looks to accept and affirm these variations.
Supporting the dignity of risk with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who use alcohol and drugs
Elspeth Slayter, Salem State University School of Social Work 60-minute workshop, 1 CEU April 5, 2023 6:30-7:30 PM
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Description of the program: This webinar will review the social context of alcohol and drug use among adults with intellectual developmental disorder, followed by a review of evidence-based prevention, case management and treatment approaches for front-line human services workers, managers and clinicians. Interactive case-based activities are offered.
Implementing disability justice: Using intersectional and anti-oppressive approaches for helping professionals
Lisa Johnson and Elspeth Slayter, Salem State University School of Social Work
60-minute workshop, 1 CEU April 24, 2023 6-7 p.m.Register in advance for this meeting:
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Description of the program: Approximately one-quarter, 27%, of U.S. adults identify as disabled. Helping professionals can play a key role in supporting disability justice principles in their work with a variety of communities. For professionals, understanding disability rights and disability justice movements can provide inspiration for and pathways to more inclusive and affirming work. In addition to exploring disability movements, this presentation will offer discussion of the frameworks of intersectionality, critical cultural competence, and anti-oppressive practice in a way that acknowledges multi-systemic privilege and oppression for those with a range of social identities. Using a case example, we will discuss application of these approaches in helping profession settings.
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