Part 1 serves as a prerequisite for parts 2 and 3. If able, please commit to engaging in all 3.
Webinar objectives are:
- Exploring the complexity of anti-black racism, and the interconnectedness of oppressions.
- Identifying layers of racism: systemic, cultural, institutional and individual.
- Creating the connections between layers of racism and the manifestations of racism in the lives of black Canadians.
- Learning how to apply this knowledge to your social work practice.
This introduction to anti-black racism provides an overview of ABR, and why it is important knowledge for social workers. After peeling back the layers of racism (systemic, cultural, institutional and individual) there is a short case study to examine how these layers impact one of the identified manifestations of racism: employment. Senator Bernard gives suggestions for how to incorporate the knowledge learned in this seminar into a wide range of social work positions: frontline, management, policy and research.
Recent research demonstrates that a distressing number of individuals who disclose experiences of sexual violence to various helping professionals encounter secondary wounding – responses that blame, shame, or further harm the individual seeking support.
This webinar provides an introduction to the concept of secondary wounding as it applies to working with individuals who have experienced sexual violence.
The webinar will describe different types of secondary wounding, the prevalence of secondary wounding, and the possible impacts of secondary wounding on victims of sexual violence.
Drawing on the experiences of the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre, this webinar will identify common examples of secondary wounding, and it will describe strategies social workers can employ to respond to these experiences.
The main focus of the webinar will be on providing concrete strategies and tools social workers can use to avoid contributing to secondary wounding and to support clients who may be struggling with the impacts associated with secondary wounding.
Dr. Erin Whitmore is the Coordinator of Research & Program Evaluation at the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre. Erin has contributed to multiple community-based research projects examining the help-seeking experiences of victims of sexual violence in New Brunswick.
She has a PhD in English from the University of New Brunswick, and she is currently completing her MSW at Dalhousie University. Her current research explores how women think about the possibilities their lives hold and the way experiences of sexual violence shape those possibilities.
The Ending or Termination phase of client/social worker relationships tends to be a fairly neglected area in social work literature, relative to beginning phases of professional relationships. There can be emotions commonly experienced, for both the worker and client. “Getting the ending right” has the potential to significantly enhance what has come before this moment in the relationship, or to detract from gains made. This is an area where the worker’s use of self, and awareness of his/her own history and impacts around endings can be especially important in creating the best possible outcomes.
This presentation will briefly explore various ending scenarios, whether contact has been brief, or longer, whether imposed by an agency or Employee Assistance Program, or a more mutual and natural ending, whether client or worker initiated, and will focus on the importance of client engagement, empowerment and ownership of the ‘fruits’ of the time spent together in endings, and/or transfers.
• Broaden understanding of potential impacts of loss, and grief, with endings or the termination of a client/worker relationship.
• Reflect on our own experiences of loss and endings and bring greater awareness here
• Offer tools to support laying the foundation, often in a first session, for well supported ending outcomes with the potential to enhance the total relationship experience